Manhattanville College Renames Its School of Business Manhattanville School of Professional Studies

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Manhattanville College Renames Its School of Business Manhattanville School of Professional Studies

November 6, 2018
published October 31, 2018

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Manhattanville College Renames Its School of Business Manhattanville School of Professional Studies

(Purchase, NEW YORK; October 31, 2018)  Manhattanville College announced today that its School of Business will be renamed Manhattanville School of Professional Studies (SPS) to best reflect its evolved direction. This name change is effective November 1, 2018. The School of Professional Studies will continue to offer Master of Science degree and Advanced Graduate Certificate options, undergraduate degree completion programs for evening adult learners (APPEAL), dual B.S./M.S. degree options, and the Post Baccalaureate/Pre-health course of study, in addition to the institutes and professional development opportunities that are offered.
“Manhattanville College is renaming its School of Business to the School of Professional Studies to better describe the array of programs offered to prepare students for a wide variety of professions, including programs expressly developed for busy practicing professionals to network and maintain currency in their fields,” said Manhattanville College Provost Louise Feroe.

Academic affairs for the School of Professional Studies will be overseen by Dean Steve Albanese who joined Manhattanville College in the fall of 2012 as assistant dean for the School of Business and served as the interim dean of the school from August 2016 through the end of 2017.

“We are proud to be able to offer our students the benefit of relevant industry driven degrees and professional programming with the quality and rigor of business accreditation for our Master’s programs from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Our graduate programs have been accreditation by IACBE for over 17 years,” said Albanese.

Supporting the college’s strategic plan to foster a community of lifelong learners, Albanese introduced professional development workshops taught by several Manhattanville alumni along with a number of popular professors from the SPS. Current School of Professional Studies workshops are offered in the following categories: Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Leadership, Microsoft Office Applications, Nonprofit Management and Women’s Leadership. These workshops are open to the general public and surrounding corporate community. Many are free to SPS students. Albanese also collaborated with the School of Education and School of Arts and Sciences to develop several joint and dual-degree programs.
About The Manhattanville School of Professional Studies
The Manhattanville School of Professional Studies (SPS) helps prepare today’s professionals for tomorrow’s business. Students capitalize on the school’s industry-driven content, convenient formats, and extensive faculty and alumni network. Graduates and faculty are employed at top companies including Morgan Stanley, MasterCard, PepsiCo, the NFL, Verizon, and the New York Stock Exchange. Located in the heart of Westchester County in Purchase, NY – and surrounded by Fortune 100 and 500 companies – SPS offers six career-focused master’s degrees, APPEAL: four accelerated bachelor’s degree programs for evening adult learners and those who complete degrees; several dual B.S./M.S. degrees options; Post Baccalaureate/Pre-health course of study; the Institute for Managing Risk; and the Women’s Leadership Institute, designed to meet the leadership and professional development needs of women in the workplace. Additionally, SPS’s Corporate Learning Services offers an array of industry-driven resources to assist organizations in the professional development of their employees and help them achieve their goals. For more information about SPS visit or call 914.323.5150.

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About Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College is a small, private liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, purposeful education, and social justice. Located 30 miles from New York City on a 100-acre suburban campus in the heart of bustling Westchester county, Manhattanville enables easy access to robust entertainment offerings, educational resources, and business opportunities for its primarily residential diverse student body. The College serves approximately 1,800 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students from more than 48 countries and 37 states. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, business, and creative writing, as well as continuing and executive education programs. Graduate students can choose from over 75 graduate and certificate programs. Extracurricular offerings include more than 45 clubs and 20 NCAA Division III teams. To learn more, visit

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