Find a Flexible Master’s Program for Your Goals and Your Schedule

Get your master's at Saunders on any schedule.

A master’s degree can increase your salary by 77% according to BusinessBecause. It is also the minimum requirement for many high-level management positions. With a variety of master’s programs ranking in Eduniversal’s Best Masters list, Saunders College of Business has a degree for your goals. Advance your career no matter your schedule with Saunders’ flexible MBA and MS options!

Master’s Degree

The Princeton Review named Saunders’ master’s degrees among the best on-campus programs in the nation, earning it a place in the “Best Business Schools for 2020” list. Master’s programs can be completed in 9-24 months (check degree comparison chart) and allows students to customize their education to coincide with their career goals.

Ideal for those looking to:

4 + 1 Accelerated MBA

Qualifying undergraduate students from RIT and its 4+1 Partner Schools are eligible to receive a minimum 20% scholarship and earn their MBA in only a year. One student from each partner school will have the opportunity to earn a 40% scholarship. The Accelerated 4+1 website has information on partner schools, financial aid, and applications. The 4+1 MBA can also be completed part-time.

Ideal for those looking to:

  • Start as an undergraduate
  • Waive up to 6 MBA courses
  • Get two degrees in five years

Part-Time Master’s Degrees

This program is available for MBA and MS programs, offering education opportunities to those with a busy schedule. Students pursuing an MBA can complete their degree in as little as 2.5 years taking two courses every semester. Courses are available during the day, at night, or online. Part-time students can typically apply for any semester.

Ideal for those looking to:

  • Earn career advancements
  • Create new career opportunities while you work
  • Get an MBA in as little as 2.5 years

Online Master’s

Saunders offers a variety of online master’s degrees, including an EMBA program ranked #8 in the nation by The Princeton Review. Online education is AACSB accredited and often taught by the same faculty available on campus. With flexible start times in January, March, May, or August, online education offers easily transferrable credits and asynchronous classes so your schedule works for you. Additonal programs that are offered fully online include master’s degrees in Business Analytics, Service Leadership and Innovation, and Human Resources Development.

Ideal for those looking to:

  • Pay lower tuition – graduates save 43% on average
  • Use provided online textbooks and resources
  • Receive exclusive RIT Online Campus access


Degree Completion Timeline

Master's Degree Timeline









Note: This Degree Completion Timeline Chart represents minimum estimated times to completion. Actual completion times vary depending on number of courses taken each academic semester, and course availability. Academic advisors can assist to build an academic plan to meet your degree goals. Please visit the Accelerated 4+1 web page for course waiver details.

Saunders offers a wide range of graduate programs to provide the education you need for your career goals. View our list of graduate degrees and Degree Comparison Charts to decide which options will work best for your goals and your schedule.

Check out financial aid and GMAT/GRE waiver options to help you get your Saunders master’s degree with less stress!

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