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Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick - Executive MBA

Rutgers University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Rutgers University Executive MBA program is designed to be completed in 20 months. Each of the four semesters begins with a weeklong residency at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ every fall. Regular classes take place on alternate Fridays and Saturdays at 1 Washington Park on the Newark Campus. Typically, there are two classes a day, one in the morning one in the afternoon, though during the residency week, some shorter classes occur after dinner.


Rutgers University Executive MBA students take 45 credits of required core courses and 12 electives credits over four semesters for a total of 57 credits.

In Semester One, students focus on Aggregate Economic Analysis, Business Law for Managers, Executive Leadership, and Powerhouse Advantage I; while in Semester Two, students must complete the classes Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Managerial Economics, Supply Chain Logistics, and Analytical Techniques for Decision Making.

In June, at the end of the first year, EMBA students travel to the cities of Beijing and Shanghai for a ten-day trip in order to learn about the Chinese economy and opportunities for U.S. businesses there. During Semester Three, students cover International Business, Marketing for Decision Making, Financial Statement Analysis, Business Strategy, and Powerhouse Advantage II. The final semester includes Digital Marketing, Disruption, & Design Thinking, International Trade, Financial Strategy, Powerhouse Advantage III, and Strategy courses.

To round out their EMBA experience, students may specialize by taking three electives out of nine options: Web Analytics, Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Marketing Research, Brand Management, and Real Estate to name a few. EMBA students may take electives offered by the full-time or part-time MBA programs at the Newark or New Brunswick campuses as well as design as independent study with an RBS faculty member.

Executive MBA Rankings

• The Economist: 45

Class Profile

The class size for the Rutgers University Executive MBA program is up to 60 students. Students typically have 14 years of work experience.


The Career Management office organizes various resources for EMBA students including one-on-one career counseling in person or over the phone, résumé and cover letter reviews and mock interviews. EMBA students may also participate in career-related workshops and networking events organized by the program. During the trip to China at the end of year one, networking sessions hosted in Beijing and Shanghai are attended by international EMBA graduates. The school also organizes one to two alumni events with networking opportunities each year, attended by over 120 Rutgers EMBA alumni.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

For the Rutgers EMBA program, total tuition and fees are currently $24,529 per semester; a total of $98,116 for all four semesters. for all four semesters. The 10-day trip to China is included in the tuition, exempting airfare.


Applicants to the Rutgers University Executive MBA program complete an initial application form that covers education and professional backgrounds and submit that along with a current résumé to determine the competitiveness of each candidate. Applicants are then contacted to schedule an interview with the director of the EMBA program, and after completing the interview, they submit a hard copy of the final application form and the $70 application fee. GMAT or GRE score is required unless candidates have completed a graduate degree or have significant/relevant work experience as determined by the director. Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation and their official academic transcripts.

There is a rolling deadline with priority given to applications received before June 1.

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