START, opening doors to in-demand careers
Welcome to Saunders College of Business Graduate Programs at RIT. Our programs feature an applied focus delivering real-world experiences in the classroom, on campus, and beyond. Graduates experience a more than 94% outcomes rate thanks to our personalized attention, applied experiences, and vast technology resources delivered uniquely at RIT.
Your path to Saunders is a unique journey that demands personal attention. Whether you are looking to launch a new career or advance your career in a full-time program or part-time program, or an international student looking to make Saunders your home for graduate studies, we have a program for you.
Start Now, Apply Later!
Start today, apply later! This allows qualifying students to take up to two graduate business courses before starting a full application or taking the GMAT or GRE test. Please refer to our Non-degree Enrollment Request Form for details on these requirements, and for how to access the form.
Interested in learning how an RIT business degree from Saunders College can help you? Attend an information session (on campus or simulcast online) to learn how to maximize your undergraduate degree and create a successful application.
- Thursday, February 28th 5:30 - 6:30 pm
- Thursday, March 28th 5:30 - 6:30 pm
- Thursday, April 25th 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Prospective Student Resources
- Get ready! View our graduate programs to start your Graduate Degree Search with Saunders.
- View our degree comparison chart to learn more about the degree options you are interested in.
- Inquire today to let us know which graduate degree options you are considering so we can assist you further.
- Visit our RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education to learn about the career resources we have for graduate students, including our yearly Graduate Symposium, accounting career fair, and two cross-disciplinary career fairs. More than 250 employers and recruiters visit campus to recruit our students every year.
- Review our Financial Aid and Scholarship website for questions about our over $24 million awarded to graduate students every year. Learn more about our assistantship opportunities and outside scholarship search engines as you plan to finance your education.
20% Scholarship Award for RIT and Partner Schools
Students from RIT as well as Saunders 4+1 partner institutions who meet the full admissions requirments to the MBA program will receive a minimum 20% scholarship award. Review of Saunders scholarship awards takes place along with department admissions decisions.
Master of Business Administration degrees complete the T-individual, giving you the breadth of a solid foundation across all business disciplines while delivering many concentration options that allow for a deeper dive into specific business disciplines.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Create your brand to achieve success
Access courses from across all of the RIT colleges to create your own concentration or choose electives. 20+ in-demand concentrations include: Accounting, Finance, Management, Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics and Logistics.
The Accelerated 4+1 MBA
A 1-year MBA option
Guaranteed 20% scholarship for students at RIT and partner colleges.
MBA in Accounting
The universal language for business
Open the door to any business with a focus on technology found only at RIT.
How will you be transformed?
Ranked #8 by Princeton Review in 2018, the Executive MBA emphasizes leadership, strategic thinking, global orientation and innovation. The Executive MBA program can be taken fully online or on campus and features a one-week international consulting trip. These are designed for working professional with over 6 years of professional experience and follow a separate curriculum.
Compared to MBA programs that provide a broad base, covering all business disciplines, Master of Science (MS) programs are designed to deliver curriculum focused on a specific discipline. MS degrees are typically better suited for students that are focused on a specific area of business, looking to advance in their career, or for making a targeted career change.
MS in Accounting
360 degrees of business success
The one degree that opens the door to succeed in any business.
MS in Business Analytics
Generate insight and boost profit
Master data analytics to manage data and drive business results.
MS in Computational Finance
The rocket scientists of wall street
Technology, math and business join forces in an exciting degree.
MS in Entrepreneurship & Innovative Ventures
The next generation of makers and doers
Identifying today's problems to deliver tomorrow's solutions.
MS in Finance
Deliver financial confidence and inspire success
Applied, real-world experience to manage assets and investments.
MS in Hospitality and Tourism
Join the vanguard of hospitality, service management, and tourism leaders
Investigate how to deliver outstanding leadership within the service industry.
MS in Human Resource Development
Gain the skills to effectively manage human capital
Maximize human potential, increase productivity, and retain great talent.
MS in Management
Build your bridge to business success
Built for liberal arts, engineering, science and technology professionals.
MS in Service Leadership and Innovation
Find the next level of visionary leadership - and go beyond
Learn to anticipate the future and seek opportunities to reach new levels of success.
Saunders students come from around the globe to study and learn the skills necessary to apply to real-world business solutions. Watch the short video below to learn more about a few of our Saunders alumni that have pursued ambitious careers and made the succesful transition into the workforce.