Saunders College of Business at RIT ranks high in Bloomberg Businessweek survey

Management information systems program rated No. 14 out of 123 schools in the nation

Follow Marcia Morphy on Twitter
Follow RITNEWS on Twitter

A. Sue Weisler

Saunders College of Business undergraduate program at RIT received high standings in the Bloomberg Businessweek survey of The Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013.

Our graduates in these areas are highly sought out by top employers such as Google and Apple, who compete to hire them.

—Saunders College Dean dt ogilvie

Saunders College of Business undergraduate program at Rochester Institute of Technology received high standings in the Bloomberg Businessweek survey of The Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013.

The management information systems (MIS) program in Saunders College is now considered one of the more elite degree specialties in the U.S., and ranked No. 14 out of 123 business schools in the nation. Similarly, entrepreneurship at Saunders College ranked high at No. 21, marketing at No. 26, corporate strategy at No. 32, and international business at No. 52.

“Saunders College of Business is uniquely positioned as one of the few business colleges that integrate MIS and marketing in the same department,” says Saunders College Dean dt ogilvie. “This allows us to excel at this intersection known as business intelligence in a way that leverages the strengths of our world class professors and technical resources found here at RIT.”

Victor Perotti, associate professor of MIS, marketing and digital business at Saunders College, says the rankings point to the strengths in the program.

“MIS lies at the intersection of business and technology and our alumni are valued because they have practical skills with both of these dimensions,” Perotti says. “The RIT MIS community is a tight-knit group of employers, alumni, current students, faculty and staff who communicate regularly to advance the program and to identify new opportunities. The Businessweek ranking is due to our alumni and current students becoming active evangelists for RIT MIS.”

As part of the 2013 Best Undergraduate B-School rankings, Bloomberg Businessweek asked undergraduate business students from the Class of 2013 to complete an online survey about the full range of their business school experience, from getting in to getting a job. The specialty ranking is based on the responses to a group of questions asking them to rank their program’s offerings in 14 areas.

Editor’s note: One of nine colleges at RIT, Saunders College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International) and enrolls more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Saunders College and its entrepreneurial Venture Creations Incubator work in partnership with RIT’s Albert J. Simone Student Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world leading technical and creative programs. Graduate programs include Master of Business Administration, MBA-Accounting, Executive MBA and master’s degrees in finance and administration.