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Dean's Message

Welcome to the Saunders Executive MBA program. We designed this program to deliver a quality learning experience suited for mid-career and other seasoned professionals from a broad range of industries.   

There are probably as many reasons to get an MBA as there are different MBA program types. And in a normal year, U.S. business schools grant just over 150,000 MBA degrees. So, we understand that there are many options to satisfy different student requirements. 

We are looking for individuals, however, who want more than a simple certification or proof of completion. A quality learning experience requires three primary ingredients: motivated students with a developed worldview; an enthusiastic and qualified faculty to engage them; and a well-designed curriculum with a distinctive and relevant focus. 

Our experience suggests that students who find the following characteristics attractive tend to be a good fit for our Executive MBA program.

  • Executive Focus: Our cohort-based program is tuned for experienced executives who can enrich, as well as benefit from, the experience of others in the program. 
  • Personal: Our small-format course delivery creates high touch peer-to-peer and student-faculty engagement. 
  • Applied Focus: RIT is nationally known for its applied learning orientation.  Our client capstone project and additional international client project are two examples of this focus.  These real-world experiences are distinctive program components.
  • Leadership Development Focus: Our curriculum includes five leadership courses and a professional development coach who works with students to craft and refine their personal and professional development plans.
  • Global Focus: A global business orientation is embedded throughout the curriculum.  This culminates in the final semester with courses in international finance, international business, and the international trip and client project.

RIT has delivered applied and rigorous executive educational programs for over two decades.  I invite you to explore the program in greater detail by browsing our website, sitting in on one of our classes, speaking with our students and alumni, or by contacting our Admissions Officer.


Jacqueline R. Mozrall, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Mozrall

Meet the Dean

As Dean of Saunders College of Business, Jacqueline Mozrall brings a wealth of academic leadership and University experience including over 20 years of service at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining the Saunders College as the Dean, Dr. Mozrall served as Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. She worked closely with the Dean to assist in achieving college level goals, including diversifying the student body and faculty, supporting excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, fostering research and creating strong connections with employers and alumni. She was focused on college level policy development, coordination of program assessment activities, curriculum review, and the enhancement of student advising processes and student services to support retention. Jacquie has been a member of the management team for the Women in Engineering Program at RIT for more than 10 years. Since this time, there has been more than a tripling in the number of women in the entering class. She has also been involved in the coordination of the multi-disciplinary senior design and honors programs for undergraduate students. She has been actively engaged in program assessment for more than 10 years, serving as a program evaluator and training mentor for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). She is also executive director and principal investigator of a $420,000 Toyota USA foundation grant to support the development of in-lab and on-line activities linking K-12 STEM curriculum to real-world engineering problems.

Prior to becoming Associate Dean, Jacquie served as the Department Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at RIT from 2000-2010. During her tenure as department head, she had the pleasure to work with a dedicated group of faculty and staff to further strengthen the department's reputation for excellence in undergraduate education while significantly increasing engagement in graduate education and research. There were significant increases in both undergraduate and graduate student enrollment (more than 50% increase) and faculty research (more than a tripling of the number of publications and research funding). These increases were driven by a strengthened program portfolio that included the introduction of relevant courses and minors at the undergraduate level and the development of several master's and dual degree programs. Strong relationships with key industry partners and alumni were created, including the establishment of the Toyota Production Systems Lab. Student success also flourished during this time and included the introduction of new advising models.