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Five Years, Two Degrees.

Maximize your earning potential with an Accelerated 4+1 MBA

If you are an undergraduate student, you can now get your Master of Business Administration (MBA) in one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This accelerated programs allows select core MBA courses to be waived with a combination of specific undergraduate "B" grade or better completed coursework. Each undergraduate course may not be older than five years upon matriculation into the MBA degree program, and must be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.

20% Scholarship Award for RIT and Partner Schools

Students from RIT as well as Saunders’ 4+1 partner institutions who meet the full admissions requirements to the MBA program, will receive a minimum 20% scholarship award. Review of Saunders merit scholarships will take place along with department admission decisions.

Recognized among nations very best business schools

Saunders MBA program is recognized by many national and international rankings. US News & World Report 2017 Best Business School Rankings place Saunders #91 nationally, while TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times ranks Saunders MBA #96 among MBA programs in North America, and Poets & Quants ranked Saunders College of Business among the nation's Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs coming in at #96. Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by Saunders College graduate programs and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Accelerated 4+1 Waiver Details

Courses qualifying for waiver review are subject to the following conditions:

  • B grade or better must be earned in courses reviewed for waivers
  • May waive up to 6 total core MBA courses
  • Courses for waivers must be taken within 5 years of matriculating into the MBA program

GMAT Waiver for Saunders College of Business students

Saunders College of Business students applying to the MBA program with a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher from all undergraduate courses taken, have the opportunity to request a waiver of their GMAT application requirement. To request a GMAT waiver, first submit an online application (click on “myRIT Portal.) Then email Jenna Lenhardt (gradbus@saunders.rit.edu) to submit your waiver request application which will be sent to the MBA Director for review. Note: Waiving the GMAT may limit access to certain merit scholarships.

Quick Admissions Decisions

For quick admissions decisions, determination for scholarship and financial aid, contacts and additional admissions information, please visit our graduate admissions pages.

Saunders Accelerated 4+1 MBA Agreements with Other Institutions

Click on the name of the school for more information specific to that agreement.

Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT Saunders College of Business- agreement for all RIT students
Undergraduate Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT-110 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT-210 Management Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • DECS-310 Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics and
  • ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FINC-220 Financial Management and choose one:
  • FINC-352 Financial Management II
  • FINC-362 Intermediate Investments
  • FINC-420 Finance in a Global Environment
  • FINC-460 Financial Analysis and Modeling
  • FINC-470 Introduction to Options and Futures
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGIS-130 Information Systems and Technology OR
  • MGIS-330 Systems Analysis and Design
  • and choose one:

  • MGIS-320 Database Management Systems
  • MGIS-350 Developing Business Applications
  • MGIS-415 Object-Oriented Business Programming
  • MGIS-425 Database Systems Development
  • MGIS-450 Enterprise Systems
  • MGIS-735 Design and Information Systems
  • MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • MGMT-310 Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT-340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MGMT-380 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT-450 Negotiations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • INTB-320 Global Marketing
  • MKTG-320 Internet Marketing
  • MKTG-350 Consumer Behavior
  • MKTG-360 Professional Selling
  • MKTG-370 Advertising and Promotion Management
  • MKTG-410 Search Engine Marketing and Analytics
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
RIT Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (KGCOE)
Undergraduate Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT-110 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT-210 Management Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • ISEE-301 Operation Research
  • ISEE-420 Production Planning and Scheduling
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • ISEE-345 Engineering Economy and choose one:
  • FINC-352 Managing Assets and Liabilities
  • FINC-362 Intermediate Investments
  • FINC-420 Finance in a Global Environment
  • FINC-460 Financial Analysis and Modeling
  • FINC-470 Introduction to Options and Futures
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGIS-130 Information Systems and Technology OR
  • MGIS-330 Systems Analysis and Design
  • and choose one:

