Wagner College

Introduction

Wagner Community

Our small campus allows students, faculty and staff to work closely together and develop lasting relationships.

Be Part of the City

New York City has an amazing wealth of cultures and work opportunities. Manhattan is a short ride away on the free Staten Island Ferry.

The Wagner Plan

Our curriculum unites deep learning with practical application. Learning communities and hands-on research lead to satisfying careers.

Early History

The history of Wagner begins over one hundred years ago, in 1883, with the founding of the Lutheran Proseminary of Rochester, N.Y. With just six students, housed in the second story of a private home, the school began its mission of preparing future Lutheran ministers for admission to seminary. Wagner received the name it bears today shortly after its founding. When John G. Wagner gave $12,000 to the school so that it could purchase a new campus, the grateful board of trustees renamed the school in memory of their benefactor’s son, George Wagner, who had died before realizing his own ambition to become a minister.

As the school grew in reputation and size, the New York Ministerium, a Lutheran church organization in control of Wagner since 1888, recognized the need to find a new home for the institution and placed the Reverend Frederic Sutter, one of Wagner’s first graduates, in charge of the relocation. Pastor Sutter, a lifelong supporter of Wagner College, had established his own ministry on Staten Island in 1907. Through Sutter’s efforts, Wagner College relocated to Grymes Hill on Staten Island in 1918. Pastor Sutter could not have chosen a more beautiful site for this new beginning. The new campus found a home on the 38-acre former country estate of 19th century shipping magnate Sir Edward Cunard. This breathtaking site overlooks the New York harbor, Manhattan and the Atlantic Ocean, an ideal location for the start of Wagner’s modern history.

Modern History

With Wagner’s move to Staten Island came a new era in the history of the College. Wagner College became well-known for its liberal arts curriculum and, as a result, grew in enrollment. Construction of a new building began in 1929 to accommodate this growth, providing classroom space for these new students. Main Hall, dedicated in 1930, remains today one of Wagner’s most picturesque buildings. The lawn in front of Main Hall was christened Sutter Oval in gratitude for Pastor Sutter’s important contributions to the College. Sutter Gymnasium (now part of the Spiro Sports Center) was added next to Main Hall in 1951.

The college community grew again in 1933 when women enrolled at Wagner for the first time. By this time, Wagner had become a well-established institution on Staten Island, and deservedly gained a reputation as such. During the 1940s, another of Staten Island’s famous residents distinguished the College with a gift. Well-known poet Edwin Markham (made famous worldwide for his poem, “The Man With the Hoe”) willed his entire library of over 10,000 volumes to Wagner.

Over the next three decades, Wagner embarked on an aggressive building campaign to keep pace with the growth of its academic reputation and enrollment. Wagner’s three residence halls — Guild Hall, Harbor View, and Towers — now house students from over thirty different states and 10 different countries. Megerle Science Hall and Spiro Communications Center house science and computer labs and one of only three planetariums in New York City open to the public. Our nationally recognized theater program showcases the talents of Wagner’s students in our Main Stage theater, the Main Hall auditorium, and our studio performance space, Stage One. Wagner’s Division I athletic programs highlight our students’ achievements in 19 sports. Wagner’s more recent additions — the 90,000-square-foot Spiro Sports Center, a new football stadium, and the Foundation Hall residence facility — continue to attract the community, alumni, and friends of the College to campus.

In the fall of 1998, Wagner instituted a new curriculum, called the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, and the latest piece of Wagner’s history began. This newest addition to the liberal arts core curriculum is designed to enhance our academic program by combining practical experience and classroom learning. We call this program “Learning by Doing”. Our curriculum has brought Wagner much attention and has been cited by the American Association of Colleges and Universities as a national case study exemplar.

Today, over 2,000 students in more than 30 academic programs and four graduate departments make up the Wagner College community, which is ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the Top 25 regional colleges and universities in the northeast, continuing its tradition of academic excellence into the 21st century.

Grymes Hill

Wagner College is intimately connected to Grymes Hill, the community to which it belongs today, and its history is tied to that of the borough of Staten Island and the city of New York. Staten Island has always played an important role in the history of the New York Harbor. Looking out over the harbor of New York from Grymes Hill today, it is easy to imagine why so many of New York’s wealthiest families chose this location on which to build their estates and country homes. As Sir Edward Cunard sat on the front porch of his country villa (Wagner’s Cunard Hall), looking out over the harbor, he must have recognized the perfect symmetry of this area for his family. Cunard literally “watched his ships come in” every day from his magnificent retreat.

