Saunders Ranked and STEM-Designated Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Masters

Rapid technological advances are resulting in breath-taking changes in business that demand creative, entrepreneurial managers. Our master of science in technology innovation management and entrepreneurship (TIME) provides the tools and skills to solve problems creatively and lead companies navigating the challenging high-tech environment. 

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This exciting master's program is right for innovators and entrepreneurs leveraging leading-edge technology to develop products and marketing strategies. With the ability to choose between two tracks, students tailor their learnings to their career goals based on management or entrepreneurship. With either path, a unique blend of business and technology is incorporated and can only be found at Saunders.

The technology management track equips those with advanced product development and data analytics skills. The technology entrepreneurship track targets those wanting to start or manage new ventures. While choosing between two tracks of study, students have hands-on access to RIT's rich entrepreneurial culture, including the Simone Center for Innovation and EntrepreneurshipThe Construct makerspace,  Venture Creations incubator, and a full film production studio with MAGIC Spell Studios. . The program ranks #20 for Best Masters in Innovation and Project Management by Eduniversal, 2022. 

Leading Faculty Experts

Faculty are thought leaders, publishing their research in elite academic journals. Research highlights cover topics that have an impact on technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation, including balancing innovation and sustainability in consortium-based open-source software development, wearable technology, and voice conversation agents (VCAs).

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Given its STEM-designation, international students can additionally qualify for a 24-month work extension to their Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, allowing for up to three years of work in the United States. Dedicated advisors are available to help with admissions requirements, including GMAT waivers, the application process, and generous scholarships.

Technology entrepreneurship and innovation management are key business drivers across industries as new products and services rapidly and significantly improve our lives. Technology innovation managers and entrepreneurs who know how to lead technological change in entrepreneurial ways are in high demand to capitalize on process and product development opportunities. 

Students can complete relevant hands-on experience through the cooperative education program, an opportunity to build paid, real-world experiences before graduation. Graduates are employed at diverse firms such as Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, DataKarma Consultancy, and more. The Management Advisory Board helps students prepare for their careers by continuously updating the curriculum to meet employer's needs while providing networking and mentorship opportunities. Typical job titles for program alumni include:

  • Business Model Designer
  • Change Agent
  • Business Development Lead
  • Innovation Analyst
  • Venture Architect
  • Product and Integration Lead
  • Business Operations Planner
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Product and Integration Lead
  • Digital Transformation Strategist
  • Chief Technology Officer

Check out what alums have to say about the program:

"I could not have asked for a better support system than at Saunders College and Simone Center [for building and supporting my own business]." - Bhuvish Mehta ’23 (technology innovation management and entrepreneurship), DataKarma Consultancy, Rochester, New York


"The available infrastructure, content, and super friendly and open staff create a secure and nurturing environment for one to innovate and experiment with new ideas." - Mariam Sharangia ’21 (technology innovation management and entrepreneurship), Business and Technology University, Tbilisi, Georgia 

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Saunders College of Business

With a 95% career outcomes rate, Saunders is dedicated to delivering relevant, contemporary degrees to meet market demands. Your Team is a group of advisors that can help you from the application process through graduation with insight into our generous financial aid options, GMAT waiver options, curriculum, and career placement. 

With a growing global network of more than 25,000 Saunders College alumni and 136,000 RIT alumni, students can make connections almost anywhere and are encouraged to meet with devoted alumni, dedicated professors, and driven peers. 

Students can study abroad at any of RIT’s four Global Campuses, additional global student exchange partnerships are available, and there are over 100 study abroad locations on every continent. 

Bloomberg Businessweek named Saunders part of their “Best Business Schools” and recognized them among the “Best MBA Programs.” Check out financial aid and scholarship options today to help prepare for future promotions. Apply today to become eligible for these opportunities and become a part of the Saunders community.


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