Saunders College of Business at RIT

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Basic Information

Address: Rochester Institute of Technology, Saunders College of Business, 105 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5608
Phone Number: 585-475-7935
President: David C. Munson

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School Type: Private, non-profit, Business School
Organization Affiliation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
School Setting:

With a vision to be the first choice for enterprising students and creative enterprises, Saunders College of Business attracts students who possess a curiosity that drives them and who place a premium on entrepreneurial thinking and innovative solutions.

At Saunders, students come first. They get the RIT edge in innovation and access to the vast resources in business, technology, and design that can only be found at Rochester Institute of Technology. Through an expansive and powerful RIT minors program, business students share classrooms with artists, designers, engineers, and computer scientists. This gives Saunders graduates the ability to differentiate themselves successfully, within a crowded job market.

Plus, with strong corporate connections built through a strong tradition of cooperative education, Saunders delivers an applied curriculum that prepares students to be career-ready upon graduation. The result- a perfect match for employers and a 94% placement rate.

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). Recognized and ranked internationally, Saunders is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs across RIT Global Campuses in Rochester, New York, Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. Saunders College works in partnership with RIT's entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and top ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT's world-leading technical and creative programs. With over 19,000 alumni worldwide, Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs where students gain real-world business experiences through a tradition of applied learning, internships and capstone programs

School Size: 744 undergrads 333 grad students
Classroom Size: 15-20 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 22 students per teacher
School Holidays: Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT, Winter Break
Housing Availability:

On and off campus housing is available

Diversity: rit.edu/diversity Global Diversity, Cultural Diversity and Academic Diversity are found at RIT Throughout your life, you’ll interact with people from different cultures and from every continent. Your success will depend on your experience with and understanding of cross-cultural issues, here and abroad. At RIT you’ll live and study with over 2,635 international students from 102 countries. In addition, more than 2,000 students of color have elected to study at RIT, embodying our commitment to diversity. Adding a social and educational dynamic not found at any other university are more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported by RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Human diversity is essential to organizational growth and synergy. These differences create points of tension that spark alternative viewpoints and ideas and ignite the kindling forces behind creativity and innovation. To that end, the mission of the Division for Diversity & Inclusion is to foster living, learning, and working environments that support and incorporate principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and community. The variety of backgrounds and perspectives represented in the RIT community enriches the learning experience for all. As you interact on team-based projects, in residences halls, and in day-to-day activities, we believe you will be enriched and better prepared for the opportunities and challenges of global interdependence. Our Inclusive Excellence Framework provided one of the guiding principles for RIT’s Strategic Plan ‘Greatness through Difference’ 2025
Tuition:

2019-2020 Tuition, per year $45,244 for undergraduates $47,522 for graduate students

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid While the primary responsibility for your education rests with you and your family, we will assist you in identifying additional financial aid resources. Currently, more than 11,000 RIT undergraduate and graduate students receive over $320 million dollars in financial assistance from federal, state, and institutional resources, in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment. We expect to continue this commitment by assisting the same number of students for the upcoming academic year.

Disability Services:

Disability Services Office
The RIT Disability Services Office (DSO) is committed to providing equal access to programs, services and physical facilities to students with disabilities. We strive to foster an environment where all students are welcomed, valued and respected. The DSO is one of several departments within the Student Learning Support & Assessment Center
Student Learning Support & Assessment Departments
Academic Support Center (ASC)
College Restoration Program (CRP)
Spectrum Support Program (SSP)
Disability Services Office (DSO)
English Language Center (ELC)
International Student Services (ISS)
Assessment, Research, & Tech Svcs (ARTS)
In addition, RIT is home to The National Technical Institute for the Deaf is one of the nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology, a leading career-oriented, technological university recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's "Best College Values," and by The Princeton Review as one of the top 20 colleges nationwide for "Best Career Services." More than 15,000 undergraduate students from around the world, including more than 1,200 who are deaf or hard of hearing, come to campus every year to take advantage of the benefits of an RIT/NTID education, and because it's the right fit for them.

Activities:

RIT Center for Campus Life
The RIT Center for Campus Life consists of several diverse services and programs. Learn more about whom and what comprise the department. There are approximately 300 student clubs at RIT.

