University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Business

If you’re thinking about studying business,
Rochester may be the place for you. 

With the resources of the world-renowned Simon Business School and the adaptable undergraduate Business program, you’ll explore a challenging curriculum on your own terms. You will develop extraordinary quantitative and analytical skills that challenge MBA students elsewhere.

What makes Rochester different?
As a Business major, you’ll pursue a challenging core sequence in finance, accounting, marketing, operations management, and organization theory while building on principles of statistics and economics. The program offers tracks in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Entrepreneurship. You’ll enjoy the flexibility of the Rochester Curriculum, including the freedom to double-major or pursue a self-designed program. In the end, you’ll have a legitimate, strong liberal arts degree and the confidence to take that next step into the business world or graduate studies.

Dare to differ
At the University of Rochester, we do just that. And so do our students. The innovative Rochester Curriculum is driven by you. Personal choice and curiosity determine your future. The Rochester Curriculum is flexible and reflects the true hallmarks of university life and learning: curiosity, competence, and community. There are no required subjects. Based on your unique interests and goals, you build your own education and learn what you love.

Student life
The University is a community where more than 90% of undergraduates live on campus. With more than 250 student organizations—ranging from cultural and political to religious and athletic—you’ll find communities of friends who share your interests and passions.

City of Rochester
With Lake Ontario on its northern border, the scenic Finger Lakes to the south, and more than a million people, Rochester is rated among the most livable cities in the United States.

The city of Rochester is a dynamic mix of culture, commerce, and history. Cultural and recreational opportunities include museums, parks, orchestras, planetariums, theater companies, and professional sports teams.

Supportive learning environment
Rochester students get the support they need—from faculty, staff, and one another. Counselors in the Career Center are available every step of the way, helping students articulate their goals, assisting with internship and job placements, and inspiring academic and career exploration. Information and support are also available from the College Center for Advising Services, the Financial Aid Office, the Office of Minority Student Affairs, and the International Services Office.

Academic opportunity
Undergraduates receive an extraordinarily strong education in their chosen fields. Additionally, Rochester offers many options beyond traditional coursework. Opportunities that allow our students to explore their individual interests further include Combined Degree Programs, Research and Innovation Grants, the e5 Program, Take Five Scholars Program, private lessons at the Eastman School of Music, study abroad, and undergraduate research.

Admission requirements
The University of Rochester seeks to admit students who will take advantage of its resources, be strongly motivated to do their best, and contribute to the life of the University community. An applicant’s character, extracurricular activities, job experience, academic accomplishments, and career goals are considered. There are no minimum requirements for admission.

The University of Rochester is deeply committed to building an inclusive, accessible, and diverse community. In that spirit, we welcome first-year and transfer students who represent differences in religious beliefs, socioeconomic backgrounds, values, and points of view. This also includes non-US citizens and undocumented students—with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). See the non-US citizens page on the federal student aid website for more information.

We’re committed to meeting 100% of the demonstrated need of all admitted students. Undocumented students are considered for need-based financial aid like any other US citizen or permanent resident. Undocumented students are also considered for merit scholarships.



#25 Overall Among US Business Schools | Bloomberg Businessweek


#1 Most Diverse Top-50 MBA Program | U.S. News & World Report


Top 5 for Finance and Economics | Financial Times


Top 10 for Return on Investment | The Economist


"A" for Teaching Quality | Bloomberg Businessweek

The Barry Florescue Undergraduate Business Program at Rochester

The Barry Florescue Undergraduate Business Program offers a BS and BA degree in business, both of which build on the principles of economics and statistics. They are designed to provide you with an analytical approach for addressing current as well as future opportunities and challenges in for-profit organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and graduate school.

If you choose to pursue a BA degree in business, you must also choose a second major. This is a great option designed for students who have a strong interest in a second discipline. 

The BS degree in business requires four more courses and for you to select a specialized track. This is the best option for you if you’re interested in studying a business discipline in greater depth.

The BA and BS (all six tracks) in business are STEM-designated degree programs. International students in the United States on F-1 visas are eligible to work for three years in the US and gain valuable experience in the workplace.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I chose Rochester for its flexible academic program, which was a great decision because it was only in my junior year that I decided to turn my Business minor into a BS degree. There are very few schools where you can do that and still graduate on time."

    • Natasha Abrol '22
      BS in business: business analytics track and BA in economics
  • “University of Rochester was one of the few universities in the US that offered a supporting environment to international students, and as I found more about the university, visited and really liked the look I saw in the eyes of students here. It was my childhood dream to attend university in the US in hopes of helping Mexico and rest of the Americas move forward.”

    • Joshua Batres '22
      BA in Business and BA in Engineering Science
  • “I chose UR because I loved the fact that UR encourages students to explore different majors by experimenting with classes and joining various clubs. I was one of the many students that came to UR not knowing exactly what I wanted to study or what I wanted my career path to be, but I did not get anxious or feel behind during the college process because of the supportive UR community. UR was the perfect fit for me.”

    • Danielle Levin '20
      BS in Business: Business Analytics track