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The School of Business

The School of Business is recognized for producing graduates exhibiting professional confidence who will excel in the best practices of business. We prepare graduates to assume responsible leadership positions in professional employment, to enter and succeed in graduate schools, and to develop lifelong habits of learning.

News & Announcements

Mary Ellen ZuckermanDr. Mary Ellen Zuckerman became the Dean of the School of Business, effective June 28, 2018.  

Most recently, Dr. Zuckerman was a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing at the College at Brockport, having returned to the classroom in 2016 to pursue her passion for teaching after serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs for two years.  As Brockport’s chief academic officer and a member of its leadership team, she was responsible for designing and implementing the academic goals of the College, overseeing six deans and the directors of Libraries and Information Technology, Research and Analysis Planning, Diversity, and Assessment. She also led the Academic Affairs leadership team and served on multiple college-wide committees. 

Prior to joining the College at Brockport, Dr. Zuckerman served as dean of the School of Business at Ithaca College for four years. In that capacity, she led a team of 32 full-time faculty and 10 staff, directing the school in areas that included strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, curriculum, student enrollment, faculty recruitment, external relations and communication activities. Enrollment during her tenure reached 700 undergraduate business majors, 100 business minors and more than 40 graduate students. 

Previously, she served as dean and professor at SUNY Geneseo in the School of Business, achieving a number of administrative accomplishments that created a firm foundation for the school’s success from which we continue to benefit. These include leading the school to initial AACSB-International accreditation, establishing the master’s in accounting program, overseeing two successful economics program reviews, updating curriculum to add more quantitative and computer skills, and helping to expand international education opportunities. 

During her Geneseo tenure, Dr. Zuckerman was named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. 

School of Business NYC Alumni Event

October 25th, 2018

Cyber Security: Trends and Challenges for Organizations

In today’s world, everyone is connected all the time and the Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming a global reality. How do organizations protect themselves against current and emerging Cyber Security threats? Come hear fellow alumni for a panel discussion that explores General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the role of AI, Ransomware, data breaches and more from our expert panel.


Caitriona Fitzgerald ’02, Chief Technology Officer and Policy Director at Electronic Privacy Information Center

Paul Grassi ’96, Partner and SVP Cybersecurity and Identity Management at Easy Dynamics Corp.

Josh Rabinowitz, ’00, Director, Homeland Security at Vencore

Jordan Weinstein, ’00, Global Head of Legal Technology at Goldman Sachs


Roy Ben-Hur, Managing Director, Deloitte Advisory

Hosted by

Tom Condon ’97 and other Geneseo alumni at KPMG

 345 Park Avenue, NY

Refreshments will be served. $25 per person

Put the date on your calendar!  Registration, through SUNY Geneseo Office of Alumni Affairs, will be opening soon.

Or contact Office of Alumni Relations at 585-245-5506.

We hope to see you there! 


Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Business! We are an AACSB International-accredited business school, offering undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and Economics, and a Masters in Accounting. We have outstanding faculty who provide the latest in business education, both the theory and the practical, in our classrooms.

We offer a wide range of opportunities for hands-on experience, including internships, our Entrepreneurship Program (VentureWorks), our Student-Managed Investment Fund, the Fed Challenge, the CFA Research Challenge, Adopt-A-Business and our VITA program.

We have an up to date trading room with three Bloomberg terminals, allowing students to use the latest technology, software and analytical tools available in the financial world.

We provide each student with exceptional professional development through our distinctive “PD” program, a four-year, co-curricular requirement for every student. And all of our students have the opportunity to interact with our loyal and successful alumni who live and work throughout New York State and beyond. Alumni return regularly to campus to give talks, sit in on classes and mentor students. We also run an annual Meet the Firms Trip to New York City.   

Our students go on to work at well-known firms and to graduate programs, where they use the skills and knowledge they’ve gained at Geneseo to build successful careers.

While students are involved in these curricular and co-curricular activities, they are learning in a relatively small and engaged community here in the Business School. We provide close academic advisement to students, tutoring services here in the Business school and a variety of clubs. Professors and staff know students by name and face, and are available to answer questions, provide advice or talk about whatever is important to a student.

Finally, in line with our AACSB accreditation guidelines, we emphasize innovation, engagement and impact in all that we do with our students. We give our students experience in thinking, behaving and reaching out in ways that incorporate these key characteristics.

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions. You can reach me at

NYC BAC/Alumni Event June 13, 2018

Bob and Bob

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Bob Walley and Bob Murray were gracious hosts in NYC June 13th for the Meet the Dean event at Deloitte.


AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and nearly 800 accredited business schools worldwide.

When educational, professional, and business organizations become members of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, they are part of a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference.

With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. For more information, see

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Our latest maintenance visit was February 27, 2017. We met our requirements and will be facing another re-accreditation in 2021-2022.