Sometimes you just know you're meant to be a Saint.

Through the Clayton A. Bouton High School and Siena College Early Assurance Program, you can secure yourself a seat in Siena’s School of Business before anyone else. When a program provides you with three degrees and a memorable on-campus student experience, it becomes an easy decision.

Introducing the Early Assurance Program, a partnership with Siena College’s School of Business and Clayton A. Bouton High School, where you can:

  • Earn three degrees — Clayton A. Bouton High School degree, Bachelor of Science in Business, and a Master's in Business Administration from Siena's AACSB accredited program.
  • Graduate from a school named a “Best College” by The Princeton Review, a “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and one of MONEY's “100 Top Colleges.”
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art Hickey Financial Technology Center, Raub Trading Room, and Alonge Accounting Lab.
  • Choose from 19 concentrations through Siena’s customized business major, making your degree personalized to your goals and interests.
  • Complete Siena degrees at your pace— including our accelerated program for students looking to complete bachelor's and master's degrees in three or four years.
  • Live and learn on Siena’s tight-knit campus. You’ll find out what it really means to live like a Saint.


Your journey to becoming a Siena Saint starts during your sophomore year at Clayton A. Bouton High School.

To apply students must:

  • Complete Siena’s free application online, including a short essay, requesting consideration to be admitted in the Early Assurance Program by December 1 of your sophomore year. (Students may also be considered for application during their junior year).
  • Earn grades consistently at the B (85 or above) level in the core Regents-level courses of math, English, science, social studies and language (if applicable).
  • Be on track to complete four years of: English, social studies, math (algebra, geometry, algebra II, and precalculus), laboratory sciences (including physics, or an advanced placement science elective). Three years of: a language other than English. One or more: College in the High School business electives (other than Career and Financial Management).

Satisfaction of this curriculum will exempt you from submitting standardized test scores to Siena. 

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview workshop and interview with the Siena Admissions staff. Following high school graduation, you must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to stay on track for the Siena MBA. 

What Saints Say

“Siena’s School of Business is providing me with the knowledge and opportunities to better my future. Through the classes taught by passionate professors and the network of strong alumni, I know coming out of Siena I will be prepared for real world business.” 

— Dominick Paciello ’19


Aspiring CEO? Entrepreneur? Sports marketer? Digital strategist? Financial analyst? Whatever your career goals, you can count on our business major to get you there—and here’s why. It was just recently designed, which means it’s 100% current and valuable in today’s marketplace, and it features opportunities not easily found at any other school. Couple that with our passionate faculty, and liberal arts education, you’ll be prepared for all areas of your life, wise well beyond your years.

We know when you imagine college, academics certainly aren’t the only thing that comes to mind. Whether our Saints are grabbing a quesadilla at the food truck, meeting with the hip-hop club between classes, rebuilding a home with Habitat for Humanity, or grabbing their cleats before their intramural flag football game—our Saints agree, it’s always a great day to be a Saint. 

completing your mba: Preparing for the road ahead 

The Siena MBA allows you to choose from four unique and specialized concentrations: business analytics, finance, marketing, and strategic management. Each path was created specifically to address workforce demands in regional and national job markets.

Students in this program will enter Siena on track to earn a B.S. in their third year and the Siena MBA in their fourth year. For highly motivated students, Siena provides the option to complete both degrees in just three years. 

While not all students will choose the accelerated track, all students will have the chance to take graduate-level courses as they finish their undergraduate degree. 


Ready to become a Saint?