The School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh is accredited by the AACSB and attracts distinguished, published, top-notch faculty members dedicated to teaching, learning, and research. These professors mentor over 1,100 undergraduate students to be knowledgeable in their chosen field and technologically apt to find great success in career and life. Students have the incredible advantage of building diverse relationships, managing people and time, working with a team, embracing different ideas and actions, leading others with integrity, and community engagement. They value global awareness, community engagement, an entrepreneurial mindset, and making ethical decisions that are highly sought after in the world of business.
SBE students receive personal attention from faculty members through small class sizes, which is highly beneficial for the educational process. Undergraduate studies consist of Bachelors degrees in Economics, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Global Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, International Business, Finance, Management, and the ACPHA-accredited Hospitality Management degree. Graduate students can obtain the in-demand, highly-regarded Masters in Data Analytics degree.
Having an understanding of international business is practically a requirement for success in today’s business world. SBE students can take their education internationally by participating in one of the study abroad programs at over 600 global locations in cities throughout China, France, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Spain.
Career preparation is of high priority for the SBE. Each degree program provides a class in professionalism to help students best prepare for future employment. Students receive one-on-one academic and career coaching and assistance in finding the right internship. Co-ops and internships with companies like IBM and the Walt Disney Company and with local businesses provide an exceptional experience for SBE students. Student organizations like the Economics Club, Management Club, International Business Club, Accounting & Finance Club, the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society, the Alpha Mu Alpha Marketing Honor Society, Hospitality Management Club, American Marketing Association, and Management Information Systems Club.
There are numerous experiential learning opportunities for business and economics students. They can conduct independent research with faculty. There is an accounting lab, a Bloomberg certified Finance Trading Lab, and a Student Managed Investment Fund. Students compete against other schools in case competitions like the Adirondack Cup Challenge. Hospitality Management students participate in fieldwork at places like Tamaya Hyatt Resort, Valcour Inn & Boathouse, and Spirit Cruises. Samuel D’s is a “student lab” restaurant where they learn management skills in a realistic environment.
The Management, Information Systems, and Analytics and the Computer Science departments have joined together to create the Center for Cybersecurity & Technology. This Center provides hands-on learning and training in cybersecurity through research, projects, and student internships.
The SBE provides a flexible, self-paced, online Bachelors in Accounting degree. It is designed for students who have already obtained an Associates in Accounting and offers a “smooth pathway” to transfer earned credits.