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Abi Van Nostrand
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:53pm
Online Masters Ranking

The Online Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Saunders College of Business is ranked #6 by for 2019 Best MBA Programs. The Online EMBA program, known for it's applied leadership, strategic thinking, global orientation, and innovation, was also recognized for Best Program Structure. 

For three years in a row the Online MBA program at Saunders College has ranked among the top ten online MBA programs, ranking #8 by Princeton Review for 2018 Best Online MBA Programs.

The EMBA program at Rochester Institute of Technology features a unique format, designed to meet the professional and academic needs of students from a wide array of industries and professional backgrounds. Candidates enter an exclusive 17-month cohort-based program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and move through the program with the same initial cohort. This grouping system creates an opportunity for collaboration and discussion. EMBA students find that being able to talk through ideas with other seasoned professionals from different industries is an enormous advantage. 

The Online EMBA program requires a minimum of 6 years professional work experience as well as 48 credit hours and an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Upon completion of the program, the cohort partakes in an International Seminar, which is a 7-10 day immersion in a foreign culture and its business practices. Students balance company visits and cultural excursions to truly experience what doing business in different parts of the world is like. In addition, teams undertake their second client consulting projects during this international trip.

Whatever the next level might be, the Saunders Online EMBA is able to elevate students to meet their goals. After receiving their degree, professionals offer more to their companies, ready to face challenges with new solutions and new ways of thinking.

To view the complete list of rankings for Saunders College, visit our rankings and recognitions page.


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 more than 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 Student 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.