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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. 

A prolific author of scholarly publications, Dr. Zuckerman has written three books and a wide range of academic papers centered on her research in women’s magazines and marketing. She also has presented at numerous academic and industry conferences. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Simmons College, a doctorate in history and a master’s in business administration from Columbia University.  

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.

Trading Room Grand Opening

Our Trading Room Grand Opening Celebration was Friday, October 14, 2016! Please take a moment to view the videos below. We are very proud of our students, our donors and our department!!



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.