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Student Outcomes

This report summarizes the enrollment data for the Leon Hess Business School at Monmouth University for fall 2016 and 2017. Monmouth University does not define business programs as separate part-time or full-time programs, but number of credits per semester.


Enrollment by Department

Department Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Increase/Decrease
Accounting 210 214 1.9%
Economics, Finance, and Real Estate 350 330 -5.7%
Management and Decision Sciences 173 179 3.5%
Marketing and International Business* 412 424 2.9%
Business Undeclared 70 79 12.8%
* Include students with concentrations in Marketing and Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Awards

Department 2015-2016 2016-2017 Increase/Decrease
Accounting 60 64 6.6%
Economics, Finance and Real Estate 72 77 6.9%
Management and Decision Sciences 42 61 45.2%
Marketing and International Business* 92 88 -4.3%
* Include students with concentrations in Marketing and Management


Enrollment by Program

Concentration Fall 2016 Fall 2017
MBA 73 101
MBA – Accounting 3 5
MBA – Finance 4 9
MBA – Real Estate 3 1
MBA – Management 5 2
MBA – Marketing 6 5
Total Enrollment 97 123

Master of Business Administration Degree Awards

Concentration 2015-2016 2016-2017
MBA 62 61
MBA – Accounting 16 1
MBA – Finance 13 5
MBA – Real Estate 0 2
MBA – Management 0 1
MBA – Marketing 0 1

Placement and Career Advancement

  • MU Career Development placed 360 students in positions in 2017-18. Of that number, 193 were LHBS students, or about 53%. This included 65 full-time placements and 128 part-time placements, of which 120 were internships or of internship quality. Career Development only tracks placements made by its office. Many other LHBS students find jobs and internships through on-line resources and through networking with alums and faculty.
  • Several employers hired multiple LHBS students in 2017 – 18, including JP MorganChase (8 students), KPMG (6 students), Commvault Systems (5 students), Adapting Social (5 students), iCIMS (5 students), Ernst & Young (4 students) and TechXtend (4 students). Other firms hiring MU business students this past year include AASKI Technologies, Black Rock, Bloomberg, Crum & Forster, Moody’s, Nestle and Vanguard.
  • During 2017-18, 2860 part-time, full-time and internship job opportunities were posted with Career Development on the Handshake job portal. Approximately 500 positions listed a specific business major as a requirement. An additional 756 jobs sought “all majors”, meaning that LHBS majors would have been able to apply to approximately nearly 1250 positions, or about 43% of all jobs posted. Career Development job fairs, which continued to have record employer turnout in 2017 -18, hosted hundreds of organizations seeking LHBS students.
  • In 2017-18 many LHBS students took individual advantage of Career Development help, with 474 LHBS students making appointments with office staff for assistance on topics ranging from resume writing to interview coaching to planning a job search strategy. This represents about 1/3 of all student appointments with Career Development.
  • Career Development continues to run the annual Accounting Honors Employment Program, which brings national and regional CPA firms to campus for recruiting. In 2017-18 the AHEP placed 60% of student participants with firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Johnson Lambert, Cohn Reznick, and EisnerAmper and others. This rate is unchanged from last year.
  • Career Development and LHBS faculty continue to enjoy a collaborative professional relationship, and work together to help students succeed in “life after Monmouth”. Career Development staff are often invited to LHBS class to give lectures on career topics, LHBS faculty will bring their students to job fairs, and Career Development staff will assist faculty with special events.