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Rowan University, Rohrer College of Business Distance MBA

The Rohrer College of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. To achieve this prestigious accreditation, the business program successfully demonstrated a wide range of quality standards relating to curriculum, faculty resources, admissions, degree requirements, facilities, financial resources, and intellectual climate. Rohrer provides a general, well-rounded education in business administration and emphasizes development of set skills such as communication, computing and teamwork. Graduates receive the bachelor of science degree. Rowan offers the masters of business administration (MBA) through the graduate program. MBA students specialize in Accounting, Finance, Management, MIS, Marketing, Supply Chain & Logistical Systems. The MBA is also offered completely online. The business programs have three key components: general education, business administration core curriculum and an in-depth specialization



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Program at a Glance

Program Type Online
Tuition (Total) $29,880



School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)



Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 35% accepted out of 80 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.23
  • Application Fee: $65

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Rowan's graduate business school students are required to complete seven foundation courses in accounting, statistics, principles of finance, principles of marketing, calculus, operations management, and economics. Students who have successfully completed equivalent courses at the undergraduate level may place out of these foundation classes. Appli...Rowan's graduate business school students are required to complete seven foundation courses in accounting, statistics, principles of finance, principles of marketing, calculus, operations management, and economics. Students who have successfully completed equivalent courses at the undergraduate level may place out of these foundation classes. Applicants to the MBA program must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate work (with a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall), GMAT or GRE scores, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement of career objectives, and a resume. International students whose first language is not English must also provide TOEFL scores (minimum required score: 79 iBT, 550 written exam, 213 computer-based exam).

The Princeton Review

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 128
Percent International Students 17%

Student Life

Rowan’s MBA program “is meant for both part-time and full-time students,” with the majority attending part time, usually while also managing full-time jobs. On-campus activities “are meant for people who live on campus,” which means that they are direct­ed at undergraduates. “On-campus stuff [does not apply] to most MBAs at Rowan, since they are for the most part commuters or from the South Jersey area.” Residents and non­residents alike warn that parking on or near campus can be a challenge.Rowan’s suburban New Jersey hometown of Glassboro is a mere half-hour’s drive from Philadelphia; the Jersey shore is less than an hour to the east, and Atlantic City is only 50 miles away. New York, Washington, D.C., and the Chesapeake are all within easy com­muting distances. All of this adds up to opportunity. To prove it, the Rowan campus is in the midst of an ambitious expansion program, with makeovers planned for most facili­ties and several new buildings going up. Students praise the new athletic center and enjoy watching Rowan’s excellent Division III men’s and women’s basketball teams.Most Rowan MBAs “are in their upper 20s to upper 30s with very diverse backgrounds and experience[s].” Rowan’s considerable international population includes a large group from China. American students enjoy the international student body, whom they describe as “a pleasure to work with.”


Rowan maintains a Career Management Center “to provide developmental advising” to all students in their pursuit of academic and professional goals. The CMC serves the entire school; there is no office dedicated specifically to MBAs or to business students on the undergraduate and graduate levels. CMC Services include one-on-one counseling, workshops, online self-assessment and job databases (like Experience), career publica­tions, and employer directories. Services are available to alumni as well as to current stu­dents. It should be noted that most current students are full-time workers looking to advance within their current places of work; relatively few students seeking MBAs at Rowan are actively searching for new jobs. Those in the job market tell us that Rowan’s small size “is a strength” when it comes to academics, “while at the same time it is a weakness when it comes to companies that recruit at the school.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Offering “a good location, good tuition, and good environment” in the Philadelphia area (and, thanks to the recent addition of online classes, beyond), Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business MBA program delivers what local students want. As one such stu­dent explains, “The school has a good ranking within schools in the Northeast and has a tuition rate that could not be matched by comparably ranked schools. Short of someone else paying for my education, it was the best value, period.”Part-time students love the flexible scheduling at Rowan. Classes meet for three hours once a week (typically on a weeknight, although some courses meet on Saturday morn­ings). The program is available online, further enhancing the convenience of the pro­gram. The curriculum commences with 27 hours of required core courses covering fun­damental general management skills. The curriculum also leaves room for nine hours of electives; students may choose to take a variety of courses that match their career needs or may use these courses to specialize in finance, accounting, management, marketing, supply chain and logistical systems, or management information systems. Part-time stu­dents typically take between three to six years to complete their MBAs here. Those enrolled full-time have the option of completing the program in a single year. Students love “the small size” of Rowan’s MBA program, reporting that it increases “the accessibility of the professors.” As one student tells us, “Every professor I have had you could email them a question about the course, and get a solid answer within a day usu­ally.” Administrators earn similarly high marks. One student notes, “I have had nothing but a pleasant experience at Rowan, even when I had a family emergency. The faculty and staff were very understanding and accommodating and allowed me to work around the days I needed to provide care for a relative.”

The Princeton Review

Degrees Awarded

MBA; Certificate of Graduate Study in Business Certificate of Graduate Study in MIS Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The Rohrer College of Business Incubator

  • International Student Support Groups:

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

  • Research Facilities:

    The Rohrer College of Business Incubator

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