Professional MBA (PMBA)
Frequently Asked Questions
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 is structured as a Face-to-Face/Online Hybrid, giving students exceptional flexibility without losing the vital classroom experience.
The PMBA and MBA degrees are identical.
The format and structure are also different with the PMBA, in that the courses taught by a world renowned faculty, delivering an executive-type, full service program.
- Welcome Dinner and Orientation
- Holiday Party (December)
- Graduation Party (May)
Curriculum and Course Requirements
The 42 credits are completed in six 10-week sessions, with two courses per session. Session 4 is dedicated to 2 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 will 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.
All classes are on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 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 Princeton location is a hybrid format, alternating between in-class Saturday sessions and online asynchronous weeks.
EAch session is 10 weeks. Schedules are available upon request.
The program uses rolling admissions for the Fall start (September), with a deadline of August 15. Applications are available online.
You’ll need the following supporting materials:
- Completed four-year undergraduate bachelor’s degree
- Original transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate degrees
- Completed application
- Application fee
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation*
- Standardized test scores
* Note: An automatic email will be sent to your listed recommenders from the Office of Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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?
Applicants with international degrees are not required to have their educational credentials evaluated by a NACES evaluating agency. Applicants should submit original or certified (notarized) copies of all post-secondary transcripts, marksheets, examination results, diplomas, and degrees. If not issued in English, a translation must be provided from a professional translation agency.
Please note that the Rutgers School of Business–Camden (RSBC) reserves the right to request an applicant to have their transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited agency. RSBC will reach out to the applicant with this request. For a list of NACES agencies, go to: http://naces.org/members.htm
If applicants already have an advanced degree from the U.S., applicants will be required to submit an official copy of the advanced degree as well as the official transcripts of their bachelor's degree.
Selected three-year bachelor’s degrees from India may be considered equivalent to a U. S. bachelor’s degree without an evaluation if they have been earned in Division I/First Class and the awarding institution is currently accredited by India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a letter grade of “A” or better.
All transcripts and translations should be sent to:
Attn: Graduate Admissions
406 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102
For students applying (or deferring your current application) to Spring 2023 or later, GMAT or GRE scores are required for your graduate program application. If you would like to request a waiver, please see guidelines and form at https://business.camden.rutgers.edu/gmat-waiver/.
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.
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
The flat-rate tuition cost is $71,500, which is less than many online or executive–type programs. There is a $1,500 deposit required to start the program, then 6 payments of $10,000 over the course of the program with the 7th payment of $8,500-crediting the initial deposit. The program provides all the students need to successfully complete the program, including: textbooks, business cases, Saturday parking, calculator, laptop, simulation studies, software, international residency (excluding airfare and charges for passports or travel visas), graduation regalia, Saturday meals, and a high level of customer care delivered by an exceptional staff.
Once admitted, there is a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 due prior to Orientation. The remaining tuition will be due in seven (7) segments over the duration of the program, with the final payment crediting the deposit. Payments will be due 14 days after completion of each session, except for the final payment due 30 days before the final class.