Business Administration–Executive MBA

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Amanda Williams

Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? No
Application Deadline June 30
Admit Term Fall
Entrance Exam
English Language Exams:
TOEFL (Internet)
PTE Academic


Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.

Program overview

The executive MBA is an integrated, 15-month, cohort-based program designed to develop future leaders and general managers in organizations serious about improving customer satisfaction, product quality, and organizational success.

A team of faculty and executives from all sectors of business and industry designed the program for professionals with substantial career experience. Through the use of practical approaches to improving business results and increasing personal productivity, participants will:

  • strengthen their leadership and interactive skills by collaborating with teams of professional peers and faculty;
  • develop strategic perspectives consistent with the needs of customers, stockholders, employees, the community, and other organizational stakeholders;
  • apply cross-functional approaches to enhance their analytical and decision-making capabilities; and
  • obtain a solid foundation in the functional areas of business.

Students must have a minimum of six years of professional work experience. Participants work in teams, studying a curriculum that focuses on developing general management skills with a strategic focus. The program is structured in an interactive fashion, with an emphasis on cross-functional integration.

Plan of study

The program consists of 15 months of alternating weekends (all day Fridays and Saturdays), a one-week on-campus session, and a one-week international study trip.

The curriculum focuses on core business concepts, providing fundamental skills, knowledge, and perspectives in accounting, statistics, leadership, finance, and economics. The program develops skills in cross-functional analysis with an emphasis on strategy, marketing, technology, and international business. Interdisciplinary examples, case analyses, and an applied orientation are key components of the program.

The program features practical experience obtained through capstone consulting projects; ongoing support for career-oriented skills such as career development planning, communications, and team building; the application of a cross-functional business simulation model; and a week-long international business trip.


Executive MBA degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
MGMT-806 Team Building and Ethics  1
ACCT-801 Accounting and Organizational Goals 2
ACCT-802 Managerial Accounting 2
DECS-810 Statistical Analysis for Managers 2
MGMT-810 Leadership 2
MGMT-800 Leadership Development I 1
ESCB-840 Microeconomics and Pricing 2
FINC-845 Valuation and Capital Budgeting 2
FINC-846 Financial Planning and Analysis 2
MGMT-805 Current Topics Seminar 2
MKTG-851 Marketing Strategy 2
MGMT-818 Strategic Thinking I 2
MGMT-819 Strategic Thinking II  2
DECS-875 Business Simulation  2
DECS-864 Systems Support for Operations  2
MGMT-889 Capstone Consulting Project I  3
MGMT-861 Managing Technology, Innovation and Research  2
MGMT-801 Leadership Development II  1
MKTG-865 Managing New Product Commercialization  2
INTB-820 International Business 2
INTB-825 International Study Seminar 2
FINC-850 International Finance 2
MGMT-860 Executive Leadership 2
MGMT-890 Capstone Consulting Project II 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 47


Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the executive MBA program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum of six years of professional work experience.
  • Participate in an interview with a representative of the executive MBA team.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from a current employer.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 92 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

Additional information


Employers sponsoring students must permit candidates to attend scheduled classes, the on-campus session, and the international trip. The program's week-long session occurs in the summer, and the international trip takes place in the student’s final semester. Business owners or individuals may sponsor themselves.

Career Outcomes

The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education website provides information pertaining to student skills and capabilities, salary data, career information, job outcomes, and contact information for the Career Services Coordinator by program.

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