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Custom Executive Learning Programs

Custom Executive Learning Programs

Saunders College of Business at RIT has a unique history and proven track record of designing high-impact programs in collaboration with organizations across a wide range of domains. From ideation through course delivery, we provide experienced team members dedicated to understanding your organization's unique needs.

Executive Learning Programs through Saunders College of Business deliver the full weight of the RIT brand to your business with the flexible format you need.

  • 100% Online synchronous
    • Our online instruction is rated among the best in the country. We know how to drive engagement and deliver impact in this format.
  • In-person on your campus, or ours
    • Businesses have consistently recognized and valued us for the personalized, hands-on attention to detail we bring to our program delivery.
  • Blended
    • Combine the best elements of online and in-person.

Custom Programs may include such courses as:

  • Leadership Development
  • Leading High-Performing Teams
  • Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Business Analytics
  • Negotiations & Persuasion
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Innovation Change Management
  • Product Development & Commercialization
  • Organizational Development
  • Systems Thinking for Operations
  • Critical Thinking – Learning in Action


Customized Executive Program Examples

High-Potential Leadership Development - Blended Format

Bergmann - a regional professional A&E firm

After identifying a roster of ten future leaders, the Saunders Executive Education team collaborated with HROD leaders at Bergmann to build a 24-week program comprised of six non-credit bearing courses focused on essential elements of business leadership including finance, strategy, systems thinking, innovation, and marketing. Instruction for each course integrated online lectures, in-person workshops and internal data provided by Bergmann to enhance the relevancy of key learnings and provide immediate impact to the firm’s operations, and to the developing leader’s confidence. Sr Leaders provided feedback to presentations given by participants and each participant was awarded a signed Certificate of Achievement from RIT Saunders College of Business and the business leaders of the firm.

Product Leadership for Company Initiative - Online Format

Paychex - a national payroll and HR solutions services firm

Saunders College of Business in close collaboration with Paychex leaders developed a service technology development program linking analytics, data automation, and customer care. The 100% online program leveraged our learning management system and instruction content of our top-ranked EMBA program in a format that allowed remote team members, or those with flexible work requirements, to engage fully.

Internal Talent Development - On Campus Format

Rochester Regional Health - a regional integrated health services organization

Following an internal search for a Chief Nursing Officer, Rochester Regional Health engaged Executive Education at Saunders College of Business to develop a learning program and leaders development experience for potential future candidates. A series of six credited courses taught on campus at Rochester Institute of Technology focused on critical thinking for decision makers, operational data analysis, healthcare operations, and leadership. To date, nearly half of the program participants have continued on to complete their Executive MBA degree.

Member Benefit Program for Business Associate - On Site

Rochester Technology & Manufacturing Association (RTMA) - a regional association for business

RTMA members expressed a need for talent learning and development for their business teams. Saunders College of Business developed two sessions delivered on-site at the association:

RIT Business Management Primer – A non-credit bearing general management primer designed specifically for the members of the RTMA. Sessions included instruction on Profit Pool Analysis, Negotiation, New Product Commercialization, Innovation, Data Analytics, Systems Thinking, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing in the 21st Century, and Strategic Thinking.

Innovation Workshop – A non-credit bearing offering focused on Innovation and Disruption. The workshop culminated with teams from different company and different domains working together to identify and map a project to completion.

Business Management for Managers - Online

Carestream - a global medical imaging company

Carestream engaged Saunders College of Business Executive Education to enhance their L&D program through delivery of five non-credit bearing courses customized for a select group of worldwide purchasing managers from ten different countries.

Courses included Negotiation, Technology and Disruption, Economics of Outsourcing; and Finance for Non-Financial Managers.

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Krista Vardabash
Business Development Manager