The master of science in management is a specialized program designed to provide students with the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to function effectively in a variety of management positions in complex organizations that are impacted by technological change and globalization. Students choose between two tracks, technology management or global management. After taking several courses in research tools, the program culminates with a two-course thesis or practicum. In place of a thesis or practicum, the candidate may successfully pass a comprehensive exam based on the courses in the track completed by the student.
Full-time students must begin the program in the fall quarter in order to complete the program in 12 months. Part-time students may enter the program in any quarter.
Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic quarter for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.
In order to be considered for admission to the MS in innovation management, a candidate must:
- have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
- submit transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework,
- submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred),
- submit a personal statement and a resume, and
- complete an application for graduate study.
International applicants must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), or 92 (Internet-based). The International English Testing Language System (IELTS) test scores will be accepted by RIT in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from American institutions.
Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.
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Last updated April 25, 2018