QC International Business prepares graduates to deal effectively with the complexities of global business environments. It combines the dynamics of multinational business environments with creative problem solving, team building, presentation skills, strategic planning, and the use of data analysis to solve business problems.
BBA in Finance: Global explosion of digital technology have dramatically changed what employers expect of new college graduates. Students wishing to pursue a career in finance must be able to answer job interview questions about capital structure, the CAPM, machine learning, forecasting, cryptocurrency, and stock market efficiency. Finance professionals are assumed to know how to work with financial models using Python.
QC Finance students choose one of two concentrations:
Corporate Finance or Fintech
BBA in Business & Policy Analysis (forthcoming Fall 2022): The major prepares students to be responsible for examining the efficacy of existing policies and laying out the groundwork for new programs and legislation, reviewing and amending policy drafts and proposing suggestions to improve the effects of existing policies, work closely with stakeholders to determine the goals and objectives of policies. Students gain understanding of the industry and market conditions and develop strong organization and analytical skills.
Actuarial Studies for Business: This major prepares students for a career path in the insurance industry, as well as for a series of actuarial examinations. These examinations test an individual’s competence in probability, calculus, statistics, and other branches of mathematics.
BSc in Accounting:
The Accounting and Information Systems Department offers courses in accounting, information systems, business law, and taxation for accounting majors and other students. Accounting majors may prepare themselves for a career in public, private, or governmental accounting, or for the teaching of accountancy in secondary schools.
There are two alternative tracks to the accounting major, depending on the career objectives of the student:
This program is targeted to students looking to obtain licensure as CPAs and pursue careers in public accounting or in senior financial roles in industry, government or not-for-profit entities. The CPA Exam Track meets educational requirements on accounting course credits to sit for the CPA exam in New York State. This program has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 for courses in this track and a total of 63 credits.
For students pursuing the CPA exam track, the department offers an accelerated program in which students may complete some master-level courses during their undergraduate senior year.
This program targets students for careers in industry in financial accounting, managerial accounting and accounting operations. The Business Accounting Track does not meet educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Students completing this track are not eligible for entry to the Queens College Master of Science in Accounting program. This program has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 for courses in this track and a total of 40 credits.
B.Sc. in Quantitative Economics is a STEM-eligible program for students interested in developing strong quantitative skills through course work in economics, mathematics, and computer science. It is recommended for students interested in careers that require data-intensive analysis in economics, business, or finance, and for those planning graduate studies in economics or who wish to engage in careers in economic research.
BA in Economics major allows students to acquire skills in economic theory, statistical methods, and critical thinking to understand consumer and firm behavior and evaluate the impact of economic policy. Our majors learn skills that allow them to work successfully in government, financial services, insurance, business, and health administration. Courses in economics prepare students for graduate work in economics, business, and public administration and for professional schools such as law, journalism, and social work. Majors in economics are also able to prepare to teach economics or social studies on a secondary level.
Honors Minor in Business and Liberal Arts
The unique Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) program is an honors minor open to all majors, combining the study of arts and sciences with exposure to basic business disciplines.
Designed to bridge academia, leadership, business, and professional development, BALA promotes critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills. Students in any discipline will develop management and leadership expertise through a series of courses designed to prepare students in a career they pursue. Internships, professional mentors, and career planning workshops are integral elements of this demanding, multidisciplinary minor.
QC Business Graduate Programs
The Accounting and Information Systems Department offers a Master of Science in Accounting that is registered with the NYS Department of Education and approved to meet the 150-credit CPA licensing requirement. The MS program offers courses in accounting principles and applications, taxation, data analytics, risk assessment, information systems, managerial decision-making, and regulatory compliance. The MS degree prepares you for a number of career paths, including public, corporate, or governmental accounting, consulting, compliance, and teaching in higher education institutions.
Leverage your interest in finance with a Master’s degree or a 12-credit Advanced Certificate in Risk Management, a field with rapidly growing career possibilities on Wall Street and across every sector. The M.S. in Risk Management takes 30 credits to complete, if a student has met all prerequisites. Students choose one of four areas of concentration: Finance, International Business, Accounting, or Actuarial Studies.
Study in a top program that’s affordable—and in close proximity to the world’s capital markets.
Our graduates go on to careers in major financial institutions as well as industry, government, consulting, assurance, and audit and actuarial services.
M.S. in Taxation (forthcoming, Spring 2022)
The tax world is changing and taxation today is more of an analytical field than it
used to be. Tax practitioners are valued for their ability to help with acquisitions, save companies money and assist corporations with global expansion strategy.
Our M.S. in Taxation Program is designed to enhance the practical skills, research
proficiencies and problem-solving abilities of professionals who work or intend to work in accounting and/or tax consulting firms, private industry, not-for-profit organizations, government, and other organizations where tax strategy can add value.
The Queens College Business School trains its undergraduate and graduate students for work in the financial, business, and art capital of the world. The program teaches students how to undertake big data analysis, helps them understand the rapidly evolving world of finance and technology, builds critical thinking skills that rest on mastery of fundamental market and financial theories, and its affordable education prepares students for the myriad of jobs found in New York City. Graduates find work in various areas of the New York economy, including finance, government and non-profit employment. The success and recognition of the school is easy to measure—CUNY is ranked 89th out of the world’s 30,000 rated colleges and universities. Queens College is ranked in the top 25 colleges and universities’ in terms of its graduates achieving significant upward income mobility. And in terms of value, Business Insider concluded that the college was number four in the nation in terms of return-on-investment.
The mission of the school of business is to provide students with a marketable skill set reflecting varied intellectual interests including policy, sustainability, and technology. The School through concentrations such as fintech and policy provides an affordable path for a diverse student population to be well-equipped for rewarding and fulfilling careers in a wide variety of industries.
Preparing for successful careers in the rapidly evolving world of business, the QC school of business bridges finance and technology.