DECA PARTNERSHIP

What makes Saunders College of Business a unique experience?

With a vision to be the first choice for enterprising students and creative enterprises, Saunders College of Business attracts students who possess a curiosity that drives them and who place a premium on entrepreneurial thinking and innovative solutions.

At Saunders, students come first. They get an innovative edge and access to the vast resources in business, technology, and design that can only be found at Rochester Institute of Technology. Through an expansive and powerful RIT minors program, business students share classrooms with artists, designers, engineers, and computer scientists. This gives Saunders graduates the ability to differentiate themselves successfully, within a crowded job market.

Plus, with strong corporate connections built through a strong tradition of cooperative education, Saunders delivers an applied curriculum that prepares students to be career-ready DAY ONE upon graduation. The result’s a perfect match for employers and a 94% outcomes rate.

NEW! Saunders now offers Hospitality and Tourism Management and Supply Chain Management majors.

BUSINESS + TECHNOLOGY | UNLOCKED

Get the RIT Edge at the intersection of business and technology. Unlock your career potential at Saunders, where you get a unique and personal experience located at the center of one of the largest technology universities with storied traditions in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.

APPLIED LEARNING | UNLOCKED

Real-world and relevant experiential education. Learn best by doing. Our academic programs feature distinct and diverse opportunities to apply classroom education to real-world problems, setting you up for success upon graduation. All undergraduate students get a full-semester, paid cooperative education experience (internship) while attending a top co-op university that places more than 4,500 students in more than 6,200 co-op assignments with more than 2,200 employing organizations.

INNOVATION | UNLOCKED

Discover opportunities for new and better solutions. Innovation at Saunders originates in the one-of-its-kind Biz 1+2 program, offering opportunities for creativity and collaboration, and expands into countless opportunities across campus..

YOUR BRAND | UNLOCKED

Skills and competencies to help you stand out. Develop a unique personal brand that employers seek. Saunders College offers diverse options for specialization and customization, all infused with a technology core that prepares you for today’s industry needs and stands out in the crowded job market.

SUPPORT NETWORK | UNLOCKED

Join the network of more than 24,000 strong. Gain the personalized attention you need to be successful in your academic career and beyond. A team of advisors provide guidance when you need it, whether your selecting your courses for study, perfecting your job applications, or networking for career opportunities.

Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Recognized and ranked internationally, Saunders is home to more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs across RIT Global Campuses in Rochester, New York, Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China.

Saunders College works in partnership with RIT’s entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and top ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs.

Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs where students gain real-world business experiences through a tradition of applied learning, internships and capstone programs.

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HOW DECA MEMBERS CAN ENGAGE

Saunders College of Business invites DECA advisors and their students to:

Saunders College DECA Scholarship – DECA high school students are encouraged to apply to Saunders and be considered for our $1,000 Saunders College DECA Scholarship. Students must be accepted into Saunders College of Business for consideration and include their DECA participation in their application details.

Inquire and Get FREE Saunders Gear – DECA students! Get a jump start on your college planning. Inquire about business programs at Saunders College. You will not only get FREE Saunders gear but you will receive valuable information about business programs to help you get ready for college and select degree options wherever you choose to go to college.

Classroom Resources – Saunders College of Business is excited to support DECA advisors, which is why we have put together teacher and advisor resources to support you and your DECA students. Inquire about classroom resources and we would be happy to send Saunders materials directly to you.

Campus Tours – Let Saunders host an on-campus Red Barn team-building field trip for your DECA Chapter. Tour our campus, meet business faculty, learn about business, and eat in our student dining hall. Email us at communications@saunders.rit.eduto inquire about scheduling a date.

Visit an Undergraduate Open House, see Saunders Undergraduate Event Calendar for dates.

Come to campus to experience Imagine RIT, Entrepreneurs Conference, Power Your Potential Women’s Conference, or many of our other exciting events by checking out our Saunders Events Calendar.

Connect with a Saunders faculty expert to obtain feedback, subject matter expertise, or arrange a class visit with your DECA student classes. Email us at communications@saunders.rit.eduto get connected today.

Apply and get Saunders scholarships and financial aid.

Come to Saunders College for business and access undergraduate co-op and career services. As a required part of all undergraduate business programs here at Saunders, students will complete some sort of experiential learning while at RIT (1 semester or two summers). You will work with your advisor to determine your options, plan your schedule, and find the right opportunity for you. Saunders College of Business students are supported by dedicated Career Counselors. They serve as your personal coach assisting you in reaching your career goals. Come to Saunders College for business and access our alumni network. As a Saunders student or alumni you are connected to a vast resource of experience and corporate relationships, with over 125,000 RIT, and 19,000 Saunders alumni.

Employers place great value in RIT graduates who recognize our students are Business Ready – DAY ONE, as evidenced by our 94% outcomes rates.

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How Employees Can Engage with DECA

Employees at Saunders College of Business at RIT can serve as volunteer judges for DECA competitions at the local, regional, or national level. Employees can also be an expert reference/mentor for DECA members looking for subject matter expertise. Additionally, employees can become advisors for a new Collegiate DECA chapter at Saunders College.

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