What types of students are enrolling at Golisano Institute?

June 23, 2023

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Golisano Institute is enriched by its diversity, as it encompasses multiple generations and facets of learners. Our program caters to a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and walks of life, with programs designed to meet the needs of a variety of learners, including those coming out of high school, working adults, and degree-holders looking to enhance their career prospects.


For high school students with a strong interest in entrepreneurship and business, our program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers essential business functions and knowledge. Our personalized mentorship and coaching from experienced professionals help aspiring entrepreneurs transform their innovative ideas into practical, working solutions. By providing these students with a strong foundation in business fundamentals, we prepare them to succeed in an ever-changing landscape regardless of whether they want to continue their education, launch their entrepreneurial career, or build a business after graduation.


Golisano Institute recognizes that many working adults may not have had the opportunity or resources to pursue their dreams and passions through traditional educational programs. For these individuals and those looking to advance their careers, Golisano Institute provides an economical and fast time-to-completion solution that is highly integrated with employers. Our two-year program is designed to equip these individuals with the necessary skills and confidence to enter the local job market with ease, enabling them to advance or fulfill their career aspirations.


Degree-holders looking to complement their previous educational experiences and enhance their career prospects can also benefit from the Golisano Institute’s program. Our accelerated schedule and cost-effective solution are designed to refine their business skills and prepare them for business-oriented careers that leverage their existing communication and soft skills.


Golisano Institute recognizes that diversity in education is not just a reflection of the real world; it is a deliberate strategy to create a dynamic and inclusive learning environment. By embracing students from different generations and backgrounds, we foster an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and cultural competency. Our students graduate with the skills and perspectives necessary to thrive in an interconnected world and contribute meaningfully to their chosen fields.



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