Mark Pfuntner, Department Chair
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Chanda Duncan, Senior Staff Assistant
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The Business Studies Department provides challenging, high-quality programs designed to give you the skills you need for success in your career. As a student in the Business Studies Department, you will build technical knowledge and skills in your field, and you will have the opportunity to develop the essential “soft skills” that employers demand. You also will learn from a diverse faculty who have a variety of business experience, and have the opportunity to gain your own valuable real-world experience before you graduate by participating in a cooperative work experience.
The Business Studies Department also offers students a competitive advantage in today’s job market by offering courses that prepare students for certification in Microsoft® Office applications software.
For deaf and hard-of-hearing students who prefer an online program, or for deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals who would like to advance their career by enhancing their skills, RIT/NTIID’s new online associate of applied science in business administration program may be right for you. Read more about the online program and watch this video.
Degrees and Programs
Gain the preparation you need for an exciting career in accounting-related occupations.Learn more about the Accounting Technology AAS program
The administrative support technology program prepares you for a career in a variety of business settings including government, education, corporate settings, and health care.Learn more about the Administrative Support Technology AAS program
The business administration program focuses on general business operations and the critical decision-making process required for success in today's fast-paced work environment. Students learn the fundamentals of business planning, interpersonal skills, and communication skills needed to succeed on the job. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.Learn more about the Business Administration AAS program
The associate in science (AS) degree in business is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree program in RIT’s Saunders College of Business. The program offers you unparalleled academic support and students strengthen their skills by taking courses taught by faculty in RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Admission to this major is available during the fall semester only. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.Learn more about the Business AS program
The business technology program prepares you for a career in general business operations. You’ll learn the fundamentals of business planning, interpersonal skills, and communication skills needed to succeed on the job. You’ll also receive leadership training in addition to becoming proficient in the use of computer software applications necessary to succeed in the business world. This degree is for students interested in the fields of marketing, sales, retail, advertising, banking, management, human resources, hospitality, and other related business disciplines. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.Learn more about the Business Technology AOS program
Business Studies Support Services
Services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in RIT's Saunders College of Business
Business Studies support faculty provide support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in RIT's Saunders College of Business. The support team is a group of faculty who are professionals in their specific disciplines.
Services provided for students include individual and small group tutoring, co-op and career advising, and collaboration with the faculty and administrators in RIT’s Saunders College of Business to support our student’s academic success.