  • MGIS-320 Database Management Systems
  • MGIS-350 Developing Business Applications
  • MGIS-415 Object-Oriented Business Programming
  • MGIS-425 Database Systems Development
  • MGIS-450 Enterprise Systems
  • MGIS-735 Design and Information Systems
  • ISEE-350 Engineering Management and choose one:
  • MGMT-310 Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT-340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MGMT-380 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT-450 Negotiations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • INTB-320 Global Marketing
  • MKTG-320 Internet Marketing
  • MKTG-350 Buyer Behavior
  • MKTG-360 Professional Selling
  • MKTG-370 Advertising and Promotion Management
  • MKTG-410 Search Engine Marketing and Analytics
  • PACK-481 Packaging for Marketing and End Use
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
RIT Department of Packaging Science (CAST)
Undergraduate Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT-110 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT-210 Management Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • DECS-310 Operations Management
  • PACK-471 Packaging Supply Chain
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FINC-220 Managerial Finance and choose one:
  • FINC-352 Managing Assets and Liabilities
  • FINC-362 Intermediate Investments
  • FINC-420 Finance in a Global Environment
  • FINC-460 Financial Analysis and Modeling
  • FINC-470 Introduction to Options and Futures
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGIS-330 Systems Analysis and Design
  • and choose one:

  • MGIS-320 Database Management Systems
  • MGIS-350 Developing Business Applications
  • MGIS-450 Enterprise Systems
  • MGIS-735 Design and Information Systems
  • MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • MGMT-310 Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT-340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MGMT-380 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT-450 Negotiations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • INTB-320 Global Marketing
  • MKTG-320 Internet Marketing
  • MKTG-350 Buyer Behavior
  • MKTG-360 Professional Selling
  • MKTG-370 Advertising and Promotion Management
  • MKTG-410 Search Engine Marketing and Analytics
  • PACK-481 Packaging for Marketing and End Use
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
RIT Department of Software Engineering (GCCIS)
Undergraduate Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT-110 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT-210 Management Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • DECS-310 Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics and
  • ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • SWEN-440 Software System Requirements & Architecture and
  • SWEN-444 Human-Centered Requirements & Design
  • MGIS-735 Design and Information Systems
  • MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • SWEN-256 Software Process & Project Management
  • MGMT-310 Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT-340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MGMT-380 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT-450 Negotiations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • INTB-320 Global Marketing
  • MKTG-320 Internet Marketing
  • MKTG-350 Buyer Behavior
  • MKTG-360 Professional Selling
  • MKTG-370 Advertising and Promotion Management
  • MKTG-410 Search Engine Marketing & Analytics
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization

