A training ground for tomorrow’s business leaders.

At Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, your learning experience will be shaped by direct access to the real business world through hands-on mentorships, invaluable internships, and exposure to prominent business leaders during weekly symposiums.

Now Accepting Applications for September 2023

8:45 am – 1:00 pm Weekdays on Campus

Students are able to enjoy consistent in-person learning (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), leading to better engagement and relationship building.

32 Courses.
Just Two Years.

With four quads a year, 11 weeks each, you’ll experience a high volume of course work and learning opportunities in just two years.

“Speaking from Experience”

Highly experiential weekly symposiums, held Wednesdays, delivered by prominent business leaders.

Your Academic Journey

We’ve developed a highly intentional academic path to guide you into the next phase of your business journey, whether that’s job placement, building a business, or continuing a bachelor’s degree.

Q1Sep 11, 2023 – Nov 14, 2023

Community Building

Your first 11 weeks will be dedicated to instilling the entrepreneurial mindset needed to be successful at the Institute.
  • Preparation
  • Goal Setting
  • Community Building
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Q2–Q7Nov 29, 2023 – May 16, 2025

Core Learning

32 business and business-related courses

Our course load is hyper-focused on giving you highly practical and highly marketable skills relevant in today’s business world. So, you can acquire the skills you need to be business-world ready, in less time than traditional programs.

“Speaking from Experience”

Every Wednesday, you’ll hear from and interact with prominent guest speakers recruited by Tom Golisano for their insights and perspectives on topics related to your coursework. Just a few examples include the founder of Domino’s Pizza, M&T Bank’s regional president, and a former #1 tennis player with 9 Grand Slams.

Mentorship & Internships

Entrepreneurial coaching and hands-on business internships are pillars to our program–because we believe the relationships formed through in-person, real-life connection are more valuable than anything you can find in a textbook.

Q8Jun 2, 2025 – Aug 15, 2025

Career Launch

This is the culmination of your two-year program, but it is far from the end of your journey. Coaches and mentors will work with you one-on-one to ensure one of three outcomes.

Employment or Career Advancement

Whether through our employer partners or otherwise, we’ll assist you in moving on to the next phase of your business career.

Building a Business

Ready to start a business or grow your current one? We’ll be there to help set you up for success.

Continuing a Bachelor’s Degree

For those who want to complete their bachelor’s degree, we’ll help you continue on to one of our partner colleges.

“The opportunity is out there. You just have to find it.

Tom Golisano, Founder

No Cost to Apply

Think you’d be a good fit for Golisano Institute? Begin your application today.

Connect with Admissions

Meet with our Director of Admissions to learn more in a live session.