RIT Renews Scholarship Program for Executive MBA Students




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Rochester Institute of Technology is reinstituting a successful initiative designed to boost the local economy by making executive education more accessible to local professionals eager to enhance their careers.

Scholarships valued at $12,900 are available to accepted applicants of the 15-month Executive MBA program at RIT’s College of Business. RIT is underwriting these scholarships in response to the overwhelming demand created by a similar opportunity offered by the university last year.

“This is a major, tangible contribution to the continued revitalization of the Rochester regional economy,” explains RIT President Albert Simone. “RIT recognizes its role as a collaborative community partner, and we embrace that responsibility through the development of this and other solution-based initiatives.”

The RIT EMBA scholarship allows Rochester-area individuals with work experience to earn their degree at a competitive overall cost of $42,000. This includes all books, a laptop computer and software, breakfast and lunch on class days, and a one-week international study experience in Europe. Additionally, students may qualify for a Federal Direct Loan of up to $18,500 a year, based on eligibility.

RIT EMBA classes begin this August, meeting every other Friday and Saturday. The program features an applied orientation to business challenges, personalized leadership assessment and faculty recognized as leading edge experts in their fields. Students are immersed in a cross-functional management approach to global best practices and expertise.

Since 1993, the RIT EMBA program has produced more than 230 graduates who are well represented in senior positions among the area’s top employers.

The next two EMBA information sessions takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 18, in RIT’s Max Lowenthal Building. Further information is available at www.ritemba.com or by calling the College of Business at 585-475-7435.

NOTE: RIT’s College of Business is recognized nationally as a leading provider of career-oriented business education, offering undergraduate and graduate level programs in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and photographic marketing management.

In addition to the Executive MBA program, graduate business studies at RIT include a traditional MBA program offered over two years to full-time students and available to part-time students on an extended basis. Additionally, RIT provides a one-year Fast Track MBA program for recent undergraduates.

U.S. News & World Report ranks RIT’s College of Business among the top 4 percent of undergraduate business programs in the country.