Business Administration–Online Executive MBA

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Amanda Williams

Department Contact

Amanda Williams, Admissions Officer, Executive MBA Programs

Online Program Available

This program may be completed online. Visit RIT Online for additional information.

Please contact the admissions counselor below for additional information about applying to the online program.

Amanda Williams

Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? Yes
Application Deadline July 1st (Fall) and Dec 1st (Spr)
Admit Term Fall/Spring
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 online executive MBA is a challenging and demanding program designed to accelerate the careers of mature, high-performance professionals with significant business experience, unlike traditional MBA programs which are geared primarily toward a less experienced audience. The online program, delivered via distance learning, covers the same rigorous curriculum as the on campus EMBA.

The program is ideal for creative, innovative individuals who have gained experience in the workforce. Participants have established careers and are looking for proven and effective methods and strategies to propel them further up the career ladder. Students master executive skills such as strategic and cross–functional thinking and leadership. They learn from knowledgeable and professional instructors and from the successful, motivated, diverse peer group enrolled in the program.

The program encourages students to think outside the box and places a strong emphasis on group networking. Students leave the program with a solid network of influential peers.

Plan of study

This is a 17-month program with all courses completed online. Students can begin the program in the fall or spring semester. The course sequence presented is based on a student who begins their studies in the fall semester.


Online 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
MGMT-861 Managing Technology, Innovation and Research 2
DECS-864 Systems Support for Operations 2
MGMT-889 Capstone Consulting Project I 3
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
MGMT-801 Leadership Development II 1
Total Semester Credit Hours 47


Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the online 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 and hold advanced technical, managerial, or executive responsibilities.
  • 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.

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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