Graduate school announces name change; IBM leader and Manhattanville alumnae delivers keynote
Nearly 400 students rejoiced in the conferment of their degrees at Manhattanville’s 2014 doctoral and masters commencement Thursday, May 15. Keynote, IBM Vice President of Finance for the Western United States, and Manhattanville alumnus ‘80, John Shaw, became the recipient of an honorary degree.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce that the board of trustees has approved that The School of Graduate and Professional Studies change its name to The School of Business,” President Jon Strauss announced.
The dean of The School of Business, Dr. Anthony Davidson, added, "The name change reflects the evolution and responsiveness of its curriculum over the past 20 years to the needs of today's business. We equip our graduate students with the applied skills to become business leaders."
Shaw then delivered a practical and encouraging message on the four most important aspects of life and business: listening, learning, leading, and loving.
“Good leaders have intellect, drive, and passion; great leaders are able to motivate individuals, teams, and organizations to perform at a level they never thought they were capable of,” Shaw said. “Resolve now to love what you do, learn from your challenges and your mistakes … and maintain a work/life balance with friends and family.”
“You’re to become the next generation of leaders,” Shaw said.
About The School of Business at Manhattanville College:
For two decades, The School of Business (formerly The School of Graduate and Professional Studies) has helped prepare today’s professionals for tomorrow’s business. Instructors are seasoned experts holding senior positions at major companies such as Morgan Stanley, Major League Baseball, Pitney Bowes, Verizon, ABC Sports, and Associated Press.
Originally established as Adult and Continuing Education, The School of Business evolved in 1993 with the launch of the Masters of Science degree in Organizational Management and Human Resources Development. The school was later rechristened The School of Business in 2014.
Today, the school offers six Master’s degrees, including, Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness, International Management, Marketing Communication Management and Sport Business Management. GPS also offers Advanced Certificates in Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Communication Management as well as three accelerated Bachelor’s degree programs for adult learners.