The Traditional MBA Program

The MBA program requires 49 semester credit hours and consists of 17 courses, 9 of which are devoted to core functional areas, and 8 for concentration areas and electives

The three major components to the MBA curriculum:

  • A foundation core of 9 courses
  • At least one area of concentration.
  • Elective courses outside your area of concentration.

  • Electives must be selected from Saunders College graduate courses or from approved RIT courses outside of Saunders College.

The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and all of our core MBA courses are available online.

View course projections for this academic year.

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

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

Special Note: If you are enrolling in the MBA program prior to fall 2013, please see these program requirements:

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.