Where Are You Going ? We hope your answer is "to the AACSB-accredited business school at SUNY Oneonta." The Division of Economics and Business traces its beginning to 1970 as an Economics Department that began to offer a business program. Three academic majors are offered: Business Economics, Professional Accounting,and Economics. The Professional Accounting major is a 150-hour program registered with the New York State Education Department as meeting CPA curriculum requirements. Today the Division houses two academic departments: the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting and the Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems.
(Shown above: Business Advisory Council Member John DeMelis, partner with Ernst and Young, guest lectures on corporate social responsibility.)
The Division of Economics and Business is recognized for the excellence of its undergraduate business, accounting, and economics programs among those offered by public and private four-year comprehensive colleges in New York State and the region. Many of the most successful alumni of the College at Oneonta graduated with a major from the Economics and Business Division. From corporate executives to accounting practitioners to economic forecasters to not-for-profit managers to academicians and even an astronaut (Ronald Garan), they attest to the caliber of their academic preparation and provide a conduit to current students for internships and career placement.
Get to where you want to go by choosing programs designed for students to acquire the general knowledge that will prepare them for positions in the fields of business, economics, or accounting, or for graduate study. Become part of the learning environment of small classes, accessible faculty, teamwork, and simulations in technology-enhanced classrooms. The Division faculty is highly qualified and ready to apply its blend of academic credentials and professional background to a transformational college experience. Get started by perusing this website or contacting the Division of Economics and Business.
(Above: Junisha Clarke, BGS member, assists with the induction of new members to Beta Gamma Sigma--the international honor society recognizing excellence in business.)
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Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are making the business school stronger by contributing to scholarship campaigns and other initiatives for excellence! Their generosity is increasing the number of scholarship awards every year. You can help to multiply the awards again by contributing to a endowed scholarship fund of your choice. You have the option of submitting your contribution using a credit card through a secure server transaction, or by check or money order. Please be certain to specifically request that your gift is directed to the Economics and Business Endowed Scholarship, the Dr. Ignatius J. H. Ts'ao Scholarship, the John Doherty Scholarship, the John and Claudia DeMelis “Founders Scholarship in Accounting,” the George F. Ring, Jr and Ellen Smith Ring Scholarship or the Steven Edelstein Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Foster Brown. Gifts can also be made to the Economics and Business Academic Excellence and Improvement Fund--a multipurpose fund providing financial support for excellence and program improvement.Thank you for joining donors from the alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Division of Economics and Business. Unrestricted gifts may be made to the Fund for Oneonta.