In New York City, a business school built for a pandemic
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In New York City, a business school built for a pandemic

In New York City, a business school built for a pandemic

Dean Mary L. Lo Re is feeling optimistic. In the past year, Touro College Graduate School of Business has overcome two tragedies — civic unrest and COVID-19 — and emerged stronger than ever.

Within days of lockdown, the business school took learning online swiftly and with minimal disruption. Students and faculty could Zoom into classes. International students could stay connected via lecture capture technology. Facilities remained open virtually, accessible to all who needed them.

“We are a resolute group, and this has not stopped us from not only continuing with our programming, but also expanding our program offerings to better meet the needs of our students and our community,” Lo Re said.

Touro College is one of the country’s leading liberal arts colleges, with 35 schools spanning three continents offering undergraduate and graduate studies in law, health sciences, technology and more. Established in 1970 to focus on higher education for the Jewish community, it is now known for its top-notch programs, engaged faculty members, and experiential learning opportunities.

The Graduate School of Business exemplifies the finest of the Touro brand of education. Located in New York City’s Times Square neighborhood, it is accessible and conveniently located in the epicenter of global business. Students get to intern across the five boroughs and the New York metro area at organizations of all sizes, including start-ups, human resource, finance and accounting firms.

Such real-world application is central to the academic programs at Touro College, which rivals any at the country’s best higher education institutions. Touro College is in the business of producing graduates that thrive with the demands of a rapidly evolving world — the more exposure to industry, the better prepared students will be.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have halted in-person internships but not the quality of a graduate business degree at Touro. A swift action plan and future-forward philosophy ensured the school not only overcame the challenges brought by the pandemic, but to do so with resilience and creativity.

Have questions about how to apply? Alex — Touro College’s latest virtual assistant — is available 24/7 to help applicants book a meeting, request an email response or speak with one of the school’s admission representatives.

Current students got help — quick, personalized and with minimal disruption to their studies.

Within a week, all coursework was converted into distance learning. Facilities — from the library to the Career Resources Center — became accessible online. Professors, program directors and administrative staff continued to receive inquiries via email or phone. Staff fielded research and reference questions remotely. Graduating students received caps and gowns for their virtual commencements — another nice touch in the business school’s comprehensive response plan.

For fall 2020, Touro College will reopen on-time in accordance with the published academic calendar. This is based on advice by public health professionals and input from students, faculty, staff and administration.

Students can expect optimized presence on campus, social distancing and regular cleaning and disinfecting. Labs, fieldwork and student teaching will take place in-person as long as regulations and circumstances allow. Didactic classes will also have a synchronous remote option if students are not comfortable or unable to attend in-person.

How a business school responds to a crisis speaks volume about it. At the Touro College Graduate School of Business, there’s something decidedly can-do about its COVID-19 response. Whether in small details or bigger-picture planning, it’s a business school built for students to thrive — even during an unprecedented crisis.

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Inspired? Here are the graduate programs offered at the Touro College Graduate School of Business:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A 42-credit program that begins with core courses before advancing into one of the seven areas of specialization offered: Entrepreneurship, Forensic Accounting, General Management, Human Resource Management, Healthcare Management, International Business Finance, Marketing. Students then complete the degree with a capstone course.

Master of Science programs

Whether your interests lie in cross-border financial issues, or personnel management, Touro College provides in-depth practitioner-oriented master’s for the modern and globalized business world. The MS programs here are Accounting, International Business Finance, Healthcare Management and Human Resource Management.

Advanced Certificates

Want to get into advanced business programs but don’t have the formal qualifications for it? Or looking for a credential to switch to another field? Or to build up confidence to take on a full degree? With these certificates —  Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Real Estate Entrepreneurship — you can gain a career-boosting qualification or earn credits that can be applied towards the master’s programs at the Touro College Graduate School of Business.

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