SUNY Cobleskill’s School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences offers business degrees skillfully constructed to help students reach their full potential. Cobleskill has all the makings of a premier school, and the accolades to prove it. In 2019, US News and World Report named it a Top Public School and a Best Value School. The business professors have presented at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health, participated in Fordham University’s “Service and Retailing Think Tank,” and have been published in academic journals. SUNY students who have lived in New York for a minimum of one year and have a combined household income less than $125,000 qualify for free tuition.
The business programs within the SoB are housed in the Business and Information Technology Department. Students can pursue an associate’s degree in Accounting or Computer Information Systems. CIS tracks include End-User Support, Network Support, Programming, or Web Graphics and Design. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Cyber Security, Financial Planning, and Technology. Technology majors can select a track in Application and Web Development, Information Systems, Information Security, Network Administration and Support, or Web Graphics and Design.
The Business Administration program is offered in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree format. One major difference between these programs is students in the bachelor’s program will be able to designate a specialization in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Forensic Accounting, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Sports Management, or Sustainability. A Financial Planning Certificate can also be added to any major. Students who earn the Financial Planning Certificate, Financial Services specialization, or the bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning are qualified to sit for the Certified Financial Planner exam. Internships maximize what students learn in the classroom and prepare them for their careers.
The Office of Student Leadership is a great resource for students interested in getting involved. Several clubs are geared towards a specific business niche. Business students can participate in workshops and attend guest speaker lectures through membership in the Business Careers Club. Logos help students design the perfect logo for their current or future business, as well as establishing a portfolio of logos they’ve created for others. The National Agri-marketing Association provides students with the chance to compete in a national food marketing plan.
Campus leadership roles also look great on business students’ resumes, such as serving on the Campus Engagement Board, Resident Assistant Activities Council, Student Government Association, and Student Veterans Association. Students can also be nominated into the National Society of Leadership and Success by the business school. Members in this prestigious honor society will receive a leadership certificate upon completing all requirements. Other benefits include special scholarships, access to an online job bank, and discounts.
Students also enjoy hanging out with their friends at the newly renovated Brickpoint Lounge, featuring restaurants, an outdoor patio, and flat-screen TVs. International internships and study abroad programs are another way to gain a competitive edge in the global job market. China, Ghana, India, and Kenya are just a few of the places students have experienced.