Other prominent families resided on Grymes Hill during its history. Cornelius Vanderbilt started out on Staten Island; in fact, Wagner’s current 110-acre campus encompasses 19 acres of the former Vanderbilt estate. The Horrmann family, owners of a large brewery and one of the brewer baron families on Staten Island, also built an estate on Grymes Hill, which became known as the Horrmann Castle. For many years, this landmark stood as a testament to the wealth and extravagance of these earlier elite residents of Grymes Hill. Grymes Hill derives its name from the first of these residents to settle here, Suzette Grymes, who called her mansion Capo di Monte; she built two great homes for her son and daughter along Howard Avenue.

The Grymes Hill of today retains much of the character of this earlier time. The beauty of the views has not diminished over the decades, and visitors to Wagner College today marvel at the sweeping views of the New York Harbor which greet them as they enter the campus. New York Harbor today is filled with the same multitude of activity that characterized it in the 19th century. Many of the large houses that were built in the early part of the last century remain along Howard Avenue, and many more great homes have been added. Wagner College has helped to maintain the open character of the Hill; its 110 acres provide the neighborhood with open green areas that are sometimes difficult to find in New York City. Wagner’s historic buildings blend seamlessly into this beautiful area. As visitors walk around the campus today, it is easy for them to see that many of Sir Edward Cunard’s reasons for settling here still exist. Grymes Hill remains today one of the most breathtaking neighborhoods of New York City.

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EMBA

Executive MBA

Online & Campus Combined Part time Open Enrollment USA New York

A progressive approach to executive education with a convenient Saturday and online schedule; and a curriculum which emphasizes leadership enhancement and upper-management skills capitalizing on a superlative student-faculty ratio. [+]

A progressive approach to executive education with a convenient Saturday and online schedule; and a curriculum which emphasizes leadership enhancement and upper-management skills capitalizing on a superlative student-faculty ratio. Program includes Lean/Six Sigma protocols with the option of acquiring a Green Belt along with your MBA. The Wagner program is the most cost-efficient program in existence in which books, food, tuition, iPad, financial calculator and overseas trip are all included in the $60,000 tuition. Be taught by faculty members that not only have advanced degrees but also have business experience! The Wagner EMBA Means Business, and our only business is our students. Advance your career NOW with our progressive approach. Convenient Saturday & Online Schedule Leadership Enhancement Upper Management Skill Set Superlative Student-Faculty Ratio Business Experienced & Degreed Faculty Director Mentoring Throughout Most Cost-Efficient Program Books, Food, iPad, Financial Calculator Overseas Excursion to Europe or Beyond Capstone Simulation Green Belt Certification Lean/Six Sigma Highlights Wagner's Executive MBA Program is designed to provide middle-level managers and professionals the behavioral-management skills necessary to advance within and effect change in their organizations. Academic rigor and managerial relevance are combined to ensure that participants are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to cope with the dynamic business environment that managers face in the twenty-first century. Unlike traditional Executive MBA programs, where the emphasis is on number-crunching, Wagner's program is designed to manage an organization's most critical resource — its people. Team building, communication, motivation, and decision-making skills are stressed throughout the curriculum. The program is structured to accommodate the active schedules of managers and administrators. Students are able to complete their degree in less than two years (19 months) by attending classes on Saturdays, without interruption to their careers. Corporations that have sponsored their employees in the Executive MBA Program include: Alexander & Alexander AT&T Bank of New York Mellon Bell Atlantic Bombardier Inc. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Chase Manhattan Bank Chemical Banking Corp. Citi Bank Credit Lyonnais MCI Morgan Stanley Nippon Credit Bank NY Life Insurance NY Presbyterian Pfizer Saint Vincent's Hospital Staten Island University Hospital Time Warner UBS Financial Services UPS VA Medical Center Verizon Program Characteristics The curriculum of the Executive MBA Program consists of 45 credits (15 three-credit courses and a non-credit workshop). Courses are grouped into three segments: 21 credit functional tier 12 credit integrative tier 12 credit behavioral tier The program provides a strong functional core that gives students specific technical expertise in economics, accounting, management, marketing, finance, statistics and computer usage. The integrative tier insures that students understand how the entire organization functions and the interrelationship of the organization with its environment. The behavioral tier helps students learn about the consequences of their personal management style and to develop more effective methods of motivating the people they manage. Collectively, the courses of study provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for dealing with the new and complex problems and challenges that today's managers face in our rapidly changing society and world. As members of this program, students attend classes with other professionals, from a wide range of industries, and share their experiences and perceptions. Throughout the program students remain together as a cohort group and take their courses in a prescribed sequence. The curriculum employs both traditional and leading-edge technologies in delivering management education. Methods of instruction include: Traditional lectures and class discussions Case studies Advanced computer simulations Experiential exercises A unique feature of the program is the use of a large-scale behavioral simulation. Participants in the simulation assume specific managerial roles in a fictitious organization and are given feedback on their use of strategic leadership skills and their ability to influence change in their organizations. Please be noted that the Texas Instrument BA II Plus and a PC with Microsoft Office are required for all. International Trip As part of their program, students will participate in a Global Competitive Business Study related to their studies in international business and the business-government relationship. This project is a one-week program in the major business centers of one or two foreign countries. Since 1999, the project has taken place in England, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Greece, and the Netherlands. Class Schedule Classes are normally scheduled on Saturdays (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), for three semesters during the year. No classes will be offered on holidays or during August. Such a schedule gives students the opportunity to attend classes only on weekends and imposes minimum interruptions in their work and personal activities. Courses are taken in a prescribed sequence. [-]

