Preparing you to pursue a career as a successful manager, change agent or entrepreneur.
Each major, minor and concentration within the management department explores the essential skills needed to become a successful leader in an increasingly global, connected, and diverse business environment. You will gain an understanding of strategic management, decision making and negotiation from interdisciplinary courses that will help you develop the skills to apply your education across a wide variety of careers.
Depending on your interest, you can tailor your education to focus on organizations, international business, entrepreneurship or supply chain management. A wide variety of faculty interests and course offerings allow you pursue your career aspirations. Courses include business ethics and corporate social responsibility, negotiations, digital entrepreneurship, new venture creation, global entry and competitive strategy, and global sourcing, among others.
At the intersection of business and technology, Saunders graduates are prepared to enter the business world and become successful leaders and entrepreneurs. As a graduate from Saunders College, you will have the skills crucial to starting new ventures and managing organizations.
Success in today’s business environment requires a knowledge of technology, leadership skills, entrepreneurial thinking, and global awareness. By combining cutting-edge research, expertise, and an interdisciplinary curriculum, students are prepared to be innovative problem solvers and leaders in the fields of technology, innovation and supply chain.
In RIT’s supply chain management degree you'll learn to manage the flow of goods and services around the world by understanding the logistics, planning, inventory demands, transportation, and execution behind moving products from farms and production facilities to their final destinations in warehouses and stores.
In RIT’s supply chain management master’s degree you’ll gain the analytical, quantitative, and leadership skills to design solutions, predict trends, and lead in the fast-moving global supply chain system.
This minor is appropriate for undergraduate students interested in broad exposure to the world of business. Undergraduate students interested in pursuing an MBA degree may use this minor to fulfill certain MBA bridge courses.
The entrepreneurship minor allows students to learn business skills that can be applied to any professional field. Students gain insight into the customer requirements and financial implications involved in taking a product or service from idea to implementation.
The supply chain management minor provides students with the knowledge to assist in developing and implementing efficient supplier systems in order to maximize customer value. Supply chain management is the coordination of the associated processes required both within a business, as well as across businesses and suppliers, to deliver products and services–from raw materials to customer delivery. The minor provides a background in areas commonly needed to support supply chain management, including business strategy, information systems, lean/quality management, customer service, purchasing, negotiations, contracts, forecasting, inventory management, logistics, and project management. Completion of this minor provides students with Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt body of knowledge.
Rich DeJordy comes to RIT as chair of the Department of Management at Saunders College of Business after serving in a similar role at the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. Before that, DeJordy was a faculty member for eight years at D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.