Saunders Leadership Fellows Program - Deadline is August 15, 2022

The Saunders Leadership Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity to enhance your education while getting your graduate business degree. All applicants to the master of business administration (MBA), MS of accounting and analytics, MS of business analytics, MS of finance, MS of global supply chain management, MS of hospitality and tourism management, and MS of technology innovation management and entrepreneurship, programs are eligible to apply. The program offers students significant advantages, including:

  • A guaranteed 50% scholarship
  • Dedicated industry mentor
  • Highly-selective, cohort-based learning experience

There are rolling acceptances to the program. The Leadership Fellows program will help you gain the knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in various management positions and lead complex organizations that are impacted by technological change and globalization. Reach your full potential and advance your career in only 12 months as only RIT can deliver with a strong tradition of combining business and technology.

Application Deadline for Fellowship Consideration: August 15, 2022

Fellowship requirements: To be reviewed for the Fellowship, candidates must complete their graduate application and complete the Saunders Fellows application survey.

Fellows must meet the following expectations throughout their academic programs. Saunders Leadership Fellows:

  • Must be full-time students
  • Will maintain a GPA equal to or greater than 3.00, with no course final grade equal to or lower than C
  • Are expected to, with faculty guidance, fully engage with industry mentors, initiate communications and interactions
  • Will attend all mandatory graduate student activities such as orientation and Fellows presentations
  • Attend regular meetings with Fellows program director and complete all readings and program assignments
  • Are strongly encouraged to fully explore and demonstrate their leadership potential in and outside their academic programs

Fellowship may be rescinded if the above expectations are not met.

"When I visited Saunders for the first time, I said to my parents, 'I belong to this place'."

Carmyn A. Gomez, MBA 
Professional Accelerated Cross-Functional Experience, BMW Manufacturing Co.
Greenville, South Carolina
'19 BS (supply chain management and international business), '20 MBA (industrial systems and engineering management)

Leadership Academy @ Saunders Spotlights

The Leadership Academy @ Saunders is dedicated to the professional development and experiential learning of high school, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni and employers.


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    DXC Technology; Elba Technologies | Germany
    Business Analyst
  • Carmen Carbone
    PriceWaterhouseCoopers | Rochester, NY
    Risk Assurance Experienced Associate

Business Administration

Business Analytics

Computational Finance

Executive MBA

  • Scott-Jessop
    Deputy Commander, 369th Sustainment Brigade (The Harlem Hellfighters) | Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
    Logistics Project Manager, Lockheed Martin
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    Mahany Welding Supply Co., Inc | Arc + Flame Center | Rochester, NY
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    Head of IT Provider Governance
  • Fredrick L. Redd
    Assai Management Consulting | New York, NY


  • Yukti Bhatia
    Deloitte Consulting
    Finance Actuary Analyst
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. | Rochester, NY
    Vice President Commercial Banking
  • Ecobank | Abidjan, Lagunes
    Gestionnaire de comptes
  • Chang Su
    Financial Analyst
  • Nan Yun
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    Asset Manager

Global Supply Chain Management

Hospitality & Tourism Management

  • Alysse Gorczyca
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    Director of Catering
  • Robert-Maxwell
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  • Clay Westbrook
    American Flatbread Company | Vermont
  • Stephanie Treccia
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    Head of Client Events & Stakeholder Initiatives
  • Nadine Habayeb Headshot
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  • Linden Pohland Headshot
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    Finance Manager in Training
  • Zaur-Bayramov
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    Tourism Consultant
  • AJ-Shear
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    Director of Marketing

Human Resource Development

International Business

  • Juliana Arora
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    Account Coordinator
  • Ethan Kersat
    IBM | Atlanta, GA
    Global Business Services Consultant
  • Ken Radzymikski
    Cleveland Cavaliers | Cleveland, OH
    Business Intelligence Analyst


  • Cyrille Zongo photo
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  • Larsen Engineers | Rochester, NY
    Project Manager for Sustainability
  • Emily Denny photo
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    Internal Auditor
  • Nathan Mayhugh photo
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    Associate Mechanical Engineer
  • Andrew Tobin
    LiDestri Food & Drink | Rochester, NY
    Packaging Engineer
  • Camila Mota Oliveira
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    Class of '18
  • Patrick Reynolds
    United Technologies | Pittsford, NY
    Senior Associate Program Manager
  • Harsh Gupta
    Precision Stamping | India
    Joint Managing Director

Management Information Systems

  • Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA
    Research Assistant
  • Baker Hughes, a GE company | Houston, Texas
    Data Loss Prevention Leader
  • Kevin L Barrett Jr.
    RSM US LLP | Manhattan, NY
    Senior Associate
  • Rosalie Phan
    Ernst & Young LLP | New York, NY
    Technology Advisory Staff


  • Christoph Grosse
    Ogilvy | New York, NY
    Assistant Social Media Planner
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    Digital Marketing Expert
  • Matthew-Missert
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    Paid Media Account Analyst
  • Pallav Mazumdar
    The Lacek Group | Minneapolis, MN
    Senior Marketing Analyst
  • McCann Worldgroup | Taipei City, Taiwan
    Accounting Executive Assistant

Master of Business Administration

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    eLogic Group LLC | Dallas, TX
    Business Systems Analyst
  • Andrew-Barberio
    KPMG LLP | Buffalo NY
    Audit Associate
  • Farah Shujja
    Administrative Office of the President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan | Kabul, Afghanistan
    Management Advisor
  • Austin Obiora Okwudili
    On The Mark Utility Locating Services Inc. | Rochester, NY
    IT Manager
  • Emily Duke
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    Physician Assistant
  • Mila Le Fisher
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    Digital Marketing Account Manager
  • Bradshaw Rovens
    Adobe, Inc. | San Francisco, California
    Sales Development Representative
  • Sarah
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    Digital Analyst
  • Marwan-Jamal
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Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Emily Hart
    Seating, Inc | Nunda, NY
    Director of Business Development