MBA

Accelerated MBA

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 USA New York

The Accelerated MBA is a full-time, 12-month program designed for young professionals and recent college graduates who wish to expedite their entry into the job market or minimize their time away from the job market, and also want to pursue an MBA degree. [+]

The Accelerated MBA is a full-time, 12-month program designed for young professionals and recent college graduates who wish to expedite their entry into the job market or minimize their time away from the job market, and also want to pursue an MBA degree. The program exposes students to all major business disciplines, including finance, marketing, international business, and economics. In the spirit of the College’s award-winning undergraduate curriculum, the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, the Accelerated MBA also puts heavy emphasis on oral and written communication skills, as well as the building of a cohesive learning community. The program features an intensive, tightly structured curriculum, with integrated classes offered in a lock step program, limited to 12-16 bright and highly motivated students per cohort. Student Perspective The Wagner College AccMBA program is designed for individuals who understand the essence of time. Our professors instill in us that success lies within exemplary preparation and thinking better than those around you. This program encourages total-engagement in our studies in order to enhance our ability to think critically, engage unfamiliar situations and achieve success professionally. In a unique way, each course taught us to activate a corporate mentality through rigorous traditional coursework as well as dynamic discussion in team-based learning scenarios. We quickly realized the traditional MBA definition of tests, assignments, and discussions are checked at the door when beginning this life-changing educational experience. Program Characteristics The Accelerated MBA program curriculum consists of 46 credits. The program runs for three consecutive semesters and lasts 12 months, starting in May. Program graduates receive an MBA in Management with a strong international focus. Throughout the program, students remain together as a cohort group and take their courses in a prescribed sequence. The curriculum employs both traditional and leading-edge technologies in delivering management education. Methods of instruction include: Lectures and class discussions Case studies Advanced computer simulations Experiential exercises The Accelerated MBA Program exposes students to all major business disciplines including Finance, Marketing and Economics. The program focuses primarily on strengthening students’ analytical and problem-solving skills, managerial leadership and responsibility, and information-technology skills. In addition, effective communication and writing skills are stressed throughout the program. The program also includes practical work in an Action Learning Project, where students are placed in an organization and given a specific organizational problem or issue to resolve or address. Please note that the Texas Instrument BA II Plus and a PC with Microsoft Office are required for all. International Trip As part of their program, students will participate in a Global Competitive Business Study related to their studies in international business and the business/government relationship. This project is a one-week program in the major business centers of one or two foreign countries. Since the inception of the Accelerated MBA Program, the project has taken place in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The Wagner Personalization Team Building: Before traditional coursework begins, all students in the program, the program director, and some faculty teaching in the program will spend four days off campus working together doing team-building exercises and learning to work together cohesively while being introduced to the complete program. Director's Involvement: Students’ progress is constantly monitored and discussed with the program director. Job Search: Wagner College places an emphasis on helping students find a job; our Center for Academic and Career Development provides students with the tools that will assist them in finding a job in their field of study following graduation. Class Schedule The Accelerated MBA is an intensive, full-time program. Classes are held on three weekdays, from morning till late afternoon, with most classes meeting once a week for three hours. The two remaining weekdays are intended for students’ homework assignments and solo or group study. [-]

