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Stuck on your personal statement?

Personal Statement Tips

Crafting a personal statement can be challenging. We have a few tips to help you succeed. 


Select a real-life challenge

When it comes to describing a work-related problem, nothing is more relatable or easier to put into context than an issue you've faced personally. The admissions committee is interested to see what type of challenge you choose to share; it should be something that falls within your normal job description. 

Show that you have critical thinking, creativity, relationship building, and the ability to manage conflict or tension in a work environment. This helps our admissions committee assess your fit for the rigor and level of teamwork that is required in the program.

Fulfilling your career objectives

When describing how RIT's Executive MBA can help you achieve your career goals, explain your expectations for the program. Beyond earning a diploma and building your resume, explain how you expect to contribute to the experience of your team and what you hope to gain from the program that will help drive your future success. 


If you have any outstanding questions, reach out to our Sr Admissions Officer for clarification. 

RIT helps veterans take their next step

Professorship for Executive Education Launched

New professorships will engage outstanding scholar-teachers in advising and teaching in our EMBA and Executive Education programs

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. John Ettlie and Dr. Ashok Robin have been named Professors of Executive Education in the RIT Executive MBA Program.  The inaugural appointments run for three years, and Doctors Robin and Ettlie will collaborate with the Executive Education and EMBA department to enhance curriculum development, program reputation and visibility, and business and community engagement.

Dr. Robin’s work will primarily focus on two areas:  1) increasing curriculum integration in the form of different course sequences, ultimately helping faculty embed, and students more readily perceive, the threads that link different courses; and 2) evaluation of the EMBA curriculum to identify opportunities to optimize the “data sense” or “quantitative orientation” of the curriculum.

Dr. Ettlie, a leading practitioner of protagonist case development, will give that practice broader exposure with other EMBA faculty.  He will also develop an applied research program in supply chain innovation, involving various Executive Education and MBA stakeholders and businesses.  Research in supply chain innovation will help shape future Executive Education deliverables and become the basis for research proposals and an Executive Education sponsored conference on supply chain innovation.

The announcement of these Professorships is a concrete expression of the maturity of RIT’s Executive Education and MBA programs, which RIT has been delivering for over a quarter of a century.  Professionals and businesses can choose from structured Executive MBA programs in flexible formats and custom crafted corporate programs.

Saunders College Awards and Recognitions

Saunders College of Business closed out the 2017-2018 academic year with many honors and awards for both itself and its faculty.

RIT's School of Hospitality and Service Innovation to become part of Saunders College of Business

Saunders College of Business 'Sharpen the Saw' brings alumni back to the classroom

Join us on the next international trip!

The Executive Education alumni referral programs allows former students to join the current class on the trip of a lifetime.

Refer students for the opportunity to join us on the next international trip

Frequently students return from the international trip and tell us how valuable the experience was to be immersed in a new culture and the challenges of doing business in different parts of the world. It's rewarding to hear how much students have gained and how to reshapes their perspective. 

As a result, we want to offer the opportunity to relive the international trip to our alumni! Any former Exeucitve MBA student who refers at least two students to the program will be extended an invitation to join the class on the all-expenses-paid trip in October. Referrals can be submitted during the prospective student's application process or provided directly to our Admissions Officer, Amanda Williams. An announcement of the next international trip will be this upcoming May.

To be eligible for the trip, referred students must apply and be accepted into the program. Invitation to join the international trip would occur after the second referral has enrolled in the program. 

Alumnus gift completes Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative at RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $3 million gift to conclude the Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative. The donor is RIT alumnus Joseph M. Lobozzo II '95 (Executive MBA), founder and former president/CEO of JML Optical Industries Inc.

Nathaniel Rochester Society celebrates 50 years

The Nathaniel Rochester Society celebrated its 50th anniversary July 20 and honored Joseph M. Lobozzo II as the 2017 NRS Award recipient. The mission of the Nathaniel Rochester Society is to develop friends and ambassadors to promote and support RIT. 

The biggest lesson is teamwork

Brian Lopipero and Deborah Stamps come from different career paths-and different cities-yet both are on the same cohort team while pursuing their online Executive MBA degrees at Saunders College of Business. Lopipero '10 (packaging science) from Syracuse, N.Y., was a "Ritchie," a cellist with the RIT Orchestra and is an active alumnus of Eight Beat Measure.

Online MBA Ranked #33 by U.S. News & World Report

The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings places the Online Executive MBA program at Saunders College of Business placed #33 among “Best Online Graduate MBA programs.”

RIT alumnus named Forbes '30 Under 30'

January 3, 2017

RIT alumnus Sean Petterson landed on the prestigious 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in manufacturing and industry.

Saunders program helps nurses advance their leadership skills

Nurse administrators must respond to the multifaceted challenges that arise every day in the health care industry.

RIT is closed today

November 21, 2016

RIT is closed today, Nov. 21, due to severe weather conditions. Please visit the RIT homepage for future updates. You may also visit RIT News Twitter and RIT Facebook for updates.

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