A graduate degree delivers a high return on investment as they are the key to a lifetime of higher earnings. See for yourself how, as BusinessBecause.com shares in their article The Average MBA Will Increase Their Salary By 77% After Graduation. Additional graduate scholarships are available for those meeting the following criteria.
Scholarship Awards for RIT Students
Students from RIT who meet the full admissions requirements to the MBA program will receive a minimum 20% scholarship award. Review of Saunders scholarship awards takes place along with department admission decisions.
Scholarship Awards for RIT Honors Students
RIT Honors students applying to Saunders College of Business graduate programs can now qualify for a 50% scholarship and apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver. This applies to all applicants who successfully complete the requirements of the RIT Honors Program upon certification and are accepted into Saunders College. Please see the Saunders Honors page for more details.
4+1 Partner Schools Scholarship Awards
Any student from each of Saunders’ non-RIT 4+1 partner institutions who meet the full admissions requirements can receive a minimum 35% award. Review of Saunders scholarship awards takes place along with department admission decisions.
Accelerated BS/MS programs allow you to save time and tuition by shortening the amount of semesters needed to obtain an undergraduate and a graduate degree. Business examples include the Accounting BS/MS and the Accelerated 4+1 MBA options. There are two ways to enroll in accelerated programs.
- First-year students – Outstanding applicants for first-year admission may be offered conditional early acceptance to a master’s degree program as an incoming first-year student.
- Current undergraduate students – RIT students currently enrolled in a qualifying undergraduate degree program may apply for admission to a combined accelerated bachelor’s/master’s pathway after their second or third year of study, depending upon their bachelor’s degree program.
Learn more about accelerated degree programs here
Student Employment On-campus
All students may consider a variety of employment opportunities across the university. Student employees are paid bi-weekly, and these earnings are taxable. Most students use their earnings to pay for books, travel, and personal expenses rather than for tuition and fees. For further details on eligibility and employment opportunities, please visit the Student Employment Office.
Saunders Graduate Student Worker
As a graduate student worker within Saunders College, you will support faculty in their research and class preparations or support administrative personnel of the college. These positions are for an estimated 8 hours per week, and the application process occurs during graduate orientation.