“After earning AACSB accreditation, the quality of the Stonehill Business Administration Department continues to be recognized with the endorsement of our finance program by the CFA Institute. This distinction, in addition to the Stonehill College Investment Finance Initiative, provides our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to compete with finance majors of the best undergraduate programs in the nation.”
— Debra Salvucci, Business Administration Department Chair
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The caliber of Stonehill’s Business Administration program has not only helped graduates launch successful careers, it has also garnered the attention of the world’s leading business accreditation organizations.
The College is among a select few that have earned accreditation from AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. With that distinction, Stonehill is among an elite group of higher education institutions that make up less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools.
AACSB certification requires global awareness as a main goal of business education and it is an area in which Stonehill excels. We integrate globalization into the curriculum with the study of:
- Foreign languages
- World cultures
- World economies
- Political systems
Our focus on global awareness is reflected in the fact that Stonehill is ranked as one of the top baccalaureate institutions for study abroad programs.
CFA Recognition Program
Stonehill has been welcomed into the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute University Recognition Program. With this recognition, Stonehill has been acknowledged for incorporating the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge into the Finance Program curriculum. The program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
Stonehill students are actively encouraged to participate in the online Bloomberg Certification training program. The Bloomberg Professional service is the world’s leading interactive financial information network, seamlessly integrating the very best in real-time data, news and analytics. The use of Bloomberg has become an integral part of research and management within the business community, and Stonehill faculty have embraced the use of this service as part of the curriculum.
Stonehill College Investment Finance Initiative
The Stonehill College Investment Finance Initiative (SCIFI) is a multi-year course of study designed to enhance the critical thinking and analytical skills of participants through hands-on academic and security analysis experience. It combines a dynamic course of study with internships, mentoring and management of real-money to represent a truly differentiated experience for our students and alumni.
Sustainable Management & Measurement Institute
The Sustainable Management & Measurement Institute (SUMMIT) supports and stimulates the development of Stonehill College as a leader in strategic performance management and encourages collaboration among academia, corporations, government, and not-for-profits. Through study, research, teaching, and discussion, SUMMIT advances the integration of sustainable management strategies into business.