RIT’s Saunders College of Business jumps 33 spots in Poets&Quants nationwide listing

Business college lands at No. 58 and places high in employment outcomes

Gabrielle Plucknette-DeVito

RIT’s Saunders College of Business ranked No. 58 in the nation by Poets&Quants, jumping 33 spots from last year. The ranking highlighting the college’s experiential learning, teamwork, flexibility, and job placement.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business ranked 58th in the list of business schools in the nation by Poets&Quants, a leading resource for coverage of business education. Saunders College jumped 33 spots from last year’s ranking and was recognized for placing high in employment outcomes for graduates, fueled by a strong cooperative education program and employment rates.

“We are very pleased to learn that Saunders College has been recognized by this distinguished organization,” said Dean Jacqueline Mozrall. “Inclusion in Poets&Quants’ ranking is a testament to both the commitment of our faculty and the motivation of our students. This is confirmation that the college’s model of infusing business with technology, along with a curriculum that is flexible and relevant, is valuable for both our students and graduates.”

The 2021 rankings were derived from three criteria: quality of incoming students, an assessment by alumni, and career outcomes of its graduates.

Also noted in the ranking is the Freshman Biz 1+2 program. A comprehensive and entrepreneurial experience, Biz 1+2 provides an introduction to the fundamentals of business and serves as a valuable reference throughout the curriculum. During their first year, students take classes in a cohort and work in teams to develop a business plan from conceptualization to commercialization.

Regarding employment outcomes, more than 94 percent of the class of 2020 secured a full-time position within three months of graduation. Saunders placed No. 26 overall in the employment outcomes portion of the ranking.

The complete Poets&Quants ranking list and full data set is available online.

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