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Business & Technology Unlocked

At Saunders You Come First

You are the reason we are here, your success is what we are most interested in. This focus has been a rewarding part of our mission spanning 4 global campuses, nearly 1,800 students, and 19,000 successful alumni. Such connections, plus our faculty, staff, and many corporate partners are within the expansive network you inherit when joining Saunders College. We are committed to our Mission, Vision, and Core Values — as we know this is what drives your success.

Saunders Mission

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

Saunders Vision

To be the first choice for enterprising students and creative enterprises.

Saunders Core Values

Saunders core values are complementary to the Rochester Institute of Technology's core values.

Enterprising Spirit

Saunders College of Business seeks out students, faculty, and staff marked by an energetic outlook, intrinsic motivation, and boldness. This enterprising spirit includes an entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial sensibility as well as the agility and willingness to embrace changing marketplaces and social conditions.

Supportive Environment

The close and supportive relationships among students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders is one of the defining characteristics of Saunders College of Business. We combine the interpersonal interaction and intimacy of a small-college setting with the resources and opportunities of a large university environment. In addition, Saunders College is a place of mutual respect, where co-workers appreciate one another and enjoy their time together.

Creativity

Saunders College of Business attracts creative people and engenders creative processes. We believe in open-mindedness, imagination, and an appreciation for diverse thoughts, ideas, and experiences.

Global Mindset

Saunders College of Business emphasizes the global scale of contemporary markets. We prepare our students to be globally-mature professionals with a strong understanding of the opportunities and challenges inherent in transnational business operations.

Integration of Theory and Practice

Saunders College of Business is dedicated to the production of knowledge through high-quality research and the integration of insights from these activities into teaching and practice. The high-quality research and teaching of our faculty reflect a core emphasis on the practical implications of scientific theory and research output. In addition, we consistently highlight the practical relevance of theoretical principles for the career success of our students.