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Master of Science in Management

If you are a professional without prior business experience or education, this program is uniquely designed for you to succeed in business. Gain the knowledge and problem solving skills necessary to succeed in a variety of management positions, to 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.

Curriculum with Specialized Tracks

The Saunders MS in Management program at RIT is especially appropriate for students with liberal arts, science, engineering, and technology backgrounds with little to no prior experience in business management.

This is a one year (12 month) program with core courses that provide a solid foundation in management principles. Please view the full curriculum for course details. Or, please click on one of the following to review curricula for several in-demand career tracks that allow for further specialization:

Graduate Capstone Project

A closing Capstone Project delivers an interdisciplinary client-facing project, where you integrate in and apply your acquired acumen. Drawing upon concepts and analytical skills gained in your studies, you will provide solutions for real-world clients.

Leadership Fellows Program

The Saunders Leadership Fellows Program is dedicated to enhancing the education of our students by providing professional development and extensive experiential learning for individual fellows. The fellowship program also offers significant advantages, such as 50% minimum scholarship award, and more. Limited applicants are selected.

Recognized Among Nations Very Best Business Schools

TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times ranks Saunders the #15 Masters of Science in Management program in North America, while the US News & World Report 2017 Best Business School Rankings places Saunders as the #91 graduate business school in the nation. Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by Saunders College graduate programs and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Quick Admissions Decisions

Please review the degree specific admissions requirements for this program which provides applicants with an option to waive the GMAT or GRE and requires an essay.

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

Program Director

"Stand out in your career, or get a jump start in a new career field, by building a strong business foundation at a university known for its strong technology tradition. You will work with faculty conducting cutting-edge research who enrich your experience by providing client facing inter-disciplinary projects. Our forward looking curriculum provides you with a solid business foundation with the ability to specialize through cutting edge, technology oriented tracks."

Department Chair and Associate Professor
94% Outcome Rate
Saunders students have a 94% Outcome Rate 6-months after graduation