Master of Science in Management - Rochester Institute of Technology - Saunders College of Business

Rochester Institute of Technology - Saunders College of Business Rochester - UNITED STATES USA

Field(s) of study: International Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 60 €
Course cost: 40 158 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships
  • Apprenticeship contract
  • Bank loan
  • Paid internship

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Sep 2015
Aug 2016

Available slots: 

Available spots: : 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 

February 2017

Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years



The Master of Science in Management degree program at RIT is designed for students with no previous experience in management but are looking to advance their careers in their fields. Students may choose from one of three specialized tracks including: Global Management and Supply Chain Management, Product and Service Development, and Leadership.

All students will complete a capstone project that is an applied experience in which students will integrate and apply knowledge gained in MS-Management, drawing on their conceptual knowledge and analytical skills gained in their track to address a real problem for a real-world client. Projects may take many forms, including interdisciplinary project, for-profit organization, or a service or community-based project. The topic and format is flexible and students will work with a faculty mentor to identify a project that is best suited to their track. A faculty advisor will assist teams in defining the business problem, clarifying the scope of the project, and determining appropriate analysis approaches.

The Saunders Leadership Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity to enhance your education while getting your MS-Management dergee. The exclusive Fellows program offers significant advantages, including: 50% minimum scholarship, connect with business leaders as mentors, and highly-selective, cohort-based learning experience.

  • The MS in Management curriculum consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours). Four core courses are shared among all program tracks which provide a solid foundation in management. Students choose between 3 specialized tracks:

The Global Management and Supply Chain Management track prepares you to be an effective business leader in today's global economy. It provides you with the background in the major aspects of managing and operating a multi-national business such as international competitive strategy, cross-cultural human resource management, global marketing, as well as global logistics and operation management. Featured courses in track: Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals, Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing Management, and Business Process Analysis and Workflow.

The Product and Services track prepares students to lead the innovation and commercialization of new products and services. It provides the critical thinking skills for managing the technology development process, coordinating R&D and Marketing functions of an organization, and capturing value from the commercialization process. It will help you advance your career as a technology or new product project manager, product and services brand manager, or CIO, CTO or CEO of a technology start-up. Featured courses in track: Project Management, Managing for Environmental Sustainability, and Commercialization and Marketing of New Products.

The Leadership track focuses on developing your individual leadership styles and skills that will help you to manage people and lead organizations. It will help you to advance to a higher managerial level positions. Featured courses in track: Managing for Environmental Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, Advanced Topics in Technology Management, and Field Experiences in Business Consulting.

Course format: 

On campus

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Managing and operating a multi-national business such as international competitive strategy, cross-cultural human resource management, global marketing, as well as global logistics and operation management. critical analysis positions, technology and new product project manager positions, brand managers, and functional management occupations like CIO, CTO and CEOs of technology start-ups.

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission to Saunders MS in Management program candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit a current resume,
  • Essay: please see requirements below,
  • Complete a graduate application,
  • Submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test* (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). GRE scores over five years old will not be accepted.

*GMAT may be waived if one (1) or more of the following are submitted:

  • GPA of 3.25 or higher,
  • Evidence of professional work experience of 6 or more years,
  • Students who cannot submit a GMAT, GRE or one of the two items listed here will be considered on a case by case basis.

Essay: Applicants must select 1 of the 3 essay topics below. The essay should be typed, double-spaced, and 2 pages in length.

  • Describe an ethical dilemma you have faced and how you resolved it.
  • Explain what you have learned from a managerial, leadership, or team experience that was not completely successfully.
  • Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you added value to your organization.

Admission criteria: 

Saunders College offers quick admissions decisions upon receipt of a completed application. Accepted applicants will receive notification of scholarships upon receipt of their acceptance notification. Applications are reviewed by an admissions committee ONLY after all application materials are received. Saunders offers rolling admissions which allows for quick admissions decisions, however applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible for full consideration of available scholarships.

Course cost description: 

$20,079 per semester, $40,158 per year


Mrs/Ms Jenna Lenhardt
Mrs/Ms Peggy Tirrell