The School of Business at SUNY Geneseo has been AACSB-accredited since 2001. It constantly strives for excellence in curriculum and programming, keeping everything relevant and consistent with the times. Faculty members are creative, dedicated, engaged in research and the community, and bring real-life expertise to the classroom. Students benefit from innovative programs and a diverse group of students and faculty. The SoB finds great support from the business community, local partners, and alumni, who all collaborate to provide wisdom and direction.
Every business student completes a course in data analytics throughout their degree path. They also will see an increased amount of coursework involving entrepreneurship. This helps students stay competitive in the entrepreneurial-minded and technologically demanding business world. Undergraduate students can major in Economics, Accounting, or Business Administration. Students can also complete a minor in Management, Finance, Economics, Data Analytics, or Marketing. Undergraduates can apply for merit-based and financial need scholarships.
Graduate students have access to the Geneseo Graduate Academic Scholarship and assistantships like the School of Business Graduate Assistantship and the Barkman Assistantship. They can obtain a Masters in Accounting or a 4+1 Masters in Business Administration. The MBA can be completed through several different institutions that have agreements with the SoB, like Clarkson University, Ithaca College, or SUNY Binghamton.
Students can take their education internationally through a variety of study abroad programs. They can spend a year, semester, or a few weeks in places like Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, South Korea, Switzerland, Uganda, England, Austria, Argentina, Costa Rica, or the KEDGE School of Business in Marseille, France.
To help students prepare to enter the professional world, they are required to attend workshops and lectures through the Professional Development Program. Over the four-year time, undergraduates will build skills in topics like resumes, career exploration, networking, job searching, LinkedIn, and interviews. A career advisor will walk step by step with each business student, and students can borrow professional clothing from the Encore Career Closet for interviews and professional events.
Excellent resources exist on-campus that give students hands-on experience. There is the Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals. Students manage real money through the Student Managed Investment Fund. There is an Executive-in-Residence and weekly lectures, visits, and meetings from employers, business leaders, and alumni. Business-related campus student organizations include the Finance Club, Marketing Association Club, Accounting Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, Economics Society, and the Society for Human Resources Management.
Many resources take students off campus to experience business and impact others. There are travel trips to companies in New York City and visits to Deloitte in Rochester. Students compete in competitions like the Adirondack Cup Challenge and the Fed Challenge. Internships with companies like Marvel Comics, Citibank, Amazon, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Ernst & Young, and Estee Lauder give students top-notch understanding of specific fields of study and helps build necessary skills. The Adopt-a-Business intern program provides an opportunity to consult with real businesses. The VentureWorks Entrepreneurship Program provides experiential learning and training opportunities for students and the community.