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Saunders College Facilities

Saunders College of Business is equipped with state-of-the-art computer labs and active-learning classrooms. It features integrated technology throughout the building, is part of one of the most wired campuses in the nation at RIT, and is home to several study spaces for students to work in groups or individually.

Please visit our Saunders Lab Portal, to see Saunders lab schedules, useful information regarding software, recommended specifications for laptops, and other useful links. Please note that labs are open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight) daily.

Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics

The Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics houses Saunders’ Bloomberg Financial Markets technology. View our photo galleries to see students utilize the lab to gain real-world business, finance, and macroeconomic experience in the classroom. Sixteen workstations provide students access to the same information and tech relied on by financial professionals globally. Making use of the Lab helps students gain an edge in the competitive job market.

The Lab features a collaborative workspace with free-floating desks and screens to facilitate hands-on group work. Screens mounted around the room provide instructional aide and a circular stock-ticker displays market coverage featuring the latest stock quotes.

Features:

  • 12 computer workstations with Bloomberg Financial Markets software
  • Wireless sharing to promote collaboration and guide instruction
  • Movable free-standing desks to facilitate collaboration and group work
  • S&P 100 Index stock market ticker

 

REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory

Experience an active learning classroom that supports interactive learning and features CISCO Telepresence for connecting interactively with Global Campuses and corporate partners around the world. In Saunders's Active Learning Collaboratory, learning activities are student-centered and supported through a combination of digital and traditional displays. Multiple lines of sight facilitate visual presentations and easily configurable desk arrangements. Between individual student and team presentations, sharing information has been made far easier. The REDCOM room supports the following Saunders initiatives: The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2, Global Lab, case-based learning, and interdisciplinary capstone projects.

Features:

  • Cisco telepresence
  • Digital smartboard
  • Modular, reconfigurable layout
  • Self-contained pods designed for collaboration, with four individual computer hookups to allow for group use of monitors

 

Dr. Philip R. Tyler Active Learning Classroom

In 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. Philip Tyler, also a Saunders alumnus - '65 business administration - had a lasting impact on the college and the students he taught. His special recognition, as best captured by the Phil Tyler Room Dedication Facebook Group page highlighting stories of Dr. Tyler, made this dedication possible to bring new technology to the newly renovated Saunders classroom.

Features:

  • Digital smartboard
  • Modular, reconfigurable layout
  • Self-contained pods designed for collaboration, with three individual computer hookups to allow for group use of monitors

 

Global Business Solutions Lab

Located on the first floor of Saunders, the Global Business Solutions Lab is open for use from 7 am to 12 am daily. Students can easily use their RIT ID card for access. Equipped with 30 computer workstations, each computer is maintained with the latest software releases and features a webcam. Printing is free from lab computers for all Saunders students.

Features:

  • 30 computer stations
  • Windows 10, Adobe Creative Suite, Minitab, Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAP, and more
  • Projector and instructor station optimized for classroom instruction

Business Enterprise Systems (BEST) Lab

Located on the third floor of Saunders, the Business Enterprise Systems (BEST) Lab features 38 computer workstations and is open daily from 7 am to 12 am. Students can easily use their RIT ID card for access. Classroom instruction in the lab is made easy as the instructor's station is connected to two projectors. All the computers are up-to-date with the latest software releases and students can easily print to the labs printers at no cost.

Features:

  • 38 computer stations
  • Windows 10, Adobe Creative Suite, Minitab, Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAP, and more
  • 2 projectors and instructor station optimized for classroom instruction

Student Learning Center

A dedicated study lounge for graduate and undergraduate students available 24 hours a day. Quiet and closed-off from the bustling Atrium, the study center features comfortable lounge chairs, private desks, and computers that are up-to-date with the latest software specific for tutoring sessions.

Lobby & Zutes Atrium

Lowenthal Hall front lobby contains plush lounge chairs and tables for studying between classes. The Atrium features tables and chairs conducive to teamwork and group projects.

 

E. Philip Saunders Exhibit in Atrium

The E. Philip Saunders Exhibit was created to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Saunders College of Business being named after its namesake and donor. The dedication ceremony also recognized the culmination of the Saunders Challenge raising $20 million, thanks to Mr. Saunders generosity in matching gifts, and visionary leadership.