Overview

Applicants
25
Acceptance Rate
100%
Years of Work Experience
15.8
Average Age
40

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.22
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.01 - 3.27
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
Average Verbal GRE Score
Average Quantitative GRE Score
Average Writing GRE Score

Deadlines

Start Terms Other Than Fall
Yes
Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
12 months
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
Out-of-State Application Fee
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:

Admissions Factors

Required

Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Interview
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
GMAT or GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
State Residency

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
580
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
92

Faculty Information

Students Say

The prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology's Online Executive MBA Program, within its Saunders College of Business, is specifically designed for professionals with at least six years of work experience. Its students see it as a "well-known" and "rigorous" "accelerated program" that delivers 47 credit hours in 17 month of study. The program blends foundational courses with current developments in technology management, innovation, and product commercialization, and students appreciate the "the deep coverage of each functional area instead of one concentration, e.g. [in] finance, accounting, or technology." Though the coursework is entirely available online, the program offers an orientation weekend, which "sets you off in the right direction with the program" as well as an international immersion trip. The "international immersion and consulting engagement in Dubai was outstanding," raves a current student. "I believe immersion is a huge benefit to attending RIT. There is significant bonding and networking with staff and classmates." In terms of completing a remote EMBA, students call RIT's technology "simple and engaging." "The recordings and live sessions added great value and were highly interactive. You felt part of the lecture like an in-person classroom." Another student feels that it is "obvious the programs administration [is] focused on providing the best technological solutions for online learning." The "challenging" workload of the accelerated EMBA program is "manageable," but "it forces you to become a master of time management." Luckily, "the professors and administrators have a holistic view and are motivational." Students hold their classmates in high regard, calling their peers "intelligent," "highly collaborative" and "innovative" "people with a forward-thinking mindset." The "many engineers" who comprise the program along with students with "marketing, finance, [and] technology" backgrounds, have "tons of work experience"—15.8 years on average—and are "leaders of their fields." "The environment was challenging and engaging which led to increased learning from peers." Overall, students name the "rigor of the program" as RIT's greatest strength.

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
16
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
63%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
27%

75%
Full-time
13%
Female

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
10

Chat rooms
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
Yes
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


John Ettlie, Ph.D.
Professor, Benjamin Forman Chair for Research. Dr. Ettlie has published over 60 refereed journal articles on the management of technological innovation, and has authored five books.

Sandra Rothenberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Saunders College Institute for Business Ethics, Zutes Fellow. Her research focuses on business ethics, sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, and business and public policy.

Neil Hair , Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing, and Interim Executive Director of RIT's Innovative Learning Institute. His research and consulting activities include understanding perceptions of advertising and customer value in popular online social networks.

Career Services Overview

Students Say

"RIT has a fantastic reputation and I felt it would enhance my resume to have a degree from an institution of this caliber," notes one student. Another lists "marketing, technology management, and finance as marked "strengths" of the program's preparation for the future. Students find great value in the coursework, which "imitates real-world work situations." They report high satisfaction in many areas of the curriculum: accounting, economics, finance, international business, leadership/management, marketing, management consulting, operations, organizational behavior, product management, teamwork, presentation skills, and quantitative skills. One student saw immediate benefits: "The coursework provided me the words and business acumen to elevate my conversations with upper management. As a result I am being involved in more projects and decisions about what direction we take the company." RIT's "real-life" courses and assignments culminate in the capstone consulting program, through which students serve as consultants to actual businesses. A whopping 50 percent of graduates reported receiving a promotion white attending the program.

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
15

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
All RIT Online MBA students have access to a dedicated MBA career services advisor, as well as free lifetime access to Career Services resources. Services include registration in RIT's Online Community, access to Job Zone, an online resource for researching employment opportunities and professional networks, and multiple resources to assist alumni in career transitions.

Graduates Employed by Region

34%
Northeast
16%
International
16%
Mid-Atlantic
16%
Midwest
16%
Southwest

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Jorge M. Rodriguez
President & CEO - Telmex USA, HITSS USA & TELVISTA Inc.

Michael Dolpp
Vice President/General Manager - Thomson, A Danaher Company

Joe Roberts
Senior Vice President of Consumer Solutions - Monotype

Aric Dershem
Vice President of Administration - National Heritage Academies

Pete Bijesse
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs - Boston Options Exchange

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,489 $1,489
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $70,000 $70,000

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
upon acceptance

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
70%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
48%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
52%

Average Aid Package
$18,425

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$1,520

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$16,905

Average Debt at Graduation
$0

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
29
Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

In State
38.0%
Out of State
62.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
0

Demographics

14.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
62.0%
Out of State

41% female
59% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Amanda Williams
Admissions Officer

Address
Saunders College of Business
107 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY, 14623
United States

Phone
585-475-2729

Fax

Email
onlineemba@saunders.rit.edu


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