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Saunders College of Business (or SCB) (formerly known as The E. Philip Saunders College of Business) is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). As of fall semester 2016, Saunders College of Business encompasses nearly 11% of RIT's enrollment, home to more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs across RIT Global Campuses in Rochester, New York, Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo, and China.

Saunders College of Business
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MottoBusiness and Technology - Unlocked
Parent institution
Rochester Institute of Technology
DeanJacqueline R. Mozrall
Academic staff
Location, ,
43°04′58″N 77°40′38″W / 43.0829°N 77.6772°W / 43.0829; -77.6772Coordinates: 43°04′58″N 77°40′38″W / 43.0829°N 77.6772°W / 43.0829; -77.6772
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Saunders College works in partnership with RIT’s entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s technical and creative programs. Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs.



The college dates back to 1910 with the establishment of the food administration and home economics departments at RIT. In 1952, RIT acquired the McKechnie-Lunger School of Commerce in Rochester, which was renamed after E. Philip Saunders in 2006. The college's dean is Jacqueline R. Mozrall.[1]

Undergraduate programsEdit

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration*
  • Digital Business*
  • Entrepreneurship*
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • New Media Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Exploration

* Business minors only

Graduate programsEdit

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

  • MBA – Accelerated 4+1 (one-year option for business undergraduate students)
  • MBA – Fast Track (one-year option for non-business undergraduates students)
  • MBA – Full Time
  • MBA – Part Time
  • MBA – Accounting

Executive Education

  • Executive MBA, on campus (EMBA)
  • Executive MBA, online (OLEMBA)

Master of Science (MS)

  • MS - Accounting
  • MS - Business Analytics
  • MS - Computational Finance
  • MS - Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures
  • MS - Finance
  • MS - Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • MS - Human Resource Development
  • MS - Management
  • MS - Service Leadership and Innovation

Research facilitiesEdit

Center for Student Innovation and EntrepreneurshipEdit

The Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established in 2007. It was named for Albert J. Simone, 8th president of RIT, in recognition of his contribution to academics and strong support of local business.

Center for Urban EntrepreneurshipEdit

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE) is located in the downtown business district at 40 Franklin Street (the historic Rochester Savings Bank).

Technology Management CenterEdit

The Technology Management Center focuses on three primary areas: information technology management, new product development, and science and technology policy. The center does basic and applied research and develops new teaching material in the area of Technology Innovation.

Institute for Business Ethics and Corporate Social ResponsibilityEdit

The Institute for Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility supports research and teaching at Saunders and focuses on the interdependent relationship between business and society.


Undergraduate programsEdit

College Factual #6 in the 2018 rankings of Management Information Systems degree programs.

U.S. News & World Report #62 in the 2018 rankings of top undergraduate business programs.[2]

U.S. News & World Report #77 in the 2017 rankings of top undergraduate business programs.[3]

Graduate programsEdit

Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, #54 in the 2019 THE/WSJ Business School Report: Two-Year MBA Degrees.[4]

U.S. News & World Report #73 in the 2018 best graduate school rankings and #6 in employment.[5]

Poets & Quants #96 in the 2016 U.S. MBA program rankings[6]

Online graduate programsEdit

Princeton Review #7 in 2017 top 25 online MBA programs[7]

U.S. News & World Report #31 in 2017 online MBA rankings[8]

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ "Recognition – Saunders College of Business :: RIT". Saunders College of Business. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  4. ^ "THE/WSJ Business School Report: Rochester Institute of Technology".
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  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "RIT Notable Alumni". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27.
  10. ^ "RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability names lab in honor of Sudhakar 'Bal' Dixit". Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  11. ^ "Freedom Forum Profile".
  12. ^ "Business Cards of Graduates of the Imaging and Photographic Technology program at RIT". Archived from the original on 2008-10-13.
  13. ^ The University Magazine (Spring 2007). "RIT – Success Stories – For the best of the blogs, 9rules". Retrieved 2007-12-27.

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