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 of study: global management or technology 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 semester in order to complete the program in 12 months. Part-time students may enter the program in any semester.
The program consists of 10 courses, including business electives chosen by the student. Students must pass a comprehensive examination at the end of the program or pass Graduate Project (MGMT-791), which is considered one of the business electives.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. This requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for candidates submitting transcripts from American institutions.
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
International Financial Aid Description:
For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.
# of Credits Required:
Master's College or University I
Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.