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2017

Global Passport Highlight

Global Passport: International Special Scholars Report

2017.04 For more than two decades, Rochester Institute of Technology has hosted the world's top special scholars, hailing from prestigious programs including Fulbright, USAID and MESCyT. Each year, Saunders College of Business welcomes an internationally diverse group of students to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our special scholars represent the leading international talent  ... [continue]

MIS Newsletter

Leveraging technology, people and processes to improve business operations

2017.04 Have a passion for computers, technology and business? Management Information Systems (MIS) at Saunders College of Business might be the major for you. MIS students gain an understanding of how to use information and data analytics to design a system that will improve a business's overall operations. MIS graduates help add value to existing products, foster innovation as well as new product ... [continue]

Executive Education in Myanmar

Distinctive MBA program features in-country corporate consulting

2017.02 Saunders College of Business Executive Education students are helping Myanmar’s most trusted news source change its business model after the company spent more than two decades in exile. The Executive MBA program is collaborating with DVB Multimedia Group Co. Ltd. in Myanmar to help the media group transition from an exiled news source supported by donations, to a licensed commercial media companys ... [continue]

Saunders Abroad

Delivering unique opportunities abroad

2017.01 Saunders College of Business continues to see significant growth in global programs. Since their initial launch, undergraduate and graduate business programs in China are thriving with administrative and Student Ambassador support. International study abroad trips to Malaysia, Dubai and Croatia provide students a platform to exchange ideas and engage in opportunities ... [continue]

 

2016

Facilities Highlights

Enhanced student environments provide industry-ready expertise

2016.12 Saunders College of Business has unveiled new, state-of-the-art collaborative learning environments that advance specialties in data analytics and management information systems. Optimized with the latest technologies, the Business Analytics Lab and REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory represent ... [continue]

Faculty Research Highlight

Turning Ideas Into Action

2016.10 Faculty of Saunders College of Business are determined academics and top researchers who know how to put ideas into action. These esteemed scholars and practitioners embrace both teaching and research equally, and are supported by RIT's position as a national research university.... [continue]

ExOut Success

Students Win Top Honors in International Spotlight

2016.09 Students from Saunders College of Business recently returned to RIT with the top prize in hand from the international Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism Initiative. The competition was launched by the U.S. State Department, aimed at neutralizing the effects of digital terrorist propaganda... [continue]

Undergraduate Rankings

Undergraduate Programs Receive Top Recognitions Nationally

2016.09 Saunders College of Business undergraduate programs are once again ranked nationally. U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Colleges ranks Saunders College #77, leaping forward 16 spots from previous years. It's largest undergraduate major, Management Information Systems ranks #10 nationally... [continue]

Biz 1 + 2 Program

From Concept to Commercialization

2016.06 In the Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2 program, Saunders College first-year students have attended class, visited guest speakers and engaged in seminars designed to build a broad range of skills. As a final step, students work together to build business plans... [continue]

Best Business School Rankings

Saunders ranks #6 in Employment After Graduation

2016.05 Employers are taking notice of Saunders College of Business programs that meet the needs of business and industry today, and Saunders students are poised for success. Saunders graduate students have over a 96% job placement rate, ranking #6 by U.S. News & World Report ... [continue]

MIS Ranking

On the Rise: MIS at Saunders ranks #10 nationally

2016.04 Modern businesses cannot operate without effective information technology. Saunders College of Business undergraduate program in Management Information Systems focuses on career-readiness and corporate connections from day one, offering students... [continue]

Developing the T-Shaped Professional

Developing the T-Shaped Professional

2016.04 The spring semester of The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2 program at Saunders College of Business features the “Third Hour,” a series of professional development seminars introducing students to business topics with a focus on learning outcomes... [continue]

TTC Free Form

Freestyle Jet Skis Jump Out of Tiger Tank

2016.04 Spring 2014 RIT Tiger Tank winner Free Form Factory Inc. (FFF) took home a cash prize and the honor of first place in the bi-annual business pitch competition modeled after ABC’s Shark Tank. Born out of the frustration, inventor Jordan Darling set out determined... [continue]

Co-op Experience

Career Ready: Day One

2016.03 Fourth-year Management Information Systems (MIS) student Zachary White recognized that his first year business courses gave him the courage to take on fulltime employment the following summer. Thanks to The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2 program's hands-on business experience, Zachary found the confidence to apply for, and receive, a competitive internship at Intuit... [continue]

