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AACSBAACSB Accredited College

Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accrediting organization for business schools. Only about one quarter of the institutions granting business degrees have received this accreditation.

The AACSB indicated that the Saunders College of Business is "...undoubtedly one of the nation's leaders in bringing total quality principles to the university." These principles emphasize customer satisfaction, work productivity through teaming, and product and service excellence.

RIT is chartered by the legislature of the State of New York and accredited by The Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Please visit The Middle States Commission on Higher Education overview web pages for Rochester Institute of Technology accreditation details.

Federation of Schools of Accountancy

Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA)The Saunders College of Business is an affiliate member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA). The FSA promotes "the development of high quality accredited programs of education for the accounting profession that lead to a graduate degree."

The FSA lists the following objectives:

  1. Promote the concept of accounting accreditation among students and employers as an indicator of quality.
  2. Educate and involve faculty in accreditation issues.
  3. Assist schools in achieving and maintaining accredited graduate accounting programs.
  4. Be a leader in shaping accreditation standards and processes.
  5. Administer the FSA in a manner that helps the organization focus on its mission.

SAP University Alliance

SAPSAP AG is the world's leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software used to integrate business functions including sales, accounting, logistics, human resources, and manufacturing. The SAP University Alliance is designed to provide university faculty members throughout the world with the tools and resources they need to teach students how technology can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking. To accomplish this, SAP provides its business software to hundreds of universities and technical institutes in more than 50 countries for use in disciplines such as business, IT, computer science, and engineering. By providing advanced technologies, such as those supporting next-generation IT architectures around key business processes, the SAP University Alliance program helps universities and technical institutes develop highly qualified graduates who will contribute to the core competencies of their future employers.

With hundreds of member campuses actively involved in the SAP University Alliance program, opportunities for collaboration are extensive. Members work together on undertakings including research, publishing, curriculum development, and intercampus business simulations. As a result, faculty and students from different campuses around the globe have opportunities to collaborate on virtual team projects.