Accreditation & Memberships


Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International , the premier accrediting organization for business schools. Less than 5% of the institutions granting business degrees have received this accreditation.

The AACSB indicated that the Saunders College of Business is, "undoubtedly one of the nation's leaders in bringing total quality principles to the university." These principles emphasize customer satisfaction, work productivity through team work, and product & service excellence.

RIT is chartered by the legislature of the State of New York and accredited by The Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Learn more about AACSB Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Check out the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's overview for details on the Rochester Institute of Technology's accreditation.

Federation of Schools of AccountancyFederation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA)

The Saunders College of Business is an affiliate member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA). The FSA vision is, "to achieve and sustain public trust in the accounting profession through leadership in supporting and shaping high quality accounting education." Their mission states, “we promote and support high-quality accredited graduate accounting programs.”

For further details on the organization, go to the FSA's website. There you can find out more about the FSA's strategic initiatives:

  1. Promote value
  2. Educate and Involve Faculty
  3. Share Innovation
  4. PhD Focus
  5. Provide Independent Input


SAP University AllianceSAP University Alliance

SAP AG is the world's leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Their programs are widely used to integrate business functions including sales, accounting, logistics, human resources, and manufacturing. The SAP University Alliance is designed to provide university faculty members throughout the world with the tools and resources they need to teach students how technology can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking.

To accomplish this, SAP provides its business software to hundreds of universities and technical institutes in more than 50 countries for use in disciplines such as business, IT, computer science, and engineering. By providing advanced technologies, such as those supporting next-generation IT architectures around key business processes, the SAP University Alliance program helps universities and technical institutes develop highly qualified graduates who will contribute to the core competencies of their future employers.

With hundreds of member campuses actively involved in the SAP University Alliance program, opportunities for collaboration are extensive. Members work together on undertakings including research, publishing, curriculum development, and intercampus business simulations. As a result, faculty and students from different campuses around the globe have opportunities to collaborate on virtual team projects.