MBA in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA New York

MBA in Accounting for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business, which is open to liberal arts majors and those from other professional programs who wish to meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam, 57 total credits. [+]

New for 2016 and accepting applications for fall 2017 MBA in Accounting. MBA in Accounting for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business, which is open to liberal arts majors and those from other professional programs who wish to meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam, 57 total credits. Prerequisites: The program requires at least 21 credits undergrad in business electives which are accounting, statistics, business law, computer science, economics, finance, and math. Please contact Dr. Horan at phoran@wagner.edu. Required Courses for MBA in Accounting Tier 1 BU 613 Statistics for Managers (Fall, Spring) MG 619 Law and the Manager (Fall, Spring) BU 617 Economics for Managers (Fall, Spring) BU 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting (Fall, Spring) FI 620 Managerial Finance (Spring) BU625 Communicating Leadership Tier 2 AC 608 CPA Theory and Practice (Fall) AC609 CPA Theory and Practice II (Spring) AC 610 Advanced Auditing (Spring) AC 614 Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting (Fall) AC 615 Advanced Federal Taxation (Spring) AC 616 Individual Taxes (Fall) AC 617 Introduction to Auditing ( Fall) AC 611 Advanced Accounting (Spring) AC 613 International Accounting (Spring) AC797 Accounting Research (Summer, Fall) Tier 3 BU 652 Strategic Management (Fall, Spring) BU 662 Managing Organizational Change (Fall, Spring) BU 669 Strategic Leadership (Fall, Spring) [-]

MBA in Healthcare Administration

Campus Part time September 2017 USA New York

The Traditional MBA program develops competitive managerial leaders and decision makers in the private and public sectors. You will gain a liberal arts background and a comprehensive business education, study theory and its application, and gain a flexible managerial perspective. [+]

The Traditional MBA program is an evening and weekend program. The Traditional MBA program develops competitive managerial leaders and decision makers in the private and public sectors. You will gain a liberal arts background and a comprehensive business education, study theory and its application, and gain a flexible managerial perspective. By graduation, you will gain the knowledge and the tools to demonstrate the following: A comprehensive knowledge of, and a global perspective on, key business concepts and skills overall and in your major. Strong quantitative skills to analyze and describe major business issues. Ability to conduct empirical research and report the results effectively and professionally. Health Care Administration A minimum of 45 credits is required, as follows: TIER I: Initial Tier Core Curriculum (15 credits) BU 613 Statistics for Managers* Pre-requisite for BU 660 BU 617 Economics for Managers BU 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting * Pre-requisite for BU 620 BU 629 Excel for the Competitive Business Environment BU 660 Business and Economics Forecasting for Managers—not offered in M.S. program Mandatory Courses, (6 credits) are not part of any Tier, may be taken at any time within the matriculation, do not have pre-requisites and are not pre-requisites for any other course. BU 625 Communicating Leadership — may be taken at any time during matriculation — offered only in the Fall and requires a 2 day workshop as part of the course curriculum. Not offered in M.S. program ($100 lab fee) MG 619 Law and the Manager (not required for Media majors who will take MM 633)—may be taken at any time during matriculation. Tier II: Health Care Administration Major (15 credits) Health care majors are exempt from the International requirement HC 620 Fiscal Management of Health Care Organizations – REQUIRED HC 633 Health Care Organization and Administration – REQUIRED HC 637 Public Policy Analysis of Health Care – REQUIRED Choose two of the following four courses: BU 621 Business Ethics BU 668 MBA Internship MG 611 Human Resource Management MG 648 Non-Profit Management Tier III: Capstone (9 Credits) Final tier courses may only be taken after completion of all (Tier 1) core curriculum courses (with the exception of BU 625 and MG 619 which may be taken at any time during matriculation in the M.B.A. program) and two (Tier 2) major courses. Final tier courses are as follows: BU 652 Strategic Management BU 662 Managing Organizational Change BU 669 Strategic Leadership (should be taken in the last semester of study) [-]

