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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Yes, our program is fully accredited by AACSB International, which is the premier accrediting organization for business schools.
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 occasionally on Saturday.

Yes, we offer students the option to complete their MBA online. Please visit Rutgers Online MBA to learn more.

The Rutgers–Camden MBA program is very flexible. Some full-time students 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.

Our class profile: Average GMAT Score: 550, Average GPA: 3.3,

Average Age: 30, Percentage of International Students: 15%

Average years’ work experience: 8.5 years.

Students come from a variety of academic backgrounds, including business, engineering, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Our students are currently employed by several companies in the Delaware Valley area, including Lockheed Martin, Campbell Soup, PHH Mortgage, Virtua Health Systems, Computer Science Corporation, Subaru, Comcast, and L-3 Communications.

No. While work experience is highly recommended prior to entering the MBA, strong applicants are admitted directly from undergraduate programs.

Curriculum and Course Requirements

Fourteen (14) three-credit courses are required to complete the 42-credit program. It is possible to waive up to six credits and transfer in an additional six credits, based upon previous academic work. At least 10 courses (30 credit hours) in the MBA program must be taken at Rutgers–Camden.

The MBA program is comprised of three parts consisting of fourteen (14) required courses: (5) Core courses, (5) Business Application courses, and (4) Electives courses.  In addition, we have three, no cost Introductory Seminars: Excel, The Story of Business (Accounting), and Managerial Economics.  These are non-credit, preparatory, web-based seminars to help you prepare for the MBA curriculum.

Students can transfer up to 6 credits for previous graduate work, provided the following criteria has been met:

a. The graduate school where the work was complete was AACSB accredited.
b. A grade of B or better was received.
c. Course was a minimum of 3 credits.
d. Course must be approved by the associate dean of graduate studies/programs.

Students who apply to the Online MBA or On Campus MBA program can apply for a course waiver(s). Waivers may be granted for up to 6-credits (two courses). Course work must be taken at an accredited four-year college or university in the period covering last ten (10) calendar years. The 10-year time limit applies to when the course was completed and not the program completion and is applied to when the student is starting the program.

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

Yes, students may concentrate their elective courses in a specific area to earn a Certificate.

Yes, JD/MBA and DNP/MBA.

Yes. Rutgers–Camden MBA students have the opportunity to participate in our study aboard program, held in nations, such as China, South Korea, Brazil, and Panama. This three-credit elective gets you working hands-on with top executives from international corporations, to discuss and solve real-world business challenges.
Anyone with a four-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

  • During the Fall and Spring semesters, classes meet one night per week (Monday through Thursday) from 6:00-8:50pm. Occasionally, we offer Saturday classes.
  • During the Summer session, classes are offered online only for a 12-week session. For information, visit: https://summer.camden.rutgers.edu/
  • During the Winterim session, classes are offered online only for a 3-week session. For information, visit https://winterim.camden.rutgers.edu/
The fall and spring semesters are both fourteen weeks long, with an additional week for final exams. Summer session runs for twelve weeks. Winterim session runs for three weeks.
We offer classes in Camden at our main campus.

Application Process

For domestic students, applications are due by December 1 for spring, May 1 for summer and August 1 for fall. For international students, the deadlines are October 1 for spring and June 1 for fall.

Applicants can apply online at Graduate Admissions.

Along with the submitted application and $70 application fee, we require:

  • Official transcript from each post-secondary school attended
    • Four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (120 credits) from an accredited university or institution. 
    • Transcripts must be in English, show the title of the degree earned, the date the degree was conferred, the Cumulative GPA, and the Credit Hours earned. 
    • See below for additional international transcript requirements.  
    • Unofficial transcripts can be used for admissions review. Upon admittance to the program, you will need to supply official transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation (2): Contact information for references may be submitted through the online Application Portal. Recommenders will submit letters directly to Rutgers–Camden. 
  • Current CV/resume 
  • Personal statement describing your educational and professional goals. 
  • Required prerequisite courses as evidenced in your official college transcripts. 

* Note: An automatic email will be sent to your listed recommenders from the Office of Admissions (grad_help@gradadm.rutgers.edu). When requesting the letter from your recommender, please make them aware of the email from admissions and have them include the following in the letter:

  • Your current position, company affiliation, telephone number, and email address (preferably official email address).
  • How long and in what capacity did you know the applicant?

English Language Proficiency  

Students will need to submit proof of English language proficiency, if their undergraduate education was completed in a non-English speaking country. Rutgers–Camden accepts the following documentation: 

  • TOEFL: 550 PBT/ 79 IBT 
  • IELTS: 6.5 
  • Duolingo: 115 
  • Completion of a pre-approved intensive English language program 

Official Transcripts 

Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary school attended. Undergraduate transcripts must be equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, showing 120 credits. 

ALL transcripts MUST be in English and include the following information: 

  • Accreditation status of the institution 
  • Title of the degree earned 
  • Date the degree was conferred 
  • Cumulative GPA 
  • Credit hours earned 

Please Note: If your transcript does not meet the above criteria, Rutgers School of Business–Camden (RSBC) REQUIRES a course-by-course evaluation, including the above information and transcripts, from a NACES accredited agency.  


The purpose of the credential evaluation report is to accurately convert each of your course grades and the cumulative GPA (CGPA) to the U.S. grade equivalencies and to validate the authenticity of the documents. This eliminates the need to obtain official, English translated documents/transcripts from your home institution(s) to the U.S. university, saving you time and money.
 

Rutgers School of Business–Camden accepts academic evaluation reports from any of the following the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services® (NACES) members.  

  • SpanTran – Rutgers University Camden: Divisional Course Analysis Evaluation (Divisional Course by Course
    *Note:
    Our recommended international transcript evaluation service when applying for a graduate program at Rutgers University-Camden. Use this SpanTran link, customized to be sure you select the right kind of evaluation at the discounted rate.  

 Please have the completed evaluation sent to e-transcripts@camden.rutgers.edu or by courier to: 
Rutgers University 
Attn: Graduate Admissions 
406 Penn Street 
Camden, NJ 08102 

 

Please note that this process can take up to six weeks to complete.  

 

Unofficial transcripts can be used for admissions review. Upon admittance to the program, you will need to supply official transcripts. 

 

Rutgers School of Business–Camden (RSBC) reserves the right to request an applicant to have their transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited agency. 

GMAT/GRE standardized test scores are NOT required for applicants to graduate programs at RSBC. However, you are highly encouraged to submit GMAT/GRE scores if:  

  • Your four-year undergraduate cumulative GPA is less than 2.75,  
  • And/or you have less than 3 years of full-time work experience. 

Currently, RSBC offers scholarships for international applicants for the On Campus MBA and the On Campus MSBA. An official GMAT or GRE score must be submitted for any scholarship consideration. More information on the requirements can be found at: https://business.camden.rutgers.edu/graduate/internationalscholarships/

We 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-matriculated students must submit an acceptable standardized test score to the MBA department to matriculate into the MBA program.

The following factors are important determinants of admission:

  • 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.

No, we accept students from a variety of academic backgrounds.
Decisions are made on a rolling basis. You should expect to hear a decision within three to four weeks of submitting your completed application.

Deferrals are granted only for a full academic year, from one fall semester to the very next fall semester, with the exception of students leaving for military service. A deferral is official only when you are notified that the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions has granted your request.  

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The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.

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