Actuarial science concentration in mathematics also available
March 24, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Mount Saint Mary College is proud to announce that its School of
Business now offers two new programs: a 5-year BS in business
management/master of business administration (MBA) and an MBA with
a concentration in health care management.
In addition, the college’s mathematics and information
technology division is now offering a BA in mathematics with an
actuarial science concentration, which provides a foundation in
mathematics and business.
5-year BS in business management/MBA
BS in business management/MBA students who complete the 5-year
course sequence will benefit from a rigorous, integrated program of
graduate studies, incorporating liberal arts strengths with
contemporary business management studies. The Mount’s 5-year BS in
business management/MBA program is designed to prepare students for
careers in diverse organizational settings. Candidates will learn
skills that allow them to evaluate, solve, and communicate business
problems with ethical reasoning.
“We focus upon the global nature of contemporary business,”
noted Moira Tolan, business professor and School of Business
graduate program coordinator. “Students are prepared for employment
in an environment that is continuously changing.”
Mount MBA students are trained in the finest business practices.
Practical and experiential models of training are utilized,
including internships, cooperative opportunities, simulations, case
studies, service-learning, and community-based projects.
The Mount’s undergraduate business program provides students
with the pre-professional knowledge needed for key business
disciplines. Both the undergraduate and graduate business programs
provide a capstone experience that is largely experiential,
involving work with organizational clients and requiring
integration of the major business functional areas, including
finance, law, marketing, management, and accounting.
The 5-year MBA joins many other 5-year bachelor’s to master’s
degree options at the Mount, such as the 5-year accounting BS/MBA
and BA/MSEd degrees in the adolescence education program, including
English, math, history, biology, and chemistry.
MBA with concentration in health care
Earning an MBA with the Mount’s new concentration in health care
management will to prepare business professionals for a wide
variety of careers in the health care industry. The program
incorporates technology, global vision, ethics, and contemporary
business practices into coursework that is designed to prepare
students for success in the dynamic health care sector. A
curriculum that is rooted in the liberal arts allows students to
develop the critical thinking and communications skills that are
desired by health care employers.
Students who join the program can look forward to top executives
from the health care industry teaching specialized courses and
continually offering presentations focused on current issues in the
An accelerated schedule is available for students who wish to
earn their MBA more quickly. In addition, the college offers a 25
percent reduction on graduate tuition for students who earned a
bachelor’s degree from the Mount (with the exception of five-year
bachelor's/master's degree students on scholarship).
Accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate
Business Education (IACBE), the School of Business at the Mount
prepares students for careers in a global, ever-changing economy.
Mount MBA candidates are seasoned senior managers or motivated
young professionals who want to advance in or change careers, or
start their own businesses. An MBA from the Mount can open up
career options in government, business, nonprofit organizations, or
For additional information on the Mount’s MBA program, including
admission requirements, application procedures, and course
descriptions, call 845-569-3225, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.msmc.edu
Mathematics with an actuarial science
“Actuarial science is an exciting intersection of mathematics
and finance,” explained Christina Alvey, assistant professor of
mathematics at the Mount. “Experts in this field are highly sought
after for a variety of positions in business, finance, government,
Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to
study uncertain future events, particularly those that are
insurable. To become an actuary, a candidate must pass a series of
exams in areas such as probability, financial mathematics, and
actuarial modeling. These exams reflect the importance of both
mathematics and business to this career.
The concentration includes courses in economics, business,
finance, and mathematics, giving students a strong foundation to
solve problems involving risk assessment, and risk mitigation, and
Career options for actuaries include insurance companies,
consulting firms, or government agencies in many different
For more information, visit www.msmc.edu