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The Rutgers–Camden Professional MBA (PMBA) program is the MBA school for working professionals. It gives you the tools to hit the ground running in pursuit of the next phase of your career. Recognized as one of the region’s top business schools, the Rutgers–Camden PMBA program provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to maximize your full potential, and set yourself apart in the business world.

Our 21-month PMBA program will teach you how to:

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A Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The 21-month PMBA curriculum blends traditional MBA courses with current global business and world issues. You will analyze emerging global trends, from data-driven analytics to corporate social responsibility. The result is the perfect mix of business fundamentals and 21st century innovations. It’s what sets the Rutgers–Camden PMBA program apart from other MBA schools for working professionals. The innovative format of the 42-credit curriculum offers two three-credit courses during each of the seven sessions.

Accounting for Managerial Decisions

The course covers the accounting systems designed to help management in decision making. Planning (budgeting) and control systems, various product and service costing methods, and cost analysis for pricing replacement, outsourcing, quality and other management decisions are emphasized. Performance evaluation of product lines, divisions, and the firm as a whole including balanced scorecard and incentive systems are also covered.

Managing Projects and IT

Information technology (IT) is an important driver and enabler of the dramatic transformation of the business landscape. This course is designed to provide future managers with a fundamental understanding of the key IT issues for effective decision making on IT initiatives and investments, and manage the IT assets of an organization. Both managerial and technical aspects of IT management are discussed. Case studies and hands-on assignments reinforce the concepts and current business practices.

Leadership and Managing Human Capital

This course is designed to help students acquire new knowledge and develop skills related to leading and managing behavior and processes in organizations. Topical coverage includes different approaches to and models of leadership, power and influence in shaping effective leadership, organizational culture and structure, group and team dynamics, communication, decision-making, and motivation theories and applications.

Business Analytics

Managers, regardless of their functional responsibilities, make decisions that are driven by data and analysis. This course will help in development of important skills in data analysis and modeling. Through rigorous and guided exercises, students will gain the ability to synthesize pieces of analyzed information to make better decisions. A combination of theoretical and practical mathematical and software tools will be used. In addition to regular lectures, the course will employ computer exercises, case analysis, discussions and team presentations. Special emphasis will be on making the results/decisions end-user-friendly.

Financial Management

Valuation as the unifying principle of Finance. Topics include forms of business ownership, firm and project cash flows, time value of money, bond and stock valuation, capital budgeting, operating and financial leverage, risk and diversification, and the cost of capital.

Marketing Management

Addresses marketing frameworks and decision tools for developing products and services that deliver value to customers; segmenting the market and selecting target markets; and designing and implementing the best combination of marketing variables to carry out a firm’s strategy, including product, price, promotion, and distribution decisions.

Financial Statement Analysis

Analysis, understanding, and interpretation of financial statements; simple skills and methods for making common sense of the elaborate financial statements and financial reports prepared according to existing accounting standards and conventions. Skills relevant to credit analyses, lending decisions, security analyses, investment decisions, and other decisions that rely on financial data.

Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics & Law

A business organization’s relationships with the external environment; the influence of consumers and labor organizations; ethics; governmental influences, such as taxation, rules and regulations, and antitrust policy; the role of business in the economy. Problems and cases used to illustrate the decision process necessitated in various environmental situations.

Elective

The elective courses will be selected based on current industry trends and will include relevant topics such as Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, Strategic Innovation, and Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creations.

International Business Environment

Introduction to the context of international business. Overview of the economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues that affect operations in the global arena. Discussion of various trade theories, trade barriers, and trade agreements. Modes of entering foreign countries. The study of multinational corporations in terms of their strategies, structures, human resources, and operations. Various regions of the world are explored through case studies.

Operations Management: Productivity and Quality

This course provides the foundation for managing the operations of both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include operations strategy, product and service design, inventory management, facility and capacity planning, forecasting, quality management, supply chain management, and just-in-time operations.

Elective

The elective courses will be selected based on current industry trends and will include relevant topics such as Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Strategic Innovation, and Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creations.

Elective

The elective courses will be selected based on current industry trends and will include relevant topics such as Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, Strategic Innovation, and Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creations.

Strategic Management

Provides a top management view of the firm. Students analyze the internal and external environments of firms, develop strategy, and work out its implementation. Emphasizes teambuilding and verbal presentation skills. Improves understanding of diverse critical industries and mega-trends.

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Sample PMBA Saturday Schedule

Classes are held every Saturday for a 21-month period.
7:30am—8:00am

Breakfast
Complimentary breakfast is provided

8:00am—12:00pm

Morning classes
Morning class - including a mid-morning break.

12:00pm—1:00pm

Lunch
Hot catered lunch offered on-site to alow the students to network and brainstorm coursework instead of leaving for lunch.

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Afternoon class
Afternoon class - including a mid-afternoon break.

Put Yourself in World Class Company

Show the world what you can do. Your Rutgers School of Business-Camden Professional MBA degree is the key to unlock your full career potential.

Our PMBA graduates are regularly recruited for key leadership roles in many of the world’s most prestigious and forward-thinking organizations.

Here are some of the top employers for our MBA students.

Johnson & Johnson Company
Prudential
Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
BOA/MERRILL Lynch
Educational Testing Services
Lockheed Martin
Merck & Co, Inc.
State of NJ
EMC Corporation
Rutgers
Wells Fargo Bank
TD Bank
AtlantiCare
Automatic Data Processing
Bayada Home Health Care
Bristol Myers Squibb
Celegene Corporation
Comcast
Federal Aviation Administration
Galaxo Smith Kline
JPMorgan Chase
Lockheed Martin
Trac International
UMDNJ
US Army
USAF

A Home-Grown Focus, with Global Reach

One of the most rewarding aspects of the PMBA program is our International Business Environment Course and International Residency. Its centerpiece is a nine-day trip overseas to emerging countries, like China, South Korea, Brazil, and Panama, where you will get the chance to meet with executives from up to ten international corporations, to learn challenges they currently face.

In response to COVID-19, the Rutgers School of Business–Camden has decided to waive the GMAT/GRE standardized test score requirement for all graduate program applicants, effective now through Fall 2021.

Upcoming Info Sessions

For more information or guidance through the application process, contact Bev Ballard at beverbal@camden.rutgers.edu / 856-225-2700. 

Questions?

Check out our FAQs page for some answers.

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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Spring 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Sunday, November 15, 2020. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled. Space is limited, so apply early!

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.

Requirements

Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require

  1. completed application form (submitted online and found elsewhere on this website),
  2. a personal essay, and
  3. two letters of recommendation (one academic; one other).

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  Have sophomore standing or above and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are rquired to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occur primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

Applications For BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

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