Saunders StartUp

Fostering the Entrepreneurial Mindset

2016.02 It’s not every day that college students are given the resources, coaching, and financial support to kick-start a business. And it’s not a typical college student who develops a smart fitness sensor technology (LiftForce), a sound recognition system (Hz Innovations) or a cybercrime prevention simulator (CASCADES). Saunders College of Business makes this possible by providing... [continue]

Saunders Newest Faculty Members

Saunders Welcomes Our Newest Faculty Members

2016.01 Dean Jacqueline R. Mozrall is proud to introduce the newest faculty members to Saunders College of Business for 2015-2016. They bring academic and industry perspectives that exemplify Saunders mission of elevating students to make immediate and enduring contributions to organizations and the world...[continue]

 

2015

Saunders Leadership Fellow Program

Manage your career. Take a step toward the C-suite

2015.11 The MS in Management can put you on the right track. A management degree from Saunders College will give you the experience you need to get the job you want. Ranked #22 by TFE Times and #29 by Eduniversal, Saunders Master's in Management has three specialized tracks to choose from, each designed to provide a foundation in business and skills you seek... [continue]

Global Exchange

Expanding Partnerships through Global Exchange

2015.11 Saunders College of Business has partnered with Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) to support student and faculty partnership programs. Now entering the fifth year of the relationship, continued interest from Saunders College and BJTU has evolved and led to the introduction of Saunders degree programs offered at BJTU... [continue]

Biz 1 + 2 Program

The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2

2015.10 Students at Saunders College of Business embark on their business education from day one, laying the foundation early for successful careers. Not every business school can match that. Beginning on the first day of classes, Saunders freshman students are ... [continue]

Corporate Partnerships

Applied, Cutting-Edge Curricula Founded on Strong Corporate Partnerships

2015.09 Through a rich tradition of strong corporate partnerships, Saunders College of Business delivers experiential learning in the classroom and a leading cooperative education program. Saunders students are prepared to meet tomorrow’s business needs. Our latest curricular updates beginning in fall 2015 reflect employers' demands and... [continue]

Online MBA Program Ranked by Princeton Review

Saunders College ranked #7 online MBA program by Princeton Review

2015.06 Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology ranked seventh on The Princeton Review's "Top 25 Online MBA Programs for 2015." This is the first time that The Princeton Review has done a comprehensive ranking of online MBA programs. Saunders College offers an online Executive MBA program... [continue]

Honors Students Take NYC

Honors students visit ESPN, Good Morning America during Big Apple Trip

2015.05 For spring break this year, Honors students from Saunders College of Business traveled to New York City to experience the world of business in one of the largest cities in the world. The group made stops at companies like ESPN and even the set of Good Morning America...[continue]

MBA Program Ranked in the Top 100

Saunders Full-Time MBA Program Back in Top 100

2015.04 U.S. News & World Report recently released their latest rankings of the “Best Graduate Schools 2016”, placing Saunders College of Business at #91 among full-time MBA programs...[continue]

Computational Finance

Computational Finance- The Rocket Scientists of Wall Street

2015.03 Announcing the new Master of Science in Computational Finance program launching in fall 2015 at Rochester Institute of Technology...[continue]

Enter the Tiger Tank Challenge!

Enter the Tiger Tank Challenge

2015.02 Want to earn an MBA? Have a great business idea? Take a plunge into the RIT Tiger Tank to pitch your business idea to a panel of judges (aka, tiger sharks)...[continue]

 
Adena Thomson

Saunders grad gets top scores on CPA exam

2015.01 RIT alumna Adena Thomson, who attended Saunders College of Business as an accounting major, maintained a 4.0 GPA to earn her undergraduate degree and achieved a repeat performance of academic excellence for her MBA degree a year later. And now Thomas has scored the trifecta...[continue]

 

2014

Graduate Highlights

Graduate Highlights

2014.08 These Saunders College graduate students are going above and beyond: Meet your Saunders Student Ambassador Ken Radzyminski. Adena Thomson is definitely a degree above average. Kevin Lewis received the Student Achievement Award in Digital Rochester's GREAT Awards 2014 on Tuesday for a mobile centrifuge project... [continue]

Longboarding Entrepreneurship

Students combine skills to start longboarding business

2014.07 Tyler Schrodt wanted to build and sell longboards but had one problem—he didn’t know how to make them. Evan McCool knew how to make longboards, but he didn’t have the business experience to sell them...[continue]

Google Adwords Challenge Winners

Enterprising Solutions - Day One

2014.06 New Media Marketing majors Andrew Fleckenstein, Kyle Ackerman and Courtney Tennant won a $120,000 grant from the Google for Nonprofits program. Now they are developing Google AdWords to help raise awareness for the CURE Childhood Cancer Association...[continue]

