As of Spring 2012, we’ve changed our program name from Business Education to Business and Workplace Education to better reflect the diversity and richness of our MA and certificate programs and the locations where our graduates work.

Our master's program focuses on the study of effective adult learning and development support strategies for teaching and learning business concepts and skills in public and private organizations and postsecondary education institutions. Our graduates usually come with solid business content and are able to specialize further and learn theoretical concepts related to adult learning, workplace learning, lifelong learning, instructional design and delivery, curriculum development, and research, preparing them for important educational roles. Job titles of alumni and current students include:

  • Community College Instructor (accounting, finance, marketing, management)
  • Senior Learning Specialist
  • Corporate Sales Trainer; Manager of IT Training and Knowledge Management
  • Director, Program Design
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Workplace Learning Consultant
  • Organizational Development and Productivity Specialist 

Business Education at New York University: The Next Generation
This book, co-written by NYU Professor Emeritus Michael Bronner and University of Southern New Hampshire Professor Emeritus Burt Kaliski, follows the 1981 publication Early Leaders in Business Education. The earlier book documents the work and impact of our program's founders, Drs. Paul S. Lomax, Peter L. Agnew, Herbert A. Tonne, and Helen Reynolds. This next edition is designed to document the rich history the Business Education Program has had since that era. At this point, the first three chapters, detailing the contributions of Drs. Karen Gillespie, Padmakar S. Sapre, and Michael Bronner are complete and available for download below. If you are an alum of the program and have comments regarding them, please email Professor Emeritus Michael Bronner. 

Read the first chapter about Dr. Karen R. Gillespie

Read the second chapter about Dr. Padmakar M. Sapre

Read the third chapter about Dr. Michael Bronner

Read the history of the Agnew Foundation, 1969 to 2009

Advanced Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Workplace Learning

Post-Master's Certificate in Business and Workplace Education