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Saunders News

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.

Saunders Faculty and Staff Go Above and Beyond
May 29th, 2020
The hard work and dedication of the Saunders College of Business faculty is what gives us an edge over the rest and contribute to what many consider a small college feel at a large technology university. We would like to recognize some of our...
RIT announces Fall Planning Task Force
May 21st, 2020
With "eyes on fall,” RIT continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the creation of the Fall Planning Task Force and the work of three committees. The Fall Planning Task Force is charged with development of creative strategies and...
RIT will no longer require SAT or ACT scores from applicants beginning in fall 2021
May 18th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology will make submitting ACT and SAT scores optional for prospective students applying for admission for fall 2021 and beyond. RIT joins a growing number of colleges and universities who are no longer requiring...
Is management the degree for you?
May 14th, 2020
Students in the undergraduate management program are prepared for a wide variety of well-paying and much-needed jobs. Managers are expected to be excellent decision-makers and problem solvers, and Saunders aims to instill solution-based thinking in...
Available Saunders Scholarships - Including NEW 55% Scholarship
May 7th, 2020
A graduate degree brings opportunity for high-level positions and increased salary, but the immediate cost can be a financial burden. Saunders College of Business seeks to alleviate these costs for its students. Here are our scholarships to cut...
RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan gives grads a solid next step
May 4th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology has announced a tuition scholarship program for this year’s RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic...
Saunders graduate will use supply chain expertise in new position with Amazon
May 4th, 2020
RIT student John Fox credits his time in the U.S. Marine Corps for teaching him about accountability, focus, and dedication—all while developing his passion for logistics and supply chains. Fox, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in supply...
Saunders Financial Management Association earns third place in Adirondack Cup
May 1st, 2020
The Adirondack Cup, sponsored by Adirondack Research and Management Inc., is for New York and New England students at participating institutions to create a hypothetical small cap portfolio for six months. The portfolio with the best return on...
Saunders ESD Honorary Society Inducts Five New Members
May 1st, 2020
The international honorary chapter Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) recognized the hard work of five Saunders Hospitality students this week. These students exemplified the four honor pillars that the ESD is built upon: Excellence, Leadership, Creativity,...
RIT Rallies: Alumnus, textile CEO leads company in making millions of facemasks for essential workers
April 29th, 2020
Jonathan Witmer ’91 (computer science) sits at the helm of WestPoint Home, one of the world’s most successful luxury linen and textile companies. But, during these unprecedented times, Witmer’s company has shifted its focus and its workforce is now...
RIT supply chain faculty use impact of COVID-19 as real-world learning opportunity
April 24th, 2020
The devastating impact of COVID-19 on national and global supply chains is being studied by experts all over the world. It has also presented research opportunities for supply chain professors in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College...
Students use ‘Minecraft’ to recreate a digital RIT campus
April 20th, 2020
One brick at a time — that’s how members of RIT’s Electronic Gaming Society are building a digital version of the RIT campus in the video game Minecraft. As universities across the country closed their campuses and moved to online courses due to...
RIT announces summer session course offerings in online format
April 20th, 2020
UPDATE: May 14: An additional six-week summer session that will be held June 29-Aug. 5 will also be offered in an online format. Rochester Institute of Technology has announced that registration is open for its first set of summer sessions that...
AACSB Accreditation Extension Earned
April 15th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business earned extended accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools worldwide....
Congratulations to the 2020-21 Zutes Fellowship Awardees!
April 14th, 2020
Since 2005, Saunders College of Business had recognized its faculty’s outstanding scholarship through the Zutes Fellowship. The Zutes Faculty Fellowship was created in honor of Dean C. Zutes, a prominent businessman in the Rochester area who...
RIT Rallies: Alumnus creates template for communities to manage COVID-19
April 13th, 2020
A former president of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Student Government has created a website template that helps communities track and manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Nick Giordano, who graduated from RIT in 2016 with a degree in...
How to Earn a 50% Scholarship for Grad School - Saunders Leadership Fellows
April 10th, 2020
What the Saunders Leadership Fellows Program Has to Offer The Saunders Leadership Fellows Program provides students getting their graduate business degree with personal industry mentors that have experience. The highly selective, cohort-based...
Q and A: Human Resource Development Professor Torrence Sparkman earns SHRM Certification
April 9th, 2020
  According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an SHRM Senior Certified Professional is someone who “develops strategies, leads the Human Relations (HR) functions, fosters influence in the community, analyzes performance...
Saunders College of Business is Growing!
April 7th, 2020
The facility expansion will increase the building’s current footprint by nearly 80 percent. Developments include additional classrooms, applied research laboratories, event space and student team rooms. Inspired by the latest technology and building...
RIT’s Saunders College of Business waives GMAT/GRE tests for fall 2020 graduate applicants
April 6th, 2020
In an unprecedented decision, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business is now accepting applications for fall 2020 graduate education without standardized tests, including Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and...

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