Professional MBA (PMBA)
Frequently Asked 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. However, the PMBA is a 42-credit program, waiving core requirements found in the traditional 54-credit MBA.
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.
- Orientation dinner (during first month of program)
- Orientation Day (September)
- Holiday Party (December)
- Mid-program Get-Together
- Graduation Party (May)
Curriculum and Course Requirements
The 42 credits are completed in seven 10-week sessions, with two courses per session.
No. However, a Focused Learning Module concentration may be earned at the end of the program. This is not a requirement to complete the PMBA. You can also choose to complete a Graduate Certificate to further broaden your knowledge.
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.
All classes are on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided on class days. The new hybrid format will include 4 out of every 10 classes in a session to be delivered online. Students will not report to classes on Online Learning Days.
10 weeks. Schedules are available upon request.
The program uses rolling admissions for the Fall start (September), with a deadline of up to August 20th. 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
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. 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.
Fees and Financial Aid
The flat-rate tuition cost is $70,000, which is less than many online or executive–type programs. 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 accepted, there is a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 due prior to the first day of class. The remaining tuition will be due in 7 segments over the duration of the program. Payments will be due 30 days after completion of each session, except for the final payment due 30 days before graduation.
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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