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E. Philip Saunders College of Business - RITpedia
Saunders College of Business
Dean Jacqueline Mozrall (Interim)
Associate Dean Qiang Tu
Assistant Dean for Student Services Lisa Boice
Faculty 49
Students 1153
Undergraduates 804
Postgraduates 349
Buildings Max Lowenthal Building
Accrediting Body AACSB

The E. Philip Saunders College of Business (formerly College of Business; abbreviation: SCB,COB,SCOB) also called the Saunders College is building number 12 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The Saunders College of Business is the RIT college focusing on business education. McKechnie-Lunger School of Commerce was acquired by RIT in 1952 and was named after E. Philip Saunders after a donation.

Mission Statement

We elevate students to make immediate and enduring contributions to organizations and the world through career-oriented experiences and our teaching and research, which integrate business, technology, and design thinking.

Vision Statement

To be the first choice for enterprising students and creative enterprises.

Core Values

In addition to RIT Values, we recognize the following Core Values:

  • Enterprising Spirit
  • Supportive Environment
  • Creativity
  • Global Mindset
  • Integration of Theory and Practice


Academic Programs


Saunders offers a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. There are seven majors available, as well as an undeclared program for first- and second-year students who want to explore their options first. The eight programs are:


Saunders College offers several Masters in Business Administration and Masters of Science degrees.

Masters in Business Administration

  • Traditional Full-Time MBA
  • Accelerated 4+1 MBA
  • Fast-Track MBA
  • Accounting MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Online Executive MBA

Masters of Science Programs

There are currently four programs offer for Masters of Science which include:

  • Computaional Finance
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures


BusinessWeek- Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013

  • No. 14 Management Information Systems
  • No. 21 Entrepreneurship
  • No. 26 Marketing
  • No. 32 Corporate Strategy
  • No. 52 International Business


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See also


  1. RIT News: E. Philip Saunders Commits $5 Million to RIT’s Business School

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