Saunders Events calendar https://saunders.rit.edu/about/newsroom/events-calendar#

Clubs:

Business Clubs:
• APICS Student Chapter
• Beta Gamma Sigma
• Business and Technology Professionals Club (BTP)
• DECA Collegiate Chapter
• Delta Sigma Pi
• Financial Management Association (FMA)
• Global Business Group
• Honors Program
• Lowenthal Service Group
• RIT Marketing Club (RITMC)
• Next Generation of Accountants (NGA)
• Saunders Multicultural Business Association
• Tiger House at BJTU Weihai Campus
• Women in Business
• Saunders College of Business Student Government Senator
• Saunders College of Business Student Executive Board

Sports:

RIT athletics
Men's sports:
baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, wrestling
Women's sports:
basketball, crew, cross country, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, cheerleading

Majors:

Undergraduate Majors and Minors
• Accounting
• Business Administration*
• Digital Business*
• Entrepreneurship*
• Finance
• Hospitality and Tourism Management
• International Business
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• New Media Marketing
• Supply Chain Management*
• Business Exploration
* NOTE: Indicates Minor only

Graduate Programs
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• MBA in Accounting
• Executive MBA, Online
• Executive MBA, Online
• MS in Accounting
• MS in Business Analytics
• MS in Computational Finance
• MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures
• MS in Finance
• MS in Hospitality and Tourism Management
• MS in Human Resource Development
• MS in Global Supply Chain Management
• MS in Service Leadership and Innovation
MBA Business Concentrations
• Accounting
• Business Analytics
• Digital Marketing
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• Innovation management
• International Business
• Management and Leadership
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Project Management
• Supply Chain Management
MBA Joint Concentrations
• Health Systems Administration (all concentration courses online)
• Human Resource Development
• Industrial and Systems Engineering Management
• Public Policy

Study Abroad:

RIT Study Abroad
Welcome to RIT Global, your resource for study abroad and international fellowships. With over 400 programs in 50 countries, there is usually a study abroad program for students of every major. RIT Global offers four types of study abroad programs: Gateways, Global Campuses, Faculty-led and Affiliate. Gateway programs are RIT customized programs that are usually major specific. Our global campus programs allow students to directly enroll in one of RIT's overseas campuses in Dubrovnik & Zagreb (Croatia), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Pristina (Kosovo), and Beijing and Weihai (China). Faculty-led programs are generally major specific and are designed and executed by an RIT faculty member who leads a group of students overseas. Finally, Affiliate programs run through RIT partner organizations. It is important to understand the type of programs you are interested in because each has different benefits for different students and each may have a unique application process.

Computer Capabilities:

Saunders Computer Labs
Saunders College of Business is equipped with state-of-the-art computer labs and active-learning classrooms, features integrated technology throughout the building, is part of one of the most wired campuses in the nation at RIT, and is home to several study spaces for students to work in groups or individually. Computer Labs and Active Learning Classrooms include new additions: Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics, REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory, and the Philip R. Tyler Active Learning Classroom.

Admissions Requirements:

Undergraduate Admissions
Saunders does not specify a minimum test scores, as the entire application - including high school performance, TOEFL or IELTS score (international applicants only), SAT or ACT score, resume, and personal statement - is evaluated for admittance into Rochester Institute of Technology.
We require students complete Algebra and Geometry and recommend Trigonometry and Pre-calculus along with a strong selection of courses emphasizing communications/writing in High School.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
RIT recognizes IB level work. Credit may be awarded for higher level examinations completed with a grade of 5 or better. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis and in the context of the student's intended program at RIT. Each department will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded. Students are requested to forward IB transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Transfer Credit
Transfer credit will be considered for relevant course work where a grade of C or better was earned at a regionally accredited college or university. Official transcripts must be submitted and will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis. RIT also reviews work performed in courses and training programs evaluated by the American Council on Education (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, etc.). Minimum acceptable scores vary by course and major.

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Freshmen Early Decision: November 15
Freshmen Regular Decision: January 15

International Students:

RIT International Student Services Fall 2017 enrollment 2,640 students from 98 countries RIT International Student Services provides a solid foundation for RIT's commitment to international education, assisting individuals from more than 100 countries. We advise students, faculty, clubs and departments on immigration, cultural, academic and personal matters. We work closely with Global Union, and several other international student clubs. Off-campus programs are often run with our colleagues at the RIT English Language Center as well as with Rochester Global Connections (formerly RIC).

Mission Statement:

RIT International Student Services Fall 2018 enrollment 2,500 students from 103 countries RIT International Student Services provides a solid foundation for RIT's commitment to international education, assisting individuals from more than 100 countries. We advise students, faculty, clubs and departments on immigration, cultural, academic and personal matters. We work closely with Global Union, and several other international student clubs. Off-campus programs are often run with our colleagues at the RIT English Language Center as well as with Rochester Global Connections (formerly RIC).

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Saunders vision is to be the first choice for enterprising students and creative enterprises. Saunders College recognizes the following core values: Enterprising mindset, Supportive environment, Creativity, Global Mindset, and Integration of Theory and Practice.