Message from Dean Denise Rotondo

Welcome to the School of Business at SUNY Geneseo, where you will prepare for your future by combining the best in business education with a strong liberal arts foundation.  The blend of professional studies with liberal arts provides the best foundation for developing sound judgment and effective problem-solving skills, keys to becoming a responsible, successful leader in the global business environment.  Today, business problems are increasingly complex and solutions are not readily available.  The School of Business will help you connect concepts and solve problems by developing in you strong analytical and quantitative skills plus the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively.

The faculty in the School of Business make teaching a top priority and they create a learning environment that engages you with business practice. Geneseo business students benefit from outstanding internships and gain hands-on experience both in and outside the classroom.  Economics students regularly take top honors in the Fed Challenge. Finance students trade real securities for the Student Managed Investment Fund. Accounting students are involved in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  And, future entrepreneurs evaluate business ideas and participate in state-wide business plan competitions.  

A distinctive feature of the School of Business at Geneseo is the student professional development (PD) requirement.  We promote life-long success by helping you develop job-search and career-management skills.  Many of the PD events feature Geneseo alumni and employers, providing outstanding networking opportunities for our students.

If graduate school is in your future, we also provide support for students who want to enter a master’s or doctoral program before seeking professional employment. The School of Business offers a Master’s of Accounting program for students pursuing CPA licensure.  We also have partnerships with several area institutions where students can earn an MBA in just one additional year after completing their bachelor’s degree.

The success of our alumni and their contagious enthusiasm for the School of Business provide evidence that we deliver results that matter.  Our alumni can be found in top employers throughout the state of New York and across the globe, including PWC, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, HSBC, Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Manning & Napier, Wells Fargo, Barclays, UBS, Paychex, M&T Bank, Xerox, GE, Nestle, and many more.

If you are interested in business and looking for a program that will help you leverage your strengths and achieve your goals, you will find it at SUNY Geneseo. I invite you to come visit our campus and learn more about our academic programs and student achievements.