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Rutgers University, Newark & New Brunswick, Rutgers Business School Full Time MBA

Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the United States’ oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – founded in 1766. Rutgers is the 8th oldest University in America and one of nine Colonial Colleges that includes Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, and Columbia. Rutgers Business School prides itself in excellence, diversity and access. Over 6,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate programs in Newark and New Brunswick, MBA, Executive MBA, Masters of Accounting and PhD programs.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 85
In-State Tuition (Total) $52,340
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $86,346
Average Starting Salary $86,647

Program Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick Says

Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the United States’ oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – founded in 1766. Rutgers is the 8th oldest University in America and one of nine Colonial Colleges that includes Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, and Columbia. Rutgers Business School prides itself in excellence, diversity and access. Over 6,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate programs in Newark and New Brunswick, MBA, Executive MBA, Masters of Accounting and PhD programs.

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Leadership Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Pharmaceutical Management, Real Estate, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Tax
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Traditional Full Time.

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Bloomberg

#61 Businessweek Full Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.3
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 645
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $73

Admission Considerations

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

Admission Requirements

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

Admission Information

Admission to the business programs at the Newark and New Brunswick campuses is conducted at two different admissions offices, and student must apply accordingly. The fulltime program is only available at the Newark campus. There are no minimum GMAT score requirements or GPA requirements (nor does the school prefer students from any particular acade...Admission to the business programs at the Newark and New Brunswick campuses is conducted at two different admissions offices, and student must apply accordingly. The fulltime program is only available at the Newark campus. There are no minimum GMAT score requirements or GPA requirements (nor does the school prefer students from any particular academic background); however, at least two years of professional work experience is strongly recommended. In some cases, the admissions committee may request an interview with an MBA candidate.

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Important Dates

Round 1
January

20

Deadline
September

2

Start
Round 2
March

15

Deadline
September

2

Start
Round 3
May

1

Deadline
September

2

Start

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Novartis, LifeCell, Bloomberg

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare 42% $96,086
Technology 15% $79,250
Other 11% $70,971
Financial Services 11% $83,511
Consulting 11% $89,167
Manufacturing 4% $64,500
Consumer Products 4% $83,600
Government 2% $65,800

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 1,220
Percent International Students 18%
Total Full-Time Faculty 147
Full-Time Faculty 13%

Student Life

Campus life is rarely relevant for MBA students; for them, “it's a commuter’s lifestyle.” Though Rutgers boasts “a very large campus with a lot of activities,” offering “many clubs and organizations to join and … a lot of career fairs where companies will recruit,” MBA students will find that the commuter lifestyle “doesn't lend well to a strong social network, because people tend to be on campus only for classes.” That said, for those on campus, “Rutgers Business School has a congenial environment where everyone is very approachable.” Even part-time students “still feel a part of the community.” Whether full-time or part-time, “both groups are professional and competitive,” a group who are “very driven and are very inspired academically.” Working students come from varied career backgrounds – and that is seen as a positive. “As we have different professional backgrounds the contributions made during class are very informative.” That said, some complain that the school’s curved grading policy “does not encourage the sharing of ideas and help” since “everyone is competing for the same grade of A and the rest of just placed on the curve.”Part-time students are “usually focused on their current careers and applying classroom learning to work situations (and vice versa),” while full-time students “have more time to socialize and to network.” This gives the latter “more opportunities to meet people from the industry or recruiters, and to apply for internships, Leadership Development Programs etc.” Some say students here “do not team well, they are only concerned with collecting a grade and degree,” but that is a minority opinion. Most suggest the student body is “respectful” and “friendly,” even “when we have disagreement within class dis¬cussions. We respect each other.”

Career

The MBA program is seen as offering strong inroads to a post-school career. The Supply Chain Management and Pharmaceutical Management programs at Rutgers not only win high praise; they draw in “guest speakers from the pharmaceutical industry” among many others. It is “pretty well known and a lot of companies do recruit from the school, such as Johnson and Johnson,” as well as Newark-based Prudential. Some students sug­gest the school “should make more connections with the large financial institutions in the New York City area,” claiming a lack of strong recruitment. The same criticism is aired about opportunities coming out of their marketing department. Students will not have to work alone in making connections. An “excellent” career serv­ices department will “help you with resumes, cover letters and mock interviews,” along with soliciting feedback from companies after your interviews. The Office of Career Management will “go to great lengths to bring top companies to recruit on campus and readily go to bat for students who seek positions at companies that would normally only recruit from Ivy League schools.” Add to that a “strong alumni network” and a Small Business Development Center, which “helps entrepreneurs prepare business plans and start their own businesses,” and students are given excellent preparation for post-school success.

