Student Life

As a graduate student in the School of Business, your studies will be exciting, rigorous and rewarding. The graduate business programs expose you to a wide variety of opportunities outside of the classroom to enhance your experience and to ensure that you stay on track with your studies. Academic advising, networking, social events, competitions, exposure to business leaders, and more, are all ways to make your graduate education more rewarding.


Special Events


The MBA office coordinates special events to keep your studies current and relevant. These events range in style and purpose but typically provide students the chance to meet reputable business executives from the metro area. Examples of past events include:


  • The UBS Networking Event. In Fall 2010, UBS and the School of Business hosted a networking event that was thoughtful, informative, and educational. Speakers included Thomas Berner, UBS Chief US Economist and Mark Lamping, Meadlowlands Stadium CEO, who presented theEconomic Outlook and the Impact of the 2014 Super Bowl”.
  • The Prudential Case Competition. In Spring 2011, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Prudential Insurance, the School of Business held its first case competition on corporate social responsibility (CSR) for MBA students. This was a chance to showcase analytical and presentation skills to a panel of judges and to match the students’ wits with their peers and, of course, a chance to win prize money!


Graduate Student Organization


Represent your fellow graduate business students by joining academic committees outside of the business school. These committees allow you to socialize with students from other graduate programs, broadening your educational horizons.


Executive Speaker Series


Business leaders from the New York-New Jersey area will connect the classroom to the professional world through the Executive Speaker Series.  These events will be held through approximately three times per semester (Spring and Fall), on weeknights on campus from 6:00 – 6:45pm.  Exact dates will be posted on the graduate business homepage.


International Study Trip for MBA Students


The 7-10 day international trip in one of the world’s dynamic markets promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience, regardless of your prior international exposure. This experience will focus on the competitive, political and the cultural components of the global marketplace.


Academic Advising


You will receive one-on-one guidance from your academic advisor at the MBA office, either Jonida Dervishi, the MBA Coordinator, or Dr. Nicole Koppel, the MBA Director. As you progress through the program, you are encouraged to make an appointment for any advising, registration or program-related questions. For your convenience, you may schedule an appointment either in-office or over the phone by calling 973-655-4306 or e-mailing


University Student Services


Our buildings are equipped with wireless internet, providing easy access to academic tools such as Blackboard and our social networking sites. Our School of Business Career Services Center will guide you towards the next steps in your professional endeavors. The Transportation and Parking Services will assist you in your commute.


MBA Social Network


Stay connected with the graduate business programs and your peers through Linked In, Facebook, Twitter and MBA Live Chat (upper right side of this page).


The Montclair Area


While studying here, be sure to take advantage of the area’s amenities. New York City is only 14 miles from our 250 acre suburban campus in north New Jersey. Parks, shopping malls, the MetLife Stadium, the IZOD Center, and Newark Liberty International Airport are all in driving distance from the campus. The town of Montclair and its surrounding towns have a diverse cultural population and provide an array of activities, restaurants and nightlife you are sure to enjoy. The campus is easily accessible from major NJ highways and is served by buses and trains.