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Interim Dean DoeAs Interim Dean of the School of Business and Management (SOBAM), I’m delighted that you have chosen to visit our website.

Please let me first tell you about our many excellent academic programs, at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.    
With approximately 1,500 students enrolled across three different academic departments, we are one of the largest academic units at the College at Brockport. At the undergraduate level we offer majors in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, International Business, and Marketing. Students can also minor in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance and Marketing.

At the graduate level we offer an Online Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), a Master’s in Accounting (MS), a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA), and certificate programs in Nonprofit Management and Arts Administration.   

Our educational philosophy is simple. We offer our students the preparation they need to realize their dreams and to embark on meaningful careers that allow them make a difference in the organizations and communities they join.  We accomplish this by focusing on dual goals.  First, students are given rigorous educational foundations that they need to be able to think independently as decision makers and organizational leaders.  Next, we provide our students with a wide array of professional development opportunities and support services that enable them to polish their skills, and enter their careers more market-ready.   

A wide range of holistic co-curricular opportunities are available to students including internships, study abroad opportunities, and membership in academic major-affiliated clubs and organizations. A multitude of formal professional development programs, e.g., Mock Interviews with feedback from professional recruiters, are offered through our SOBAM Center for Student Success – an office that supports business students exclusively. The Public Administration program Speaker’s Series gives graduate students close access to a large regional network of MPA alumni, faculty members, and leaders from the region, offering priceless exposure to both current issues and a keen perspective on what may be likely to occur in the future.

Course section sizes in the SOBAM are relatively small, ranging from 30-40 students in size in business classes, and averaging 20 students in size in graduate classes in the Public Administration department.  All are taught either by members of our world class full-time faculty members or by talented adjunct faculty who come to us from their own professional environs to share what they know with our students first-hand.

The strong focus that our programs place on student success has yielded some impressive results and the latest placement data for our graduates speak for themselves. Upon graduation, nearly 80% of our completing undergraduates report that they found work in their chosen field or were admitted to graduate school. Our alumni have gone on to positions in many influential companies and organizations as well as some of the most well respected graduate schools in the region.

It is little wonder then that we have been continually accredited since 2002 by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier global accreditation for business schools, and by NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) since 1992.

Pursuing an education at the School of Business and Management assures a return on investment of time and resources that we are exceptionally proud of. On behalf of the faculty, staff and student colleagues, I welcome you to explore our website. If you should have any questions about our program, please feel free contact me or any of my colleagues for more information.

Susan Stites-Doe, PhD
Interim Dean
School of Business and Management

585-395-2985

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Last Updated 11/9/18

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