Computing security, database design, networking, and IT combine to create information systems that gather and analyze business data to improve an organization’s operational efficiency, add value to existing products, and help managers make crucial decisions.
Students have the technical and managerial skills to: evaluate, design, implement, and manage both prevailing and emergent information technologies; gain valuable experience in the hands-on use of IT design platforms, enterprise system technologies (e.g., SAP, Oracle, Microsoft.NET), and cloud computing applications; and develop critical business skills, such as effective communication, leadership, business analysis, and project management skills,
Program facilities equipment
The Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics features the latest technology and equipment, including Bloomberg Terminals and the most advanced analytics software. The REDCOM Active Learning Lab provides a business environment that maximizes the utilization of technology for digital interaction and team networking. Computer labs currently have 60 PC’s hooked up to a network server, including wireless connectivity.
Program job titles reported
Application Developer; Systems Analyst; IT Auditor; Network Administrator; Information Systems Developer; Technical Consultant
Program significant points
- Saunders College of Business moved up 18 spots to #73 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 edition of Best Graduate School Rankings among graduate business schools in America.
- Placing in the top 10 for the third year in a row, Saunders ranked #8 in the top 25 online MBA programs in a Princeton Review list that was the first to base rankings on both school and student opinion data
- Ranked by CEO Magazine as a Tier One MBA Program in back-to-back years, Saunders College has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as #36 among 282 of the Best Online Graduate MBA Programs for 2018
- Saunders College ranks #79 on Bloomberg Businessweek's list of best U.S. business schools with full-time MBA programs
Select program hiring partners
Accenture, Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield Western NY, Carestream Health, Citi, Constellation Brands, Inc., CooperVision, Fast Enterprises, Fidelity Investments, General Dynamics Mission Systems, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., L3Harris, Rich Products, Southwest Airlines, Tesla, TJX Companies, Wegmans
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Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools. Less than 5 percent of the institutions granting business degrees have received this accreditation.
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