Alfred University’s College of Business carries AACSB accreditation. They are also recognized among the best business schools in the nation by the Princeton Review. The C.o.B has an impressive average of 15 students per class and a 98% track record for placement after graduation. In part because of the University’s many industry connections, Alfred graduates have gone on to work at several top companies such as JP Morgan Chase, General Electric, KPGM, and Honeywell Aerospace.
The core values of the business programs at Alfred University include leadership, ethical professional behavior, international business environment, critical thinking, knowledge of business functions, and productive communications. These values are built into the curriculum, as well as implemented by professors through their teaching and student interactions. Students are also encouraged to showcase these values. One way to accomplish this is through participating in Student Leadership opportunities such as becoming a peer educator, serving as a mentor for new students, creating new programs to raise money for charitable causes, and more.
There are five majors for business students to choose from at Alfred University. The options are Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Planning Management, or Marketing. Minors are also available in unique areas such as Arts Management, Equine Business Management, and Family Business Entrepreneurship. With the 4+1 MBA program, College of Business students can complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in only five years. The Master’s of Business Administration degrees available include Accounting, Business Administration, or Health Planning & Management. The Apex program allows juniors and seniors to put their learning into practice by providing $1,000 grants to qualified applicants. This program allows them to gain work experience and improve their decision-making skills as they work towards their career goals.
College of Business students have many resources academically, socially, and in career readiness. There are several business honor societies which encourage students to reach their academic goals and make lasting networking connections. These include Alpha lota Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Mu Delta, Financial Management Association, Mu Kappa Tau, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Pacioli Society.
The success of new students is a top priority, because of this incoming freshmen are paired with a sophomore-level business student who acts as their mentor until they are fully immersed within the program and comfortable with their studies. There are over 50 clubs and organizations to choose from. Business students may choose to participate in directly related groups such as the Accounting Club or find another outlet such as Adopt a Grandparent Club. Study tours are available to take learning outside of the classroom and into the real world. These have included interactive experiences like attending a Carnival cruise while learning about the logistics and operations of running the ship.