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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.

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...
IdeaLab teams brainstorm access technology solutions
November 21st, 2017
Seven teams of students and faculty coaches representing a variety of disciplines spent a weekend in November brainstorming solutions to problems impacting individuals with differing abilities during the RIT Access Technology IdeaLab. The...
Couple turns cider mill into destination
November 21st, 2017
Bill and Brenda Michaels like to tell people that they have three children and their oldest child is never going to leave the house. That oldest child is their business, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard in Central New York. The couple recently...
RIT's Venture Creations incubator receives $1.8 million NYSERDA contract
November 9th, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator has been awarded a new four-year contract valued at $1.8 million from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), earmarked for early-stage, clean-energy...
RIT becomes Education Partner with New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
November 8th, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology's School for International Hospitality and Service Innovation has been selected as an official Education Partner of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association. As a partner, RIT's hospitality...
**TIGERS TALK PODCAST** President Dr. Munson sat down with Saunders College of Business alumnus Jim Salzano ’87
November 8th, 2017
President Dr. Munson sat down with Saunders College of Business alumnus Jim Salzano ’87 to take part of our new podcast series Tigers Talk, which features conversations with notable alumni. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud: soundcloud....
Top RIT News stories for October 2017
November 2nd, 2017
News about the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff was the most viewed last month. Check out all of October's top stories. Top News Stories 1. RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff honor employee service 2. 17,000 expected at...
Saunders College online MBA among top in Princeton Review rankings
October 31st, 2017
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology ranked eighth in the "Top 25 Online MBA Programs for 2018." Saunders College online Executive MBA program also earned high placements the past three years since the inception of...
RIT student-run company named to Top 500 list at Hello Tomorrow global summit
October 26th, 2017
Two Rochester Institute of Technology students have taken their revolutionary hair care product all the way to Europe for the unique opportunity to engage and brainstorm with investors, innovators and industry experts. Kailey Bradt, a student in...

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