Overview

The MS in management is designed for students who have a liberal arts, science, or technology background and who have little to no experience in business management. The 9- to 12-month program provides students with a solid foundation in business expertise while offering a specialization in one of the following tracks: global management and supply chain management, product and service development, leadership, or flexible.

Plan of study

The program consists of 30 credit hours, which includes a graduate project or comprehensive exam. Students selecting a graduate project should use one of their electives to enroll in Graduate Project (MGMT-791) in the spring or summer term.

Tracks

The global management and supply chain management track prepares students to be effective business leaders in today’s global economy. Course work provides a background in significant aspects of managing and operating a multi-national business, including international competitive strategy, cross-cultural human resource management, global marketing, and global logistics and operation management.

The product and service development track develops skills needed to manage the technology development process, coordinate R&D and marketing functions of an organization, and capture value from the commercialization process with business model innovation. Career opportunities range from 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.

The leadership track develops individual leadership styles and skills needed to manage and lead people and organizations. It positions students for advancement to an executive-level managerial position.

Students also have the opportunity to customize their program. By using elective courses, students may choose graduate courses in a number of exciting fields across all of RIT's colleges. The program prepares students for leadership positions and careers in management.

The flexible track is aimed at professionals with a specific industry and/or technology focus and provides the necessary business skills to become a leader in their desired field. The track gives students the flexibility to take science, technology, and art courses from other RIT colleges, allowing them to manage in specialized industries with a technology-oriented focus.

Industries

  • Health Care
  • Electronic and Computer Hardware
  • Government (Local, State, Federal)
  • Management Consulting

Curriculum

Management (global management and supply chain management track), MS degree, typical course sequence

  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MGMT-735 Managing of Innovation in Products and Services
  • MGMT-755 Negotiations
  • INTB-710 Global Business Analytics
  • DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • INTB-780 Global Issues and Strategies
  • MGMT-791 Graduate Project or Business Elective†
  • Seminar in Ethics/Corporate Responsibility*
  • Track Elective
  • Business Elective
  • Free Elective

† Students must complete a graduate project or a comprehensive exam plus an additional business elective.

Management, MS degree, (leadership track), typical course sequence

  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MGMT-735 Managing of Innovation in Products and Services
  • MGMT-755 Negotiations
  • MGMT-741 Managing Organizational Change
  • MGMT-763 Behavioral Skills for Managers and Professionals
  • MGMT-791 Graduate Project or Business Elective†
  • Seminar in Ethics/Corporate Responsibility*
  • Track Elective
  • Business Electives
  • Free Elective

* May be waived if students have already completed an ethics/corporate social responsibility course.
† Students must complete a graduate project or a comprehensive exam plus an additional business elective.

Management, MS degree, (product and service development track), typical course sequence

  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MGMT-735 Managing of Innovation in Products and Services
  • MGMT-755 Negotiations
  • MGMT-720 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • MGMT-743 Advanced Topics in Technology Management
  • MGMT-791 Graduate Project or Business Elective†
  • Seminar in Ethics/Corporate Responsibility*
  • Business Electives
  • Free Electives
  • Track Elective

* May be waived if students have already completed an ethics/corporate social responsibility course.
† Students must complete a graduate project or a comprehensive exam plus an additional business elective.

Management, MS degree, (flexible option track), typical course sequence

  • MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MGMT-735 Managing of Innovation in Products and Services
  • MGMT-755Negotiations
  • Seminar in Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility*
  • DECS-744 Project Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • MGIS-650 Introduction to Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
    • MGIS-735 Design and Information Systems
  • Choose one of the following:
    • ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
    • FINC-758 Seminar in Finance
  • Choose one of the following:
    • MGMT-791 Graduate Project
    • Comprehensive Exam, Business Elective
  • Free Electives

* May be waived if students have already completed an ethics/corporate social responsibility course.
† Students must complete a graduate project or a comprehensive exam plus an additional business elective.

Admission Requirements

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

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 for GMAT waiver*.
  • Submit scores from GMAT or GRE (GMAT preferred). Scores cannot be more than five years old.
  • Submit an essay based on one of the following topics: (1) describe an ethical dilemma you have faced and how you resolved it; (2) explain what you have learned from a managerial, leadership, or team experience that was not completely successful; or (3) describe your greatest professional achievement and how you added value to your organization. The essay should be typed, double-spaced, and two pages in length.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 92 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

* The GMAT may be waived if an applicant has a GPA of 3.25 or higher, or they can present evidence of professional work experience of six or more years. Students who cannot submit a GMAT, GRE, or one of the two waiver requirements may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Program taught in:
  • English
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