Revised Saunders Mission and Vision

Revised Saunders Mission and Vision

2014.05 A new Mission, Vision, and Core Values provide Saunders College of Business a fresh and exciting direction for continued growth and recognition. Saunders College completed a comprehensive strategic planning process covering nine subcommittees with representation from students, alumni, faculty, staff, business partners, and community members...[continue]

Intuit Co-ops

Career Ready - Day One- The Co-op Advantage

2014.04 With a vision to be the first choice for enterprising students and creative enterprises, Saunders College of Business attracts students that place a premium on entrepreneurship and innovative solutions. Dharin, Brad, and Wade met for the first time when they were assigned as freshman roommates. They shared a mini fridge, similar tastes in music, and a love of business...[continue]

Business Week Rankings 2013

Stand Out - Day One - With Nationally Recognized Programs

2014.03 Saunders was recently top ranked by this year’s BusinessWeek survey of business schools by specialty nationwide. With a vision to be the first choice for enterprising students and creative enterprises, Saunders College of Business attracts students that place a premium on entrepreneurship and innovative solutions...[continue]

New Center for Urban Entrepreneurship

Saunders College of Business Directs New Center for Urban Entrepreneurship at RIT

2014.02 Rochester Institute of Technology became the recipient of the Rochester Savings Bank building in downtown Rochester due to the generosity of Amy and Robert Tait at Rochester Historic Ventures. The historical landmark at 40 Franklin Street will serve as the home of the new Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE) and be converted into a multi-use venue for other RIT activities...[continue]

dt ogilvie inducted into the PhD Project Hall of Fame

Saunders College Dean and Professor Dr. dt ogilvie Inducted into PhD Project Hall of Fame

2014.01 Dr. dt ogilvie, Dean and Professor of Business Strategy at Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been inducted into the PhD Project 2013 Hall of Fame...[continue]

 

Dividends Online

Dividends February 2013

February 2013

Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank will be sharing his entrepreneurial story of how he has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to one of the most sought after branding experts... [continue]

Dividends January 2013

January 2013

Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP, renewed his former Xerox-Rochester ties as keynote speaker for the Executive Leaders Network Luncheon on May 8, hosted by RIT’s Saunders College... [continue]

 

Dividends Magazine

Dividends Fall 2011/Winter 2012

Fall 2011/Winter 2012

In August 2011, I announced my retirement from the Saunders College of Business and RIT [read more on page 11]. While I am looking forward to retirement—traveling and spending time with my grandchildren—this decision is very bittersweet. During my four years here at the Saunders College, I worked with... [continue]

Dividends Fall 2010/Winter 2011

Fall 2010/Winter 2011

Greetings, alumni! The Saunders College of Business has had much to celebrate lately. From our very favorable rankings, to the addition of four extremely talented faculty members, to the major announcement that Phil Saunders has committed an additional $5 million to the College, your alma mater continues to flourish and receive the recognition it merits.. [continue]

Dividends Fall 2009/Winter 2010

Fall 2009/Winter 2010

It’s been an exciting year at the Saunders College of Business as we continue to Innovate, Connect and Succeed. We initiated several new activities involving students, faculty and alumni. And, we are being more broadly recognized.. [continue]

 

Former Dividends Newsletter

Dividends Spring 2009

Spring 2009

If you find yourself waking up in the morning, taking a good look in the mirror and proclaiming "HAVE MERCY! I'm better looking today than I was yesterday," Chances are you've had a class with marketing virtuso, Dr. Philip Tyler.. [continue]

Dividends Fall 2008

Fall 2008

For his significant contributions, the J. Warren McClure Research Professor of Marketing was awarded the Presidential Medallion during RIT’s 2008 commencement ceremony. According to Lois McClure, she and her late husband were very impressed with Fram’s reign as research professor since 1989... [continue]

Dividends Spring 2008

Spring 2008

Louise Cadwalader can walk through the Trek, Inc. manufacturing plant in Medina, N.Y., and understand exactly what's going on in the company's high-tech products and services line, from electrostatic voltmeters, high voltage amplifiers, generators and power supplies, to charged plate monitors and surface resistant meters... [continue]

Dividends Fall 2007

Fall 2007

"I tell people that if you give me a clean piece of paper, that's what I enjoy most-because you are asking me to create from nothing," says corporate entreneurship Susan Foley, founder of Corporate Entrepreneurs LLC and executive director of Research Centers at Babson College Executive Education... [continue]

 

