Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Management BS

Program Overview

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY UN LOCKED The management program highlights disciplines that are recognized nationally in programs such as Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy and International Business: ranked #21, #32 and #52 respectively by Bloomberg Businessweek. In addition to Leadership, Design Thinking, and Entrepreneurship courses, students are encouraged to explore minors in other disciplines that allow them to differentiate their skill set and ensure they excel in the many career options that await them upongraduation. Starting in fall 2017 students will also get a concentration in entrepreneurship, leadership, or supply chain management.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science, major and minor
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures


  • Approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Undergraduat students are required to complete one semester or two summers of Cooperative Education.

Salary Information

Co-op:   $11.74                     $9.50 - $28.00
BS:         $46,333                   $37,000 - $63,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

  • Generalized management preparation with core courses in the functional areas of business (marketing, operations, finance, accounting), as well as additional courses in leadership, entrepreneurship, communication, public speaking and negotiations.
  • Management students are guided to develop the skills and concepts needed for success in any organizational leadership role.
  • Through their focused area of study, students learn to become effective leaders, ethical decision-makers and creative initiators of new ventures.


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) representing the top 5% of all business schools worldwide. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are among ‘The Best 296 Business Schools’ according to The Princeton Review. In 2017, TFE Times ranked the MS in Management program #15 in North America. Also in 2017, ranked Saunders nationally#28 for MS in Managementand #34 for MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures. US News & World Report2017 Best Business School Rankings place Saunders #91 nationally, and #77 among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Poets & Quants ranked Saunders College of Business among the nation's Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs. Bloomberg Businessweek highlights include ‘Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013’ including: #14 Management Information Systems, #21 Entrepreneurship, #26 Marketing, #32 Corporate Strategy, #52 International Business. The Princeton Review also ranks Saunders#7 among ‘Top 25 Online MBA Programs’.

Nature of Work

Managers perform a broad range of duties in virtually every sector of the economy. They coordinate and direct support services to organizations as diverse as insurance companies, computer manufacturers, and government offices. Specific duties for these managers vary by degree of responsibility and authority. First-line administrative services managers directly supervise a staff that performs various support services. Mid-level managers, on the other hand, develop departmental plans, set goals and deadlines, implement procedures to improve productivity and customer service, and define the responsibilities of supervisory-level managers. Mid-level managers also may be involved in the hiring and dismissal of employees, but they generally have no role in the formulation of personnel policy. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Training / Qualifications

Educational requirements for these managers vary widely, depending on the size and complexity of the organization. In small organizations, experience may be the only requirement needed to enter a position as manager. In large organizations, however, managers normally are hired from outside and each position has formal education and experience requirements. Advancement is easier in large firms that employ several levels of managers. Attainment of the Certified Manager (CM) designation offered by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), through education, work experience, and successful completion of examinations, can enhance a manager’s advancement potential. In addition, a master’s degree in business administration or a related field enhances a first-level manager’s opportunities to advance to a mid-level management position, such as director of administrative services, and eventually to a top-level management position, such as executive vice president for administrative services. Those with enough money and experience can establish their own management consulting firm. (Source:  U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)

Job Outlook

Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 6 percent over the 2014-24 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 505,404 new jobs. Employment growth will be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which will require more workers to manage these operations.  (Source:  O.O.H.)

Job Titles

Recruitment Specialist, Inventory Analyst, Assistant Loan Officer, Consulting, Human Resources Assistant and Business Strategy Operations, Operations Manager, Account Manager, Sales Manager, Management Trainee, Business Consultant.

Significant Points

  • Business Management is a broad area that can lead to many career opportunities. Students should define goals and minors to help develop skills needed to achieve those goals.
  • Management professions need to be proficient in interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. These can be achieved through co-op or participation in student organizations.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Aetna Life Insurance, Citigroup, Datrose, Harris Communications, Paychex, Wegmans Food Markets, Northwest Mutual, Re/Max Realty, Sutherland Global Services, Wegmans, Xerox.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Call our office and ask to speak with Taylor Lincoln, the career services coordinator who works with the Management program. You can access information about services through our web site at
Taylor Lincoln, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 585.5460
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
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57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603