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Quick Admissions Decisions

Apply to Saunders College of Business

Prepare yourself for career success with business degree featuring the RIT Edge and a 94% outcomes rateSaunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is dedicated to offering graduate applicants quick admissions decisions. Upon acceptance, applicants will also receive scholarship options. With a fast-paced decision, you will have everything you need to decide if Saunders is right for you.

Applicants may also be eligible to waive GMAT/GRE requirements. Criteria for eligibility include: a grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or greater from an RIT undergraduate degree program or a doctorate, professional, or terminal graduate degree program from an AACSB-accredited or equivalent university. For some programs, six or more years of relevant work experience may qualify for the waiver.

By using our online application, you can apply to up to three programs at once! When filling out the application, materials are only needed for the first choice program. This option will save time and energy by cutting down the work of three applications into one that is more concise. Stay on track through the process by following along with the timeline for graduate applicants.

With rolling admissions, it is never too late to submit your application! This means you can apply up until two weeks before the program start date. Nonetheless, if an application date is missed, you will be considered for the following academic semester.

Application deadlines: 
August 1st, Fall Semester
January 1st, Spring Semester
May 1st, Summer Semester

Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis, applying early will ensure the best possible financial aid options. Financial aid is awarded as completed applications are received. 


Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Recognized and ranked internationally, Saunders is home to over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs across RIT Global Campuses in Rochester, New York, Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. Saunders College works in partnership with RIT’s entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and top ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. With nearly 19,000 alumni worldwide, Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs where students gain real-world business experiences through a tradition of applied learning, internships and capstone programs.