Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business

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Canisius College’s business programs are consistently recognized among leading business ranking systems. US News and World Report recently placed them at the top of many of their national lists in undergraduate accounting and finance, as well as #1 in WNY for both undergraduate business programs and private part-time MBA. The programs hold prestigious AACSB accreditation and place emphasis on experiential learning opportunities, academically rigorous curriculum, and problem solving.


The mission of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business is to “Develop career-ready business leaders who are prepared to make ethical business decisions that reflect the interests of multiple stakeholders.” Wehle S.o.B. students have the ability to major in top fields such as Accounting, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, or Economics. Canisius College is one of only 25 institutions to have full membership into CUIBE. This collaboration among schools and universities with international business programs benefit students immensely. Because of this partnership opportunities for studying abroad are available through affiliated universities in China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and more.

Master’s are available in Finance, MBA, or MBA in Professional Accounting. The MBA can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis and offers concentrations in marketing in the new economy, marketing for the food industry, health information technology, financial services, accounting, global supply chain management, or financial services. Within the part-time option, students can take classes in the evenings. Several courses are also offered in a hybrid format or fully online. The Accelerated MBA can be completed in 16 months and requires taking classes full-time during the day and evening.

Student Life

The Griff Center for Student Success helps guide students at all levels as they work towards their academic and career goals. The success center staff is trained to assist in important tasks like choosing a major, strengths finder evaluations, or internship participation. Career preparation is taken very seriously at the Wehle S.o.B. There are numerous resources specific to the business department that assure student success. The Council for Accountancy is a group of over 50 accounting and finance executives who advise the accounting department. These executives work with faculty to ensure that students receive the most up-to-date and relevant business education possible.

Many events are held on campus that connect soon to be graduates with over 3,600 businesses and organizations in Western New York and the Northeast. The Employer Services Suite allows students to even complete their interviews on-campus. Recent undergraduate employers include top companies such as Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Well Fargo, and ING. There are a lot of ways to get involved on-campus, but business students also have several clubs and organizations all their own. These include but are not limited to Economics and Finance Club, Sport Management Society, Enactus, Alpha Kappa Psi, and Women in Business.

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