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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 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...
The New Philip Saunders Recognition Display
October 25th, 2017
On Wednesday October 11th Saunders College’s community came together to commemorate the namesake of our business school, Phil Saunders. Saunders himself attended the event that also recognized esteemed individuals like Philip Tyler and unveiled the...
RIT Simone Center hosts annual entrepreneurship conference Oct. 27
October 23rd, 2017
Entrepreneurship experts will share their words of wisdom with aspiring business owners during the 13th annual Entrepreneurship Conference at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event, which runs 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in RIT's...
Saunders College of Business dedicates Philip R. Tyler Active Learning Classroom
October 19th, 2017
Saunders College of Business dedicated the new Dr. Philip R. Tyler Active Learning Classroom in honor of an associate professor emeritus of marketing who taught at Rochester Institute of Technology for 38 years. Pittsford resident Philip Tyler '...
Four companies graduate from RIT's Venture Creations business incubator
October 18th, 2017
Venture Creations, the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, celebrated the launch of four new businesses at a graduation ceremony Oct. 17. In addition to recognizing the business start-ups, the event featured a networking...
Staff Spotlight: Linda Chamot
October 12th, 2017
Registration, enrollment changes, student demographics, curriculum demands, faculty requirements and classroom space require constant monitoring and adjustments each semester at RIT. This is where Linda Chamot's job as scheduling officer for...
Alumnus gift completes Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative at RIT
October 12th, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $3 million gift to conclude the Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative. The donor is RIT alumnus Joseph M. Lobozzo II '95 (Executive MBA), founder and former president/CEO of JML Optical...
Honoring E. Philip Saunders for a legacy of giving
October 12th, 2017
Serial entrepreneur and philanthropist E. Philip Saunders remains focused on growing local businesses, supporting higher education and giving back to the community. The president and CEO of Saunders Management Co., 80, is widely known around campus...
Saunders College 10th anniversary tribute to benefactor E. Philip Saunders on Oct. 11
October 9th, 2017
Local entrepreneur and noted philanthropist E. Philip Saunders, president and CEO of Saunders Management Co., will be honored for his decade-long contributions to his namesake college at Rochester Institute of Technology. Saunders College of...
NFL's Dawn Hudson headlines Saunders College Gasser lecture series Oct. 13
October 4th, 2017
For the National Football League, Dawn Hudson plays both offensive and defensive positions. During her three-year career as the league's executive vice president and chief marketing officer, she has been responsible for building the NFL fan...
Meet SCB Distinguished Alumnus Gerald McCue
October 3rd, 2017
For Gerald McCue '80 (MBA), senior vice president at Merrill Lynch, managing client portfolios has a higher purpose than simply growing wealth. "Philanthropy is the ultimate goal with a client because they have reached a level of...

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