School of Business
Consistent with the College's mission, teaching excellence is the principal focus of the School of Business faculty at St. John Fisher College. This focus on teaching excellence is supported by faculty engagement in intellectual endeavors, participation in professional organizations and activities, and interaction with the business community. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified faculty who are dedicated to the success of its students. Both the College and the School of Business support ongoing faculty development. Additionally, faculty members are encouraged to engage in service to the College, the community, and their disciplines, recognizing that these efforts enhance their roles as teacher-scholars.
Faculty members regard technical knowledge as necessary but not sufficient for an excellent education. In addition to providing students with technical knowledge, they endeavor to equip students with the skills necessary to effectively communicate, solve problems, work collaboratively, and manage change in an increasingly diverse and globalizing environment.
The School of Business programs attract both traditional and nontraditional students, primarily from the Central and Western New York State regions. Both full- and part-time students are provided with individual attention through small class size and an accessible faculty. Students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the formal learning process, as well as more informal learning experiences. The City of Rochester, home to a number of Fortune 500 companies, and many small and medium-sized enterprises, many of which are family businesses and start-ups, is an active business and commercial center that offers a multitude of experiential opportunities for students. We provide a wide variety of co-curricular and career preparation experiences for students.
Students are encouraged to embrace lifelong learning and appreciate the fundamental role of continuous improvement. In keeping with the School of Business’ emphasis on continuous improvement, the faculty actively seeks and incorporates feedback from their constituencies, including current students, alumni, and the local business community.