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:
- Global Management & Supply Chain Management Track
- Product and Service Development Track
- Leadership Track
- Flexible Track
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.
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.
Saunders College graduate programs are recognized by national and international rankings, including U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings which places Saunders as the #93 graduate business school in the nation. In additional rankings, TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times ranks Saunders the #16 Masters of Science in Management program in North America, while Eduniversal 2018 Best Masters Rankings places Saunders as the #25 Best Masters in General Management.
Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by Saunders College graduate programs and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Quick Admissions Decisions
For quick admissions decisions, determination for scholarship and financial aid, contacts and additional admissions information, please visit our graduate admissions pages.
"The unique offerings of the highly-ranked MS Management degree provide a future business professional with an ideal opportunity to gain deep knowledge in the fields that he or she chooses. With internationally-known professors in these fields and leveraging the global network of the Department, our curriculum is forward-looking, technology-oriented, and practice-driven. Students will have the opportunity to work on business projects from real companies with students of diverse national and cultural backgrounds and emerge to be an expert in their fields."