Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program provides students with the capabilities for strategic and critical thinking needed for effective leadership in a global economy.  The MBA curriculum goes beyond the theoretical to the applied, with an emphasis on concepts, skills, and techniques that are immediately applicable to the workplace.  Students take a basic core of course work in the disciplines of management, marketing, operations, economics, statistics, finance, accounting, and strategy.  These are followed by advanced elective courses, some of which are directed toward an area of concentration.  A concentration is a sequence of four courses in a specialized area, thus giving students a more in depth knowledge in that particular field.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting


  • Approximately 90 full-time students and 50 part-time students enrolled

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • An optional cooperative education experience at the graduate level in addition to professional skills workshops further develop the interpersonal skills and career objectives of students.
  • Cooperative education is a tradition at RIT, and the MBA program provides opportunities for students to enrich terms spent in class with terms spent at full-time work. Co-op students are able to work 3-6 months.
  • Saunders College of Business has formed mutually beneficial partnerships with employers who share our vision and values.
  • Their requirements are reflected in our educational programs and in our commitment to preparing students for cooperative education experiences and ultimately their professional career.

Salary Information

                     AVG                                      LOW        HIGH
Co-op:        $18.39                                  $13.00 - $38.00

MS:                                                          $46,500 - $72,800

Student Skills & Capabilities

MBA core courses are aligned with the values of RIT and the skills that employers demand. The core MBA Foundation Courses provide differentiated coverage of data analytics and business intelligence, management information systems, innovation in products and services, and social responsibility and ethics – delivering foundational knowledge across all areas of business. Unique and customizable concentrations are built upon our university and faculty strengths, provide coverage of product commercialization, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and management information systems as well as traditional areas of business. We also have concentrations that span across engineering, science and the liberal arts, including quality management, health systems administration, and public policy. With access to all graduate courses across all RIT Colleges, there is also the opportunity to customize a concentration, based on career goals.


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), representing the top 5% of all business schools worldwide. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Saunders College of Business full-time MBA program is ranked #85 in the U.S. News & World Report, in their‘2016 Best Business Schools Rankings’, and is among ‘The Best 296 Business Schools’ according to The Princeton Review. The MBA program is also recognized by CEO Magazine as a Tier One MBA program in 2016. Saunders is #7 in The Princeton Review ‘ Top 25 Online MBA Programs’ ranking while The Financial Engineer  ranks Saunders Masters of Science in Finance #29, and MBA #95 in 2016. Plus, Bloomberg Businessweek highlights include ‘Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013’ including: #14 Management Information Systems, #21 Entrepreneurship, #26 Marketing, #32 Corporate Strategy, #52 International Business.

Equipment & Facilities

Saunders brand new Business Analytics Lab features the latest technology and equipment, including Bloomberg Terminals and the most advanced analytics software. A new Active Learning Lab provides the business environment that maximizes the utilization of technology for digital interaction and team networking. Computer labs currently have 60 PC’s hooked up to a network server, including wireless connectivity.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Carestream Health,  Citibank, Constellation Brands,  Excellus BCBS, Geico, Harris Corporation, Hershey, Honda, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak Alaris, M&T Bank, Microsoft, Paychex, Wegmans, Xerox.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed.  Call our office and ask to speak with Julian Huenerfauth, the career services coordinator who works with the Master of Business program. You can access information about services through our web site at
Julian Huenerfauth, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5470
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603