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.
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
ONLINE MBA PROGRAM -- #19 in the nation among private colleges
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
Kania Young Alumni Day
The first cohort of students began the Kania School's new Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program in fall 2017. It is the third doctoral-level program offered by The University, following our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees. First row, from left: Dr. Douglas Boyle, Accounting department chair and DBA program director, and students Anthony Fulmore, Joy Chacko, Amanda Marcy and Patrick O'Brien. Second row: Students Heather Losi, Ronald Parker, Marcus Burke, Elena Isaacson, Stephanie Lee, and Daniel Gaydon.
In April 2018 students got to meet NASCAR driver Todd Gilliland and test their speed in changing a stock car tire at the first ever NASCAR Day on campus. The KSOM Marketing Club coordinated the event, which also featured a NASCAR pace car on display and a visit by Mr. Gilliland to a Sports and Social Media class.
The Kania School began offering a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) online in January 2018. An on-campus program will begin in the fall of 2018. The Kania School's 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.
Welcome to the Kania School of Management, a Jesuit business school committed to forming students into productive, ethical, and socially responsible individuals. Our rigorous and innovative business curriculum is taught by outstanding faculty who love being in the classroom. Business programs in the Kania School enjoy national rankings and are accredited by AACSB International. A career advisor in the Kania School helps students with internships and employment. In addition, a highly engaged group of alumni provide our students with valuable career guidance. Come see for yourself how our faculty, staff, students, alumni and business partners engage in the education of future business leaders.
Murli Rajan, Ph.D., C.F.A.
The Kania School of Management
Brennan Hall 400
320 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone (570) 941-4208