Business Studies

Overview

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.

Degrees and Programs

Gain the preparation you need for an exciting career in accounting-related occupations.

Learn More about Accounting Technology AAS 

The administrative support technology program prepares you for a career in a variety of business settings including government, education, corporate settings, and health care. You will receive a foundation in computer software applications, business office procedures, and document preparation as well as opportunities to develop appropriate professional interpersonal and human relations skills. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students. 

Learn More about Administrative Support Technology AAS 

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 Business Administration AAS 

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 Business AS 

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 Business Technology AOS 

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 and staff who are professionals in their specific disciplines.

Services provided for students include tutoring, academic advising, co-op advising, and career and personal counseling. Faculty with appropriate background provide individual and small group tutoring for courses in RIT’s Saunders College of Business.

SCB Support Faculty/Staff

Scot Atkins
Associate Professor
585-286-5250
Ann Hager
Associate Professor
585-475-6880
Kelly Davis
Lecturer
585-475-5118
Kathleen Brady
Lecturer
585-475-6894
Adriana Kulakowski
Senior Lecturer
585-475-6574
Adrianna Smart
Visiting Lecturer

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