Business Administration MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & Part time available
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    • Course Disciplines
      Business International Business Management Studies
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    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description


    Earning your master of business administration degree gives you the freedom to customize the program to meet your career goals. Choose from a range of concentrations including business analytics, management information systems, supply chain management, as well as joint concentrations with other RIT colleges, such as engineering management and health systems administration.

    The MBA program requires 48 semester credit hours and consists of 16 courses, 11 of which are devoted to core functional areas, and five are dedicated to concentration areas and electives. An MBA concentration is a sequence of three courses in one discipline, giving you in-depth knowledge in a chosen topic.


    Students may choose from a variety of concentrations that best fit their career goals. Popular concentrations includes finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. You may choose from a number of joint concentrations offered in partnership with RIT's other colleges. Students may also create a custom concentration using any graduate courses offered at RIT (subject to prerequisites and program director review and approval). A concentration is defined as three MBA electives in an area of specialization. (MBA concentrations do not appear on a student’s transcript.) Students must take one concentration.

    Cooperative Education

    Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

    Cooperative education in the MBA program is optional. Academic credit is not granted, but formal recording of the co-op experience is made on the student's transcript. Students in good academic standing are eligible for co-op after completing the foundation course, and a substantial portion of their concentration courses. They also must attend a series of co-op and career services workshops. RIT does not guarantee co-op placements.

    Visit the Business Administration MBA page on the Rochester Institute of Technology USA web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

    Harshitha Nanjundappa

    Harshitha Nanjundappa, an Electrical Engineering MS graduate (May 2018) leveraged her research projects and work at Intel into a full-time job offer.

    “My co-op placement transitioned to a full-time job. When I left the co-op my manager did not want me to search for other jobs. He made sure I received my full-time offer letter before I completed the co-op. Rochester will always be an amazing chapter in my life.”

    Harshitha Nanjundappa
    Bangalore, India
    MS Electrical Engineering
    Platform Power Delivery Engineering, Intel, Oregon, USA

    (Student Profile)

    Qian Yang

    Qian Yang of China is a graduate of RIT's Print Media MS program - a program that teaches business, technology, and processes in graphic communications.

    Qian writes the following about her experience in the program and at RIT:

    “I was admitted to a bunch of graduate programs, but I found that RIT's Print Media program was not only a well-designed curriculum, it was also a team of teachers drawn from experts in different industries. They could share incredible resources and experience with students. At RIT, I got to know a lot of talented people who had a lot of good qualities: they were kind, creative and always passionate about their research. The Cary Graphic Arts Center in the library - for those who like graphics communication - is definitely a rare treasure. Two years of graduate student experience gave me an important inspiration and opened the door to an appreciation for printing and graphic arts - and even the beauty of the digital world. Although I have learned professional knowledge from the classroom, RIT gave me the opportunity to learn how to do research and skills. No matter what area I work in the future, this ability to carry out my research will benefit me a lot.”

    (Student Profile)

    Sai Ashwin Parakkal

    Sai Ashwin Parakkal of India is an MS Computer Science student who will graduate this year. Sai completed a Summer internship with Kodak Alaris in Fall, 2016, and then had an amazing experience working for Amazon’s New York City operation in the Spring & Summer of 2017. He was offered a permanent position with Amazon upon completion of his degree.

    Of his decision to attend RIT and his experience here, Sai writes,

    "The reasons I chose RIT are three-fold; first would be its strong alumni relations with strong industrial presence, the second was a wide range of on-campus jobs, and finally the wonderful co-op program which is not available in most other universities. With the help of RIT's career fair I landed a summer internship at Kodak Alaris. With that experience under my belt, I then started a co-op job with Amazon in New York City. The work culture there was amazing. I was given problem statement to solve and all of the experience that I had gained was useful in this setup and I was able to end my co-op with an offer from Amazon for full-time employment upon my graduation. RIT provides you with everything you need. There are people to guide you and you can utilize this for your own benefit. The academic strength of RIT, coupled with the many career services offered by RIT, directs you toward success.”


    Graduate Merit Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

    In 2019-2020, RIT awarded $30.5 million in graduate scholarships and tuition aid to 2,500 graduate students. Graduate scholarships and assistantships are awarded based on merit - the strength of an applicant's qualifications as compared to those of other applicants for the same program. Scholarships award amounts generally range from 5-60% of tuition. Assistantships are awarded at the discretion of the academic program department and are typically awarded once students are enrolled.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    5-60% of tuition


    All applicants for on-campus graduate study are eligible. Awards are made once an admission decision is made and applicants are notified of scholarship awards at the same time they receive an offer of admission. International applicants have the same opportunity for awards and award amounts as do US students.

    Application Procedure

    No separate application is required. Answer two Yes/No questions on the application for admission.

    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

    See website for further details.

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