The Executive MBA program is designed for mid-to-upper level professionals wishing to hone their strategic business and leadership skills in order to enhance their performance, assume greater responsibilities, and effectively position themselves for future opportunities.
From our own surveys as well as industry research, we know that executive MBA students want more than a simple transfer of business and management theory and concepts; they want a high level of engagement with faculty and especially with their peers. The opportunity to discuss, argue, compete and collaborate with other seasoned managers on strategic and topical issues and projects is an essential feature of a strong EMBA program and one that has direct and immediate applicability to their own professional development. The RIT EMBA is designed to deliver exactly these experiences.
The program is an AACSB accredited 15-month, 4-semester program that begins in August and finishes in November of the following year.
The On-Campus EMBA program is a cohort-based program, where all students enter the program at the same time and move through the courses with their initial cohort. Students are assigned to teams at the start of the program and will remain with their team for the duration of the program.
All students must attend a 3-day orientation session prior to the start of classes.
Classes are held on alternate Friday and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meals and snacks are provided on class days.
The 24 courses are evenly distributed across the four semesters, with some modification over the shorter summer semester. Each semester, on-campus students take one course in an online format with their online peers. The online platform provides high-quality real-time video and audio functionality for full interaction with faculty and other class members.
The On-Campus program takes advantage of local and regional relationships with area businesses, and students will have the opportunity to tour various businesses and interact with company leaders during the program, but especially during the Executive Leadership course.
All course materials, including textbooks, cases, articles, and simulations are provided digitally along with an electronic tablet and any applications required to access the materials.
International Seminar: All students are required to attend the international seminar, which is an 8-to-10 day business and cultural educational trip near the end of the program. All arrangements are made by RIT, and airfare and lodging are provided by the program.