Rutgers School of Business, Camden

Rutgers University Full-Time/Flex MBA Program Structure

During the fall and spring semesters at Rutgers School of Business, Camden (RSBC), classes meet once per week. Each semester runs for 15 weeks and includes a one-week examination period. Evening classes meet from 6 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. There are also classes held on Saturdays. The summer session and winter session, called “winterim,” are shorter at RSBC, as students enrolled in summer courses either take classes two times per week for six weeks or three times per week for three and a half weeks. Meanwhile, all winterim students report to class four times weekly for two weeks. Summer and winter session classes meet from 6 p.m. to 9:40 p.m.

Student can also complete an Online MBA as part of the Rutgers school network.

Curriculum

The Rutgers University full-time MBA curriculum consists of 54 credits: 15 courses worth 45 credits comprise the core and nine credits are gained through electives. Within the core, four courses may be waived, which translates to 12 credits. These courses are Managerial Economics, Managerial Skills, Quantitative Skills and Accounting for Financial Reporting. Waivers are granted when comparable coursework has been completed within the last ten years at a four-year accredited institution. RSBC does not grant waivers for coursework completed at a community college or for related professional experience. Finally, to round out the curriculum, students must complete three elective courses. Electives fall into one of five concentrations: entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management or international business/operations. Students may also fulfill the elective requirement by taking classes at the School of Law in Camden after gaining approval from the Associate Dean of the School of Law.

In addition, Rutgers University full-time MBA students may participate in the South Africa Study Project, held each year during spring break. During this 12-day trip, 25 MBA and RSBC undergraduate students travel to South Africa and visit local businesses and government officials. Students must apply to participate, and those who complete the trip receive three credits.

Finally, Rutgers offers students the opportunity to pursue a dual degree program–within the wider Rutgers University: the JD/MBA. Students interested in the JD/MBA program must apply to and gain acceptance from each school independently. Once accepted into the programs, students can count 12 credits from the School of Business toward their law degree and vice versa with 12 credits from the School of Law counting toward their MBA degrees

Class Profile

Rutgers Camden reports that only 15% of student enrolled in the MBA program are full-time students, and the remaining 85% complete the part-time program while continuing to work full time. Current students work for both local businesses and national firms, including Campbell’s, Lockheed Martin, Subaru and Virtua Health Systems.

Careers

Within the Rutgers Camden Career Center, MBA Services offer career coaching and counseling, résumé review and interview preparation. Students can post their résumés in the university’s system, search the job database and discuss their potential paths by reaching out to the 200 MBA graduates from all Rutgers campuses in the Alumni Career Network system.

Tuition & Financial Aid

As Rutgers is a state university, RSBC posts different tuition rates for New Jersey residents and out-of-state residents. For the current academic year, the semester fee for NJ residents attending the School of Business full-time is $11,832.50. Tuition rises to $17,935.50 per semester for out-of-state students. Part-time students, meanwhile, pay on a per-credit basis: NJ residents incur a fee of $940 per credit while out-of-state students must pay $1,593 for credit. On top of tuition, full-time students must pay a campus fee of $938.25 and $402.75 for part-time students and a school fee of $152.50 for all students. For students who complete all 54 credits at RSBC, tuition comes to $50,760 for part-time students who are NJ residents; part-time, out-of-state students pay $86,022 for the program. The cost to complete the program on a full-time basis depends on residency, how many credits the student completes each semester and if any waivers are granted.

Admitted students are eligible for a number of merit-based scholarships, based on academic record and GMAT scores. The school reports that several full-time students also work on a part-time, hourly basis for faculty members, although RSBC does not offer formal research assistantships.

Enrolled students may complete the FASFA in order to apply for federal and private loans. International students are advised to seek private loan opportunities or inquire about aid opportunities with their local government.

Admissions Procedures

Prior work experience is not required for consideration to the MBA program.

Applicants to the Rutgers University-Camden full-time MBA program are required to submit the following: the online application form, a $70 application fee, original undergraduate and graduate transcripts if applicable, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement of the applicant’s career objectives, GRE or GMAT scores, and a current résumé. Applicants who hold a graduate degree, such as a JD, MD or PhD, are not required to send their standardized test scores to Rutgers. In addition to these materials, international applicants must submit their TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores and a statement of financial documentation. Indian applicants should note that the RSBC admissions committee considers Division I or II bachelor’s degrees, earned in three years at “A” grade, NAAC-accredited college in India to be equivalent to a four-year degree.

Applicants for Rutgers Online MBA program must also have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, original transcripts, a GPA of at least 2.9 (3.2 is preferred), a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, a current résumé, and a non-refundable $70 fee with the online application. Like the RSBC’s traditional MBA, Rutgers’ Online MBA also requires applicants to submit either GMAT or GRE scores, but those can be withdrawn if an applicant as some form of an advanced degree, such as a JD, MD, or Ph.D.

International applicants for the Online MBA must follow the same standards, along with submission of reputable TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores and a statement of financial documentation.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: May 1

International Applicants:

Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 1