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Montclair State University School of Business Full Time MBA



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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.



School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)



Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 70% accepted out of 146 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.25
  • Application Fee: $60

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Applicants to the MSU/MBA program "must have at least earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university (or the foreign equivalent)" and must submit two official copies of transcripts for all academic work completed after high school; an official score report for the GMAT (applicants holding a terminal degree—a PhD, MD, ...Applicants to the MSU/MBA program "must have at least earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university (or the foreign equivalent)" and must submit two official copies of transcripts for all academic work completed after high school; an official score report for the GMAT (applicants holding a terminal degree—a PhD, MD, or JD, for example—are exempt from the GMAT requirement); a personal statement of professional goals; two letters of recommendation from "persons qualified to evaluate the applicant's promise of academic achievement and potential for professional growth;" and a completed application form. International students whose first language is not English must submit an official score report for the TOEFL. Of these elements, the undergraduate GPA and the GMAT score are among the most important factors that the Admissions Department considers. The average GMAT score was 476, and the average GPA was 3.3. Prior work experience is "strongly recommended" but is not required.

The Princeton Review

Important Dates

Round 1



School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 292
Percent International Students 27%
Total Full-Time Faculty 58
Full-Time Faculty 80%

Student Life

Montclair’s graduate business programs principally attract students from the local area, in addition to a smaller population of international students. Within the student body, there is a “very diverse mix ethnically, and many different professions represented.” No matter what their background, students are generally “hard-working professionals that are attending the MBA program at night.” A student in the Saturday program attests, “My fellow students within the cohort are very intelligent, hard working, reliable, and goal oriented.”Outside the classroom, the business school hosts networking events and frequent busi­ness speakers for the benefit of the MBA program, and it recently began hosting case competitions as well. While most students cannot find the time for extracurricular activ­ities, others take advantage of the collegial atmosphere. “On campus, life is pretty rich. You get to meet lots of people, interact, network and have fun.” A current student adds, “I have always been a commuter in my studies. Montclair is the first school that I felt truly encouraged [to have] an on campus social life.”Students admit that “The business school building is rather run down,” but overall, the school’s 250-acre campus is “very nice with many improvements in the past few years.” Only 14 miles from New York, it’s easy to take advantage of the big city’s recreational, professional, and entertainment options, while enjoying the more tranquil, suburban atmosphere in Montclair and the surrounding cities.


The majority of Montclair students are already employed when they begin the program, using the MBA to advance in their current position. Those looking for new jobs will ben­efit from the school’s proximity to New York City, one of the largest and most diverse job markets in the world. Currently, graduates of Montclair School of Business hold jobs at companies including Northwestern Mutual, Market Analytics, Enterprise RAC, Disney World, New York Life, Deloitte, Citigroup, CH Robinson, Estee Lauder, Merrill Lynch, KPMG, MTV, Prudential, The Hampton Inn, Bayer Healthcare, Party City, Target, Ernst & Young, and others. The School of Business Career Services office is available to help undergraduate and grad¬uate students explore careers and prepare for the job hunt through workshops, speakers, Internet resources, and individual career counseling sessions. With regards to the assis¬tance offered by Career Services, a current student explains, “You basically post your resume, which they pass on to employers involved in in-campus recruiting. They call you for interviews, when they feel you are a match for a position.” While this system does pro¬duce opportunities, students would love to see more networking events on campus.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Graduate students get a good return on their investment at Montclair State University, an “affordable” public school with an “up-and-coming business program” near New York City. Having recently reworked their graduate curriculum, Montclair School of Business offers several distinct MBA options on three New Jersey campuses: an evening program on the main Montclair campus, a weekend Executive Style MBA on the Meadowlands campus of Bergen Community College in Lyndhurst, and a hybrid accel­erated Saturday program held at Brookdale Community College in Monmouth County. For all three programs, the school has introduced a “redesigned cohort-based MBA,” through which students complete a comprehensive core curriculum in tandem with a small group of classmates. The new structure encourages greater interaction and net­working between MBA candidates—a huge asset to the experience, given that “fellow students are competent, pleasant to work with, and provide an engaging atmosphere in the classroom.”Beyond classroom instruction, the new Montclair curriculum provides a “complete edu­cational experience,” from the ongoing executive speaker series to the “foundations tool­box,” an online resource to help students prepare for the MBA. Among other interesting innovations, “The program integrates technology (iPad2) into the curriculum,” using iPads like “electronic book bags” that contain some MBA class materials. For a global perspective, students participate in a seven to ten day “international [study] trip,” an intensive course taught overseas, which focuses on the political and cultural aspects of global business. While the program offers a range of excellent resources, prospective stu­dents should carefully review the course offerings before enrolling, to ensure a cohort structured program is the correct fit for them. On the whole, “the administration for the new MBA has been very receptive to students.” Whenever a problem arises, “The MBA office is very quick in their responses and follow up.”Thanks to the small class size, “You do not get lost in the crowd” at Montclair, and “The professors do seem to offer a lot of assistance outside of class.” The majority of the “pro­fessors are outstanding,” though students admit that while there are “rock stars”, a few professors can be lacking. In particular, finance and accounting professors get good marks from students, and “The economics professors are above average.” Essential to working adults, practical education is a focus in the coursework; in the classroom, pro­fessors “use their real life experiences to teach us and get us up to date.”

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for International Business;

  • International Student Support Groups:

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Support for LGBT students:

    Gay & Lesbian Faculty & Staff Association:

  • Minority Support Groups:

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for International Business;

  • Women Support Groups:

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Montclair State University School of Business include:

A. J. Khubani - President & CEO, Telebrands

Thomas P. Zucosky - CIO, Discovery Capital Management

Annette Catino - President & CEO, QualCare, Inc.

Dr. Paul Weber - Senior Director, Medical Affairs at Enzon Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Steve Adubato - Anchor, WNET NY, PBS

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