Research is a vital component of Saunders College.

Faculty at Saunders are recognized internationally for their expertise by their peers. Their research is published in the world’s most respected, peer-reviewed journals and academic publications while Saunders faculty expertise is frequently sought out by journalists at the world’s most recognized publications.

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Faculty Scholarship

Discover the latest published research by exploring Saunders Faculty Scholarship database. Or search for these by department:

RIT has several awards designed to recognize outstanding teaching and encourage groundbreaking scholarship and research. Please visit the RIT Faculty Awards and Grants page to view recognitions received by Saunders faculty.

Saunders Research in Action

Research Insights

Explore research insights and features from Saunders faculty experts that are making an impact.

Faculty Experts

Saunders faculty are frequently sought out by their peers or by the media for their expertise. Search for faculty experts by discipline.

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You’ll find thought leadership at Saunders College goes beyond our academic areas, tapping into all nine colleges across RIT. This collaborative approach helps you learn how to work across functions and create solutions that shape the future.

Research Topics and Disciplines

Featured research topics include: cybersecurity, digital marketing, strategic leadership, corporate game theory social media and entrepreneurship, fraud and litigation risk, auditing and pricing decisions, financial regulations, stock market trading algorithms, creativity in technology management, corporate social responsibility, social capital and work relationships, leadership, and IT adoption in U.S. healthcare.

Research disciplines include: accounting, business analytics, business legal studies, decision science, digital business, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resource development, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, service leadership and innovation, supply chain management.

Experiential Research

RIT combines a rich history of applied learning with a commitment to research excellence. Faculty combine industry experience and academic knowledge to augment theoretical training. By combining theory and practice, courses are designed for students to learn from real-world experiences. Teaching methods include case studies, seminars, simulations, and independent work. Faculty choose the method most appropriate to the material and their individual styles. 

Both undergraduate and graduate students are frequently included in academic research initiatives. Saunders students have opportunities to work with faculty in advancing their research initiatives. In addition to faculty research, RIT is home to many dynamic research centers that allow students to explore additional research interests.

Affiliated Research Centers

RIT has an abundance of research labs, innovation centers, and maker-spaces. Our centers of excellence can help you grow an idea, prototype a product, build a commercialization system, or explore urban entrepreneurship. Learn more about our Research and Academic Centers of Excellence.

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RIT Libraries advance knowledge, spark creativity, and connect communities.

Your Library Liaison

Jennifer Freer is a reference librarian specializing in business information and serves as the liaison to students, faculty and staff at Saunders College of Business.

Jennifer helps connect students with information and can provide citation assistance as needed. Supported class projects include research papers, marketing plans, strategic plans and business plans—among other assignments.

Contact Jennifer with your information and citation questions via email and chat, or set up a one-on-one reference consultation for in-depth assistance. In a consultation, you will receive help identifying which resources are best suited for your project and training on how to search library databases and harvest information.

Visit RIT InfoGuides to connect with your dedicated librarian today.

Jennifer Freer

College of Business Liaison/Librarian

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