See the department website - http://executivembaonline.rit.edu/
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 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.
Plan of study
This is a 17-month program with all courses completed online. Students can begin the program in the fall or spring semester. The course sequence presented is based on a student who begins their studies in the fall semester.
- First Year
Team Building and Ethics Accounting and Organizational Goals Managerial Accounting Statistical Analysis for Managers Leadership Leadership Development I Microeconomics and Pricing Valuation and Capital Budgeting Financial Planning and Analysis Power and Influence Marketing Strategy Macroeconomics Strategic Thinking I Strategic Thinking II Business Simulation Managing Technology, Innovation and Research Systems Support for Operations Capstone Consulting Project I
- Second Year
Managing New Product Commercialization International Business International Study Seminar International Finance Executive Leadership Capstone Consulting Project II Leadership Development II
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
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.”
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 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.
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.
No separate application is required. Answer two Yes/No questions on the application for admission.
Have a minimum of six years of professional experience and hold advanced technical, managerial, or executive responsibilities, Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and Complete a graduate application. International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Recipient: Rochester Institute of Technology USA
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