Professional MBA (PMBA)
Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

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 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.

The PMBA class session is 10 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 Party (December)
  • Graduation Party (May)

Curriculum and Course Requirements

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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.

There is a mandatory nine-day, international residency to an emerging business nation, which takes place as part of the “International Business Environment” 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 5 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided on class days. The PMBA is conducted in two locations:  Princeton at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center and the Rutgers Camden Law School. The Princeton location is a face-to-face program. The Camden program is a hybrid format, where 4 out of every 10 classes in a session are delivered online. Students will not report to classes on Online Learning Days.

EAch session is 10 weeks. Schedules are available upon request.

Application Process

The program uses rolling admissions for the Fall start (September), with a deadline of August 1st. 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
  • Resume
All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by Worldwide Educational Services: https://www.wes.org/
Yes. A GMAT/GRE or other standardized graduate level score is required. Students with exceptional work experience may petition for a GMAT waiver of Test Scores by going to: https://gmat.camden.rutgers.edu/ and providing a current resume and photocopy of all transcripts. Note: Foreign transcripts should be processed for U.S. equivalency through WES (Worldwide Education Services).
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.
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.
No. Students holding an F or J visa are ineligible for this program. Semester credit requirements are not met by the Professional 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.

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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After 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.

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After the shadowing event, I will write a personal thank you letter to the executive and copy Dr. Kaufman-Scarborough and Ms. Bridget Britton for their records. By typing my name in the box to the right I am offering my digital signature in lieu of my handwritten signature.

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BLDP Application

The Spring 2022 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, December 10, 2021. 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 the following:

  1. Completed application form (at the bottom of this page),
  2. Personal essay
  3. Two (2) 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:  (1) have sophomore standing or above and (2) 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 required 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 occured primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

Applications for the BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

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