College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
School of Business
 Welcome from the
 Dean of the School of Business

Dean Susan L. Holak

Susan L. Holak
Dean of the
School of Business

Business is synonymous with dynamic environmental forces, technological innovation, internationalization of markets, and changes in consumer decision-making.  To succeed amidst complex and demanding market forces, business leaders must possess a wide range of knowledge and skills, an understanding of business disciplines, cultural awareness, and the ability to adapt to change.

The School of Business at the College of Staten Island prepares and shapes business leaders for the New York metropolitan region and beyond. Built on the legacy of the teaching, scholarship, and professional engagement of the former Business Department and Economics faculty, the School of Business offers strong programs that combine business discipline skills, exposure to the latest technology, and the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences through its comprehensive curricula. 

Undergraduate students and Graduate-degree offerings are taught by expert full-time and professional faculty, with a low student-faculty ratio, allowing for more personalized instruction.

Business students have access to unique experiential learning and leadership opportunities through student organizations, co-curricular activities, independent research, community engagement in New York City, and the annual Undergraduate Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Performance each spring, when students showcase their work.

As the campus home of CUNY’s Interdisciplinary High Performance Computer Center, the College of Staten Island is emerging as a leader in computational research.  The School of Business makes use of the Center and offers opportunities in business analytics through coursework and independent study research.

Students in the School of Business have an ever-expanding choice of study-abroad opportunities and international exchanges facilitated by our full-service Center for International Service.

Our bucolic 204-acre setting with our newly opened Dolphin Cove residence halls is a destination for students from across the United States and many countries abroad who enjoy the urban excitement and easy access to Manhattan.

As Founding Dean of the School of Business, I am proud to build upon our decades of tradition alongside my expert faculty colleagues, working with our engaged and growing alumni base, and interacting with our dedicated, inspiring students.

This is an exciting time to be a student in the School of Business at the College of Staten Island.  I look forward to meeting you. 

Best wishes,

Susan L. Holak, PhD
Dean of the School of Business