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8 April

MCNY 5th Annual Short Film Festival April 10 and 11, 2014 announces Jeff Friday, American Black Film Festival Creator, to Keynote

New York, NY April 7, 2014 – The Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) School for Business Media Management MBA program will host its annual short film festival on April 10 and 11  in New York City.  Jeff Friday, entertainment executive, entrepreneur and founding member of the American Black Film Festival, will be keynote speaker on April 10.  Award winning indie filmmakers Gary Nadeau and Andrew Fitzgerald will join Friday for a panel focusing on getting started in the industry and independent filmmaking.

“We are excited to have industry vets like Mr. Friday speak to our MBA students and share first‑hand experiences in the film industry,” says Dr. Tilokie Depoo, Dean of School for Business. “The film festival offers our MBA students an opportunity to develop their project management skills while networking with filmmakers, directors and producers to gain insider knowledge of the business side of filmmaking.”

Mr. Friday entered the film industry in 1996 when he became President of UniWorld Films, a former division of advertising agency UniWorld Group Inc. His success there put him in the forefront of the independent black film movement and sparked his commitment to transform the business of black cinema. Now celebrating its 18th year, the American Black Film Festival remains committed to broadening the mainstream embrace of Black culture. While best known for producing groundbreaking events and television, Friday regularly provides strategic advisory services to a variety of multinational companies in entertainment and media.

The two-day event, themed “Celebrating the Dream,” includes a moderated movie industry and filmmakers panel on April 10, followed by the screening of selected short films on April 11th.  The festival is a forum to celebrate both the business and creative aspects of the film industry, as well as a space for those involved to hone and master their craft. 

“Since last semester, students have been working on aspects of planning, branding and promoting the festival through various class projects,” says Kristie Velasco, Coordinator of the Media Management MBA Program for MCNY.  “The festival, which grew out a classroom project, has developed into a platform for burgeoning filmmakers, and provides real time project management experience for the school’s media management MBA students.”

MCNY’s “Celebrating the Dream” 5th Annual Short Film Festival, April 10 & 11, is free and open to the public.  Events begin at 6PM.  Additional information, including winning films from prior years, is available on our website at www.mcny.edu/filmfestival.

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About Jeff Friday In 2001, Friday founded Film Life, Inc. One year later he acquired the rights to the Acapulco Black Film Festival, moved it stateside and renamed it the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). With diversity and social responsibility at its core, the festival supports aspiring actors, filmmakers and industry executives in unprecedented ways. Since its inception, the ABFF has showcased more than 800 films, rewarding and redefining artistic excellence in independent filmmaking. Now in its 17th year, it is widely considered the premier international festival for African American and urban content.

About Metropolitan College of New York   Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Soho/Tribeca at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

26 March

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

Year-Long Celebration to Mark Decades of Amplifying Dreams

NEW YORK, NY – March 25, 2014 – This year, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) celebrates its 50th anniversary and its remarkable transformation from the Women’s Talent Corps into an institution of higher learning.  Themed “Amplify the Dream,” the celebratory activities kicked off during March, Women’s History Month, and will continue throughout the year with a series of special events leading to the 50th Anniversary Gala this fall.

“Launching the 50th anniversary celebration this month was befitting of the college’s early development as a training institution for women,” explains Vinton Thompson, President of the Metropolitan College of New York. “We were founded by educational visionary Audrey Cohen to provide women with an opportunity for personal and professional advancement.”

The schedule of 2014 events at the Manhattan and Bronx campuses includes panel discussions as part of the college’s popular Urban Dialogue Series, the 5th Annual Short Film Festival and MCNY Family Day at Coney Island’s Luna Park.  This milestone year culminates with the “Amplify the Dream” 50th Anniversary Gala, on October 23rd at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) was founded during the turbulence and idealism of the 1960s, to offer underserved working adults of New York City access to life-changing education.  The College is a leader in tying academics to real world applications and is distinguished by its focus on equipping students to create positive change in their workplace and communities.

