Accelerated 4+1 MBA

Rochester Institute of Technology

Mba programs

If you are an undergraduate student, you can now get your Master of Business Administration (MBA) in one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This accelerated programs allows select core MBA courses to be waived with a combination of specific undergraduate "B" grade or better completed coursework. Each undergraduate course may not be older than five years upon matriculation into the MBA degree program, and must be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.

20% Scholarship Award for RIT and Partner Schools

Students from RIT as well as Saunders’ 4+1 partner institutions who meet the full admissions requirements to the MBA program, will receive a minimum 20% scholarship award. Review of Saunders scholarship awards takes place along with department admission decisions.

Recognized among nations very best business schools

Saunders MBA program is recognized by many national and international rankings. US News & World Report 2017 Best Business School Rankings place Saunders #91 nationally, while TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times ranks Saunders MBA #96 among MBA programs in North America, and Poets & Quants ranked Saunders College of Business among the nation's Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs coming in at #96. Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by Saunders College graduate programs and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Accelerated 4+1 Waiver Details

Courses qualifying for waiver review are subject to the following conditions:

B grade or better must be earned in courses reviewed for waivers

May waive up to 6 total core MBA courses

Courses for waivers must be taken within 5 years of matriculating into the MBA program

GMAT Waiver for Saunders College of Business students

Saunders College of Business students applying to the MBA program with a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher from all undergraduate courses taken, have the opportunity to request a waiver of their GMAT application requirement. To request a GMAT waiver, first submit an online application (click on “myRIT Portal.) Then email to submit your GMAT waiver request form which will be sent to the MBA Director for review. Note: Waiving the GMAT may limit access to certain scholarship awards.

Quick Admissions Decisions

For quick admissions decisions, determination for scholarship and financial aid, contacts and additional admissions information, please visit our graduate admissions pages.

Saunders Accelerated 4+1 MBA Agreements with Other Institutions

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Rochester , United States