Accelerated MBA Program (4+1)

Five Years, Two Degrees.

Saunders College of Business has established agreements with selected colleges and universities whereby qualified students who have earned a bachelor's degree can accelerate their master of business degree program. Students can waive certain MBA foundation courses, allowing them to complete their business degree in one year.

A grade of "B" or better in each designated undergraduate course is needed to waive graduate level coursework. Each course must also be no older than five years upon matriculation into the MBA degree program.

Download our 4+1 FAQ for guidance on preparing for and applying to the program! Join us at an upcoming MBA & Graduate Info Session to learn more about our 4+1 program.


Saunders Accelerated MBA Agreements With Other Colleges

Saunders College of Business has Accelerated MBA Program 4+1 agreements with the following institutions. Click on the name of the school for more information and a course worksheet specific to that agreement.

Statistics Requirement for Incoming MBA Students

All incoming MBA students are required to verify a competency in statistics:

Adequate preparation in statistics is vital to success in graduate coursework. Therefore during orientation incoming Saunders MBA students take a waiver exam to verify statistics competency. Students passing the exam will not be required to take Statistical Analysis for Decision Making (DISC-782). The exam covers basic descriptive statistics through linear regression and takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. Results of the waiver exam will be processed prior to the completion of the orientation program.

MBA students (matriculated and non-matriculated) who are unsuccessful in passing the waiver exam are required to register for the Graduate Statistics Review course or Statistical Analysis for Decision Making as one of their first semester classes. The Graduate Statistics Review course is a non-credit class, carrying a $150.00 fee. Students who elect to take the Statistical Analysis for Decision Making (3 semester credit hours) may use this as one of their program electives.

For more information on this program, call 585-475-6916 or send us an email.

When you are ready to apply, you can do so through the RIT Office of Graduate Enrollment.