Agreements with other colleges

Alfred University
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT-211 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT-212 Management Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGMT-484 Operations Management and
  • BUSI-261 Operations Research
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON-201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FIN-348 Managerial Finance and choose one:
  • FIN-453 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FIN-454 Security Analysis
  • FIN-455 Business Financial Decisions
  • FIN-457 Portfolio Management
  • FIN-458 International Financial Management
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGMT-328 Management and Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • MGMT-460 Seminar in Management
  • MGMT-472 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG-221 Marketing Principles and Management and choose one:
  • MKTG-452 Marketing Research
  • MKTG-460 Seminar in Marketing
  • MKTG-479 Customer Behavior
  • MKTG-482 Sales Management
  • MKTG-486 Promotion Strategy
  • MKTG-489 International Marketing
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Edinboro University
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT-215 Principles of Accounting I and
  • ACCT-220 Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGMT-350 Productions Operations Management and
  • ECON-410 Economic Forecasting
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON-220 Principles of Microeconomics and
  • ECON-225 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FIN-300 Principles of Finance and choose one:
  • FIN-320 Business Finance
  • FIN-400 Financial Investment Analysis
  • FIN-420 Retirement, Estate & Risk Management Planning
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGMT-300 Principles of Management and choose one:
  • MGMT-330 Collective Bargaining
  • MGMT-355 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG-300 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • MKTG-320 Advertising and Promotion
  • MKTG-360 Channels of Distribution
  • MKTG-370 Business Marketing
  • MKTG-380 New Product Planning and Development
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Elmira College
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACC-2010 Financial Accounting and
  • ACC-2021 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGT-3410 Operations Planning and Control
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECO-2010 Principles of Microeconomics and
  • ECO-2020 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FIN-3010 Corporation Finance and choose one:
  • FIN-3100 Investments I
  • FIN-ECO-3030 Money and Financial Institutions
  • FIN-3050 Public Finance
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGT-3710 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • MGT-3720 Human Resource Management
  • MGT-4020 Managerial Leadership and Supervision
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKT-2250 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • MKT-3250 Consumer Behavior
  • MKT-3260 Strategic Retail Management
  • MKT-3810 Market Research
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ECON-196 Principles of Accounting and
  • ECON-308 Corporation Finance
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • ECON-300 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy and
  • ECON-301 Microeconomic Theory and Policy
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • ECON-218 Introduction to Investments and
  • ECON-309 Portfolio Analysis
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • PSY-243 Organizational Psychology and choose one:
  • PSY-227 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • ECON-203 Collective Bargaining
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Houghton College
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT-211 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT-212 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • BADM-330 Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON-201 Introduction to Economics and choose one:
  • ECON-210 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-211 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • BADM-406 Financial Management and choose one:
  • ECON-301 Money, Banking & Financial Markets
  • BADM-302 Investment Management
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • BADM-212 Principles of Management and choose one:
  • BADM-314 Human Resources Management
  • BADM-320 Leadership Development
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • BADM-218 Marketing Principles and choose one:
  • BADM-303 Entrepreneurship
  • BADM-324 Advertising and Public Relations Principles
  • BADM-319 Marketing Research
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Ithaca College
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT 22500 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT 22600 Management Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGMT 34500 Operations Management and
  • ECON 33300 Econometrics I
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 12100 Principles of Macroeconomics and
  • ECON 12200 Principals of Microeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FINA 31100 Business Finance and
  • FINE 20300 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGMT 20600 Organizational Behavior Management and choose one:
  • HRM 34000 Human Resource Management
  • HRM 35000 Labor Relations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG 31200 Principles of Marketing and
  • MKTG 32300 Consumer Behavior
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Keuka College
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACC-101 Accounting I: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC-102 Accounting II: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • BUS-330 Operations & Production Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECO-210 Principles of Macroeconomics and
  • ECO-211 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FIN-312 Financial Management and choose one:
  • FIN-313 Financial Institutions
  • FIN-315 International Financial Management
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGT-345 Organizational Behavior and
  • HRM-208 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKT-220 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • MKT-310 Marketing Planning
  • MKT-340 International Marketing
  • MKT-440 Marketing and Sales Management
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Lake Erie College
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I and
  • ACCT 102 Accounting Principles II
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MN 216 Applied Decision Models and
  • MN 310 Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • EC 200 Principles Economics and
  • EC 301 Intermediate Economics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FN 320 Corporation Finance and choose one:
  • FN 321 Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • FN 326 International Financial Management
  • FN 405 Investments
