Management Department

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.

Department Chair

Rich DeJordy

Department Chair
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.

Undergraduate Programs

RIT’s global business management bachelor’s degree provides you with essential skills–motivating employees, effective communication, leading regional and global teams—to become an effective leader in a global economy.

Learn more about the Global Business Management BS program 

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.

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Graduate Programs

RIT’s master’s in business administration prepares you for leadership positions with a strong focus on technology, strategy, entrepreneurship, and data analytics.

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Advancing your knowledge and practice through research and the exploration of the latest trends and biggest challenges found at the intersection of business and technological innovation.

Learn more about the Business Administration Ph.D. program 

An executive MBA program designed for professionals looking to enhance their career through an applied academic and strategic-focused learning experience.

Learn more about the Business Administration–Executive MBA program 

An online executive MBA program designed for experienced leaders in business and management who are seeking an accelerated path toward career advancement.

Learn more about the Business Administration–Online Executive MBA program 

RIT’s master of global supply chain management prepares you for the complexities of global supply chains and to analyze sustainability, ethics, and the impact of emerging technologies.

Learn more about the Global Supply Chain Management MS program 

In the MS in organizational leadership you will create intentional, collaborative work environments to analyze, identify, and influence an organization’s ability to innovate and evolve.

Learn more about the Organizational Leadership and Innovation MS program 

Technology and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand in developing some of today's most dynamic business ideas, innovative operations, and new ventures. 

Learn more about the Technology Entrepreneurship Adv. Cert. program 

RIT’s technology and innovation management enhances your ability to solve problems with unique and creative solutions preparing you to lead technological change in entrepreneurial ways.

Learn more about the Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship MS program 


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.

Learn more about the Business Administration Minor program 

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.

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The human resource management minor focuses the critical functions of a human resources department, such as hiring, training, compensation, benefits, and employment law.

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Students who select the international business minor benefit from learning the global view of worldwide markets and the role of business in these environments.

Learn more about the International Business Minor program 

The management minor provides a solid introduction to the world of general business management.

Learn more about the Management Minor program 

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.

Learn more about the Supply Chain Management Minor program 

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