Dr. Faith M. Pereira
Associate Professor of Management & Marketing
D.P.S. Pace University, New York.(International Business: Management & Marketing)
Executive M.B.A. Pace University, New York.
M.S. St. Xavier's College, Bombay University, India. (Medical Microbiology)
B.S. (Hons) St. Xavier's, B'bay University, India. (Medical Microbiology & Chemistry)
Business students expect their faculty to have an education in the specific field, and in addition, Corporate experience.
Mine includes the Public Sector, Health Care Administration, and the Private Sector, Quality Control Management, in the Developed and Developing world.
In the global economy of today, having a market orientation is the ultimate objective of almost every country. This only serves to highlight the importance of International Business Management and Marketing, as we approach the next century. I developed the majors in marketing and management in response to a questionnaire conducted in the Long Island business community. The corporate personnel indicated their preference for these specific majors: Marketing and Management. In the present multicultural business ambience, we must also study people in different cultural settings.
Today, merely satisfying the academic requirement is not sufficient. Students must learn to aim at excellence. There appears to be a tendency for some students to toil with their games, and play with their books. To encourage them to spend more quality time studying, I reward our Gold Star students by putting them on a par with their peers nationally. Dowling College is a member of the Delta Mu Delta, National Business Honor Society. Ours is the Delta Pi Chapter. Just being a member of the society is not sufficient today. Prospective employers now want to know what contribution the individual student has made in the organization. Social Responsibility, helping those less fortunate: intellectually or financially, is always much appreciated. As their Faculty Advisor I try to foster this spirit in our inductees.
Academic achievement is what is almost always expected; but to enhance ones marketability, some corporate experience will be an asset for students in their job search. With this ideal in mind, I developed an internship program for our non-Accounting Business majors. Students who satisfy the specific stipulations, may earn college credit, while also gaining corporate experience. This Internship Program has blossomed into a College-wide program, under the aegis of the Center for Intellectual Capital, Co-operative Education Program. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
Good business ethics and strong communication skills: writing, oral, aural, non-personal, and the different technical skills, are extremely important today - particularly in the fields of marketing and management. In my class students are expected to enhance those skills, using the opportunities they get in class each time they attend. Attendance is imperative, and responsible students know this well. My objective for them is to encourage this sense of responsibility: to be professional at all times, and earn the respect and regard of the community. Academic success is very important; so too is the intrinsic essence of education. This includes, inter alia, good values and character development, in which every kind of prejudice is absent.