Meet the Director of the Online MBA


My name is Dr. Gerard F. "Jerry" Becker; let me share a little about myself.

I am the MBA Director as well as a full time faculty here at Nyack College and teach in the MBA & MSOL programs; additionally I am a management consultant, former senior business leader, author and life-long learner! After many years in the financial services, information technology and manufacturing industries as a senior leader, I enjoy sharing my practical and scholarly experience, as well as continue to help many individuals realize their academic pursuits. Time permitting, I also enjoy helping organizations transform for positive and sustainable change through my management consulting practice. In addition, I teach leadership, organizational management, financial management and research methods here and at several other universities.

All of my education was accomplished at night or online while working full time, so I truly understand your challenges and desire to learn. My PhD is in Organization and Management from Capella University; and, my MBA and BS were earned at Adelphi University with dual majors in Management and Finance. I have co-authored a book on management consulting, as well as been published in many scholarly peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from transformational leadership, organizational culture and climate, through systemic thinking.

Currently I reside in New York City with my wife Chris where we enjoy the culture, sports and culinary delights! On many weekends, we spend some time at our small home in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania where we enjoy the outdoors.