Dean’s Office

A Message from the Dean

Salwa Ammar

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Business. The excitement generated by our activities and initiatives sustains the momentum for advancing our mission and defining our potential. Students here participate in an excellent educational experience in an encouraging and challenging environment. I am truly privileged to be working with an outstanding faculty who are caring educators and engaged scholars.

The school’s curriculum represents comprehensive and broad-based business skills and knowledge grounded in the liberal arts education. Its featured flexibility allows students to explore various aspects of business and pursue complementary interests in other schools. We focus on preparing the leaders of the future by fostering academic excellence in the long tradition of the Lasallian heritage. We offer students a host of opportunities for growth and development inside and outside the classroom. We take advantage of our city location and the numerous opportunities it presents for learning and exploration.

I am particularly grateful for the strong commitment of our alumni who continue to inform our vision and influence our progress and motivation. Our connection to our alumni and to the NYC business community is a strong aspect of our academic experience that we build on and value greatly. I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus in the Bronx!

—Salwa Ammar, Ph.D.

About the Dean

Salwa Ammar, Ph.D. joined Manhattan College as the dean of School of Business in July 2009. Since her appointment, Dr. Ammar has led many successful initiatives for the school, including strategic planning efforts for the school and establishing a five-year B.S./M.B.A. program.

Dr. Ammar is the author of numerous academic papers. Her primary work focuses on the application of fuzzy logic and expert systems to the evaluation of complex organizations. In addition, she has published extensively in the area of educational innovations in operations research and management science. As a business consultant, Dr. Ammar has worked with major corporations, Wall Street firms and government agencies using her methodologies to evaluate corporate performance, financial management and credit worthiness of public entities. Dr. Ammar has taught courses in management science and operations research since 1986 both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Prior to her position at Manhattan College, Dr. Ammar served as the dean of management at LeMoyne College. She received her bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom. She earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in decision and information services from the University of Florida.

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