Welcome

Headshot of Sean Reid, Dean of the School of Business at Ithaca College

The Ithaca College School of Business is proud to be a place where future industry leaders forge their paths.  Starting their first semester on campus, our students are immersed in the world of business, learning from professors who bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. Our faculty are not only accessible and passionate about their teaching but they also are deeply experienced professionals in their disciplines, which allows them to add invaluable insight in their courses. They have worked at the top firms on Wall Street, launched their own startups, and consulted for companies throughout the world.  

At the same time, we believe that what our students learn outside the classroom is just as important as what they learn inside it. Our business majors manage an equity portfolio totaling more than $800,000, co-author papers with faculty, and participate in national and international academic competitions. Student entrepreneurs collaborate with peers from a wide range of majors to plan and launch their own businesses. 

Our IC alumni work for some of the most recognized companies in the world, from big-four accounting firms to global retail brands. Others manage small businesses or start their own. They’re also passionate about IC and love to share their expertise with current students. Our alumni serve as mentors for business students (including incoming first-year students), return to campus as guest speakers, host networking events at their firms, sponsor internships, and hire our students when they graduate.  

In fact, the School of Business has an outstanding placement rate in the job market. Our most recent survey, from 2016, showed that 93 percent of our graduating seniors were in full-time employment in their discipline, in graduate school, or in the military. That kind of success comes only from the right combination of engaged faculty, committed alumni, broad-based coursework, and real-world experiential learning that you will find in the Ithaca College School of Business. 

Excited? So are we! I invite you to learn more and to consider joining us at IC. 

SEAN REID, DEAN, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS