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.

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...
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...
‘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...

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