Business Administration - Fast Track One-Year MBA

Program overview

RIT’s Fast-Track, one-year MBA program is designed for individuals who want to save time and money while enhancing their undergraduate degree in just one year. It’s the same high-quality MBA taught by the same faculty who teach our traditional MBA program. Start in the Summer and be ready to secure a higher-paying job the following May. The program is for individuals with a wide variety of undergraduate backgrounds.

This on-campus, time-shortened degree automatically saves $18,000 over our traditional, full-time MBA program. Plus, applicants may be eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarship aid.


Students of this program take six fast-paced, core courses over 10 weeks in the Summer, four of which are classroom-based and two online delivery. Five concentration and/or elective courses are taken in both Fall and Spring semesters. Like the traditional MBA, students can choose from a wide variety of concentrations including:

  • Accounting
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Environmentally Sustainable Management
  • International Business
  • Management and Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Operations Management
  • Product Commercialization
  • Quality and Applied Statistics
  • Quality and Organizational Improvement
  • Technology Management
  • Communications and Media
  • Technologies
  • Health Systems Administration
  • Human Resource Development
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Public Policy

Course Sequence

  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
  • ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Modeling
  • FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT-601 Foundation of Business Ethics (1 credit)
  • MGMT-759 Management of Innovation in Products and Services
  • (Choose 3) Concentration/Elective Courses
  • MGMT-735 Competitive Strategy
  • (Choose 4) Concentration

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Fast-Track, one-year MBA program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 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)
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit a current resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam score (International candidates)

Applications for the program will be accepted any time up to several weeks before the start of the program in June - there is no set deadline for applications. Official test scores must be received before an admission decision is given.

Other one-year graduate business options include the MS Finance, MS Management, and MS Entrepreneurship & Innovative Ventures. These programs require a Fall semester start.