The program is especially strong in finance and offers many courses and experiential learning in this field. Approximately half of graduates work in the banking industry following graduation. The program is also considered strong in entrepreneurship. The Lang Center for Entrepreneurship provides initial funding to students with solid business plans, as part of the program. The school’s location, in central New York City, offers students access to top business figures both as faculty and through professional internships during their studies and career options after graduation.
The school has a business-social network of over 33,000 alumni worldwide, offering access to information and career opportunities. Graduates of the program are in high demand on Wall Street, and many employers in the banking industry recruit managers from the program.
Alumni include the following individuals, with current or past positions in parentheses: Wolfgang Bernhard (President and COO of Chrysler), Michael Gould (Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s), Alexander Haig, Jr. (United States Secretary of State), Matthew J. Hart (President and COO of Hilton Hotels Corporation), Rochelle Lazarus (Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather), Alan Patricof (founder of Apax Partners), Benjamin Rosen (Chairman of Compaq), Robert Stevens (Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin), Joseph Vittoria (Chairman and CEO of Avis), and many other CEOs of leading companies.