The AACSB-accredited School of Business at SUNY at Fredonia offers excellence in programming, faculty experience, research, and career preparation. Students are free to discover their academic and professional path, explore options, and build upon and perfect already acquired knowledge and skills. Most of the degree programs are AACSB accredited and focus on creating globally-aware, imaginative, critical thinkers who value ethics, communication, lifelong learning, professionalism, community service, and finding success in work and life.
Using the latest technology coupled with a rigorous academic curriculum, small class sizes, and attentive faculty, students get the most out of a wide range of degree programs. Every course is designed to address business ethics, quantitative analysis, business technology, and international business within each topic of study. Undergraduates can obtain a Bachelors in Economics, Sport Management, Music Industry, Accounting, Public Accountancy, or Business Administration. BBA students can choose to pursue a broad-based degree, concentrate their study in Management, Finance, or Marketing, or create their specialization in areas like Corporate Law, Entrepreneurship, or Pharmaceutical Sales.
Although the School of Business does not offer a Masters program, it is affiliated with nine schools in New York who will accept Fredonia students into their accelerated graduate programs. This 4+1 program involves completing a business Bachelors at Fredonia and then spending one year completing an MBA at schools like Niagara University, Canisius College, Rochester Institute of Technology, or St. Bonaventure University.
Business students have access to the President’s Award of Excellence, the Fredonia Scholar Award, Alumni Scholarships, and many other scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Scholarships also exist to help students study abroad, which heightens the understanding of international business and cultural awareness. Students have the privilege of spending a summer in places like Spain, Morocco, or Italy, a semester or a year at schools in England, Japan, Mexico, or Turkey, or short-term in Belize or London.
Life in college can be exciting, fulfilling, purposeful, and productive. Participation in organizations like ENACTUS, Accounting Society, Music Industry Club, Business Club, American Marketing Association, Sport Management Club, Economics Club, Student Advisory Council, Financial Management Association, and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, help students learn management, social, and leadership skills and responsibility.
Along with these groups, the SoB provides a variety of experiential learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom to best prepare students for graduation. Students conduct collaborative research projects, consult with real businesses to help find solutions to problems and improve functionality, and even help low income and the elderly with tax preparation for free. Along with consulting, students have ample opportunity to meet with, talk with, observe, and learn from local businesses, nonprofits, and start-ups. An excellent way to acquire real-world work experience is through completing a required internship.
To fully support and encourage entrepreneurial ventures, the School created the Fredonia Technology Incubator. This helps students, faculty, and the community with the research, development, and implementation of new business ideas and overall enhances job and internship opportunities for students.