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Rutgers-Camden School of Business

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MBA Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Is the Rutgers-Camden MBA program accredited?

Yes, our program is fully accredited by the AACSB International, which is the premier accrediting organization for business programs.

Is the Rutgers-Camden MBA program a part-time program or a full-time program?

The Rutgers-Camden MBA program is designed for working professionals and the majority of students in the program are enrolled part-time, though students can opt to complete the program on a full-time basis. Approximately 15% of our students are enrolled in the program full-time. The program primarily offers classes in the evening and on Saturday.

How long will it take to complete the program?

The Rutgers-Camden MBA program is very flexible. Some students (attending full-time) complete the program in less than two years, while others take up to six years to finish. Most part-time students complete the program in three to four years. The length of time a student takes to complete the program will depend on the number of course waivers granted, the number of courses taken per semester, and the number of courses taken during summer and winterim sessions.

What is the profile of the most recently admitted cohort of students?

Our class profile:

Average GMAT: 550
Average GPA: 3.3
Average Age: 30
Percent International: 15%
Average years work experience: 5.3 years

Students came from a variety of academic backgrounds, including business, engineering, social sciences and arts and humanities.

Our students are currently employed by a number of companies in the Delaware Valley area, including Lockheed Martin, Campbell’s Soup, PHH Mortgage, Virtua Health Systems, Computer Science Corporation, Subaru, Comcast and L-3 Communications.

Is work experience required for admission to the Rutgers-Camden MBA program?

While work experience is highly recommended, we do admit some very strong applicants directly from an undergraduate program.

Curriculum and Course Requirements

How many courses are required to complete the MBA program?

Eighteen (18) three-credit courses (54 credit hours) are required to complete the program. It is possible to waive up to four courses (12 credit hours) based on prior academic work. At least 11 courses (33 credit hours) must be taken at Rutgers-Camden.

What is the structure of the Rutgers-Camden MBA program?

Our program is comprised of two parts:

  1. Required core courses (15 courses), which build a general foundation for business studies and provide the student with exposure to all of the functional areas of business;
  2. Elective coursework (3 courses)

Is it possible to transfer credits from another MBA program?

We will grant transfer credit for courses taken at an AACSB-accredited business school, with a grade of B or better. The course must be equivalent to a course in our program and must be approved by the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. A maximum of two courses (6 credit hours) may be transferred from another MBA accredited program.

Is it possible to receive credit for undergraduate coursework?

Based on undergraduate coursework, it is possible to waive up to four courses within the foundation area only. In general, two undergraduate level courses (taken at a four year college with a grade of “B” or better) are required to waive the related MBA-level course. The integrative capstone course cannot be waived. See a complete description of our waiver policy.

Is it possible to receive course credit for work experience?

We do not grant course credit or course waivers for work experience or professional development courses.

Are there concentrations in the Rutgers-Camden MBA program?

Yes, we offer concentrations in the following areas: Finance, General Management, International Business & Operations, Entreprenueurship and Marketing.

How many courses are required to complete a concentration?

Three (three credit) elective courses are required to complete a concentration in an area.

Are students required to select an area of concentration?

No concentration is required. Students may elect to develop a general MBA degree.

Does Rutgers-Camden offer any joint degree programs?

Yes, we offer a JD/MBA dual degree with the Rutgers-Camden School of Law. 

Does the Rutgers-Camden MBA program offer any opportunities for study abroad?

Yes, each Spring we offer a course that incorporates a study trip to South Africa over Spring Break. This course counts as a three-credit management or marketing elective. For more information, click here.

Can a student take Rutgers-Camden MBA classes prior to being admitted to the program?

Anyone with a 4 year college degree is able to enroll for classes that are held during the Winterim and Summer Sessions. In order to take classes during the Fall and Spring semesters, students must apply to the program. We do accept a very limited number of exceptional non-matriculated students each semester.

Class Schedule:

When do classes meet?

  • During the Fall and Spring semesters, classes meet one night per week (Monday through Thursday) from 6-8:40 and Saturday classes.
  • During the Summer sessions, classes meet three times per week from 6-9:40 p.m., three times per week for 3 1/2 weeks or two times per week for six weeks. For information: http://summer.camden.rutgers.edu/
  • During the Winterim session, classes meet four times per week from 6-9:40 p.m., two weeks. For detailed information: http://winterim.camden.rutgers.edu/

How long is each semester?

The fall and spring semesters are fourteen weeks long, with an additional week for final exams. Each of the three summer sessions runs for four or six weeks. We also offer a winterim session, which meets for eleven sessions during the first two weeks of January from 6-9:40.

Where do classes meet?

We offer classes in Camden at our main campus

Application Process

When is the application deadline?

TermDomesticInternational
Spring December 1 November 1
Summer May 1  
Fall August 1 June 1

Where do I obtain an application?

Applicants can apply online at Graduate Admissions.

What supporting materials are required with my application?

Along with the submitted application (program code 53135) and $65 application fee, we require:

*For international applicants only, we recommend that you obtain a transcript evaluation from an outside agency for U.S. equivalency. We recommend World Education Services (wes.org) or another organization that is certified by NACES (naces.org).

This information should be sent to:

Rutgers University
Attn: Graduate Admissions
406 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Is the standardized test required for admission to your program?

Yes, GMAT, GRE, LSAT or MCAT.

 Standardize test Exemption 

Are GMAT’s and GRE’s scores ever waived?

Yes. Standardize test Exemption

Can I apply to the program as a non-matriculated student?

We do accept a very limited number of exceptional non-matriculated students during spring/fall. Non-matriculated students are required to complete an application and submit all supporting materials except the GMAT by the appropriate application deadline. Students may take up to four courses total over one regular semester (Fall or Spring) and/or during Summer and Winterim sessions as a non-matriculated student. After that, in order for students to continue taking classes, non-matriculate students must submit an acceptable standardized test score to the MBA department to matriculate into the MBA program.

What are the main criteria for admission?

The following factors are important determinants of admission:

  • GMAT score
  • Undergraduate institution, GPA and major area of study
  • Work experience and potential for leadership
  • TOEFL scores (if schooled outside the U.S.)
  • Goals for pursing the MBA degree

A weakness in one aspect of the application can be offset by strengths in other areas.

Is an undergraduate degree in business required for admission?

No, we accept students from a variety of academic backgrounds.

When are admission decisions made?

Decisions are made on a rolling basis. You should expect to hear a decision within three to four weeks of submitting your completed application.

Fees and Financial Aid

What is the cost of tuition?

See Financial Services for details.

Are scholarships available?

We offer a limited number of merit scholarships. These scholarships are awarded upon admission into the program. Please click here for more information regarding scholarships.

Are research assistantships available?

We do not offer research assistantships. Some full-time students work for faculty as research assistants on a part-time, hourly basis.