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The MBA program requires 48 semester credit hours and consists of 16 courses, 11 of which are devoted to core functional areas, and five are dedicated to concentration areas and electives. An MBA concentration is a sequence of three courses in one discipline, giving you in-depth knowledge in a chosen topic.
Students may choose from a variety of concentrations that best fit their career goals. Popular business disciplines include finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. You may choose from a number of joint concentrations offered in partnership with RIT's other colleges. Students may also create a custom concentration using any graduate courses offered at RIT (subject to prerequisites and program director review and approval). A concentration is defined as three MBA electives in an area of specialization. Concentrations are listed below. (MBA concentrations do not appear on a student’s transcript.) Students must take one concentration.
- Advertising, PR, and Marketing
- Consumer Packaged Goods
- Investment Banking
- Management Consulting
Business administration, MBA degree, typical course sequence
- MGIS-650 Introduction to Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
- ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
- DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
- ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Modeling
- FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
- MGIS-735 Design and Information Systems
- MGMT-735 Management of Innovation in Products and Services
- MGMT-759 Competitive Strategy
- MGMT-775 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
- MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
- MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
- MBA Concentration
- Business Analytics
Documented evidence of computer programming experience required. Documentation may be based on the educational attainment of completion of massive open online course completion.
- Digital marketing
- Innovation management
- International business
- Management and leadership
- Management information systems
- Project management
- Supply chain management
Customized concentration options
In addition to the above concentrations, students may complete a three-course concentration from other RIT colleges, with program director approval. MBA students may currently complete concentrations in communication and media technologies, health systems administration, human resource development, engineering management, or public policy.
Additional options may be pursued, but must receive approval from the program director.
Students may elect to complete two concentrations. No more than one course may be used to fulfill the requirements of both concentrations.
To be considered for admission to the MBA program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete a graduate application.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Have a working knowledge of algebra and statistics.
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
- Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred).
- Submit a personal statement.
- Submit a current resume.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Testing Language System (IELTS) are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.
Applications are accepted for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students may complete their studies on a full or part-time basis.
For further information about program-specific GMAT/GRE waiver opportunities, tips on personal statements, and additional guidance on how to submit a successful application, please visit Saunders College of Business Admissions Requirements.
Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate and Part-time Enrollment at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students who are applying for student visas.
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