Yeshiva University’s Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies has launched a new associate degree program that will expand the opportunities for a broader range of students to take advantage of the university’s unique undergraduate educational experience.
“At YU, we believe it is our responsibility to educate citizens and leaders for the Jewish community and the world,” said Dr. Paul Russo, vice provost and dean of the Katz School. “While Stern College for Women, Yeshiva College, and the Sy Syms School of Business do extraordinary work transforming the lives of their graduates, they meet the needs of only part of our community. To carry out our commitment to a broader population, our admissions team is meeting with students who seek to start college in a two-year format and at the same time immerse themselves in a Jewish experience with their peers on our campuses.
“This innovative associate degree in management is in keeping with our fundamental commitment to providing our students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this information-rich, fast-paced world,” Provost Selma Botman added. “Its imaginative project-based curriculum will bring ideas to life, use New York City as a classroom, and prepare students to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program or launch new graduates into satisfying business careers.”
Students will have full access to the university’s wide range of Torah faculty and scholarship, alumni network, and campus life, including participating in athletics, hackathons, theater productions, and service learning missions. Students who successfully complete their associate coursework will have an opportunity to transition into the baccalaureate program at YU.