About the College
The nationally recognized Kania School of Management (KSOM) excels at supplying the tools you need to succeed in the increasingly global and technological world of business. There are ten programs of study within the school, three of which are ranked in the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Each is firmly grounded in the real world of business and organizational leadership and prepares the student for a career in business or for graduate study.
Remembering Jack Brennan, '68
John E. (Jack) Brennan ’68, P’06, the University alumnus and benefactor for whom Brennan Hall is named, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at the age of 74.
Brennan was a member of the KSOM Advisory Board and the President's Business Council, and served on the University's Board of Trustees from 1992-2001 and 2002-2008.
He was among the first inductees into the KSOM Business Leader Hall of Fame in 2015 and was a mentor for several of our students.
Rankings and National Recognition
The Kania School is proud to announce its most recent rankings:
U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "Best Colleges" guidebook:
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM -- #31 in the nation
FINANCE PROGRAM -- #36 in the nation
ACCOUNTING PROGRAM -- #37 in the nation
The Best Colleges (an independent online higher education resource) 2019 rankings:
ONLINE MASTER OF ACCOUNTING DEGREE -- #1 in the nation for the third consecutive year
Alperin Financial Center
The Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center is a state-of-the-art financial research center. It features a simulated stock market trading room and 12 Bloomberg terminals that allow students to obtain hands-on experience with stock and foreign currency markets.
An electronic ticker, specialized trading software and live data feeds from currency, securities and commodities markets all serve students looking to perform real-time research.
Executive in Residence Program
Entrepreneurship major Brendan Cox, '23, was recently profiled in Forbes magazine. Over the past several years he has founded more than 10 businesses, including one that generated more than $50,000 in revenue.
Students in Dr. Yibai Li's Data Mining class developed a model for an egg wholesaler that could predict egg prices six weeks in advance.
The Kania School began offering a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) in 2018, both online and on campus. The MSF program is designed for people interested in careers in financial or investment management and can help prepare students for professional certifications, including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. The rigorous curriculum and flexible format are ideal for working professionals who wish to join the field or gain a competitive edge.
The Kania School has been accredited by AACSB, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, since 1996.
Business Leadership Honors Program
This program helps students develop the talents and skills necessary to succeed in leadership settings.
Our professional development activities, such as resume-writing seminars, help students develop key non-academic skills.
Career Coaches Program
Our career coaches program pairs students with distinguished alumni and other professionals who offer career advice and counsel.
Here at the Kania School of Management, we prepare students to excel in an increasingly global and complex world.
We offer a cutting-edge curriculum that features hands-on learning and close collaboration with professors. But that's not all. As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, we instill a sense of ethics and social justice in our curriculum, so that our students become business and community leaders who contribute to all sections of society.
I invite you to learn more about the Kania School and how we will challenge you, inspire you and prepare you for a lifetime of success.
Sam Beldona, Ph.D.
Dean of the Kania School of Management
The Kania School of Management
Brennan Hall 400
320 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone (570) 941-4208