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  • Locations: New Paltz, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer 7
  • Restrictions: Non-SUNY New Paltz applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
The International Business School Americas & SUNY at New Paltz
            Summer Certificate Program

School Atrium image IBS Americas logo        Contact Us:
       Program Director: Jeff Pollard
       Phone: (845)257-3595
       Fax: (845)257-3608
       Mail: State University of New York
                 at New Paltz
                 International Programs, VH201
                 1 Hawk Drive
                 New Paltz, NY 12561

Why New Paltz?

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a creative, diverse, challenging and supportive environment where you can participate in an intensive program in Business English from a highly selective university and an education rich in experiences that will last a lifetime. At New Paltz, you are encouraged to explore and take intellectual risks, to find your passion, to begin your path and to find your voice.

Great location...

New Paltz is a vibrant, historic village (pop. 14,003) in New York State’s Hudson Valley region, midway between Albany and New York City.  Our campus offers beautiful views of the Shawangunk Mountains and easy access to outdoor recreation such as hiking, kayaking, climbing and biking as well as a wide variety of restaurants, specialty shops, historic sites, and local entertainment venues.

You’re welcome.

We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, political views, and ambitions.  This accepting environment makes New Paltz an ideal place for students to learn and flourish.

Programs Offered Through IBS Americas & New Paltz:

  • Marketing and Value Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Competitive Project Management
  • Strategic Thinking

All programs include an intensive course in Business English - English classes that strengthen the student's vocabulary in the corporate environment.


Programs take place every July.  Ask for more information regarding next intakes.


Who will be Teaching the Classes?

Professors with masters and PhD degrees from the State University of New York at New Paltz will teach the courses. 
Business English lessons and activities are presented in English without translation.  There aren't any proficiency tests, but it is advisable that you are at least at the intermediate level.

Professor Bio's:
DFurman      Furman, Don
M.S.F.S. Financial Planning, The American College,2011
Ph.D. Organization and Management, Capella University, 2008

Career History:
Owner, Furman Associates, Inc., 2004-present
Managing Partner, Gregory G. Stevens, Inc., 1994-2004

Caskeyk     Caskey, Kevin
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Washington, 1993

Career History:
Consultant in the areas of smaller firm manufacturing and building research consortia with corporate and academic participation, 1995 to present.
Research Manager and Scientist, Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands), 1996-2001.
Research Scientist, Bremen Institute of Production Technology (Germany), 1994-1996.
Simulation Specialist, Boeing Computer Services, 1985-1994.

Shena      Shen, Daniel
Ph.D. Marketing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
M.B.A. International Business, University of Birmingham, 2001

Career History
Foreign Affairs Office of Sichuan Province, China (1993-2003)

Tikoos     Tikoo, Surinder
Ph.D., Marketing, University of Connecticut, 1994
M.B.A., Marketing, Indian Institute of Management (India),1987

Career History
Export Sales Engineer, Greaves & Company (India), 1982-1985
Assistant Sales Manager, Britannia Industries Ltd. (India), 1987-1989

Linj      Lin, Jun
Ph.D., Strategic Management/Organization Studies, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2004

Career History:
Policy Initiator & Consultant, Shanghai Municipality, 1995-1997

Kananr      Kanan, Rief
M.S., Accounting, Syracuse University, 1976
B.S., Business Administration, Bryant University, 1975

Career History:
Professional consultant in the areas of chief executive leadership and effectiveness; corporate ethics programs; group facilitation; fraud examination and forensic accounting; business planning; strategic planning and execution; leadership programs; facilitation of virtual groups; intercultural communication; conflict management and assessment using Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) with Eckerd College.


Ed Lane     Ed Lane
MA Economics, State University of New York at Albany (2017)
BS Economics, University of Pennslyvania, The Wharton School

Career History:
Principal of Lane Financial  Management; 36 year career as a consulting actuary with two of the largest global human resource consulting firms where he assisted corporations and the federal government in the design, funding and investment management of their retirement programs

Zwanka      Russell Zwanka
Doctorate, International Business - International School of Management- Paris
MS, MS Management, Southern Wesleyan University

Career History:
CEO Triple Eight Marketing
SVP Marketing and Merchandising, Price Chopper
EVP Marketing and Merchandising, The North West Company
VP Marketing and Merchandising, Bozzutos, Inc.
VP Merchandising, Fleming, Inc.

Sheridan     Michael Sheridan
Ph.D., Business Administration, specilization in Strategy, Southern Illinois University
M.A., Appalachian Studies, Sustainable Development concentration, Appalachian State University, 2005
Career History:
Specialty Manager, Earth Fare, 2005-2007

Ibrahim   Akram Ibrahim
BBA in Finance and Investments from CUNY Baruch College
Master’s degree in Taxation from SUNY Albany

Career History:
Akram Ibrahim is the founder and managing director at Hudson Valley CPA's PLLC providing professional accounting, audit, tax and consulting services.  His prior experience includes financial analysis and internal audit with Ingersoll Rand; internal audit at Schroder & Co.; and investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney with emphasis on European mergers and acquisitions.

Hours of instruction:
62 hours of lessons and activities including field trips.
How to Apply!
All students are selected by the International Business School Americas, contact them to learn more about how YOU can attend this program!
Visit their website here!


All students will be statying in a dorm room on the SUNY New Paltz campus.  Students will have a roommate whom they will share a room with for the duration of the program.  Students will have access to meal plan and all services and facilities offered by the college including: the library, computer labs, multi-sport complex/gym, faceteria and wireless internet throughout the campus.  Participants should bring sheets, pillow cases, and towels to use during stay (bed will come with pillow and blanket only).  The mattress size is Twin XL, not a common size outside of the USA, and measures 99cm x 203 cm. 
Students meal plan
                                                   Breakfast each Monday though Thursday
                                                   Lunch each Monday through Thursday


Students will have the weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) free to relax, enjoy the many things New Paltz has to offer and to visit tourist attractions in the region.

*No consumption of alcohol in public areas around the campus and in Residence-hall, Violation of rules leads to severe Punishments according to State Law.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 7 2019 04/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.