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Business Administration-Online Executive
Master of Business Administration
Saunders College of Business
Graduate Program Contact Marty Lawlor

The online executive MBA is a challenging and demanding program 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.

The 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 solid network of influential peers.

  • Price

    $19,500 per semester ($78k total)

    Includes all course materials, iPad, travel and lodging for residencies

  • Duration

    47 credit hours required

    This is a 17-month program with all courses completed online. There are three required face-to-face events: 3-day Team Building Residency, 3-4 day Business Simulation residency, week-long International Trip.

  • Courses
  • Jobs
    • Director
    • Project Manager
    • Vice President
    • Senior VP
  • Employers
    • American Express
    • Constellation Energy
    • Monotype Imaging
    • United States Military
    • Wells Fargo
  • Program Differentiators
    • We offer accelerated programs with 6 week courses
    • 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
    • RIT alums hail from more than 147 countries and work for more than 3,723 employers
    • Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 121,000-strong RIT alumni community
    • We build programs based on real-time employer demand
    • The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
    • RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
    • We provide the same library services and resources, including a dedicated librarian, for online students
    • Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
    • We provide enriched personalized academic advising
    • You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
  • Application Requirements

    Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.

    To be considered for admission to the online executive MBA program, candidates must complete the online application form and 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
    • Complete an Online EMBA application
    • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Submit a resume detailing all work experience
    • Submit three letters of recommendation (from professional references, one of which should be from your direct supervisor)
    • Schedule an interview with the Program Director.
    • Submit personal statement consisting of: a description of a significant workplace challenge and how you resolved it, and your rationale for choosing RIT’s Online EMBA program to enhance and fulfill your career objectives
    • A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales.
    • 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 online courses at RIT. 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 online courses at RIT, 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.