Why Choose Nazareth's School of Business and Leadership?



We serve our students and community by developing virtuous, innovative, transformative, and agile leaders.

V – Virtuous Leaders practice and develop compassion, courage, authenticity, and wisdom to benefit others and promote the common good.

I – Innovative leaders recognize emerging trends, inspire new ideas, and develop opportunities resulting in sustainable competitive advantage.

T – Transformational leaders seek positive change (reinvention, adaptation, enrichment) for individuals, teams, organizations, communities, and the world.

A – Agile leaders create environments where individuals and self-directed teams are constantly adding value and adapting to changing business demands.

L – Leadership encompasses virtue, innovation, transformation, and agility.



We serve our students through excellence in teaching which cultivates deep business knowledge and skills through experiential education, global learning, and employability in the workforce.

We serve our students by developing close relationships through mentorship, small classes, academic advisement, career coaching, and field experiences.

We serve our students and community through unique and specialized programs, grounded in a strong liberal arts foundation, that meet the changing needs of business.


Global Case Competition


Women's Leadership Workshop

Women's Leadership Workshops

Finance High Shcool Investment Competition


Grad programs fit your busy life

    Executive Programs

    Certified Financial Planner Certification

    Certified Financial Planner Certification

    Human Resources Professional Certification

    Human Resources Professional Certification

    Advanced Certificates

    Advanced Certificates

    • Strategic People Leadership
    • Strategic Talent Development & Coaching
    • People Analytics
    Next Generation Leadership Proram

    Next Generation Leadership Program


    • M&T Bank
    • The Bonadio Group
    • Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

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    Strong Alumni

    Extensive connections to actively engaged alumni and other business leaders provide opportunities to network that can lead to internships and full-time employment.

    See outcomes for Nazareth's latest undergraduate class.

    Daniel Jacon

    Daniel Jacob '18

    Hired by "Big Four" Accounting Firm DeLoitte

    "Naz definitely provided me the opportunity to grow and discover myself. I have had so many great experiences." He had a job offer three months before graduating.

    Hannah Brackley

    Hannah Brackley '15

    Research assistant, Manning & Napier investment firm

    "What sticks out most about my Nazareth experience is the coaching and mentoring from my professors and the internships I did each summer, starting my freshman year."

    Matt Ziegler

    Matt Ziegler '20

    Marketing Internship for TasteNY in Albany

    "You really need to be prepared to expect the unexpected, and I think Nazareth has helped me with that. I learned a tremendous amount at my internship at TasteNY." A Naz SPARK Grant made it possible.

    Executive Education and Certificate Programs

    Women's Leadership Workshop Series


    For effective, successful, and fulfilling leadership, a new Saturday morning series of workshops offered this spring. Sign up for one workshop or enroll in the complete series. Special rates for non-profit sector employees. Learn more >

    Rose Hair

    Rose Hair, Ph.D.


    People make the difference. People add value.

    Welcome to the School of Business and Leadership. If recent years have taught us anything it is that our capacity for change is enormous and the need for meaningful connection in our lives endures. Our programs are built in recognition of the fact that the business environment and our organizations are changing rapidly and constantly, but also that people are at the heart of every endeavor. We prepare our students to enter a world of work that runs on innovation and agility but that will be guided by those with heart and courage to make ethical choices. In their time with us our students acquire all the tools they will need to succeed in navigating their life’s work.

    Faculty and Staff

    Learn more about our faculty and contact us with questions.

    Advisory Groups

    See alumni benefits and the advisory boards for our grad programs, plus resources for connecting with other business professionals.

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    College of Distinction: 2022-2023 Business badge

    Nazareth is among a select group of top colleges and universities across the country hand-picked to earn a 2022-2023 Top Business Colleges of Distinction for its business degrees that are multidisciplinary in nature with practical experiences for students to engage the wider world of business.