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ahowe@saunders.rit.edu (Avery Howe)
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00pm
Is management the degree for you?

Students in the undergraduate management program are prepared for a wide variety of well-paying and much-needed jobs. Managers are expected to be excellent decision-makers and problem solvers, and Saunders aims to instill solution-based thinking in its students. The management program emphasizes facilitating people and processes, ultimately enabling graduates to make an immediate impact upon joining an organization. The curriculum is designed to promote critical competencies, interpersonal skills, disciplinary knowledge and an understanding of professional and personal skills. Key focus areas include project management, team dynamics and virtual collaboration, organizational effectiveness skills, negotiating and decision making, and consulting in teams to address real-world business challenges. 

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The Perks

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

“Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations. The median annual wage for management occupations was $105,660 in May 2019, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.”

According to lrngo.com a degree in management will provide,

“A list of skills so long that it will hardly fit on the one-page limit of your resume, it will be easy to see what you’ve learned in the short time it takes you to get your degree. With leadership skills, the ability to manage a team, entrepreneurial abilities, goal setting and goal reaching, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish career wise, nor will your opportunities to continue learning and building your skills ever cease.”

Why Choose RIT?

With the resources of the #1 undergraduate business school in Western New York as well as those of a technological university, Saunders students are well-versed in cutting-edge technology and have a strong core business curriculum. Faculty are active in research and teach the latest business trends in their classrooms. Saunders Management Club is a part of RIT’s DECA Collegiate Chapter and offers opportunities to participate in DECA competitions and conferences. You are guaranteed real-world experience before graduation through one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs in the world.

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