With President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of a War on Poverty, in 1964 the U.S. Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act to administer federal funds targeted against poverty.  The Women’s Talent Corps received funding from the Office of Economic Opportunity to train low-income women to work in their own communities.  In fact, through this funding, students were paid to attend training and to work in the community.

It was in 1970, that the Talent Corps expanded its programs and became the College for Human Services.   Thousands of men and women graduated with degrees in human services and set out with the passion and determination to change the world.  In 1992, recognizing that the term human services had become narrower in focus while the College’s programs had expanded, and in honor of Audrey Cohen’s leadership and innovative approach to education, it became Audrey Cohen College. 

Renamed Metropolitan College of New York in 2002, MCNY offers graduate and undergraduate programs in human services, public administration, business, education, and emergency management.  In addition to the lower Manhattan campus, the college has a Bronx extension serving students in the Bronx, Harlem and lower Westchester.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone in MCNY history and welcome everyone to join in on the 50th anniversary festivities,” Thompson added.  For a complete list of events please visit www.mcny.edu/amplify. For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

20 March

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK ANNOUNCES SEARCH FOR NEW FACILITY

NEW YORK, NY, March 18, 2014Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) announced today that it is considering its options for a potential relocation of its Manhattan campus to a new facility and/or property in Manhattan. The college’s Manhattan Campus is currently located at 431 Canal Street in Hudson Square.  MCNY has engaged Kenneth Siegel, Janet Woods and Robert Martin of the brokerage firm Jones Lang LaSalle to represent and advise on the acquisition of facilities for a new campus in the downtown area.

“As a result of enrollment growth and sound fiscal management, the college is looking at options to secure a new long-term campus in Lower Manhattan via lease or acquisition,” said Vinton Thompson, President, and Metropolitan College of New York.  “As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year, the time is right to create a long-term home for our first rate professional degree programs in the areas of business, human services, healthcare management, public administration, emergency management and education.” 

MCNY, formerly Audrey Cohen College and the College for Human Services, was founded in 1964 and has operated at four Lower Manhattan addresses over the years.  It also offers programs in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Avenue and is building a new full-scale Bronx Campus in Triangle Plaza Hub at 459 East 149th Street.

The college pioneered the academic field of Human Services and is recognized for programs that combine study with practical experience and promotion of positive social change.  It offers degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s level, is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),  the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and is chartered by the New York State Education Department.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, MCNY was founded in 1964 as the Talent Corps by Audrey Cohen, an educational visionary and activist. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square/ SoHo at 431 Canal Street, NY, NY 10013. For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

11 February

Celebrating & Connecting: The MCNY School for Business Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

Invite graphicIt is my distinct pleasure to personally extend an invitation for you to join alumni, students and our advisory board members, on Wednesday, March 19th from 6-9pm for an evening of “Celebrating & Connectingat Slate.  At this celebration, the School for Business will also mark the 50th Anniversary of Metropolitan College of New York!

Some of you were here in 1983, when the college, known as the College for Human Services, launched an undergraduate program in business, and in 1997, as Audrey Cohen College, began offering MBA programs.  Today there are more than 2,500 alumni of the School for Business working all across New York City, and indeed the world.  I hope you will join us to reconnect with these alumni!  As faculty members, we are the strongest connection many alumni have to the College, and I know many of the alumni are eager to reconnect with you! 

Please click here to purchase your ticket and contribute to the ongoing drive of excellence in business education at MCNY:  www.mcny.edu/business30

Proceeds from this event will support the School for Business.

I hope to see you all there!

Tilokie Depoo, Ph.D.

