Business and Society – Foundations for Professional Development (BBA 100) is an introduction to the role that business serves in society, emphasizing the value of change and innovation in a dynamic, global environment. Zarb first-year students are introduced to all business disciplines, from finance and accounting, to information systems and business analytics, in addition to legal studies, management, entrepreneurship, marketing and international business. To bring a true “real world” perspective to the course, leaders from each discipline are invited to speak to all BBA 100 students to provide their insight on the future of the industry, their career path, and tips for future success.
Some recent speakers include:
- Chris Abruzzino, Director, Corporate Development & Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) (BBA, '05)
- John Bisack, President and Managing Director, Performance Improvement Partners (BBA, ’85, MBA ’88)
- Melissa Castello, Senior Director, Human Resources, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. (MBA, ’02)
- Timothy Cecere, Chief Talent Officer, Director of Human Resources, GroupM Worldwide
- Ralph A. DeFeo, CFA, CPA, Senior Research Analyst, Portfolio Management, Kantor Group (BBA, '05)
- Diane Fuscaldo, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Fund Services
- Bob Mc Innis, Global Account Director, Duffy Agency
- Scott Nicholson, President, Love Cooking Company LLC (BA, ’88)
- Susan Sadocha, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Long Island, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Erin Veltman, Deputy Executive Director, Republican State Leadership Committee (BBA, ’08)
To ensure students are prepared to embark on successful career paths, BBA100 has a mandatory career preparation component. Students must engage with Career Center professionals who teach them valuable job search skills.