orotondo@saunders.rit.edu (Olivia Rotondo)
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 9:26pm
AACSB Accreditation Extension Earned

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. Saunders College was one of 38 business schools to receive this extended accreditation in business in April 2020.

With more than 16,000 schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher, less than five percent of institutions have received this recognition. The College initially achieved this distinction and honor in 1988 and has been reaffirmed several times, now most recently in 2020.

“I am extremely proud of the exceptional quality of our Saunders College programs, faculty, staff, and students - as recognized by AACSB,”  said Jacqueline Mozrall, Saunders College dean. “This reaccreditation also acknowledges the execution of our innovative mission as a business school that effectively integrates business, technology and design thinking.” 

To maintain accreditation, Saunders must demonstrate continuous improvement and pass a periodic, rigorous assessment of program quality by AACSB International. This recognition provides students with the tools needed to become successful in their careers as well as providing an opportunity to continue education at the postgraduate level.

Saunders College is providing several COVID-19 responses, including:

About Saunders College of Business at RIT

Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Recognized and ranked internationally, Saunders is home to over 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs across RIT Global Campuses in Rochester, New York, Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. Saunders College works in partnership with RIT’s entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and top ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. With over 25,000 alumni worldwide, Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs where students gain real-world business experiences through a tradition of applied learning, internships and capstone programs.

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