September 2017
Dear Fellow Deans,

The new academic year has been off to a flying start! The campus is agog with youthful exuberance. We welcomed 380 new students, 172 of them undergraduates. Our graduate enrollment is now at its highest in six years. Although the age gap between me and the entering class (forever 18) continues to widen every year, I imagine you, like me, are always buoyed by the energy, optimism and idealism that these young people bring with them to our institutions. I wish you a successful year!

Rajib Sanyal, Ph.D.
Dean
Global M.B.A. Takes Off

Conceived, designed, approved and now implemented—in just 13 months—the Global M.B.A. in our downtown Manhattan Center is available to students. The first batch have enrolled in this 45-credit program and we are offering three courses. A new batch will be welcomed in January 2018. The Global M.B.A. in Manhattan complements our program offerings in Garden City on Long Island, our Saturday-only program and our programs for healthcare professionals.
Keeping Curriculum Relevant

More than ever, the programs of study we offer need to be relevant to students and employers. One way we do that is to make our curriculum consistent with industry expectations. For example, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) has confirmed that the curriculum for the Management: Human Resource Specialization in our M.B.A. program as well as in the undergraduate program aligns with the recommended requirements for HR degree programs as outlined in the SHRM Human Resource Curriculum: An Integrated Approach to HR Education Guidebook and Templates for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs .  
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

A measure of the quality of our program is the placement of our students after graduating. We now have the data for all those who graduated in 2016–2017. More than 85 percent of our domestic students report that they are employed, mostly in the New York metropolitan region. The placement rate for economics majors is 100 percent; in accounting, 92 percent; and in finance, 87 percent. Our students have been hired by firms such Deloitte, Scotiabank, KPMG, IBM, Merrill Lynch, Northwell Health, PwC, UPS and TD Bank, among many others.
This e-newsletter is prepared by the Office of the Dean of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University. To learn more about us, visit business.adelphi.edu .