Medaille University Department of Business, Management and Leadership

Medaille University Department of Business, Management and Leadership

Business, Management & Leadership
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

Department Chair, Program Director (BS):
Michael Lillis, Ph.D., Professor

Program Director (BS/MSA):
Corinne R. Jones, M.S.A., C.P.A., Assistant Professor of the Practice

Program Director (MIS) and Internship Coordinator:
Jonas Patricko, D.B.A., M.S.Ed., Associate Professor of the Practice

Program Director (ASB/BBA):
John Girard, M.B.A., Assistant Professor of the Practice

Interim Program Director (MBA):
Michael Lillis, Ph.D., Professor

Program Director (MAOL):
Kristy Tyson, M.B.A, Assistant Professor of the Practice


IACBE Accredited Business Programs

The Department of Business, Management and Leadership at Medaille College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs, please view our IACBE member status page (pdf).


Our Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

We are dedicated to excellence in teaching; providing students a meaningful integration of theory and practice while developing mutually beneficial partnerships with the academic, business, and local communities.

We strive to develop graduates for responsible citizenship and leadership roles who are prepared to meet the various global challenges of the 21st century.


Code of Ethics

The Department of Business, Management and Leadership of Medaille College expects all students, faculty, staff, and administrators to conduct themselves in an ethical manner when carrying out the activities required to fulfill the department’s mission:

In particular, all members of the department are expected to adhere to the following:

Integrity – Abide by the academic code of conduct, and uphold the highest standards of honesty, and fairness in our work and communications.

Professionalism – Maintain high standards in our own work, and help others strive for continuous improvement and the betterment of the department.

Respect – Treat others with dignity and decency, appreciating the diversity that brings richness and growth to the department. Demonstrate respect for property, time, and ideas, as well as people.

Collegiality – Strive to complete our work in the spirit of mutual understanding and the sincere desire to operate as a team of students, faculty, and staff; seek to achieve the best possible outcomes together.

Department of Business, Management & Leadership Full-Time Faculty

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure

Accounting (BS/MSA), Business Administration (ASB), Business Administration (BBA), Business Administration (MBA), Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

Medaille University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) ( The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Board of Regents in New York State (NYS) grants professional licensure/certificates to qualified candidates.  Medaille University is an institutional member of the Council for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA membership does not grant reciprocity or exempt Medaille College from state professional licensing/certification requirements.

Medaille University academic programs have been designed to meet the accreditation and licensure/certification requirements as well as prepare students to apply for licensure/certification exams in the State of New York.  As a result, licensing/certification requirements in New York may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain licensure/certification in any other state. Medaille University has not made a determination of the prerequisites for licensure or certification for other individual states or countries. Before enrolling in an academic program leading to licensure/certification, check with your state education department for specific requirements.  Additional state information can be found here.

Medaille University makes no representations regarding whether a particular program will qualify a graduate for employment in any specific career position. Applicants are responsible for checking with the licensing agency in their home state for specific requirements as well as investigating expectations for any agency or employer with which they may wish to seek employment.

All applicants to the Business, Management and Leadership (BML) programs  should be aware that employers in any career field may consider numerous factors when determining eligibility or suitability for employment including, but not limited to: criminal background screening, U.S. citizenship, state residency, physical and psychological health, age, and military discharge information. Similarly, employers in the industry may require drug screens as a condition to employment and/or continued employment. A criminal conviction and/or record of certain other conduct may prevent or hinder a graduate’s employment in the field. The enrolling applicant has been apprised of these matters and enrolls in this program with full understanding of the same.

IACBE World Headquarters
11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS, 66213 USA
Telephone: +1 913 631 3009
Fax: +1 913 631 9154
General email:  

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street
Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601
Phone: 312.235.3255

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
150 Fourth Ave. North
Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37219-2417
Phone: 615-880-4200

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
Website that provides a link to CPA licensure requirements by state:

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