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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 Shelly Meyer at smmmkt@rit.edu with RIT University News Service.

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...
‘U.S. News’ rankings highlight RIT graduate programs
April 2nd, 2020
RIT graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News annual statistical survey of graduate programs. RIT master’s degree programs in engineering, business and fine arts feature in the U.S. News &...
GMAT/GRE Waiver for Fall 2020
April 1st, 2020
Due to the uncertainty created by COVID-19 and the closure of standardized test centers, effective immediately Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is accepting applications for fall 2020 without standardized tests...
Alumni Update: Get your cell phone wet? Redux has a solution
March 31st, 2020
Entrepreneur Reuben Zielinski ’85 (electrical engineering) ’96 (EMBA) believes that generating a great idea is actually the easiest part of the product development process. The hardest part? Convincing other people that what you have is a great...
RIT alumni hop on the craft-beer boom
March 31st, 2020
While dating in college, Aaren Simoncini ’09 (finance) and Precious Putnam ’09 (ASL-English interpretation) wanted to take a class together. They settled on Wines of the World, which then led to Simoncini taking a Beers of the World elective. “It...
RIT Accounting Students Volunteer During Tax Season
March 6th, 2020
Since 2016, the volunteer program Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) has had over 123 Rochester area college students complete 1,343 tax returns for families in need. This tax season, students from Saunders College of Business at Rochester...
Student Spotlight: International student studies at three RIT campuses through global scholars program
February 28th, 2020
In the past four years, fourth-year international business student Ioana Ifrim has studied at three different RIT campuses around the world. She has been a student at RIT Dubai, RIT Croatia in Zagreb and the RIT campus in Rochester. Growing up in...
For Aspiring Finance Majors
February 25th, 2020
Learn about Saunders’ finance degree, as well as career options and outlook for finance students. What is Finance? A finance degree at Saunders provides training on management, creation and study of money, banking, investments, assets and...
RIT business professor receives entrepreneurship service award
February 19th, 2020
dt ogilvie, Distinguished Professor of Urban Entrepreneurship at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business, has received the Young Entrepreneurz Solutions Entrepreneurship Service Award for her role in promoting youth...
Co-op stories: Google
February 14th, 2020
Jarod Farchione, a fourth-year management information systems student, applied his knowledge of business to the technological sector for his co-op. Over the summer, Farchione worked as an account strategist intern at the Google campus in Mountain...
Business Exploration
February 13th, 2020
What is Business Exploration? Saunders College of Business offers the business exploration program for students interested in the business field but unsure which major to choose. This allows students to experience some foundational programs in a...
Professor dt ogilvie receives YES Entrepreneurship Service Award
February 13th, 2020
Saunders distinguished professor Dr. dt ogilvie has been selected as the recipient of the Young Entrepreneurz Solutions (YES) Entrepreneurship Service Award for her role in promoting youth entrepreneurship. The YES Entrepreneurship Service Award...

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