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Business Administration–Online Executive master of business administration (MBA) degree

Amanda Williams, Assistant Director, Admissions & Recruitment
585-475-2729, awilliams@saunders.rit.edu

Program overview

The executive MBA is a challenging cohort-based program designed to accelerate the careers of mature, high-performing professionals with significant business experience. It is ideal for creative, innovative individuals with established careers who are looking for proven and effective methods and strategies to propel them further up the career ladder. Students master executive skills such as strategic and cross–functional thinking, client consulting, and leadership. They learn from knowledgeable and professional instructors and from the successful, motivated, diverse peer group enrolled in the program. The curriculum encourages analytical thinking and problem solving, and places a strong emphasis on collaboration and group interaction. Students leave the program with a solid network of influential peers.

Plan of study

The curriculum focuses on core business concepts, providing fundamental skills, knowledge, and perspectives in accounting, statistics, leadership, finance, negotiations, and economics. The program develops skills in cross-functional analysis with an emphasis on strategy, marketing, technology, and international business. Interdisciplinary examples, case analyses, and an applied orientation are key components of the program. Students attend classes for 15 months on alternate weekends (all day Friday and Saturday). In addition, all students attend a three-day orientation at the start of the program and a seven-to-10-day international study trip in their last semester. There is one online course each semester.

The program reinforces practical experience through domestic and international client consulting projects; personal coaching in career development planning, communications, and team building; a competitive business simulation model; and the international study trip.

Curriculum

Online executive MBA degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
Residency
MGMT-806 Team Building and Ethics 1
Courses
ACCT-801 Accounting and Organizational Goals 2
ACCT-802 Managerial Accounting 2
DECS-810 Statistical Analysis for Managers 2
MGMT-810 Leadership 2
MGMT-800 Leadership Development I 1
ESCB-840 Microeconomics and Pricing 2
FINC-845 Valuation and Capital Budgeting 2
FINC-846 Financial Planning and Analysis 2
MGMT-805 Current Topics Seminar 2
MKTG-851 Marketing Strategy 2
MGMT-818 Strategic Thinking I 2
MGMT-819 Strategic Thinking II  2
DECS-875 Business Simulation 2
MGMT-861 Managing Technology, Innovation and Research 2
DECS-864 Systems Support for Operations 2
MGMT-889 Capstone Consulting Project I 3
MKTG-865 Managing New Product Commercialization 2
INTB-820 International Business 2
INTB-825 International Study Seminar 2
FINC-850 International Finance 2
MGMT-860 Executive Leadership 2
MGMT-890 Capstone Consulting Project II 3
MGMT-801 Leadership Development II 1
Total Semester Credit Hours 47

 

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the online executive MBA program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum of six years of professional work experience and hold advanced technical, managerial, or executive responsibilities.
  • Participate in an interview with a representative of the executive MBA team.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from a current employer.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 92 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

Certain countries are subject to comprehensive embargoes under US Export Controls, which prohibit virtually ALL exports, imports, and other transactions without a license or other US Government authorization. Learners from Syria, Sudan, North Korea, the Crimea region of the Ukraine, Iran, and Cuba may not register for RIT online courses. Nor may individuals on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s table of Deny Orders. By registering for RIT online courses, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.




Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
 

Program overview

The online executive MBA program is a challenging and demanding degree designed to accelerate the careers of mature, high-performance professionals with significant business experience, unlike traditional MBA programs which are geared primarily toward a less experienced audience. The online program, delivered via distance learning, covers the same rigorous curriculum as the on campus EMBA.

This program is ideal for creative, innovative individuals who have gained experience in the workforce. Participants have established careers and are looking for proven and effective methods and strategies to propel them further up the career ladder. Students will master executive skills such as strategic and cross–functional thinking and leadership. They learn from knowledgeable and professional instructors and from the successful, motivated, diverse peer group enrolled in the program.

The program encourages students to think outside the box and places a strong emphasis on group networking. Students leave the program with a strong network of influential peers.

Curriculum

The program delivers courses in two six-week sessions every quarter. The program length is five quarters (15 months), with a new group of students beginning every quarter. The following represents the typical curriculum based on a student beginning in the fall quarter.

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Online executive MBA degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

Course Qtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0102-806 Team Building and Business Ethics 1
0101-801 Accounting and Organizational Goals 3
0101-802 Managerial Accounting 3
0102-800 Leadership Development Skills I 1
0102-810 Leadership 3
0106-810 Statistical Analysis for Managers 3
0102-862 Power and Influence 3
0104-845 Valuation and Capital Budgeting 3
0103-840 Microeconomics 3
0105-851 Marketing Strategy 3
0102-818 Strategic Thinking I 3
0104-846 Financial Planning and Analysis 3
0102-801 Leadership Development Skills II 1
0102-819 Strategic Thinking II 3
0103-841 Macroeconomics 3
0106-875 Business Simulation 4
0102-861 Managing Technology, Innovation and Research 3
0106-864 System Support for Operations 3
0102-889 Capstone Consulting Project I 4
0105-865 Managing New Product Commercialization 3
Second Year
0113-820 International Business 3
0113-825 International Business Seminar 2
0104-850 International Finance 3
0102-890 Capstone Consulting Project II 4
0102-802 Leadership Development Skills III 1
0102-860 Executive Leadership 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 72

Online executive MBA degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-806 Team Building and Ethics 1
ACCT-801 Accounting and Organizational Goals 2
ACCT-802 Managerial Accounting 2
DECS-810 Statistical Analysis for Managers 2
MGMT-810 Leadership 2
ESCB-840 Microeconomics and Pricing 2
MGMT-804 Professional Skills for General Management 2
FINC-845 Valuation and Capital Budgeting 2
FINC-846 Financial Planning and Analysis 2
MGMT-862 Power and Influence 2
MKTG-851 Marketing Strategy 2
MGMT-818 Strategic Thinking I 2
MGMT-819 Strategic Thinking II  2
DECS-875 Business Simulation 2
MGMT-861 Managing Technology, Innovation and Research 2
MKTG-865 Managing New Product Commercialization 2
DECS-864 Systems Support for Operations 2
MGMT-800 Leadership Development I 1
MGMT-889 Capstone Consulting Project I 3
Second Year
INTB-820 International Business 2
INTB-825 International Study Seminar 2
FINC-850 International Finance 2
ESCB-841 Macroeconomics 2
MGMT-890 Capstone Consulting Project II 3
MGMT-801 Leadership Development II 1
Total Semester Credit Hours 49

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the online executive MBA program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum of six years of professional experience and hold advanced technical, managerial, or executive responsibilities,
  • Hold a regionally accredited bachelor's degree,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).