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MBA 4-1 with Rochester Institute of Technology

Through an agreement with the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), business students at Lycoming can work toward a Master of Business Administration while also earning a bachelor’s degree. Traditional MBA programs can take around two years to complete, but through our 4-1 agreement, students may be able to earn their advanced degree after just one year, saving money and positioning themselves for higher paying careers. A representative from RIT, as well as our business program faculty, works one-on-one with students as they pick the right undergraduate courses to prepare them for their GRE entrance exams and the MBA program.

RIT’s MBA program provides a broad understanding of business disciplines through a rigorous core curriculum, with the ability to specialize in an additional area. The curriculum blends data analytics and business intelligence, integrated technologies, and an applied focus to deliver foundational knowledge across all areas of business. Customizable concentrations in supply chain management, entrepreneurship, technology management, and more cater to specific career goals and employers’ business needs. Flexible schedule options make it possible for students to gain work experience and earn income while completing course requirements.

Lycoming’s rigorous business curriculum helps students meet RIT’s GRE requirements. Once accepted into the MBA program, students may be able to opt-out of some graduate level courses, saving on tuition costs. In addition, each Lycoming graduate saves at least 20% on the cost of tuition at RIT. Graduates of the program have gone into commercial banking, the technology industry and more.

Ben Adrian ’16

“The MBA 4+1 program is a fantastic way to expand upon your learning at Lycoming and develop professionally. It provided me with numerous exciting challenges, accelerated my trajectory, and has been a true advantage for career growth. I strongly recommend the program to anyone interested in exploring their interests and bettering themselves in a fast-paced environment.”

Ben Adrian ’16