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MN 323 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • MN 312 Human Resource Management
  • MN 315 Leadership
  • MN 320 Organizational Development
  • MN 410 Labor Relations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MK 203 Marketing Principles and choose one:
  • MK 317 Marketing Management
  • MK 334 Consumer Behavior
  • MK 335 Marketing Research
  • MK 394 Advertising and Public Relations
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Lycoming College
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT-110 Financial Accounting and choose one:
  • ACCT-130 Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making
  • ACCT-223 Cost & Budgetary Accounting Theory
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • ECON-110 Principles of Macroeconomics and
  • ECON-111 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • BUS-238 Fundamentals of Financial Management and choose one:
  • BUS-339 Financial Strategy
  • BUS-410 Investments
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • BUS-244 Management & Organizational Behavior and
  • BUS-310 Human Resources Management
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • BUS-228 Marketing Principles and choose one:
  • BUS-332 Integrated Marketing Communications
  • BUS-342 Marketing Research
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Mercyhurst University
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • Acct 101 Principles of Accounting I and
  • Acct 102 Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Badm 275 Principles of Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Econ 105 Macroeconomics and
  • Econ 106 Microeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • Fin 280 Financial Management and
  • Fin 360 International Finance
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • Mgmt 226 Human Behavior in Organizations and choose one:
  • Mgmt 206 Human Resource Management
  • Mgmt 300 Leadership in Organizations
  • Mgmt 316 Labor/Management Relations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Mktg 162 Principles of Integrated Marketing and choose one:
  • Mktg 200 International Marketing Management
  • Mktg 301 Consumer Behavior
  • Mktg 317 Sales Management
  • Mktg 347 Advertising and Branding Strategies
  • Mktg 357 Marketing Research
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Paul Smith's Colleges
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACC 101 Financial Accounting and
  • ACC 102 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGT 330 Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics and
  • ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • MGT 200 Principles of Management and choose one:
  • PSY 110 Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 306 Business Ethics and Decision Making
  • MGT 310 Human Resource Management
  • MGT 499 Special Topics in Management
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKT 200 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • MKT 305 Advertising and Promotion
  • MKT 310 Retailing
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Siena College
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT 200 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGMT 300 Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 101 Principles of Economics, Micro and
  • ECON 102 Principles of Economics, Macro
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FINC 301 Managerial Finance and chose one:
  • FINC 302 Managerial Finance II
  • FINC 315 Adv. Investments: thry and Prac
  • FINC 330 Intro to Financial Planning
  • FINC 424 Working Capital Management
  • FINC 432 Portfolio Management
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • CSIS 114 Management Information Systems and chose one:
  • QBUS 120 Methods for Decision Making
  • QBUS 420 Business Intelligence Tools
  • MGIS-735 Design and Information Systems
  • MGMT 329 Organizational Behavior and chose one:
  • BUDV 305 Business Ethics
  • MGMT 332 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 432 Strategic Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 439 Leadership
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MRKT 212 Marketing and choose one:
  • MRKT 324 Consumer Behavior
  • MRKT 329 Pricing Strategy and Marketing Analysis
  • MRKT 336 Market Research Methods
  • MRKT 435 Marketing Management
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
Skidmore College
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • MB 234 Foundations of Accounting I and
  • MB 235 Foundations of Accounting II
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • EC 237 Statistical Methods and
  • MA 204 Probability and Statistics
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MB 338 Foundations of Finance and choose one:
  • MB 339 Investments
  • MB 345 Global Financial Management
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • MB 224 Foundations of Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • MB 314 Organizational Theory
  • MB 316 Dynamics of Leadership
  • MB 358 Human Resource Management
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGMT 215 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • MGMT 310 Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT 340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MGMT 380 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 450 Negotiations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MB 214 Foundations of Marketing and choose one:
  • MB 317 Marketing Research
  • MB 337 Advertising and Promotion
  • MB 344 International Marketing
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
St. Lawrence University
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACC 203 Financial Accounting and
  • ACC 204 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • OM 331 Operations and Supply Chain Management**
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 251 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 252 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • ECON 311 Banking and Monetary Policy and
  • ECON 313 Financial Economics
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • OS 352 Strategic Human Resource Management** and choose one:
  • PSYC 313 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • OS 286 Organizational Behavior**
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MK 320 Principles of Marketing** and any 300-level or higher Marketing course (with MK 320. prereq)
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
State University of New York College at Brockport
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACC 281 Introduction to Financial Accounting and
  • ACC 282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • BUS 461 Production and Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECN 201 Principles of Economics - Micro and
  • ECN 202 Principles of Economics - Macro
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • BUS 325 Principles of Finance and choose one:
  • ECN 321 Money and Banking
  • Any upper-level Finance course
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • BUS 366 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • BUS 317 Management Info Systems
