RIT Announces One-Time-Only Scholarships for Executive MBA Students




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Rochester Institute of Technology is creating first of its kind scholarships to introduce its latest advancement in executive education.

Scholarships valued at $12,900 are available to the first 30 accepted applicants to the new 15-month Executive MBA program at RITís College of Business, which debuts this August. RIT is underwriting these one-time-only scholarships.

The initiative provides a unique opportunity for local professionals eager to enhance their overall career objectives. According to RIT President Albert Simone, the opportunity to make executive education more accessible to aspiring local business leaders represents a significant commitment to the community at large.

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

The RIT EMBA scholarship allows Rochester-area individuals with work experience to earn their degree at a competitive overall cost of $40,000. 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.

Formerly a two-year program at RIT, the 15-month EMBA addresses the desire of busy professionals to earn their degree in a reduced time frame.

RIT EMBA classes meet every other Friday and Saturday, featuring 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 program has produced more than 200 graduates who are well represented in senior positions among the areaís top employers.

The next EMBA information session takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, in RITís Max Lowenthal Building. Further information is available at www.ritemba.com or by calling the College of Business at 585-475-5224.

NOTE: RITís 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 is introducing this summer its one-year Fast Track MBA program for recent undergraduates.

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