Why be the next Zuckerberg? Be the first you.

Small businesses and entrepreneurs drive our economy, solve some of our biggest problems, and create jobs and opportunities. Nazareth will help you prepare for success.

James Cheeks, Naz Alum

Special Agent James Cheeks

From business administration at Naz to program manager in the Cyber Division of the FBI, James Cheeks '95 shares his journey.

Why Naz?

"It was one of those feelings where your gut just tells you it’s the right place." — Jenn Lachell '15 explains in her blog post "Why Nazareth College?" After multiple college internships and leadership roles, she was quickly hired in 2015 by Skyhigh Networks.

Shaina Louis

Shaina Louis ' 18

“I never knew I was going to have my own business at the start of freshmen year,” says Shaina Louis ‘18, who has received support and finances for start-up costs from Nazareth. Louis’ story »

Marcus Moles and Dr. Ruffer

Marcus Moles '17

“I want to have an impact,” says Moles, a business management major who’s getting a minor in finance. “I want to revolutionize something in the world.” Read more » 

Clubs and Organizations

  • Finance Society
  • Music Business Club
  • Marketing Club

View the full list of Student Activities clubs and organizations »

Mark Weber with cross-cultural management class

Faculty Expert: Marketing and International Business

Mark Weber, director of undergraduate international business and graduate integrated marketing communication programs

"Mark has an open-door policy where students can come to him for help on classwork and advice. He has great insight to the business world and he has extensive resources that he is willing to call upon for the benefit of his students. Mark is not only a professor who brings a lot more to the classroom than just teaching, he is also an exceptional mentor to all his students."

— Elise Maryanopolis '12, account manager at Brand Networks

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This collaborative program for any students at Nazareth College connects you with faculty and experts to help you solve a societal problem, launch a businesses, or create an invention. Read about the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Adirondack Cup, Nazareth College, School of Management

Nazareth wins prestigious stock picking competition

A team of Nazareth students won the 2016 Adirondack Cup, a stock picking contest for college students interested in the investment field. Read more >>

Become a problem solver

Many employers and leaders need good analysis. To add value to your degree and know how to interpret and use data to solve real-world problems, complete a minor in analytics.

Interning in Berlin

Karla Jackson '13 interned during her semester abroad in Berlin doing social media work for Sirius Facilities, creator of more than 30 business parks. She then was hired as a social media manager in Dallas, Texas.

Joe Christian, Zappos Internship, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

Interning at Zappos

Story and video: Joe Christian '15 interned in IT security at Zappos in Las Vegas.

Alum Spotlight: Scott Chapman '04

"It’s not just about looking at an Excel spreadsheet. It’s also about asking whether we make a big change or do something a little bit differently to avoid a problem in the future." —Scott Chapman '04, executive director of finance at Partners + Napier. Read more >>

Meet the Interns: Alessio De Michele '17

    Business management major Alessio De Michele '17: NY Cosmos Training and Development intern

    Study Abroad

    From France to Japan to Australia to Peru and beyond, Nazareth offers both short- and long-term study abroad programs.

    Jerry Zappia, Dean of the School of Management

    Why I Teach by Jerry Zappia

    "Staying in the classroom keeps me connected with students and inspires me to make better decisions." — Jerry Zappia '89G, MBA, M.S.Ed., dean of the School of Management on "Why I Teach."

    Examples of Internship Sites

    Nazareth's internship office helps you find an internship in your area of interest. Recent sites include:

    • Ad Council of Rochester
    • Bank of America
    • Berlin: Task36 project management software firm
    • City of Rochester
    • Rochester City School District
    • D4, LLC
    • DeJoy, Knauf & Blood
    • ESL Federal Credit Union
    • Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    • Hillside Family of Agencies
    • Valencia, Spain: INMERCO Marketing
    • Lifetime Health Medical Group
    • M&T Bank
    • Manning & Napier
    • NYS Assembly, Albany
    • Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    • Paychex, Inc.
    • Rochester Americans
    • Seaberry Design & Communications, Washington, D.C.
    • State Farm Insurance

    Entrepreneurial Spirit

      Jason Pohlman '01, Mindful Designs owner, learned to think like an entrepreneur at Naz.
      Ian Prichard, alum of Nazareth College, Black Tie Ski Rental '98

      Alumni Spotlight: Ian Prichard '98

      A strong liberal arts background and small classes at Nazareth set him up for success as an entrepreneur, says Prichard. Read more >>

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