How We Are Building the Future of Business Education

March 27, 2023

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The world of work and education is shifting.

Rapid advancements in technology have given us new tools, careers, opportunities, and even entire industries. You need a foundational and forward-thinking business education, and that’s where we come in.

At Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, we want to help you build a strong foundation—regardless of whether you want to immediately jump into the workplace, build a business, pursue a bachelor’s degree, or some combination of these options. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing high-quality business education for everyone.


Here are three ways our approach can help you launch your career.


1. We’ve developed an intentional, hyper-focused academic journey

Tom Golisano founded the Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship with the aim of offering a streamlined business education to anyone who desires it.

Our curriculum of 32 business courses is designed to guide you into the next phase of your business journey by giving you access to the pillars of our program: mentorships, hands-on experience, and a direct line to our network of business leaders here in Rochester. We help you make the most of your education, whether your goal is to transition directly into the workforce, launch your own business venture, or continue toward a bachelor’s degree.


2. We’re focused on marketable skillsets and building your professional network

Many organizations (including Bank of America, Ernst & Young and IBM) are rethinking their hiring criteria and dropping degree requirements from roles that previously had one. The alternative? Focusing on upskilling, reskilling, and investing time into training the candidate for the role.

By listening to what employers are looking for and partnering with prominent local businesses, Golisano Institute gives students direct access to Rochester’s best and brightest thought leaders. The result? Real-world opportunities and mentorships that hone your marketable skill sets, and an invaluable professional network. Our curriculum and connections are built to ensure you leave ready to confidently launch your career.


3. We’re helping you launch your career earlier

We know that real business experience is extremely valuable in the educational process. This is why we’ve intentionally designed our unique class structure (weekdays from 8:45am – 1:00pm) to better manage a working schedule.

Our curriculum has been designed to maximize your time with us by prioritizing efficiency. Within a span of just 24 months, you’ll be able to take a higher number of targeted business courses than ever before, while also gaining crucial real-world experience through hands-on training. Whether you choose to maintain your current employment or secure an internship through our strong local business connections, our objective is to equip you with practical work skills that will serve you well beyond your time on campus.

We’re thrilled to be on the leading edge of the future of business education. When our students earn their Professional Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship, they will have the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the evolving business landscape.

Interested in learning more? We provide virtual info sessions to learn more about your academic journey at Golisano Institute. Sign up for one here:

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Tom Golisano, Founder

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