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“To be a program of distinction and a SUNY College of choice for programs in accounting, business, and  public administration.”


We provide an engaging and innovative educational experience in business and public administration advancing student growth, engagement, transformation, and success.

Core Values

Intellectual and Professional Development

  • Highly engaging interactions inside and outside the classroom
  • Excellent teaching that fosters critical thinking and analysis and application of theory to current accounting, business, and administrative practices
  • Faculty advancing, disseminating, and applying knowledge by making valuable contributions to applied, discipline-based, and pedagogical research and by relevant consulting, continuing education, and professional development

Engagement and Community

  • Dedicated, approachable, and inspiring faculty and staff
  • Local business and community relationships that inform our programs and contribute to area community and economic development
  • Serving students and prospective employers primarily in New York and the Northeast with a focus on Western New York

Excellence and Innovation

  • Contemporary curricular and professional programs
  • Outstanding service to stakeholders and the profession
  • Efficient operational practices

Inclusive and Ethical

  • Support and encourage equity, diversity, and inclusion among members of our community
  • Value diversity of ideas within our community
  • Respectful and ethical behavior at all times

Adopted by SOBAM Faculty and Staff On April 5, 2021

Last Updated 4/19/22