From the Dean

The School of Economics and Business is accredited by AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Of the approximately 16,000 business schools in the world, just five percent have achieved this designation, indicating a highly qualified faculty, excellent curriculum, and top outcomes for graduates. We now have almost 50 years of experience preparing students for careers and entry into graduate or professional schools. Students may choose from three undergraduate majors: Professional Accounting, Business Economics, and Economics. Business program graduates continue to be much in demand by employers around the globe.

In concert with the overall mission of the campus, we encourage student intellectual growth through educational experiences embedded in our curricular and co-curricular programing. Business and Economics faculty and staff have established high expectations for student learning and provide the support needed to succeed. A range of activities encourage individuals to understand their roles and the place of good business practices in supporting long-term societal improvement while providing graduates with the tools to engage in life-long learning and meaningful, fulfilling work. We prepare students not just for their first step into the world of work, but for long-term business careers and leadership roles, informed decision-making, creative problem-solving, and sound ethical judgment.

First and second year students learn in moderate-sized classes that include a variety of liberal arts and science courses, and they spend their final two years in smaller upper-division classes utilizing advanced technology. Most faculty members are full time and possess terminal degrees in their fields of teaching. In addition, the faculty enrich academic learning with extensive industry, government, consulting, and international experience. Our programs are a distinctive infusion of economics, management information systems, production management and operations research, and business and professional ethics.

Many exciting co-curricular experiences exist campus-wide, including participation in the performing arts, sustainability related activities, and involvement in student government. Business and Economics students can pursue their interests through clubs organized around accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management and marketing.

We offer numerous practical experiences and opportunities to participate in team projects. Experiential learning includes a robust internship program, a student-managed investment portfolio, and the Fed Challenge team in the Second Federal Reserve District. SEB holds the Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner designation with students achieving a level of of Bloomberg Market Concepts certifications that is among the highest globally.

We recognize and reward academic achievement. The School hosts a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society Recognizing Business Excellence, and the Alpha-Lambda Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society in Economics. Our Beta Gamma Sigma chapter has achieved "Highest Honors" status for several consecutive years. College and School honors are awarded to outstanding graduates. A growing number of scholarship awards are made each year from endowed scholarship funds reserved for top students from Economics and Business. First-year students and transfer students with excellent academic records may qualify for one of many academic merit scholarships awarded by the College.

Quality learning experiences are the hallmark of our community at SUNY Oneonta. I invite you to explore the website and contact us if you want more information or have questions.

Dr. Elizabeth Dunn - Interim Dean
School of Economics and Business
226 Netzer Administration Building
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Office: (607) 436-3458
Fax: (607) 436-2543


The School of Economics and Business enables undergraduate students to exercise their intellectual capacity, acquire disciplinary knowledge and analytical skills, value diversity in people and ideas, and develop ethical decision making abilities.

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The School of Economics and Business has addressed diversity and cross-cultural topics throughout the curriculum for many years.

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