A STEM-designated master's of business administration (MBA) at Saunders College of Business provides students with a strong foundation in business that’s fused with digital technology and lives at the center of a university recognized for technological excellence. As more business programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Saunders revised its MBA program to better serve students for their future. Students can reach their full potential with an MBA, as Saunders gives unparalleled options to customize the degree. Flexible scheduling options are designed to fit your life.
The core curriculum is taught by nationally recognized faculty and includes data analytics, business intelligence, information systems, and corporate social responsibility and business ethics. These classes deliver foundational knowledge across all areas of business. MBA core courses are built upon a solid foundation to give students the skills and confidence to succeed in rapidly evolving technology workplaces. Students graduate being able to make data-driven decisions for their employer as skills in information systems and data analytics are in every field of business.
RIT’s globally recognized colleges in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) disciplines provide students with the unique opportunity to pair these courses with their business education. Students have the ability to customize their master’s education and use elective courses by accessing graduate courses across all nine RIT Colleges, providing endless opportunities. International students enrolled in the program can qualify for a 24-month work extension to their Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, allowing for up to three years of work in the United States.
Flexible scheduling options are available to fit career objectives and enhance personal brands, with full-time and part-time options. Traditional full-time students can complete the program in as little as two years to optimize free electives and pursue a paid cooperative opportunity. Part-time is designed for the working professional looking to advance their current position or create a new career. MBA graduates position themselves for higher earning potential and career advancement through a combination of specialized and transferable skills and knowledge.
Our Accelerated 4+1 MBA program is available to non-RIT and partner schools that meet the full admissions requirements. Accelerated waiver details include:
- Receiving a “B” grade or better in courses reviewed for waivers
- Option to waive up to 6 total core MBA courses
- Courses for waivers taken within five years of matriculating into the MBA program
Our network of business professionals, including successful alumni, professors, and driven peers, provide solid connections and industry insight. Among the many clubs and organizations available to pursue passions and build a network, the Saunders Leadership Fellows offers professional development, industry connections, and a 50% scholarship. Other institute scholarships are available alongside state and federal aid, with over $300 million dispersed to more than 13,500 RIT students.
“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. Our MBA is AACSB-accredited giving you and prospective employers confidence in your understanding of foundational principles from a range of business disciplines.
Bryan Reinicke, MBA, Ph.D.
Program Director and Associate Professor
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology
With a 94% career outcome rate, Saunders is dedicated to helping its graduate students find employment. This is true even after graduation! Your Team is a group of advisors that can help you from the application process through graduation, with insight on scholarships, curriculum, and career placement. Students in the MBA program are eligible to receive up to a 50% scholarship and industry mentorship through the Saunders Leadership Fellows Program.
The Princeton Review mentions Saunders in its "Best Business Schools" and "Best Business Schools (Northeast)" lists. With the dynamic network of more than 25,000 Saunders College alumni and 130,000 RIT alumni, students make a global impact! Check out financial aid and scholarship options today to help prepare for future promotions and learn about GMAT/GRE waiver options. Apply today to become eligible for these opportunities and become a part of the Saunders community!