RIT Joins the Microsoft Business Solutions Academic Alliance

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Software donated to RIT’s College of Business valued at $71,000

Rochester Institute of Technology has signed an agreement with Microsoft Business Solutions, a leading developer of business management software.

This arrangement teams RIT’s College of Business with the company’s Academic Alliance. The alliance enables RIT to use Microsoft Business Solutions’ business management software as a key component of accounting classes and other business curriculum.

As part of the agreement, Microsoft Business Solutions has donated Great Plains accounting software, technical support and training, valued at more than $71,000.

“Working with Microsoft Great Plains connects our students to a technologically advanced, real-world application,” says Thomas Tribunella, RIT assistant professor of accounting. “Additionally, the Academic Alliance connects our students to a network of professionals and students around the world in a learning partnership.”

RIT’s College of Business is recognized nationally as a leading provider of career-oriented business education, offering undergraduate and graduate level programs in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and photographic marketing management. U.S. News & World Report ranks RIT’s College of Business among the top undergraduate business programs in the country.