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In 1969, a program in business administration began at SUNY Oswego. Originating as a concentration in economics, the program gained tremendous popularity and continued to develop. 

Subsequent approval by the State University of New York permitted the awarding of a bachelor of science degree starting in 1974. Since this time, the business administration department changed and expanded to meet the demand of the students. 

In July 1992, the business administration department was reorganized into the renamed School of Business. In October 2002, the School of Business achieved accreditation by the prestigious AACSB International -- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2003, the School of Business moved into the newly refurbished and state-of-the-art Rich Hall.

The School of Business offers a range of undergraduate programs, several interdisciplinary programs, an MBA and combined five-year BS/MBA and BS/masters of programs to approximately 1,650 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. Housed in renovated Rich Hall, our classes provide practical skills and project-based learning to complement theory, with a strong and successful alumni network that can help you during and after your college years. Graduate students have the option of taking classes online or at the Metro Center branch campus in downtown Syracuse. 

With our growing enrollments, we work to expand international experiences for students, to reach out to part-time graduate students, and to be more fully engaged in regional economic development. Graduates of Oswego's business programs are highly successful with careers ranging from the corporate sector to non-profit/government agencies to entrepreneurial enterprises.

A talented and experienced team of faculty and administrative staff helps shape and guide an outstanding experience for our students. The Center for Accounting Research and Education, as well as the Human Resource Management Center are among the special features of our school.

For a virtual tour of the campus and to browse photos of Rich Hall please click here.

If you're new to campus or the business programs, check out our laptop recommendation (PDF).

Our Mission 

The mission of the School of Business is to prepare students as competent and ethical professionals; to produce scholarly research that advances knowledge and contributes to learning and the practice of business and its related disciplines; and to serve as a resource for the local, regional and global community.

Our Values

The Vision of the School of Business is to build on a reputation of quality programs, service to students, and teaching excellence to become a premier business school within the state university system.  The school will be a proactive leader providing educational services, professional development, community outreach, and intellectual contributions in a global context.  The primary and distinguishing features of the School of Business are:

  • A commitment to serve the residents of the State of New York
  • Support for an academic environment which values teaching effectiveness
  • A commitment to the process of lifelong learning and the development of the socially conscious student
  • The ability to provide educational opportunities and experiences in response to the changing needs of regional organizations in the private and public sectors.


  • On Thursday, September 29th-October 1st, School of Business students Penda Diop, Alexis Salkey, Destiney Day, Deandrea Mitchell, Ulilioghene Agunu, Magic Washington, Morgan arcus, Manny Boaten and Francesca Michel will be traveling to Pittsburgh, PA to attend NABA Eastern Regional Student Conference.  This conference will include two and one-half days of workshops, seminars and interview sessions, all designed to better prepare minority students for careers in accounting and financial management disciplines.  Good luck!

  • The online graduation application for May 2017 is now available.  You must apply in order to graduate!

    To apply, log in to myOswego, select the Student Records tab and click “Apply for Graduation”. For more information on graduation, please visit

  • SUNY Oswego was named as one of the best small colleges in the North for Master's Degree Programs in Health Care Management by Health Management Degree GuidePrograms were selected ranking based on criteria such as acceptance rate, cost of attendance, number of degree and specialization options offered, accreditation, and acknowledgment by a national ranking body.  SUNY Oswego was also highlighted for the program's AACSB accreditation. Find out more on Healthcare Management Degree Guide website!The SUNY Oswego Online MBA was ranked 20th in the nation in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report ranking of Online MBA Programs!  More information about the SUNY Oswego MBA can be found on the website.
  • Business Administration degree completion will be available at the Syracuse Metro Center beginning in Fall 2016. Please see the following link for more information about the Metro Center.
  • AACSB International recognized two Oswego business graduates — Robert Moritz of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Virginia Donohue of On Point for College — among its inaugural group of 100 Influential Leaders.
  • Discover what's new in the School of Business by reading the Current Newsletter in our newsletter archive