Students Say

“Iona has a good reputation in the Tri-state area,” students tell us when explaining why they chose the MBA program at Iona’s Hagan School of Business. Convenience is another major factor: “The proximity to Stamford, New York City, and its location in Westchester County…makes it ideal for job searches,” one student writes. Familiarity with the program is a third contributing factor; many of the students in our survey attended Iona as undergraduates and “had a great experience.” For them, the only question is why they wouldn’t continue at Iona for their graduate degrees.

Overview

Applicants
123
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.15
Years Work Experience
2
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT
330 - 440
GPA
2.85 - 3.50

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Overall

Students Say

“Iona has a good reputation in the Tri-state area,” students tell us when explaining why they chose the MBA program at Iona’s Hagan School of Business. Convenience is another major factor: “The proximity to Stamford, New York City, and its location in Westchester County…makes it ideal for job searches,” one student writes. Familiarity with the program is a third contributing factor; many of the students in our survey attended Iona as undergraduates and “had a great experience.” For them, the only question is why they wouldn’t continue at Iona for their graduate degrees.

Hagan’s relatively small MBA programs offer a surprising number of options to students, most of whom attend part time while working at full-time jobs. A fast-track MBA hustles students through the program in as little as 13 months. Classes are offered in a traditional classroom setting, online, or in a hybrid format that mixes on-campus and online study. Concentrations in financial management, information systems, general management, human resources management, marketing, public and general accounting, public accounting, and healthcare management are all available. Students speak especially highly of the HR program; many note approvingly of the entire MBA program’s international focus, and several appreciate the “Christian influence” at this Christian Brothers-affiliated school.

Most of all, students love Hagan’s faculty, which they describe as “outstanding.” The faculty includes “some seasoned professionals with previous illustrious business careers” and teachers who “have owned companies or currently own companies, [and] who have provided a wealth of knowledge for future perspective entrepreneurs.” Professors “are always available to help the students,” “genuinely care about educating their students, and go the extra mile to help. They are accommodating, fair, and highly knowledgeable in their fields.” The “excellent” administration “will reach out to you” as well. Campus resources, including the library and “up-to-date” technology, also earn accolades.


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
42

67
Full-time
33
Part-time
21
Female
14
Minority


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MKT 993 Green Marketing

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

Career Rating
76

Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Robert Greifeld
President, NASDAQ

Philip Maisano
Vice Chair & CIO, The Dreyfus Corporation

Ron DeFeo
Chairman, President and CEO, Terex Corp

Laurence Downes
Chairman, President and CEO, NJ Resource Corp & NJ Natural Gas Company

Daniel T. Henry
EVP & CFO, American Express Company

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$22,297

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,221

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
73%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
51%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
79%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
65%

New Students Receiving Loans
58%

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$948
Tuition (Out-State)
$948

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
368
Out of State
13%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
32

Demographics

34.00%
Minorities
22.00%
International

46% female
54% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Iona’s campus “is beautifully maintained and manicured,” making it a welcome respite from the hectic and cluttered New York metropolitan area beyond its walls. Undergraduates will tell you it’s an “active campus” with plenty of “events, entertainment, guest speakers, and sporting events.” These events “are well-planned and publicized both on campus and via the web and emails,” one MBA explains. The result of all this extracurricular activity is a solid community that engenders plenty of school pride, and even the MBAs feel it, even though they are mostly too busy to participate. As one explains, “Life at school is all about the classroom. Students do not hang out around school. They show up to class, then go home.”

Hagan attracts a lot of young professionals as well as a substantial number of Iona undergraduates, some of whom proceed directly from undergraduate work to the MBA program. Older students include those “returning to further develop skill sets (as a result of the economy)” who “work for a diversity of companies from small organizations to large ones like Morgan Stanley.” These older students sometimes complain that their younger classmates “do not care about education but [only] the title,” but even they concede that “there are a great number of smart, dedicated, and committed students [in the program] that make you want to be smarter.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Cameron Hudson
Assistant Director for MBA/MS Admissions

Address
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Phone
914-633-2288

Email
chudson@iona.edu
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Key Stats

123
Applicants
368
Size
94%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists