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									                                                                                                                                                 Comparison of Masters Programs


                             Full Time MBA                Pathfinder                    Evening MBA                  Executive MBA                   Master of Science (MS)          Part Time MS
Degree Awarded:              (Rensselaer MBA)             (Rensselaer MBA)              (Rensselaer MBA)             (Rensselaer MBA)                (Rensselaer MS)                 (Rensselaer MS)


                                                                                                                     Minimum 10 yrs work
                             Average 5 yrs professional   No work experience            Average 6 yrs professional   experience with 6 yrs in        No work experience              No work experience
Applicant Career Stage       work experience              needed                        work experience              management. Average 16          needed                          needed
                                                                                                                     yrs of experience.


                                                                                                                     Average age: 36. GMAT
                             Average age: 28                                            GMAT waiver possible
Participant Profile          Median GMAT: 643             Average GMAT: 650             depending on background
                                                                                                                     required for those w/ out       GRE or GMAT                     GRE or GMAT
                                                                                                                     a Bachelor’s Degree


Admissions                   Bachelor’s Degree            Bachelor’s Degree             Bachelor’s Degree            Application, 3 letters of       Bachelor’s Degree:              Bachelor’s Degree:
                             GMAT: 600 or above           GMAT: 650 or above            GMAT: 600 or above           recommendation, college         GMAT/GRE: 600 or above,         GMAT/GRE: 600 or above,
Requirements & Application   TOEFL (IBT): 100 or above,   TOEFL (IBT): 100 or above,    TOEFL (IBT): 100 or above,   transcript and personal         TOEFL (IBT): 100 or above       TOEFL (IBT): 100 or above
Steps (in addition to        or IELTS (if applicable)     or IELTS (if applicable)      or IELTS (if applicable)     interview. Organizational       or IELTS (if applicable);       or IELTS (if applicable);
application form)            Interview; 2 references; 4   Interview; 2 references; 4    Interview; 2 references; 4   endorsement and                 interview, 2 references, 4      interview, 2 references, 4
                             essay questions, resume      essay questions, resume       essay questions, resume      personal statement              essay questions, resume         essay questions, resume
$75 Application fee                                                                                                  required, resume


                             2 years with summer
Length                       internship                   2 years with a 1 year co-op   4 years                      2 years                         1 year full time


Start Date                   Mid-August                   Mid-August                    Mid-August                   September                       Mid-August                      Mid-August


Format                       Intended for full-time       Intended for full-time        Evening Format               Intended for executives         Intended for full-time          Intended for part-time
                             students. The cohort-        students. The cohort-         Intended for working         who will maintain their         students. The program           students. Students have
                             based program is             based program consists of     professionals. The           careers while studying.         is delivered over one           the choice to take
                             delivered over 2 academic    2 years of academic           cohort-based program         The program is delivered        academic year                   summer courses
                             years w/ a summer break      course work                   is delivered over 4          in combination of
                             that can be used for         with a year of Co-op          academic years, including    Residency and Class
                             internship positions         in-between years 1 and 2      summers                      Sessions




                                                                                                                     Friday & Sat 8am-4pm
                                                                                                                     every other weekend.
                                                                                                                     1 week residency in the
Residency Sessions           4 semesters of residency     4 semesters of residency      Evenings: schedule varies    first year, eight day           2 semesters of residency        Schedule varies
                                                                                                                     international residency in
                                                                                                                     the second year.


Credits to Graduate          60 credits                   60 credits                    60 credits                   48 credits                      30 credits                      30 credits


                             Estimated $36,700 per        Estimated $36,700             $1167 per credit hour                                        Estimated $36,700               $1167 per credit hour
Tuition                      year, tuition and fees       per year                      ($16,350 per year)           $37,500 for 07/08 per year      per year                        ($16,350 per year)


                             Entrepreneurship &           Entrepreneurship &            Entrepreneurship &           General Management w/           Technology, Commercialization   Technology, Commercialization
Focus                        Innovation                   Innovation                    Innovation                   Entrepreneurship                & Entrepreneurship              & Entrepreneurship


Websites                     lallyschool.rpi.edu          lallyschool.rpi.edu           lallyschool.rpi.edu          lallyschool.rpi.edu/EMBA        lallyschool.rpi.edu             lallyschool.rpi.edu

								
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