Metropolitan College of New York

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Metropolitan College of New York
Audrey Cohen College
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Type Private, not-for-profit[1]
Established 1964
Endowment $10.1 million[2]
President Vinton Thompson, Ph.D.[3]
Students 1,200
Location New York, New York; Bronx, New York, USA
Campus New York
Colors Red and black

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), formerly known as Audrey Cohen College, is a private college located at 60 West Street in Manhattan, New York City and a Bronx campus at 529 Courtlandt Avenue in the Bronx.[4]

MCNY consists of three schools, The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education (named after Audrey Cohen), the School for Public Affairs and Administration, and the School for Business. The school follows the founder's Purpose-Centered Education philosophy.[5][6]


The college was founded in 1964 by educational pioneer Audrey Cohen as the Women's Talent Corp and was renamed the College for Human Services in 1970, when it was granted a Charter by the New York State Board of Regents. It started offering business programs in 1983 and its first graduate programs in 1988. It was renamed Audrey Cohen College in honor of its founder in 1992 and Metropolitan College of New York in 2002.[7]


After a reorganization completed in September 2007, MCNY consists of two schools, The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, and The School for Management. Together, the schools offer undergraduate and graduate programs in Human Services, Education, Emergency Management, Business and Media Management.

The highest degrees offered are master's degrees. The college follows founder Audrey Cohen's Purpose-Centered Education philosophy. In contrast to colleges and universities that organize the school year according to semesters, MCNY refers to each term as a "purpose". Each term's purpose, or unifying theme, drives the coursework for the term, which includes a Constructive Action (CA). CAs are unique clinical seminars in which students complete projects that combine classroom study with research-fieldwork projects that integrate lessons learned in all of the term's courses with hands-on experience.[8]

The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education consist of six programs of study; all of which are have accreditation.[9]

Associate Of Arts: Human Services, Bachelor Of Arts In American Urban Studies, Bachelor Of Professional Studies:Human Services, Master Of Science In Education: Dual Childhood 1-6 / Special Education, Master Of Science In Education: Childhood 1-6, CASAC Program

The School For Public Affairs & Administration MPA In Public Affairs And Administration, MPA In Emergency And Disaster Management

The School For Business Associate Of Science In Business, Bachelor Of Business Administration, BBA In Healthcare Systems Management, MBA In Media Management, MBA In Financial Services, MBA In General Management

In 2012, the Associate and bachelor's degree in Business Administration and all MBA programs at Metropolitan College of New York were accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)


Metropolitan College of New York has two locations,the main campus in lower Manhattan and the extension campus in the Bronx. In 2016, the college moved into a new Manhattan campus at 60 West Street. [10] In 2012, with a warm welcome from the community and public officials such as Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene, the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) re-opened its doors in the Bronx after more than five years. The Bronx Extension Center, located at 529 Courtlandt Avenue, will offer students living in surrounding areas a convenient campus where they can attend classes.[11]

International field study[edit]

The MBA programs at MCNY have an international field study experience in their curricula and the experience is an inherent part of these curricula. This action-oriented experience is tailored to ensure that students have the opportunity to work collaboratively in a pan-cultural environment in which they are exposed to new cultures and given the opportunity to explore them. Students enrolled in the MBA programs (Media Management, Financial Services or General Management) will participate in the trip based on their credits completed and academic progress.

The programs’ goal is to immerse students in the global business environment and students participation are required as this is necessary to develop and apply the skills required to work effectively in the global economy. As part of the required international practicum course, students will be afforded the opportunity to work in a consultative capacity with an operating enterprise to address one or more existing business challenges.[12]


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