STEM-Designated Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Stand out from the crowd and reach your full potential with a STEM-designated Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree as only RIT can deliver it. At the center of a university recognized for technological excellence, a Saunders MBA gives you unparalleled options to customize your degree and flexible scheduling options for your convenience.

Get a strong foundation in business fundamentals with digital technology infused into core courses, leveraging RIT traditions in technology and innovation excellence, including Design and Information Systems, Supply Chain Management and Innovation in Products and Services.

Make it your own by choosing from a wide range of specialties including popular business disciplines such as Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. Or choose one of our joint electives built in partnership with other RIT colleges including Supply Chain Management and Engineering Management with the College of Engineering, and Health Systems Administration with the College of Health Sciences and Technology. Or create a custom specialty using graduate courses offered at RIT.

Finish by customizing your degree with electives that allow you to choose graduate courses from any of the nine RIT colleges offering nationally recognized programs in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) disciplines. International students qualify to apply for a F-1 STEM OPT work extension which can extend their total work eligibility up to 3 years.

Flexible Schedule Options

Stand out from the crowd and reach your full potential with a Master of Business Administration degree as only RIT can deliver it. At the center of a university recognized for technological excellence, a Saunders MBA gives you unparalleled options to customize your degree and flexible scheduling options for your convenience.

Solid Technology Core

Get a strong foundation in business fundamentals with digital technology infused into core courses, leveraging RIT traditions in technology and innovation excellence, including Design and Information Systems, Supply Chain Management and Innovation in Products and Services.

Make It Your Own

Make it your own by choosing from a wide range of specialties including popular business disciplines such as Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. Or choose one of our joint electives built in partnership with other RIT colleges including Supply Chain Management and Engineering Management with the College of Engineering, and Health Systems Administration with the College of Health Sciences and Technology. Or create a custom specialty using graduate courses offered at RIT.

Enhance Your Personal Brand with Electives

Finish by customizing your degree with electives that allow you to choose graduate courses from any of the nine RIT colleges offering nationally recognized programs in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) disciplines.

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% scholarship award, and more. Limited applicants are selected.

Recognized among the nation's best business schools

The Saunders MBA program is recognized by many national and international rankings. US News & World Report 2022 Best Graduate School Rankings place Saunders #16 among MBA programs.

In additional recognitions, TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times ranks Saunders #94 among MBA programs in North America, and Poets & Quants ranked Saunders College of Business among the nation's top 10 online MBA programs. 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 admissions pages.

STEM-OPT VISA Eligible

International Students - F-1 STEM OPT 24-month work extension

International (F-1) students receiving a STEM designated graduate degree may apply for a 24-month F1 STEM OPT work extension. This extension follows the one-year OPT (Optional Practical Training) period. This extension means that students could be eligible for up to three years of work in the United States.

The extension is exclusive to qualifying STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) focused programs. This program qualifies for an F-1 OPT STEM Extension in the 2012 STEM-Designated Degree Program List published by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. For more information please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) webpages: Understanding F-1 OPT Requirements and Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT).

Explore F-1 STEM OPT Qualified Graduate Programs

These Master of Science (MS) programs deliver specialized business skills for high-demand careers and are F1 STEM OPT qualified to allow international students to work up to 24-months after graduation.

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Create your brand to achieve success
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Program Director Quote

"A Saunders MBA opens the door to endless opportunities by leveraging the vast resources of RIT that uniquely combine business and technology. Our faculty possess industry experience and conduct cutting-edge research while putting a premium on applied learning. A high faculty-to-student ratio allows faculty, advisors, and mentors to get to know you, offering you personal attention and caring about your career success."

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