MBA in Media Management

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years Open Enrollment USA New York

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Media Management - By integrating theory and practice, our program will provide graduates with a keen understanding of the dynamic linkage between the creative arts and the business of financing, producing, and distributing creative work. The MBA in Media Management will prepare students to manage media enterprises driven by ever-evolving technological developments and rapid globalization. [+]

About the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Media Management Our program promotes students’ success by offering classes that integrate theory and practical experience. Class sizes are limited to 12–16 bright and highly motivated students, ensuring tailored attention to each student’s interests and needs. In the program, students will: Apply principles of entrepreneurship, venture creation, and development. Learn directly from practitioners in the field of media ventures. Plan, produce, and market their own new business venture in the media sector in the two-semester Media Venture course series. The program also includes an elective opportunity allowing students to learn first-hand how the media industry operates internationally, through trips abroad to participate in seminars and workshops with media professionals from those countries. [-]

Traditional MBA Program

Campus Part time Open Enrollment USA New York

The Traditional MBA program is an evening/weekend program. Students enrolled in the program attend classes on weekdays during the evening, and also have the option to take some classes on Saturdays and Sundays. [+]

The Traditional MBA program is an evening/weekend program. Students enrolled in the program attend classes on weekdays during the evening, and also have the option to take some classes on Saturdays and Sundays. Business students can major in one or two of four areas: Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, and Marketing. The Traditional Program is structured to develop competitive managerial leaders and decision makers in the private and public sectors. Students will gain a liberal arts background and a comprehensive business education, study theory and its application, and gain a flexible managerial perspective. By graduation, students in the Traditional MBA program gain the knowledge and the tools to demonstrate: A comprehensive knowledge of, and a global perspective on, key business concepts and skills. Competence in the application of business concepts and skills in the field of the student’s major. Strong quantitative skills to analyze and describe major business issues. Ability to conduct empirical research and report the results effectively and professionally. Please be noted that the Texas Instrument BA II Plus and a PC with Microsoft Office are required for all. Prerequisites All incoming students must demonstrate proficiency in computers, mathematics, accounting, and statistics. All pre-admission requirements must be completed by the end of the first semester of the MBA program. Computer Proficiency Computer proficiency can be demonstrated in one of two ways: Satisfactory grade (B or better) in a word processing and spreadsheet processing college course(s) within the last four years. Completion of a graduate level, non-credit, computer workshops BU 602 and BU 603 (word processing and spreadsheet). The cost of each workshop is one credit equivalent. Offered fall semester. Mathematics Proficiency Proficiency in mathematics can be demonstrated in one of two ways: Satisfactory grade (B or better) in a basic algebra and pre-calculus college course within the last four years. Completion of non-credit BU 604 Math Workshop. A review of relevant mathematical concepts that will prepare students for more advanced work in finance and statistics. Topics include: basic algebra, mathematics of finance, and probability theory. The cost of the workshop is one credit equivalent. Offered fall semester. Statistics Proficiency Proficiency in statistics can be demonstrated by grade (C or better) in a statistics college course within the last four years*. Accounting Proficiency Proficiency in accounting can be demonstrated by grade (C or better) in an accounting college course within the last four years*. * These courses must be taken before the associated graduate course. Program Structure The degree of Master of Business Administration will be granted upon completion of 45 credits of graduate course work, which include a 18 credits initial tier (I), a 15 credits major tier (II), a 9 credits final/capstone tier (III), and a 3 credits elective course*. Areas of Major: Finance Health Care Administration Management Marketing Media Management Class Schedule Classes usually meet for two hours once a week, between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., during weekdays (Monday through Thursday). Selected courses are also offered on Saturdays, which allows students to fulfill the course requirements by attending five concentrated Saturday class meetings (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). The combination of the evening and Saturday classes allows students to better fit their academic schedule with their work obligations. [-]

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Wagner College

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10301, United States
Website http://wagner.edu/
Phone +1 718-390-3100