Meet Our Students

After graduation, many of our MBA alumni stay connected to our current students and the University through mentorship, scholarship, and partnerships. Perhaps the best way our alumni contribute to our current student population is through networking and connections for employment opportunities.

MBA Will. Power. Reflections

“The MBA with accounting concentration at the Cotsakos College of Business helped develop my overall leadership and business skills by providing me the knowledge to understand business process and people. My classroom experience was filled with great insight from my professors, new perspectives from my peers, and most of all a renewed appreciation for the dynamics of business. This is an exciting place to be and I feel completely prepared for the challenges ahead as I pursue my CPA.”

–Yu Zheng,MBA 15-Accounting Concentration

“When I took finance with Dr. Basu, I knew I had made the right decision in coming to William Paterson University to persue my MBA. I love that all of my professors have practical knowledge of the subjects they teach. Bringing their real world experiences into the classroom is truly invaluable.”

–Davonna Approvato, MBA-Music Management Concentration

“My husband and I own and operate a commercial cleaning, maintenance, and construction company. I enrolled in the MBA program at William Paterson University to receive the education, training, and experience necessary to build and expand our business. My experience throughout the MBA program was exceptional and continues to assist in the lucrative growth of our business. Completing my MBA gave me knowledge, instruction, and networking that I consider to be “priceless” towards the continued development of our company.”

–Kristie Veri, MBA-Entrepreneurship Concentration

“William Paterson University's Cotsakos College of Business has provided me with ample opportunities to further my business education and prepare me for a successful career in university athletics. The MBA program has helped me tremendously with flexible class schedules and friendly advisors that have guided me to find the best courses to fit my personal needs, recommending classes that would best suit my career path while working around my personal and work schedules. The professors are equally accommodating and friendly as they are easy to contact and always willing to work with any student outside of class so they can succeed.”

–Robert Leger, MBA-General Concentration

“William Paterson University gave me the opportunity to achieve my MBA through a rigorous and uniquely designed program in my concentration of interest: music management. During my time as a full-time student and graduate assistant in the Alumni Relations office, I was also able to complete several internships at Madison Square Garden, Live Nation, and Columbia Records which gave me hands-on experience in the real business world. Looking ahead, I believe that my MBA will continue to help me succeed.”

–Karissa Keller, MBA-Music Management Concentration