Business, School of

Office: Maytum Hall 709
(716) 673-4813
Dr. Russell P. Boisjoly, Founding Dean of the School of Business

Department of Applied Professional Studies

Office: Thompson Hall E336D
(716) 673-4959
Dr. Reneta Barneva
, Chair

Department of Business Administration
Office: Thompson Hall E336B
(716) 673-3505
Dr. Mojtaba Seyedian
, Chair

Department of Economics
Office: Thompson Hall E336E
(716) 673-3509
Dr. Peter Reinelt
, Chair

The School of Business includes three departments: Department of Business Administration which offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Public Accountancy, Finance, Management, and Marketing; Department of Applied Professional Studies which offers undergraduate degrees in Music Industry and Sport Management; and the Department of Economics which offers a B.S. in Economics.

The Mission of the School of Business has five elements.  They are:

In consonance with the Mission and Baccalaureate Goals of the University, the faculty and stakeholders of the School of Business at the State University of New York at Fredonia declare the following:

Our mission is to integrate excellence in instruction, relevant faculty scholarship, and proactive community service to prepare students from differing backgrounds to be successful, ethical, and globally aware business professionals. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Providing students with high quality educational opportunities by engaging them with faculty, local business, regional community, and university organizations.

  • Continuously improving a challenging curriculum through ongoing outcomes assessments.

  • Supporting scholarly, professional, and pedagogical research that sustains intellectual vitality and enriches student learning.

  • Providing collaborative research efforts with the more capable students so as to develop their latent talents and advance their career opportunities.

  • Providing the region, university, and broader professional community with the expertise that further strengthens the academic currency of the Faculty, and that adds value to these communities.

 In support of this mission, the curriculum in the Business School’s majors of accounting, finance, management, and marketing will include strong components in critical thinking, oral and written communication, ethical awareness, leadership, and international awareness. Each of these skill areas are assessed and are part of our continuous improvement program.

The School of Business Department of Business Administration currently is a candidate for accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)- International. AACSB candidacy involves only Accounting, Public Accountancy, Finance, Management, and Marketing degree programs.