Ithaca College School of Business
Ithaca College School of Business

The AACSB-accredited School of Business at Ithaca College combines a rigorous professional education with a foundation in the liberal arts, giving students a competitive, diverse skill set in the functional areas of business, communication, and critical thinking. A comprehensive professional development curriculum provides the tools to apply these skills in real-world learning opportunities and internships. Our students graduate ready to become professional leaders, managers, and analysts.



Theory, Practice, Perform.

Our roots as a music conservatory can be seen in the touchstone phrase that embodies the Ithaca College educational experience: “Theory, Practice, Perform.” This informs everything we do. Our undergraduate experience relies on extensive co- and extracurricular activities, experiential learning opportunities, and professional development. Business school students manage equity portfolios totaling over $800K and participate in national and international academic competitions, and student entrepreneurs from across campus compete for funds to launch their own businesses.

The Ithaca College School of Business Edge

Professional Development: Starting in their first semester, students participate in professional workshops, events, and student organizations. Our Professions Program prepares students for high-level, competitive internships. Beginning with a required informational interview and progressing to a 30-hour career exploration, students gain experiences and build skills that help them focus their career goals and make meaningful professional connections.

Faculty Excellence: Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for high-quality research that makes an impact on both theory and practice. Their true passion, however, is engaging with students. Whether teaching in the classroom, supervising internships and independent studies, or advising, our faculty put students front and center.

Immersive Advising: We believe advising is an essential component to success as well as student satisfaction. Our introductory World of Business experience is taught by faculty who serve as first-year advisors. Students gain knowledge in business and teamwork skills while developing close relationships with their advisors.

Alumni Network: Our alumni work in some of the most recognizable companies in the world, from big-four accounting firms and investment banks to global retail brands and professional sports teams. Others manage small businesses or start their own. They’re also passionate about IC and love to share their expertise with current students. Each year, we bring over 100 alumni to campus, many of whom sponsor internships and hire our students when they graduate.

Our Programs

The School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration. We also are home to an inter-disciplinary major in legal studies. Students are admitted directly to their majors of choice in their first year. Business courses are intertwined with our innovative core curriculum, giving students the full breadth and depth of skills to be successful in today’s dynamic business world.

Within the business administration major, students choose one or more concentrations:

  • Finance (corporate finance, asset management, and wealth management tracks)
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport management
  • Corporate accounting

The curriculum is flexible enough that close to half our students complete a double concentration, a minor, or second major outside of business.

At the graduate level, we offer both an accelerated, one-year MBA and an M.S. in accounting. The M.B.A. enables students to remain on campus for a fifth year and leave with both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. The M.S. in accounting satisfies the CPA licensure requirement for the state of New York and gives students the option to create a focused track in audit or taxation.

Our Location

The Ithaca College School of Business is located in Ithaca, New York, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top college towns, in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. At the same time, we offer innovative programs designed to get our students into the metropolitan hubs in the Northeast. Students enjoy meaningful alumni connections, extensive internship opportunities, and valuable networking events in sites such as Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia. Students may also spend a semester abroad or in New York City through the ICNYC program.

Ithaca, NY
(607) 274-7901