Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

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At Saginaw Valley State University, our hardworking business students innovate, inspire, and achieve.

With determination and passion, the Cardinals of our Carmona College of Business soar to new heights and excel as leaders and professionals.

Our world-class programs are led by experts and accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This recognition means that our students graduate from one of the top 5% of business schools in the world and stand out in the job market.

Personalized programs of study
At SVSU, we set ourselves apart with specialized degree programs that allow our students to decide their own unique path. For example, our BPA program reaches far beyond the typical undergraduate level of accounting to prepare our students to excel on the CPA exam and fast-track a successful career in public accounting. Concentrations in programs like family business management and professional sales allow our students to explore which areas of business spark their passion. 

State-of-the-art facilities
We know that where you study effects how you learn. That is why we invested in our students and have constructed a new $25 million business building that opened in 2020. Our innovative facilities allow our students to combine classroom knowledge with practical experience, as well as interact with faculty and business executives. Instead of being limited to a typical classroom, our new additions create a real-world environment and include:
• The Consumer Behavior Lab provides a space for students to conduct research, lead focus groups, and learn firsthand how consumers make decisions
• The Research & Innovation Hub serves as an adaptive space for students to interact and freely share ideas with their peers, professors, and members of Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region business community
• The Finance & Big Data Lab simulates the live trading of Wall Street and uses state-of-the-art technology (like the Blomberg platform) to teach students how to analyze and apply financial data

Supportive & experienced professors
Our industry-connected professors are committed to your success and push you to maximize your potential. They work with you one-on-one to provide personalized mentoring and guide you to achieve your goals. Our students have endless opportunities to conduct original research, present their work at national and international conferences, study-abroad to experience global business practices, and gain practical field work experience. At SVSU, your personal and professional success is our top priority, and we are dedicated to helping you succeed in business.


Job Placewment Badge

97% overall job placements for Carmona College of Business graduates

Placement Badge

Nearly 100% placement for business students into master’s and PhD

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1 of 5% of business schools world-wide accredited by the AACSB

Distinguished Opportunities

At SVSU, we provide our students with the opportunities and resources to become accomplished alumni, and we are proud of all that our students accomplish. Our graduates become leaders at Fortune 500 companies, regional business owners, and CEOs of multimillion-dollar firms. We don’t settle for ordinary and we set ourselves apart with:
• 97% overall job placement rate
• Nearly 100% success rate into placing students in master’s and PhD programs
• 30 regional business partners that create internships for students
• 11 business-specific student organizations
• Frequent career fairs and networking opportunities that lead to student co-op appointments and job offers
• Competitive scholarships for every major
• Exclusive programs of distinction available for both underclassmen and upperclassman, including Garber Cardinal Business Edge and the Vitito Global Leadership Institute

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Classes and projects surrounding leadership positioned me well to manage a team immediately following graduation. These experiences helped to develop me into a confident employee, willing to push the envelope and brave the unknown.”

    • Nic Duncan
  • “During my time at SVSU, I had the opportunity to go to numerous conferences all over the country. Two were national conferences and that’s a really rare opportunities for undergraduates. When I applied to graduate school, those conference presentations helped me stand out and I don’t think that’s something I would’ve gotten anywhere else.”

    • Jenni Putz
  • “In my SVSU journey, I discovered a lot about myself and took away a lot of knowledge that has been beneficial to my growth. I believe that these opportunities at SVSU helped me become who I am, a more well-rounded and prepared individual. My experiences have made me ready for the future that now awaits me ahead.”

    • Madilyn Witherspoon
  • “SVSU challenged me to come out of my comfort zone and become an active member in my SVSU community. In addition, through the programs of distinction, Vitito Fellows and Cardinal Business Edge, I was challenged to strengthen my leadership abilities, which has greatly helped me in getting me to where I am today.”

    • Kaite Leite