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WELCOME MESSAGE – David B. Kiner, Ph.D.
Executive Director – Business and Economics
Welcome to the Business and Economics Department at Utica College. Leadership in business demands that today’s companies secure a strong competitive advantage, encouraging transformation, while actively seeking new innovative ideas and products. Beyond mere competence, success for the twenty-first century manager requires vision, inspiration, and a passion to make the lives of others better. I’m proud to say that these same principles are what we practice and teach in the Utica
College Business Program. We are confident that you will be impressed by our quality, our dedication to student growth, and the many new and exciting initiatives that will enhance student learning.
We are especially proud of the excellent faculty we have assembled. Our business curriculum is not just a collection of independent courses taken over semesters, instead these courses connect and overlap, and are multi-functional. Our curriculum has been designed so all the major functions of business intersect. We complement this approach by instilling the importance of ethical and
"UC is taking a leadership role in preparing students to meet the demands of an increasingly global business environment."
sustainable business practices, along with the critical role of international opportunities and emerging technologies. We also encourage you to experiment with courses outside your major, and to participate in activities and the various clubs we offer.
As a teaching institution, our emphasis is on real-world, hands-on projects, which are taught in the intimacy of small classes and delivered by a gifted faculty that truly love what they do. Our new state-of-the-art Trading Room allows students the experience of buying and selling stock. Real investment dollars are used rather than simulations, allowing students to know what it’s like working in a major financial center. In addition, internships will provide a grounding of academic principles by firms who serve local, national and international markets.
This is a program about you and your growth. It is an exciting time for you and for the role that we play. I thank you for your interest, I invite you to visit our school, to meet our faculty, and let us show you what college transformation is all about.
David B. Kiner
Executive Director of Business and Economics
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