Marist College, recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Barron's Best Buys in College Education, and Entrepreneur, is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution. Founded in 1929, Marist’s main campus overlooks the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. In addition, Marist has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, one of the world’s most culturally rich cities. Noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process, Marist has also offered high-quality online courses for over 15 years. Our online classes are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week and our faculty are seasoned professionals who know how to maximize your online experience. Whether you’re looking to complete your bachelor’s degree or further your education with a professionally focused master’s degree, you’ll find that many Marist programs are structured for part-time study and sensitive to the time demands of today's working adults.
The Marist MBA
The Marist MBA is an AACSB-accredited program ranked 13th out of 197 programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Education Programs” for 2013. Marist’s School of Management is consistently listed in the Princeton Review's Best 300 Business Schools.
Designed for part-time study, the Marist MBA is accessible to all - and does not require an undergraduate degree in business. You'll find classmates coming from a wide range of interesting backgrounds. Some have traditional business management degrees, but many more come from accounting, banking, brokerage, engineering, systems analysis, IT, health care, human resources, manufacturing, and marketing. To customize your MBA, Marist offers concentrations in Ethical Leadership, Financial Management, Health Care Administration, and International Business.
Regardless of your concentration, the Marist MBA offers a strong focus on virtual management skills and there's no better place to explore the organization and management of geographically dispersed teams than in an online format. Students and faculty are able to participate in the program regardless of location or time zone. Courses are structured and interactive - with clearly articulated assignments, projects, readings, discussions, and deadlines. The variety and accessibility of the Marist MBA provides a dynamic, well-informed level of interaction with interesting peers and knowledgeable faculty who will broaden your perspective and challenge your thinking.
Business Analytics Advanced Certificate
The field of business analytics has grown significantly over the last few years, providing business users with better insights from operational data stored in transactional systems. Business analytics stands today as one of the most strategically important fields in corporate information technology. Executives analyze sales trends and customer purchase patterns to improve their marketing strategies and better target customers with product offers and advertising.
In order to prepare students to meet industry demands, Marist College is offering a four-course advanced certificate in Business Analytics that can be completed online or on the Poughkeepsie campus. The program does not require a technology or computer science background and is open to all individuals currently holding a bachelor's degree. Students who complete the Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics will develop expertise and skills in the areas of data management, decision making, statistical data analysis, management science, online analytical processing, business performance management, data mining and predictive analytics. Courses may later be applied to the Marist Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS).
Integrated Marketing Communication
The 100% online Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) program at Marist brings together top advertising, brand management, corporate communication marketing, public relations, and sales professionals from all over the United States and the world. Today's business success depends on effectively harnessing traditional and rich-media outlets to develop, distribute, and analyze consistent messages to keep their brand at the forefront. IMC is the cutting-edge approach industry professionals now use to engage important stakeholders in today's world of PDAs, iPads, blogs, social media, targeted advertising, and special interest groups.
Students in this innovative program have the opportunity to learn from, and work with, industry leaders on projects that explore how companies deliver a consistent message that reflects their brand, values, products, and mission.
Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies at Marist
With online and on-campus classes, Marist’s bachelor’s degree completion program is specifically designed for non-traditional undergraduate students and is ranked 17th out of 213 programs in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Online Education Programs" for 2013. Students in the Liberal Studies program come from a variety of backgrounds including working adults and students with children, transfer students from community and four-year colleges, military veterans, and government and public service employees.
Marist accepts a wide variety of transfer credits from accredited institutions, training programs evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE), standardized tests (CLEP, AP), as well as credit for prior learning. The Liberal Studies degree provides adult students maximum flexibility to meet their educational and professional goals but also the tools needed for success, the character to contribute ethically, and the commitment to bettering their workplace, home, and community. Concentrations that are available to online students include professionally focused options such as project management, psychology, communication, information technology and systems, leadership, and economics. Students who pursue a Liberal Studies degree on campus can choose from over 40 concentration areas including political science, fine arts, environmental science, and athletic training.
At Marist, we believe the best way to find out about our programs is to speak with an advisor. We offer information sessions throughout the year on our Poughkeepsie campus, our Fishkill Executive Education Center, and online. We're also happy to schedule a time to personally discuss program details with you. Our advisors and staff take pride in helping students make an informed decision about furthering their education.