Overview

Applicants
290
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.50
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
460 - 590
GPA
3.15 - 3.60

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
August 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 26

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
51

100
Full-time
27
Female
10
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Located in upstate New York, Rochester Institute of Technology is known for its academic excellence in technology and applied science. Accordingly, RIT's MBA programs provide a "great blend of management and technical education," preparing students for the realities of the workplace through practical instruction, teamwork, and applied learning. Within the MBA curriculum, "courses are updated frequently to allow for new events, technologies, and information." (In recent years, "sustainability is growing in importance," as is entrepreneurship.) A major benefit of the program is the "the wide array of concentrations offered," including such unique offerings as digital marketing, quality and applied statistics, and environmentally sustainable management—as well as more traditional business fields like accounting, operations management, and supply chain management. In addition to established concentrations, students can tailor their education through elective courses in eight other RIT colleges, like computer science, fine arts, sustainability, and engineering.

The MBA can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, with classes offered in the daytime and the evening, as well as online. Course work is "fast-paced" and challenging." Despite the "vigorous schedule," "professors are extremely flexible if students need to miss class for work." On that note, most RIT instructors "know students' names and take interest in the students' personal lives." With an average class size of just twenty-three students, "professors go out of their way to be sure concepts are well understood and topics are relevant and beneficial to us." Even in the classroom, RIT emphasizes practical skills, and most professors "have significant corporate experience and tie it well with the academics to offer an enriched experience." In fact, many RIT instructors "still work as consultants for major companies." All classes are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants.

Students who received an undergraduate business degree from RIT and 4+1 MBA Partner schools can "waive some classes" in the MBA program, or complete a BS and MBA through on accelerated five-year schedule. Taking advantage of this attractive opportunity, many "students seem to come directly from undergrad," though "each class tends to have at least some students who have been in the workplace." Furthermore, RIT undergraduates "are required to have a good deal of co-op (internship) experience before they graduate (usually between six months to one year or more.)" For those who want to build on their real-world credentials, RIT offers plenty of "hands-on, experiential, practical learning" experiences. Here, students can participate in optional internships or co-op work experiences, business plan and case competitions, and team-based projects both on and off campus. Among other offerings, the school's "Innovation Center is a new-business incubator, and they are always asking for the business students to come and consult for them."


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Product Management
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://saunders.rit.edu/programs/graduate/mba_concentrations.php

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Students can work directly with Dr. Sandra Rothenberg in classroom teams or as paid research assistants.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Environmentally Sustainable Management MBA Concentration

School's environmental commitment 2:
Speaker Series with latest speaker: Congressman Dan Maffei Past speakers include: http://centers.scb.rit.edu/ethics/past-events/lectures-and-activities/

School's environmental commitment 3:
Institute for business ethics and social responsibility.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$58,400
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
10%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
24%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
91%
Unknown Facilitiated
10%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Finance/Accounting
19%
Marketing
19%
General Management
10%
Information Technology
7%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Consulting
5%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

71%
Northeast
14%
International
7%
West
5%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
Midwest

Students Say

Serving the undergraduate and graduate community, RIT's Cooperative Education and Career Services offers robust career preparation services, including an executive-in-resi- dence program, mentorship program, online job resources, career fairs, and networking events. While the campus maintains a robust recruiting program," based on the school's strength in engineering, technology, and science, "Most of the companies at the career fair are looking to hire tech students with very few hiring management students." As such, "the campus is still trying to get more interest from the business community to send companies here for new talent."

In recent years, full-time MBA candidates reported a median starting salary of more than $58,000, with a range between $40,000 and $130,000. They took jobs at AXA Advisors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Discover Financial Services, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harris Corporation, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Insero & Company, Key Bank, Kinex Pharmaceuticals, Ortho Clinical Diagnostic, Paychex, PWC, Toyota, United Technologies Corp., Wegmans, and Xerox.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 36% $49,000 $52,800 $36,000 $75,000
Marketing / Sales 19% $45,000 $46,333 $34,000 $60,000
General Management 19% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Information Technology 10% $95,000 $95,000 $95,000 $95,000
Operations / Logistics 7% $75,000 $81,667 $40,000 $130,000
Consulting 5% $60,500 $60,500 $50,000 $71,000
Other 5% $0 $0 $0 $0

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 24% $50,000 $52,833 $44,000 $65,000
Technology 19% $75,000 $82,000 $50,000 $130,000
Other 17% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Media / Entertainment 10% $60,000 $58,667 $45,000 $71,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Government 7% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Real Estate 7% $36,000 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
Consumer Products 2%
Manufacturing 2% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000
Petroleum / Energy 2% $34,000 $34,000 $34,000 $34,000

Prominent Alumni

James Salzano
Chief Executive Officer, Easy Spirit, Inc.

Betty Noonan
Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Cree, Inc.

Donald James Truesdale
Partner, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Frank S. Sklarsky
EVP and CFO, PPG Industries, Inc.

Susan Riley
CFO, Vestis Retail Group (Bob’s Stores, Eastern Mountain Sports, Sport Chalet)

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$23,000

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$13,500

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
75%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
65%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
75%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
65%

New Students Receiving Loans
34%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$20,902
Tuition (Out-State)
$20,902

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,742
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,742
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,274
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,274
Academic Expenses
$2,026

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
155
Part Time
38%

In State
35.0%
Out of State
65.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
18

Demographics

6.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
39.00%
International

44% female
56% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Part of a large, private, comprehensive university, Saunders College of Business offers a well-rounded student experience, which appeals to both part-time and full-time stu- dents. Here, "the facilities are good and campus activities are diversified," and there are plenty of "great resources available"—including an "outstanding" gym. As you'd expect from a technical school, business students enjoy contemporary technology in the class- room and "have access to amazing equipment" to prepare their "group presentations."

On this large campus, students "come from about twenty different countries," creating a "very diverse and global environment." While they enthusiastically participate in class, "it is hard for graduate students to be more involved due to the late night classes and other obligations." Still, even these students acknowledge that "there are lots of opportu- nities on campus for fun and Rochester is a great place to live." Among full-timers, "the students are friendly and very focused when it comes to school, but don't shy away from playing the occasional poker game now and then."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Diane Ellison
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Career Services

Address
Graduate Enrollment Services
58 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
United States

Phone
585-475-2229

Fax
585-475-7164

Email
gradinfo@rit.edu


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