  • BUS 368 Project Management
  • BUS 462 Quality Management Systems
  • BUS 463 Small Business Management
  • BUS 465 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 469 Management Topics Seminar
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • BUS 335 Principles of Marketing and
  • Any upper-level Marketing course
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
State University of New York College at Cobleskill
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT 101- Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT 103- Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • BADM 400- Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 123- Micro-Economics and
  • ECON 124- Macro-Economics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • ACCT 335- Financial Management and
  • FSMA 300- Investments
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • BADM 249- Management and choose one:
  • BADM 310- Human Resources Management
  • BADM 320/PHIL320-Ethics and Management
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • BADM 134- Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • BADM 330- Advertising and Promotion
  • BADM 334- Marketing Research
  • BADM 420- Marketing Management
  • MAKT 311- E-Marketing
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
State University of New York College at Cortland
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • MGT-254 Principles of Accounting I and
  • MGT-255 Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • ECO-110 Macroeconomics and
  • ECO-111 Microeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • MGT-250 Principles of Management and
  • ECO-354 Leadership Ethics
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
State University of New York College at Fredonia
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • BUAD 327 Production & Operations Management I and
  • BUAD 427 Production & Operations Management II
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics and
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • BUAD 320 Managerial Finance and choose one:
  • BUAD 372 Financial Investments
  • BUAD 417 Corporate Finance I
  • BUAD 474 Financial Intermediaries Management
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • BUAD 323 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • BUAD 330 Human Resource Management
  • BUAD 378 Business and Ethics
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • BUAD 328 Marketing Foundations and choose one:
  • BUAD 340 Marketing Research
  • BUAD 411 Marketing Management
  • BUAD 446 Sales Management
  • BUAD 445 Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
State University of New York College at Geneseo
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT 102 Intro to Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT 103 Intro to Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGMT 355 Production & Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 110 Introductory Microeconomics and
  • ECON 112 Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FNCE 311 Managerial Finance and choose one:
  • FNCE 312 Advanced Managerial Finance
  • FNCE 313 Security Valuation and Analysis
  • FNCE 316 International Finance
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGMT 300 Organizational Behavior and choose one:
  • MGMT 346 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 347 Special Topics in Personnel and Human Resources
  • MGMT 360 Labor Relations
  • PHIL 237 Ethical Issues in Business
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG 331 Marketing and choose one:
  • MKTG 333 Marketing Research
  • MKTG 334 Advertising and Promotion Management
  • MKTG 338 Internet Marketing
  • MKTG 341 Consumer Behavior
  • MKTG 342 Sales Management
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
State University of New York College at Oneonta
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT 100 Financial Accounting and
  • ACCT 122 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGMT 355 Production & Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics and
  • ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FINC 231 Corporation Finance and
  • FINC 233 Investment Management
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGMT 343 Organizational Behavior and
  • MGMT 341 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG 261 Fundamentals of Marketing and
  • Any 300-level or higher Marketing course
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
State University of New York College at Potsdam
Course Planning for Waivers MBA Foundation Courses
  • ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I and
  • ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MGMT 410 Operations Management
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 105 Principles of Microeconomics and
  • ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Making
  • FINA 301 Finance and
  • FINA 410 Investments and Portfolio Analysis
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • MGMT 310 Organizational Behavior and Ethics and choose one:
  • MGMT 301 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 420 Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing and choose one:
  • MKTG 320 Principles of Advertising and Promotion
  • MKTG 330 Marketing Research
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization

Waiver Policies

  • Only six graduate core courses can be waived.
  • Students must earn a B or better in each course to receive the waiver.
  • Applicants must have completed the specific courses at RIT or a 4+1 partner school.
  • With approval from the associate dean, director of graduate admissions, or director of students services, similar coursework from the following institutions may count toward graduate waivers:
    • Non-partner AACSB-accredited four-year undergraduate programs.
    • Non-partner regionally-accredited four-year domestic undergraduate programs with a reputation for excellence and rigor.
    • Regionally-accredited two-year (community) college in these cases only:
      • Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
      • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
      • Principles of Marketing
      • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
      • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits do not count toward waivers.
  • Waivers are valid for up to five years from when the student completed the first undergraduate course for that particular waiver.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum admissions requirements in order to receive waivers.
  • MS students are not eligible for course waivers.

 

Waiver Exams

Matriculated graduate students (MBA program only) who are not eligible for a waiver, but are very familiar with the subject matter may request a waiver exam from the graduate academic advisor. The exams are created and graded by full-time Saunders College faculty members, and faculty or graduate program staff will proctor the exams. If the student does not pass the exam, he or she will have to take the core course. There is a non-refundable $100 administrative fee charged per exam.