Kristen Peres
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings places the Online Executive MBA program at Saunders College of Business placed #33 among “Best Online Graduate MBA programs.”

“Our ranking is attributed to the high quality of our online delivery, and the strength of our Executive MBA faculty and curriculum which has a proven track record over twenty one years,” said program director Marty Lawlor. The program features a flexible format that allows students to pursue their Executive MBA while continuing to work. Delivered 100% online, the program features a one-week on campus residency and an international trip.

The Online Executive MBA program is one of two Rochester Institute of Technology programs included in the U.S. News ranking lists ( #35 Best Online Engineering Program, Kate Gleason College of Engineering).

The rankings are based on data collected from the nation’s colleges and universities, which are then weighted by certain criteria, including student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and student services and technology. Altogether, more than 1,200 distance education degree programs are cataloged in the searchable directory. All programs are required to be more than a year old with at least 10 students enrolled.

While these rankings pertain only to full degree programs, RIT also offers a wide variety of online education opportunities designed around industry standards, employer demand and the perspectives of our global network through RIT Online. Saunders College of Business Execution Education offers short-term programs and a customizable executive series to cater to specific industry needs.

For more information, contact the Offices of Graduate & Part-time Enrollment Services.
The full U.S. News & World Report rankings are available online at

--- 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, Saunders is home to more than 2,000 enrolled students with over 18,000 alumni worldwide. Partnerships with RIT’s Venture Creations incubator and top ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship help Saunders College deliver a business education that is integrated with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs where students gain real-world business experiences in the classroom and through cooperative education programs.

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