Saunders College Academic Departments

Saunders College academic departments focus on the fundamental areas of study you need to make effective decisions throughout your career. . Each department is the base for faculty and research within their fields. Departments offer programs, workshops, seminars, and other in-depth learning opportunities for students with specialized interests. Collectively, they provide a comprehensive selection of opportunities to enrich yourself. Follow the links below for more information about each department.

Finance and Accounting Department

Offering courses in risk management, information systems, taxation, and financial statement analysis.

International Hospitality & Service Innovation Department

Preparing you for challenging roles in operations, strategy development, financial management, marketing and technology while taking employees, and yourself, to new levels of success in a constantly changing world.

Management Department

Preparing you to assume top management processes, decision making, and negotiations.

MIS, Marketing, & Analytics

Offering courses in risk management, information systems, taxation, and financial statement analysis.

Academic Areas

Saunders College academic departments cover the following academic areas:

  • Accounting
  • Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing


  • 01/31/2022
    Six graduate programs in Saunders College are now STEM-designated, allowing students the opportunity to engage in technology-based business education.
  • 01/31/2022
    RIT students are already benefitting from a new partnership with Garth Fagan Dance. RIT Performing Arts Scholars Program students are taking master classes and students are working on a semester-long arts management capstone project to deliver suggestions for the internationally known dance company to potentially implement.
  • 01/31/2022
    RIT business students can expect major changes to Max Lowenthal Hall, home of Saunders College of Business, after the completion of a more than $20 million expansion and renovation project in fall 2023.
  • 01/31/2022
    The largest construction project on the RIT campus in more than 50 years remains on track to open in fall 2023. When complete, the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) will cover more than 120,000 square feet of new construction as well as more than 83,000 square feet of renovations in two existing buildings.