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Check out the latest news and happenings at Saunders College of Business. Email us at communications@saunders.rit.edu if you have news for us to include, or explore our Saunders Announcements for additional options on getting your messages out to the Saunders community. Media inquiries should contact Vienna Carvalho at vnccom@rit.edu with RIT University News Service, or explore our business faculty experts page to find faculty specializing in the topic you are covering.

Saunders College of Business Marketing Students Win First Prize in the AMA Rochester Charles Schwab Case Contest
February 26th, 2018
RIT Saunders College of Business marketing students, Joe Morone and Maria Tovar, placed first in the 5th annual AMA Rochester Collegiate Relations Conference Case Contest. The marketing campaign competition took place at Brook Lea Country Club on...
RIT Venture Creations graduate receives major investment from Empire State Development
February 15th, 2018
A 2017 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations technology business incubator is the recipient of a major investment from Empire State Development. Token, an identity technology start-up founded by RIT alumni Melanie and...
Saunders College of Business Online Executive MBA program named in 2018 Poets&Quants ranking
February 14th, 2018
The Online Executive MBA program in Rochester Institute of Technology's Saunders College of Business ranked second in the category of career outcomes for graduates, and 13th overall, in the list of top online MBA programs by Poets&Quants, a...
RIT students design highway billboard to help 'pay it forward'
February 9th, 2018
RIT student Sarah Johnson has a lot to be thankful for, including her health. And a class offered through Saunders College of Business has allowed Johnson the unique opportunity to "thank" a favorite charity using a billboard high above Rochester...
Kevin Sheldon announced as new Alumni Association President
February 2nd, 2018
Kevin Sheldon '02 (management information systems) began serving his two-year term as the new Alumni Association President on Jan. 1. In addition to his career as vice president of operations at CareJourney, Sheldon is passionate about serving...
Customized education is a matter of personal choice
January 29th, 2018
"We're different. Be different." The philosophy behind RIT's School of Individualized Study has continued to attract a variety of students who want to design a multidisciplinary-customized degree to meet their own personal...
RIT launches MicroMasters program in Design Thinking with edX
January 17th, 2018
Professionals looking to add design thinking as a top skill on their résumé can now master it with a new online program from Rochester Institute of Technology. Starting in April, learners can begin the RITx Design Thinking MicroMasters program...
Top RIT News stories and videos for 2017
January 11th, 2018
What a year! RIT had some great news to share in 2017. Among the top stories are the $50 million gift from Austin McChord and the announcement of David Munson as RIT's 10th president. See 2017's top stories and videos below: Stories: 1....
RIT ranked among best online programs nationally
January 9th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for offering some of the nation's best online programs. The 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, featured RIT on five of its lists, ranking: 36th in...
RIT/NTID establishes first NSF Deaf College Innovation Bowl
January 5th, 2018
Deaf and hard-of-hearing college students with innovative product ideas can compete to earn cash and business expertise, thanks to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The college has established the...
RIT to host statewide Game Dev Challenge kick-off event Jan. 19
January 3rd, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) will host the kick-off event for its second New York State Game Dev Challenge. The event is at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, in RIT's Student...
Alumnus gives RIT $50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity
December 13th, 2017
A 2009 alumnus has given Rochester Institute of Technology $50 million, the largest donation ever made to the university and one of the largest ever in the region. The unprecedented gift comes from Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto, a...
Learn more about RIT's entrepreneurial ecosystem, leadership in cybersecurity, and donor Austin McChord
December 13th, 2017
About Innovation and Entrepreneurship at RIT RIT provides a unique, multidisciplinary ecosystem aimed at promoting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors of its students, faculty and staff. That network includes: The Albert...
Saunders College students have winning edge in Glo-Bus simulation competition
December 7th, 2017
MBA students at RIT's Saunders College of Business were named Global Top 100 Performers in a head-to-head competition against 1,754 teams from around the world in the Glo-Bus simulation strategy game. The Allied Apparition team earned a return on...
Saunders College cited in Poets&Quants 2017 rankings of top business programs
December 5th, 2017
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of the Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2017 by Poets...
Top RIT News stories for November 2017
December 4th, 2017
Check out all of November's most popular stories below: Top News Stories 1. New RIT-inspired beer crafted by Three Heads Brewing to hit shelves Nov. 10 2. Top 10 U.S. colleges battle at National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition 3...
RIT students win big at Simone Center's Tiger Tank
December 1st, 2017
Five teams of student entrepreneurs at Rochester Institute of Technology pitched their business ideas to a panel of Rochester-area investors during the semi-annual Tiger Tank competition held in November, and challenged each other for cash,...
RIT's graduate programs offer distinctive, cutting-edge education
November 21st, 2017
As Fatmah Bamashmous painstakingly crafts furniture for her thesis in RIT's woodworking studio, she uses a mixture of traditional hand tools and state-of-the-art power tools. She has a distinct vision for what she is trying to accomplish, and...
Saunders College of Business cited in 'Bloomberg Businessweek' rankings
November 21st, 2017
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology has been noted for being among 85 full-time MBA programs in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2017 rankings of best U.S. business schools. Saunders College ranked at No. 79, with a job...
Two RIT Venture Creations companies will compete for $1 million accelerator grand prize
November 21st, 2017
Two companies at Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator have been selected to compete for the $1 million grand prize in the New York state-funded Luminate NY accelerator program. The companies, Positive Science and...

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