Dean & Professor of Management, School for Business

Metropolitan College of New York

 

27 January

Save-the Date: MCNY 5th Annual Short Film Festival April 10-11, 2014

Film Festival save the date flyer 2014 final

 

MCNY 5th Annual Media Management Short Film Festival is scheduled for 6-9pm on April 10 and 11 in the school’s 11th Floor Conference Center at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY, and will include a a panel on Thursday, April 10 followed by the screening of the short film finalists on Friday, April 11. The event is free and open to the public.  Additional information, including winning films from prior years, is available on our website at www.mcny.edu/filmfestival                    

CONTACT: Prof. Kristie Velasco 212-343-1234 or (917) 719-0293  or 

 

 

21 January

“WHAT IT MEANS TO BE TRUE TO YOURSELF” – A Conversation with Associate Criminal Attorney Lisa A. Headley, Esq.

WHAT:  The Bronx Extension Center of Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will host Lisa S. Headley, Esq. as she shares the story of her personal journey from a court stenographer to Associate Court Attorney in one of the most powerful centers of power.  Join us for an inspiring evening of conversation and reflection.  

MCNY strives to enlighten our students and Bronx Community neighbors with dynamic speakers that communicate the College’s mission to advance the cause of social justice and Purpose-Centered Education by providing a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students, and citizens can exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation.

WHO: Lisa S. Headley, Esq.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28 , 2014 at 5:00pm

WHERE:  THE MCNY BRONX EXTENSION CENTER, at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451, ROOM 505

RSVP: Manuel Sanchez, JD, Director MCNY Bronx Extension Center, (718) 665-7787 Ext. 4001, 

Teresa Lyles Holmes, UniWorld Group, (212) 219-7239  

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

 

 

 

16 January

Metropolitan College of New York Students Share Wisdom and Experiences In New Book “Echoes From The Field”

Meet the Authors, January 29th, 2014

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What is This Book All About?

This book is the first volume in what I hope will become a series of volumes in which human service professionals creatively share aspects of their work by submitting poetry, short stories, case studies, personal essays, and academic essays.  This first volume is devoted entirely to the work of students who have participated in my Advanced Standing course at MCNY.  It is filled with wisdom and insight obtained through the experiences of our very best students who will become the political and social leaders of the future.

Over the last several semesters, I have had the privilege of teaching the Advanced Standing course at MCNY, a course designed for students with human service experience prior to matriculation. Through this course, I have met some fascinating and varied people with fascinating and varied stories to tell.    I have been impressed by these students’ ability to make use of a healthy and stringent revision process, which all writers must go through, so that each draft for each essay became deeper and richer. The students in this book began as good undergraduate writers who during the course of the semester developed into graduate and professional level writers.  I felt an imperative to share these exciting essays with the larger community, hence, this book.

Advanced Standing is a program for those students who have had previous experience working in the field of human services.  Students who are accepted to exempt a particular purpose (semester) attend one online course instead of the typical five courses. Dr. Clyde Griffin, of the Human Services Department, conceived and designed the original online course.  In this course students write a portfolio based on their previous experience.

To be accepted into the Advanced Standing class, students must have a minimum of five years previous experience in human services with at least three of those years in one of the specialized purpose areas taught at MCNY.  These are:  Working with Groups, Teaching, Counseling, Community Liaison, or Supervision.   Along with previous work experience, applicants must be good students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and good writers as demonstrated by a submitted essay and a five-page paper completed for a previous course. Students must also be willing to work independently.  Although I am available to give support and feedback during the semester, this course is 100% online.

The essays chosen for this book represents some of the best writing and thinking in the contemporary human service field.  Some of the essays are intellectual and academic, others are humorous, and still others are moving.  It is hoped that you will read this collection, enjoy it, and choose your favorites as models for your own work.

Vanda Wark, Ed.D, Editor-in-Chief

Message from the President

“Echoes from the Field” gives voice to MCNY students and the people they have served and interacted with.  It is a window to a world too often invisible – “real” realities in sharp contrast to the ersatz realities of cable television.  Under our founder Audrey Cohen, Metropolitan College pioneered the field of Human Services as an instrument of social reform and empowerment.  The reflections of our students as embodied herein are one measure of that commitment and its realization.  As we approach our 50th year of service to the New York Metropolitan Area, I am pleased and proud to convey these reflections as an outstanding example of the quality and dedication of our student practitioners.

