Saunders College of Business
RIT has been offering an MBA program since 1968. Since then, RIT’s business programs have grown and adapted to reflect the changing demands of the times. In 1988, the College of Business earned its prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accreditation, underscoring the high caliber of education it consistently delivers. To satisfy corporate and student demand, the school launched an Executive MBA (EMBA) program in 1992. Today’s RIT EMBA students can choose from either an on-campus or online format designed for working professionals.
Saunders College of Business has earned an excellent reputation for its challenging, yet personalized academic programs. Students graduate with hands-on experience working in diverse cultural settings and a keen understanding of technology and global resources that figure prominently in today’s business world.
Unlike many college benefactors, E. Philip Saunders actively participates in the life of the college and institute. Saunders has served on the RIT Board of Trustees and regularly returns to campus to participate in speaking engagements and other events. His dedication to the college and entrepreneurial spirit continue to influence Saunders College of Business.
Saunders College of Business has maintained an excellent reputation for its rigorous academic programs. Ranked among the top 100 business schools in the United States and noted for its innovative use of technology and teaching practices, RIT is an excellent choice for your advanced degree. RIT students explore their capacity to innovate and connect with the world around them. Additionally, graduates with an EMBA from Saunders College of Business enter the marketplace with not only a prestigious degree, but an extensive network of more than 114,000 RIT alumni worldwide.
EMBA students clearly benefit from the best of both worlds at RIT. While learning at an established academic institution with deep roots in tradition and academic excellence, students also enjoy the opportunity to learn using cutting- edge technology and gain hands-on international experience. These two factors combine to prepare graduates to take on the demands of leadership in the global marketplace.
Rankings and Accreditation
Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Recognized and ranked, Saunders is home to more than 1,000 enrolled students with over 18,000 alumni worldwide. Partnerships with RIT’s Venture Creations incubator and top-ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship help Saunders College deliver a business education that is integrated with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs where students gain real-world business experiences in the classroom and through cooperative education programs.