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Rutgers School of Business – Camden

Professional MBA (PMBA)
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General Questions

Curriculum and Course Requirements

Yes. The PMBA is fully accredited by the AACSB International, which is the premier accrediting organization for Schools of Business.

The Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program is an accelerated 21-month MBA, cohort-based program made up of professionals and executives with diverse work and educational backgrounds. An academic cohort program consists of one peer group of students who progress through the entire program together. The PMBA program has a hybrid structured (alternating in-person/online classes), giving students exceptional flexibility without losing the vital classroom experience. The PMBA and MBA degrees are identical. However, the format and structure are different for the PMBA, which delivers an executive-type, full service program.

The PMBA class session is 11 weeks long, shorter than a typical 14-week semester.

Yes, options exist to complete your MBA with the Rutgers School of Business-Camden.

Yes, including:

  • Welcome Dinner and Orientation 
  • Holiday Event (December)
  • Graduation Dinner (May)

The 42 credits are completed in seven sessions over 21 months.  Sessions 1-3 and 5-7 are 11 weeks long offered in a hybrid format (alternating in-person Saturday classes with fully online learning in the odd numbered weeks). Session 4 is dedicated to two online electives of your choice, taken during the 12-week summer session, offering students maximum flexibility during the summer!

Although the PMBA program does not have concentrations, students can take additional courses for a Certificate. During Session 4, students may elect courses within a discipline to earn an additional certificate in one of many subjects. This may require 1-3 additional courses following graduation from the PMBA program and will incur additional online course tuition and fees. Each student will be awarded a certificate upon completion of all courses required and a notation added to the student transcript. The Certificate is not noted on the PMBA diploma.

There is a mandatory nine-day, international residency to an emerging business nation, which takes place as part of the “Managing in the Global Economy” course in Session 5. Prior cohorts have traveled to China, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Panama, Chile, Vietnam, Taiwan, and other emerging business nations.

Class Schedule

All classes are on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided on class days. The PMBA is conducted in Princeton, NJ at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. The program is a hybrid format, alternating between in-class Saturday sessions and online asynchronous weeks.

Each session is 11 weeks. Schedules are available upon request.

Application Process

The program uses rolling admissions for the Fall start (September), with a deadline of August 15. Applications are available online.

Along with the submitted application and $70 application fee, you will need the following supporting materials:

  • Completed four-year undergraduate bachelor’s degree
  • Original transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate degrees. 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
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation*
  • Resume

* 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?

No, students holding an F or J visa are ineligible for this program. Semester credit requirements are not met by the Professional MBA Program for International Students.


Yes, a minimum of three years professional experience is required, which may be waived at the admissions interview.
Yes. The Graduate Office will schedule interviews for qualified applicants.
No. A four-year bachelor’s degree is required, but it does not have to be in business.
48 to 72 hours after your interview.

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.

Fees and Financial Aid

$1,415 per credit plus applicable fees *
Rate includes graduation regalia, breakfast, lunch, and snacks on in-person class days, international residency trip (except the round-trip airline ticket), professional development workshops, and networking events.

*Pending approval by the Board of Governors.

Yes. You may qualify for federal assistance. Please visit our Financial Aid website or call (856) 225-6039. Additional funds may be covered by GRAD PLUS. Students are encouraged to seek out available scholarships through a web search of graduate scholarships.

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