Vinton Thompson, Ph.D., President

 

Ruth LugoMessage from the Dean

As dean of the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, I am proud of our long tradition and excellence in Purpose-Centered Education, ensuring the preparation of our students to be change agents in the Human Services field throughout our communities. Our students are known to be practitioners, leaders, and the voice of reason when advocating on behalf of groups, families, communities, and individuals. The Human Services program’s hallmark consists of integrated experiential learning opportunities for our students, embedded in our purpose curriculum. Each term, we have students placed in community sites working with our community partners and people across the life span within the field. This volume of Echoes from the Field: Writings from Human Services Professionals is the testimony of individual students after going through a rigorous writing and critical thinking experience in our advance standing program. While reading this book, I urge you to think about how you can also promote empowerment not just at home but in your community and workplace. In Metropolitan College of New York, we value our adult students’ preparedness and past work experiences that are hands-on and cutting edge. This is what our Advance Standing program is about: to be able to articulate stories, share, learn, and develop ways to assess how to manage change and provide better service deliveries in the Human Services field. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Ruth E. Lugo, Ph.D. Dean, MCNY School for Human Services and Education

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

 

 

19 November

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK HOST “Urban Dialogues: Stop-and-Frisk and Mass Incarceration”

Discussion of Controversial Policy Goes to the Heart of the South Bronx Community

NEW YORK, NY, November 19, 2013 On November 14, just after Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio won the election with platform hot button “Stop-and-Frisk,” some of the city’s top leaders on the forefront of this controversial issue gathered to discuss this policy.  Hosted by Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) and titled “Urban Dialogues: Stop-and-Frisk and Mass Incarceration,” the panel discussion included Kirsten John Foy, head of the Brooklyn chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network; Glenn E. Martin, Vice President of Public Affairs and Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society; Darius Charney, senior staff attorney in the Racial Justice/Government Misconduct Docket; and Adeola Ogunkeyede, supervising attorney, Bronx Defenders. The discussion was moderated by Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of the School for Public Affairs and Administration at MCNY.

The robust dialogue was an informative session of Urban Dialogues for students attending the Bronx extension of MCNY, as well as for community members.

person10n-5-web“Why do they do all these stops?” asked Darius Charney.  “Well, they’ll tell you that they’re trying to get guns off the street, but one out of every thousand times they make one of these stops they actually have found a gun. That’s less than one percent.”

Kirsten John Foy

The recent racial profiling incidents, involving Macy’s and Barney’s shoppers accused of theft after making purchases, serve as reminders of the type of policies that need to be explored and addressed by city officials and the New York City Police Department.  “They (NYPD) have taken racial profiling and institutionalized it and now, like a cancer it is spreading to other parts of our society,” explained Kirsten Foy. “So, we have got to deal with this here and now with changes in policy.”

The event concluded with the panelists offering solutions to the crisis, including partnering with the National Action Network, the NAACP and the Urban League to revise laws surrounding the current policies and put an end to the injustice of stop-and-frisk.

Research Information:

2005 ACLU article “Racial Profiling: Definition

About the Urban Dialogues Series

Urban Dialogues” is a forum, hosted by Metropolitan College of New York’s School for Public Affairs and Administration, in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students, and citizens exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation. Topics cover a spectrum of ideas, theories, and viewpoints that inform and/or influence urban policy.  The discussions are held on the MCNY campuses in Manhattan and the Bronx.  Admission is free and open to the public.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.

 

14 November

Kirsten Foy just added to Urban Dialogues: Stop & Frisk and Mass Incarceration presented by Metropolitan College of New York Bronx Extension Center

Thursday, November 14th – Panel Discussion to Address Local Community’s Concerns and How Policy Will Be Handled in Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio’s Administration

Just added — Kirsten John Foy

WHAT: The Bronx Extension Center of Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will host a fall Urban Dialogue panel discussion on New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy and mass incarceration. The stop-and-frisk policy disproportionately affects minorities and was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge, although an appeals court blocked that order. Still, it doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.  MCNY’s Urban Dialogue series is part of the College’s mission to advance the cause of social justice and Purpose-Centered Education.   

