SUNY Oswego is a student-centered university with many distinguished rankings. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report ranked Oswego among the Top 15 Public “Regional Universities in the North,” among Top 10 “Best Value Schools in the North,” and the Online MBA was ranked #1 among New York state public colleges. The School of Business is committed to helping women advance into leadership roles, and was named among the top 5 nationally for women enrollment. The School of Business is AACSB accredited, the highest designation a business school can receive.
Students can launch their business career with an undergraduate major in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Operations Management and Information Systems, and Risk Management and Insurance. Accounting students will be prepared to sit for the CPA exam and can gain hands-on experience through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Business Administration students can specialize in International Management, Manufacturing Management, Organizational Leadership, or Financial Services. Finance students take field trips to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Human Resource students have the unique advantage of having a dedicated on-campus Human Resource Management Center, featuring visiting speakers and workshops.
Graduate students can advance their career with a Master’s of Business Administration in Business Administration, Health Services Administration, or Public Accounting. The Business Administration and Public Accounting programs are 36 credit hours, and the Health Services Administration is 45 hours. The masters’ programs can be started in the fall, spring, or summer, and can be completed within two years. Students can also maximize their time by completing a Five-year combined MBA program in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting, Broadcasting, or Psychology. According to a survey administered to graduate students, 32% were promoted while in the program, and an additional 20% were promoted upon completion of their MBA. Approximately $500,000 is awarded to graduate students annually. A Diversity Graduate Fellowship program is available, which consists of a stipend and fully-paid tuition. This program provides valuable professional work experience on campus.
The robust S.o.B. serves 1,650 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students annually. Students can participate in 13 professional organizations, such as the Investment Club, National Association of Black Accountants, Women in Business, and ENACTUS. ENACTUS hosts the annual startup competition, Launch It. Through participation in these student-run clubs, students are integrated into the local business community with opportunities to attend guest lectures, complete consulting projects, and establish professional networks. There are also more than 80 study abroad programs offered in over 30 countries. Previous faculty-led destinations have included West Africa, London, Italy, Paris, Tokyo, and many other countries. Students are also encouraged to participate in internships and co-op programs.
All masters degrees can be completed fully online, making it an easy transition from focusing on solely a career to balancing work obligations with education. Coursework features problem-solving scenarios, designed to simulate real-world business situations. A 15-credit hour advanced certificate in Nursing Home Administration is available and can be completed in one year.