Spring 2007

Dividends Fall 2006

Fall 2006-2007

E. Philip Saunders is still very much a traveling man-in mind, spirit and occupation. This forward-thinking entrepreneur became a driving force in the highway transportation industry with Truckstops of America (now called TravelCenters of America)... [continue]

Dividends Spring 2006

Spring 2005-2006

Anthony P. Crupi had his own window to the world at a young age. As a child growing up in Watertown, N.Y., he was highly-active- enjoyed life so much that he wouldn't sleep much more than three or four hours a night... [continue]

Dividends Winter 2006

Winter 2005-2006

John Cody worked his entire life for one company- and 40 years in something almost unheard of in today's business climate. That fact hit home when Cody mentored a junior achievement group and one young man candidly asked, "Couldn't you find another job?" ... [continue]

Dividends Winter 2005

Winter 2004-2005

What's in a name? Maybe a business. Ask Bob Witmeyer and Terry Doherty, who chose the moniker, Robert George sales Inc. - a combination of their two middle names- to identify their new Rochester business in 1993... [continue]

Dividends Fall 2004

Fall 2004-2005

David Della Penta worked two jobs during weekends and school vacations to attend RIT. By day, the class of '69 College of Business grad worked as a crane operator in a steel mill, and by night, he cleaned, cooked, washed dishers and tended bar at his father's nieghborhood restaurant.. [continue] 

Dividends Spring 2003

Spring 2003-2004

Entrepreneurs can be measured like a recipe for success. Take volumes of intuition; add equal amounts of rish-taking, boldness and confidence. Mix everything together with pride, passion and perseverance... [continue]

Dividends Spring 2003

Winter 2003-2004

Attend a basketball game during sectionals between McQuaid Jesuit and Aquinas Institute, and you can see the legendary rivalry between these two private Catholic high schools in Rochester. Differences turn into similarities when you consider the presidents of each school: James Whelehan of Mcquaid and Michael Daley of Aquinas.. [continue]

Dividends Spring 2003

Fall 2003-2004

Rochester's Park Avenue simply isn't what it used to be. That's not to suggest there's anything wrong along this trendy thoroughfare- quite the contrary. The evolution of Park Avenue over the years makes it one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods. Tom LaDuca '72 had a big impact on that transformation... [continue]

Dividends Spring 2002

Spring 2002-2003

Growing up in the Finger Lakes region,Sue Newhouse learned about competing at an early age. It came naturally. "Looking back, I was quarterback of the girls' football team, and I enjoyed playing basketball with the guys" recalls Newhouse...[continue]

Dividends Spring 2002

Winter 2002-2003

Most people enjoy recognition, especially when the honor stems from a valued relationship. That's how Gerald views his selection as this year's Distinguished Alumnus from RIT's College of Business... [continue]

Dividends Fall 2002

Fall 2002-2003

Bob Infantino '71, is a classic example of somebody who not only wears it, he runs with it. Infantino has enjoyed a remarkably successful career in the footwear business, becoming one of the most respected executives in the industry... [continue]

Dividends Spring 2001

Spring 2001-2002

Maybe it's a "guy thing," but what guy wouldn't love working at a place where the primary job focus is sports? Football, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf-you name it. It's all there, 24 hours a day. While that may be a dream job for some, it's been a 13-year reality... [continue]

Dividends Fall 2001

Fall 2001-2002

It's often said that the world is full of grea ideas. That's probably true, but laying claim to a great idea can be tricky business. Joyce Bozareth Klemmer knows all about protecting ideas. The College of Business alumna has amde a career of of representing corporate clients involved in cases of potential infringement of intellectual property rights.. [continue]

Dividends Spring 2000

Spring 2000-2001

Jim and Carla Froehler know what it means to be successful. And it's not just because the husband and wife team has grown People's Pottery Inc. from two stores to 50 in only four years... [continue]

Dividends Winter 2000

Winter 2000-2001

A global information technology manager for Mobile Chemical Company's Films Division, Laura Scott's work days are filled with choices. After all, she managers all areas of IT and helps determine the future technological direction of the company... [continue]

Dividends 2000

Fall 2000-2001

At some point, most of us willingly face that scrutiny that comes with obtaining a bank loan. There are questions to answer. Do the benefits outweigh the risks of going into debt? Will there be sufficient income over time to pay off the load? This type of critical probing isn't limited to individuals . That describes a day in the life of alumnus Greag Fager... [continue]

Dividends 1998

Winter 1998-1999

Peter Browne, RIT's 1998 Oustanding Alumnus of the Year and 1964 graduate of the College of Business, believes in taking advantage of opportunities lying in his path and knows the value of giving back to the community... [continue]