“Urban Dialogues”, offered by the College’s School for Public Affairs and Administration, provides a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students, and citizens can exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation.

WHO:  Hosted by Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of MCNY School for Public Affairs and Administration

Panelists include:

Just added — Kirsten John Foy, a former top staffer to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio who now heads the Brooklyn chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, believes that one of those policies, the police department’s stop-and-frisk initiative, has done more harm than good in stopping gun violence, while damaging community relations with the police force in the process.

Darius Charney, senior staff attorney in the Racial Justice/Government Misconduct Docket, currently lead counsel on Floyd v. City of New York, a federal civil rights class action lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s unconstitutional and racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk practices; Glenn E. Martin, Vice President of Public Affairs and Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society, responsible for leading the agency’s communications work as well as developing and advancing Fortune’s national and local criminal justice policy advocacy agenda; and Adeola Ogunkeyede, Esq., supervising attorney, Bronx Defenders. The panel will be moderated by Dean Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of the School of Public Affairs for Metropolitan College of New York.

WHEN:  Today — Thursday, November 14, 2013

6:00pm-6:30pm- Reception and Refreshments

6:30pm-8:00pm- Panel Discussion and Q & A

WHERE: SOBRO 555 Bergen Avenue, 3rd Floor Room 504, Bronx, New York 10455

 

RSVP: Teresa Lyles Holmes, UniWorld Group, (212) 219-7239 

 

11 November

Metropolitan College of New York Announces New Degrees in Emergency Management and Business Continuity

First programs of their kind nationwide to incorporate criminal justice and first responder perspectives into the expanding fields of emergency management and business continuity.

New York, November 11, 2013Metropolitan College of New York is pleased to announce two new undergraduate degrees:  the Associate of Arts in Emergency Management & Business Continuity and the Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management & Business Continuity.  These new degree programs build on MCNY’s path breaking Master in Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management, a field leader since its introduction in 2006 [check date].   The new programs, scheduled to launch in January 2014, represent a unique collaboration between MCNY’s School for Business and School for Public Affairs and Administration.  They are the first programs of their kind nationwide to incorporate criminal justice and first responder perspectives into the new and expanding fields of emergency management and business continuity.

The Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Emergency Management and Business Continuity (EMBC) are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in two areas:

  1. Emergency Management – the discipline of effectively coordinating available resources in planning for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating the threat caused by crisis.
  2. Business Continuity – the practice of planning in order to mitigate the loss of life, property, brand and customer good will, operational capability, market share, and management credibility, following the impact of a natural, man-made, or technological disaster.

These degree programs will meet the professional development needs of individuals who would like to advance their existing careers or pursue new careers within homeland security, emergency management, business continuity, disaster recovery, project management, and international humanitarian emergency response. They are also designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking a career change and high school graduates looking to enter this growing new industry.

The curriculum includes foundational general education courses and courses offering comprehensive exposure to the basics of Emergency Management and Business Continuity. The faculty includes working professionals who ensure that students learn best practices from industry leaders who deal with disasters and disruptions on a daily basis. This broad-based approach, coupled with integrated field experiences, on-site certification courses, and participation in large scale city-wide Emergency Management exercises, makes MCNY the best choice for a foundational degree that can literally take you anywhere!

To add even more value, graduates of this program can sit for several highly respected industry standard certifications, including: AEM/CEM (Associate Emergency Manager/Certified Emergency Manager), ABCP (Associate Business Continuity Professional) and CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional), PMP (Project Management Professional).

The AA/BA in Emergency Management and Business Continuity curriculum is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in a growing new frontier.

For more information, please visit http://www.mcny.edu/publicaffairs/aa-ba_about.php

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.