Saunders College of Business

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Saunders College of Business
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Former names
E. Philip Saunders College of Business
Established 1952
Dean Dr. DT Ogilvie
Academic staff
Students 686
Postgraduates 293 MBA and MS
Location Rochester, New York, USA
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

Saunders College of Business (or SCB) (formerly known as The E. Philip Saunders College of Business) is the business school at Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1952, RIT acquired the McKechnie-Lunger School of Commerce in Rochester, which was renamed after E. Philip Saunders in 2006. As of winter quarter 2007, Saunders College of Business encompasses 7% of RIT's enrollment, or around 1,000 students.[1] The college's dean is dt ogilvie.[2]

Mission statement[edit]

We elevate students to make immediate and enduring contributions to organizations and the world through career-oriented experiences and our teaching and research, which integrate business, technology, and design thinking.

Research facilities[edit]

Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship[edit]

The Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship established in 2007, enhances earlier Entrepreneurship activities on RIT's campus, including the RIT Venture Creations Incubator. It was named for Albert J. Simone, 8th president of RIT, in recognition of his contribution to academics and strong support of local business. The Albert J. Simone Center was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the "Top Innovation & Design School" programs in the world for graduating the innovators companies hunger for.

Center for Urban Entrepreneurship[edit]

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE), located in the heart of the downtown business district at 40 Franklin Street (the historic Rochester Savings Bank), will help reshape the regional economy and build wealth within the urban community by being the hub for urban entrepreneurial programs and research.

CUE provides a viable and successful vehicle to develop a new culture of entrepreneurship in the region, with a particular emphasis on the most underserved populations in the nine-county region.

Technology Management Center[edit]

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 Responsibility[edit]

The mission of the Institute for Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility is to support research and teaching at Saunders that focuses on the interdependent relationship between business and society. We raise awareness of the role of business as a member of society and the importance of ethics as an essential component of decision making.


For five consecutive years, Saunders College of Business undergraduate programs have ranked in the top 5% of all U.S. business schools, according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges from 2004-2011. The college also placed #58 in BusinessWeek's third annual rankings of top undergraduate business programs.[3] Saunders College of Business also has an "outstanding graduate business school," according to The Princeton Review.[4] The New York-based education services company has selected the school for inclusion in the 2008 edition of its book, "Best 290 Business Schools".[5] In the U.S. News 2011 ranking, Saunders College is tied for #67 among best graduate business programs. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International.[6]

BusinessWeek- Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013

No. 14 Management Information Systems

No. 21 Entrepreneurship

No. 26 Marketing

No. 32 Corporate Strategy

No. 52 International Business

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Saunders College has 7 undergraduate programs:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • New Media Marketing

Graduate programs[edit]

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

  • MBA-Accelerated 4+1
  • MBA- Full Time
  • MBA- Part Time
  • MBA- Accounting
  • Executive MBA
  • On Campus (EMBA)
  • Online (OLEMBA)

Master of Science (MS)

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures
  • Finance
  • Management

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Year in Review: RIT by the numbers". Rochester Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Professor DT Ogilvie Named Dean of RIT’s Saunders College of Business". Rochester Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Recognition - Saunders College of Business :: RIT". E. Philip Saunders College of Business. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
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  5. ^ Princeton Review. Best 290 Business Schools, 2008 Edition (Graduate School Admissions Guides). ISBN 978-0-375-76627-5. 
  6. ^ "Rochester Institute of Tech, E. Philip Saunders College of Business at RIT". 

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