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Business Administration–Online Executive MBA

Semester Requirements

Marty Lawlor, Director
(585) 475-4472, mlawlor@saunders.rit.edu

http://executivembaonline.rit.edu/

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 will 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.

Curriculum

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

Online executive MBA degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
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-862 Power and Influence 2
MKTG-851 Marketing Strategy 2
ESCB-841 Macroeconomics 2
MGMT-818 Strategic Thinking I 2
MGMT-819 Strategic Thinking II  2
DECS-875 Business Simulation 3
MGMT-861 Managing Technology, Innovation and Research 2
DECS-864 Systems Support for Operations 2
MGMT-889 Capstone Consulting Project I 3
Second Year
MKTG-865 Managing New Product Commercialization 2
INTB-820 International Business 2
INTB-825 International Study Seminar 1
FINC-850 International Finance 2
MGMT-860 Executive Leadcership 2
MGMT-890 Capstone Consulting Project II 3
MGMT-801 Leadership Development II 1
Total Semester Credit Hours 49

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the online executive MBA program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum of six years of professional experience and hold advanced technical, managerial, or executive responsibilities,
  • Hold a regionally accredited bachelor's degree,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The online executive MBA program is a challenging and demanding degree 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.

This 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 will 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 strong network of influential peers.

Curriculum

The program delivers courses in two six-week sessions every quarter. The program length is five quarters (15 months), with a new group of students beginning every quarter. The following represents the typical curriculum based on a student beginning in the fall quarter.

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Online executive MBA degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0102-806 Team Building and Business Ethics 1
0101-801 Accounting and Organizational Goals 3
0101-802 Managerial Accounting 3
0102-800 Leadership Development Skills I 1
0102-810 Leadership 3
0106-810 Statistical Analysis for Managers 3
0102-862 Power and Influence 3
0104-845 Valuation and Capital Budgeting 3
0103-840 Microeconomics 3
0105-851 Marketing Strategy 3
0102-818 Strategic Thinking I 3
0104-846 Financial Planning and Analysis 3
0102-801 Leadership Development Skills II 1
0102-819 Strategic Thinking II 3
0103-841 Macroeconomics 3
0106-875 Business Simulation 4
0102-861 Managing Technology, Innovation and Research 3
0106-864 System Support for Operations 3
0102-889 Capstone Consulting Project I 4
0105-865 Managing New Product Commercialization 3
Second Year
0113-820 International Business 3
0113-825 International Business Seminar 2
0104-850 International Finance 3
0102-890 Capstone Consulting Project II 4
0102-802 Leadership Development Skills III 1
0102-860 Executive Leadership 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 72

Online executive MBA degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
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
ESCB-840 Microeconomics and Pricing 2
MGMT-804 Professional Skills for General Management 2
FINC-845 Valuation and Capital Budgeting 2
FINC-846 Financial Planning and Analysis 2
MGMT-862 Power and Influence 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
MKTG-865 Managing New Product Commercialization 2
DECS-864 Systems Support for Operations 2
MGMT-800 Leadership Development I 1
MGMT-889 Capstone Consulting Project I 3
Second Year
INTB-820 International Business 2
INTB-825 International Study Seminar 2
FINC-850 International Finance 2
ESCB-841 Macroeconomics 2
MGMT-890 Capstone Consulting Project II 3
MGMT-801 Leadership Development II 1
Total Semester Credit Hours 49

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the online executive MBA program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum of six years of professional experience and hold advanced technical, managerial, or executive responsibilities,
  • Hold a regionally accredited bachelor's degree,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).