Business Management

Prepare Yourself for a Career in Leadership with a Business Management Degree

Do you want to learn the art and science of leadership? Are you interested in a versatile degree that can take you just about anywhere? As a management student at Keuka College, you’ll learn how to lead teams, motivate others, use financial resources effectively, and structure processes to achieve your goals in the marketplace.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to flourish in today’s global business environment. The management program also prepares you for success in graduate business programs such as a master of science in management (MSM) or a master of business administration (MBA).

Keuka College students on the NASDAQ floor.

Get Real-World Business Experience

Real-world, hands-on experience is an important part of your management degree. 

The Keuka College Field Period® gives you the chance to have four separate internships in business, starting your freshman year.

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Program Overview

Management Major

Keuka College’s management major offers you a broad overview in business, management, and leadership.

The base of your degree will include courses in accounting, business law, strategic management, business computer applications, economics, finance, marketing, human resources, and statistics.

You can personalize and customize your degree by selecting a concentration that interests you most. You can choose from accounting, entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, sports management, or human resources.

Hands-on experience is integrated throughout all of your business courses. You’ll have classes that include:

  • Industry business software
  • Stock-trading simulations
  • Building a business and marketing actual products

At Keuka College, you get to do much more than simply learn theory—you’ll see how textbook material applies to actual enterprises, and have the chance to practice your management skills before graduating.

Management Minor

If you’re majoring in a professional field that might one day require you to lead people or manage resources, consider adding a minor in management.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of accounting, economics, human resources, marketing, and how business integrates in with our society. The management minor will prepare you for supervisory positions in an array of careers, ranging from social work and criminal justice to education and medicine.

In addition to Keuka College’s institutional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

IACBE Information

Keuka College’s management faculty are active scholars and researchers, and they offer you the opportunity to partner on projects if that’s where your interests lie.

Faculty research interests include entrepreneurship, leadership, corporate governance, discontinuous innovation, supply chain management, and accounting fraud and detection.

Keuka Commons is the newest building on Keuka College’s campus, and is home to the Division of Business and Management and the Center for Business Analytics and Health Informatics. Keuka Commons features industry-standard computer labs and software, high-tech classrooms, faculty offices, as well as comfortable study space and convenient access to the bookstore and Wolf Den Café and Starbucks coffee.

The Keuka Business Park in nearby Penn Yan houses space designated for STARTUP-NY, allowing the division and the College to partner with entrepreneurs to bring new and innovative products and services to the Finger Lakes region.

Entrepreneurs receive a tax benefit and expertise from the College’s faculty and students, while the College is able to help the regional economy and bring real-world business scenarios and problems to our students.

At Keuka College, your management faculty are more than just great teachers.

They’re accomplished leaders, managers, executives, entrepreneurs, and scholars who will serve as mentors and help you achieve your goals. As a management student, you’ll also have the chance to work with and study under the accomplished accountants, lawyers, and financial experts who comprise the College’s business and management faculty.

And each of your professors come to the classroom with real-world experience in the field that complements their academic knowledge. Our faculty have worked in some of the world’s largest financial centers, served as leaders in Fortune 500 corporations, started (and continue to maintain) their own enterprises, and held executive roles with some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

Dr. Steven Barber

Assistant Professor of Finance

Academic Credentials

Rochester Institute of Technology
Ph.D. in Sustainability
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S. in Finance
Cornell University
B.A. in Archaeology
Cornell University
B.A. in Geology

Jeff Bray

Associate Director of Athletics
Adjunct Instructor of Sports Management

Academic Credentials

Boise State University
M.A.
Kansas State University
B.S.

Kim DeRuby

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Academic Credentials

Clarkson University
M.B.A.
SUNY Plattsburgh
B.S.

Dr. Deb Gregory

Program Manager for Organizational Management and Masters in Management

Academic Credentials

Fordham University
Ed.D.
Western Connecticut State University
M.S.
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
B.A.

Mark McNaney

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
M.S.
Elmira College
B.S.
Corning Community College
A.A.S

Biography

I am a native Upstate New Yorker, having lived in Elmira, the Rochester area, and in the Finger Lakes for my whole life. I have worked in the food industry (The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company), office products (Xerox Corporation), and healthcare administration (University of Rochester Medical Center, Finger Lakes Health, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center).

My professional experience encompasses accounting and business financial management, strategic business and product planning, operations management, customer service management, marketing, and healthcare administration. I am a graduate of Corning Community College (A.A.S.), Elmira College (B.S.) and the University of Rochester (M.S.). On a less serious note, I am a certified judge for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (recently judging in Lake Placid and in Auburn), and I enjoy reading and fly fishing.

Stacey Mirinaviciene, C.P.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting
Adjunct Instructor of Business

Academic Credentials

New York Institute of Technology
M.B.A.

Biography

Ms. Stacey Mirinaviciene is a Certified Public Accountant with her own full service accounting practice, experienced in audits, tax, business consulting.

She has over 20 years of experience in both international and national business financial management, held several high level positions, including CFO, and Controller.

Ms. Mirinaviciene is serving as a treasurer on the board of directors in Shawnie Commons, active member of Roslyn Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), the New York State Society of CPA’s (NYSCPA).

Ms. Mirinaviciene had extensive international and national teaching experience.

Professional Interests

Accounting, Taxation, Audits, Accounting Research

Dr. Ed Silverman

Division Chair
Professor of Business

Academic Credentials

University of Maryland
Ph.D.
SUNY Binghamton
M.B.A.
University of Maryland
M.S.W.
SUNY Binghamton
B.A.

Dr. Josh Staley

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Esports Management
Head Coach, Esports

Academic Credentials

Stephen F. Austin State University
Ph.D.
Stephen F. Austin State University
M.A. in Psychology
Stephen F. Austin State University
B.S. in Psychology

Ann Tuttle

Dean of International Programs, USA
Professor Emerita of Management

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
M.B.A.
SUNY College at Buffalo
B.S.

Biography

For more than 20 years of teaching various business and management courses, Dean Tuttle brings a recognized passion and love of both business and teaching to the classroom.

Consistently praised by students and peers for her direct interaction with students and her devotion to their well being, Dean Tuttle has a well-deserved reputation for integrating practical necessities of the workplace into the academic environment of college. This led to her being named Keuka College's 2007 Professor of the Year.

Dean Tuttle brings a rich business background to Keuka College, having managed word processing centers at a Fortune 500 company, and having held sales and marketing positions.

Her syllabus for her Organizational Behavior course was featured in the April 2004 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dean Tuttle has held many leadership roles, such as President of Schuyler Nursery School Board of Directors, Chair of the Keuka's Division of Business and Management, and Chair of the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Board of Directors. Dean Tuttle greatly enjoys the experience of taking what she learns from participating in business operations and bringing it back to the classroom to share with her students.

Stanley Wilczek

Assistant Professor of Management
Adjunct Instructor

Academic Credentials

Harvard University
A.M.P.
Syracuse University
M.B.A.
University at Buffalo
B.S.

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