Saunders College among the top in Princeton Review’s rankings for online MBA programs

RIT’s graduate business school demonstrates a strong showing in new 2015 classification




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Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology ranked seventh on The Princeton Review’s “Top 25 Online MBA Programs for 2015.”

This is the first time that The Princeton Review has done a comprehensive ranking of online MBA programs. Saunders College offers an online Executive MBA program.

“We are excited to see our programs continue to garner exceptional rankings,” said Saunders College Dean Jacqueline Mozrall. “Our online Executive MBA program showcases the remarkable results Saunders delivers by combining a rich tradition in technology and a commitment to applied teaching. This helps to highlight the quality of our faculty and corporate partnerships, as already reflected in our high placement rates found throughout all our programs.”

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its surveys of 80 business schools offering online MBAs (at which 75 percent or more of their program was online), plus surveys of administrators and nearly 2,000 students enrolled in the programs.

According to one Saunders online Executive MBA student, “This is an intense program that prepares students with unimaginable leadership capabilities,” while another mentioned, “innovation, product management, marketing and analytical” skills as part of the program’s strengths.

Saunders Online Executive MBA program was cited for its “challenging and selective” accelerated program which offers a “seamless experience” with “great support,” “excellent faculty,” and that “RIT has really set the bar in terms of technology.”

The Saunders Executive MBA program is an AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)-accredited customizable degree with flexible scheduling options and access to a dedicated MBA career services adviser, as well as free lifetime access to RIT’s Career Services.

“As we tell our students during the application process, there are easier ways to get an MBA,” said Martin Lawlor, director of the Executive MBA program at Saunders College. “So it is especially gratifying to see recognition at the national level of our students’ commitment to their own professional development, as well as evidence of our faculty’s high-touch engagement with their students.”

Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review, said, “For working professionals unable to move to a ‘brick and mortar’ campus for an MBA, these schools offer an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best b-school professors and earn the degree from anywhere in the world.”