Seton Hall’s Stillman School and Setonworldwide Announce Online MBA

September 29, 2002

Professionals desiring career advancement despite the toughest job market in nearly eight years, now have an opportunity to earn a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) degree online that can help them stand apart from other job hunters and promotion seekers. Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business and SetonWorldWide, the University’s online campus, have teamed up to offer an online M.B.A, accredited by AACSB International [The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business] that includes specialization in pharmaceutical management or finance. The first pharmaceutical management learning team will begin November 1; to request an application or more information, prospective students may call 1-888-SETONWW or visit

Widely known as “the nation’s medicine chest,” New Jersey is home to nineteen of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical technology companies. “The pharmaceutical industry is a tremendously important component of our nation’s economy, both now and for the future. In order to maintain our edge in this industry, business schools must take a lead in educating managers who aspire to become a part of this industry, as well as to give those currently in the field a way to enhance their credentials. Our online degree’s concentration in pharmaceutical management delivers New Jersey’s significant base of pharmaceutical knowledge to students who live and work across the country and around the world, “explains Karen Boroff, Ph.D., dean of the Stillman School of Business. Philip DiSalvio, Ed.D., managing director of SetonWorldWide adds,” Our new Stillman Online M.B.A meets the need for continuous learning that is coming to characterize today’ technologically-savvy global economy, particularly within the pharmaceutical sector.”

Only a handful of high quality institutions like Seton Hall offer a full M.B.A. program online. Other universities offer specializations such as pharmaceutical operations, but without the convenience of online learning. The 42-credit Stillman Online M.B.A. through SetonWorldWide trains managers in just 23 months by providing a strong foundation in accounting, economics, behavioral and quantitative sciences as well as the functional areas of business including e-commerce.

Brian Greenstein, Ph.D., the director of graduate tax and financial planning programs at Seton Hall University, has been appointed academic director of the Stillman Online M.B.A. through SetonWorldWide. Previously affiliated with several international accounting firms, Greenstein is a frequent contributor to both professional and academic journals and has published numerous articles in journals such as The Tax Adviser, The Journal of Taxation and the CPA Journal. His articles have been cited by the United States Supreme Court and he has been solicited for policy input by members of the Senate Finance Committee.

In conjunction with an interdisciplinary team of outstanding faculty members, Greenstein has adapted the challenging Stillman School curriculum for the online learning environment. While three on-campus residencies are required of all SetonWorldWide students, they complete most of their coursework online participating in both real-time, live, online discussions, as well as asynchronus or threaded discussions and online research. Students achieve specialization in pharmaceutical management or finance through a capstone course that synthesizes concepts and practices covered in prior coursework. The capstone includes a computerized simulation that provides student teams with an opportunity to coordinate production, marketing and financial objectives in strategic and operating plans for a pharmaceutical business or finance.

Business education began at Seton Hall in 1936 when the first courses in accounting, finance, international trade and business law were offered. The first private business school in New Jersey to be accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the School awarded its first graduate and undergraduate degrees in 1954. The Stillman School is committed to its mission of being the school of choice for business education in the state of New Jersey and to being recognized nationally among the best business schools within a Catholic university.

SetonWorldWide, Seton Hall University’s online campus, is one of the nation’s leading providers of online education and technology-mediated learning. Cited by publications ranging from InfoWorld to Forbes to the Chicago Sun-Times for its innovative, academic excellence, SetonWorldWide serves the educational and professional needs of students from across the country and around the world. All online programs are developed and taught by nationally recognized professors and expert practitioners. For more information about SetonWorldWide call 1-888-SETONWW or see on the World Wide Web.

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall University is the nation’s oldest diocesan institution of higher education. Today, the University is made up of nine schools and colleges. One of six private universities in New Jersey and the only Catholic university in the state, Seton Hall currently enrolls nearly 10,000 students. For more information on Seton Hall University, see on the World Wide Web.