Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

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Hardworking business students who innovate, inspire, and achieve

With determination and passion, the Cardinals in 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 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This means 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 follow their own unique path. For example, our Bachelor of Professional Accountancy (BPA) program reaches far beyond the typical undergraduate level of accounting to prepare 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.

Real-world experience using state-of-the-art facilities
We know where you study affects how you learn. That's why the University invested in top-notch learning spaces for our students and built a new $25 million business building, which opened in 2020. Our innovative facilities allow 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, including:
The Consumer Behavior Lab, which provides a space for students to research, lead focus groups, and learn firsthand how consumers make decisions
The Research & Innovation Hub, which 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, which 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 and experienced professors
Our industry-connected professors are committed to your success and challenge you to maximize your potential. They work with you one-on-one to provide personalized mentoring and guide you to reach your goals. SVSU students have endless opportunities to conduct original research, present their work at national and international conferences, immerse themselves in global business practices while studying abroad, and gain practical field work experience. Here, your personal and professional success is our top priority, and we are dedicated to helping you succeed.


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97% overall job placement rate for Carmona College of Business graduates

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Nearly 100% placement rate for Business students into master’s and PhD programs

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In the only 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 our students achieve. Our graduates become leaders at Fortune 500 companies, regional business owners, and CEOs of multimillion-dollar firms. We don’t settle for ordinary and set ourselves apart with:
• 30 regional business partners creating internships for students
• 11 business-specific student organizations
• Frequent career fairs and networking opportunities leading to student co-ops and job offers
• Competitive scholarships for every major
• Exclusive programs of distinction available for under- and upperclassman, including Garber Cardinal Business Edge and the Vitito Global Leadership Institute

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At SVSU, everyone is extremely supportive and inclusive to help each other on their individual journeys. I love the strength, trust, and compassion of our community as Cardinals. SVSU has consistently provided me with the tools I need to succeed in my career.”

    • Lucas Inman, Theatre
      Saginaw, Michigan
  • “You’re a name here, not just a number. Opportunities for professional development, networking events, and leadership roles helped me develop as a leader and grow into who I believe I am supposed to be.”

    • Surina Gupta, Political Science
      Saginaw, Michigan
  • “The best part about SVSU is the access to opportunities. The faculty and staff have been so open to working with me to help me grow as a person and pursue opportunities to gain experience in my field.”

    • Talia Pruiett, Social Work
      Bay City, Michigan
  • “I really like the diversity at SVSU. Being a minority, it’s great to see so many people represented. It’s so nice to be in an atmosphere that's so welcoming.”

    • Adiya Young, International Business
      Waterford, Michigan
  • “SVSU is more than just a school. It’s home. It’s always been home to me. I have created a bond with everyone and anyone here. This is my family. Once you come here, you’re not going to school—you’re joining a family.”

    • Jayson Tunstall, Accounting
      New Lothrop, Michigan