Rankings and Recognitions

Saunders College of Business and the Rochester Institute of Technology regularly receive international recognition and top rankings.

Recent Recognitions


in New York State, Management Information Systems program

College Factual, 2024 - #2 in NY for Best General Hospitality Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree Schools and #7 in NY for Best Accounting Bachelor's Degree Schools. 

Top 5

in New York State, Best Undergraduate Business Programs

U.S. News & World Report, 2024 - #70 nationally


Best Online MBA Program, nationally

U.S. News & World Report, 2024 - for Online Executive MBA


Best Masters of Finance

TFE Times, 2024


in Best Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World

CEOWorld, 2023


in Employment Outcomes Among Best Undergraduate Business Schools

Poets&Quants, 2024 - #59 overall, nationally


Masters in Supply Chain Management, Globally

QS Business Master's Rankings, 2024 - #36 for alumni outcomes


Best Business Schools and MBA programs

Bloomberg Businessweek, 2023-24 - #37 in diversity, #44 in learning


Best Graduate Schools

U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Additional Rankings

Rankings News


Middle States Accreditation

Rochester Institute of Technology is chartered by the legislature of the State of New York and is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a “voluntary, non-governmental, membership association” that assures educational excellence through a robust process of self-study, site visits, and peer review. 

AACSB - Top 5%

Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools worldwide. With more than 16,000 schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher, less than five percent of institutions have received this recognition. 

Saunders College initially achieved this distinction and honor in 1988 and has been reaffirmed several times; most recently in 2020.

To become accredited, a college must pass a rigorous assessment of quality by a team of deans from several peer institutions representing AACSB International. 

To maintain accreditation, Saunders must demonstrate continuous improvement and pass a periodic, in-depth assessment of program quality by AACSB International. This emphasis on program quality directly benefits our students. Our integrated curriculum provides students with the tools needed to become successful in their careers while providing the opportunity to continue education at the postgraduate level. 

Saunders College continuously strives to have the highest quality business education to comply with AACSB International standards. Why attend an AACSB-accredited school?

  • Graduates are highly skilled and are more valuable to employers compared to graduates of non-accredited schools
  • Faculty are high-quality, delivering relevant and challenging curriculum to students
  • Students are provided with unique educational and career opportunities

Additional Affiliations

Federation of Schools of Accountancy

The Saunders College of Business is an affiliate member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA). The FSA vision is, "to achieve and sustain public trust in the accounting profession through leadership in supporting and shaping high quality accounting education." Their mission states, “we promote and support high-quality accredited graduate accounting programs.”

For further details on the organization, go to the FSA's website.

SAP University Alliance

SAP AG is the world's leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Their programs are widely used to integrate business functions including sales, accounting, logistics, human resources, and manufacturing. The SAP University Alliance is designed to provide university faculty members throughout the world with the tools and resources they need to teach students how technology can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking.

For further details on the organization, go to the SAP website.