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Students Say

With campuses in New Brunswick and Newark, many choose Rutgers Business School because it offers “the very best combination of quality and cost.” The fact that it is “more affordable than private schools in the NY area” makes it attractive to many when cou­pled with its “solid reputation.” Strengths include the top ranked Supply Chain Management and Pharmaceutical Management programs (the pharmaceutical industry is thriving in New Jersey, so job prospects abound), as well as strong Marketing and Finance programs. “Some Finance professors are even better than those at Ivy Leagues,” one student enthused. “I'm pleasantly surprised and thankful not to get into any Ivy League, where the cost-benefit tradeoff would have been negative.”Professors are described as “hit or miss,” but most agree that their teachers fall under the category of “hit,” with students praising their “engaging, challenging, and thought pro­voking curriculum.” They are happy to find their professors “have real hands-on expe­rience in the class they teach and are very interested in educating us on their material” and describe them as educators who “do not simply teach, [but also] mentor, offer career advice, and share career opportunities that match with students interests.” However, while professors are generally praised, many students complain about a “sorely under­staffed” administration, which “can be a red tape nightmare.” Overall though, students find them to be “accessible and genuinely concerned with [their] success”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for Pharmaceutical Management Studies, Business, Engineering, Science and Technology Institute, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Center for Governmental Accounting Education and Research, Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership, Center for Research in Regulated Industries, Center For Supply Chain Management, Prudential Business Ethics Center, Rutgers Accounting Research Center, Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers Financial Institutions Center, Technology Management Research Center, Whitcomb Center for Research in Financial Services, Global Financial Market Center, Rutgers University Technical Assistance Program.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    In Newark, the Office of International Student Services (OISS) advises students on an individual basis on isssues related to employment, immigration, and personal matters (http://oiss.rutgers.edu/). In New Brunswick, the Center for International Faculty and Student Services coordinates services for about 3,000 international students, scholars, faculty, and their dependents and offers programs with an international focus for all members of the university community (http://cifss.rutgers.edu/current/index.html). In addition, the international students may join the International Student Organization (ISO) which provides international students with both social and leadership opportunities: http://www.pegasus.rutgers.edu/~rbsiso/index.html

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Rutgers' Office of Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) provides educational, social and leadership development programs and activities for LGBT students, allies, and staff/faculty Liaisons for LGBT Students (http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~divcoaff/).

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Rutgers is renowned as a diverse university, with a commitment to making diversity a way of life. In addition to numerous University-wide resources, the Rutgers Business School offices of Graduate Admissions and MBA Student Services provide support and counseling to minority students on issues relating to academics, as well as professional and personal issues. In addition, the Black and Hispanic MBA Student Association provides networking opportunities for these students: http://mba.business.rutgers.edu/node/169

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Current MBA students serve as peer mentors to first-year students.

  • Research Facilities:

    Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for Pharmaceutical Management Studies, Business, Engineering, Science and Technology Institute, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Center for Governmental Accounting Education and Research, Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership, Center for Research in Regulated Industries, Center For Supply Chain Management, Prudential Business Ethics Center, Rutgers Accounting Research Center, Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers Financial Institutions Center, Technology Management Research Center, Whitcomb Center for Research in Financial Services, Global Financial Market Center, Rutgers University Technical Assistance Program.

  • Study Abroad:
    1. ESCEM (France)
    2. Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina)
    3. EBS (Germany)
    4. University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)
    5. SKEMA Business School (France)
  • Women Support Groups:

    Rutgers Women in Business is a student organization that provides both social and leadership opportunities for females pursuing the MBA degree: http://mba.business.rutgers.edu/node/176

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick include:

Ralph Izzo - President & CEO, PSEG

Nicholas J. Valeriani - Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson

Irwin M. Lerner - Retired Chairman of the Board, Hoffmann-La Roche

Gary M. Cohen (MBA '83) - President, BD Medical (Becton, Dickinson and Co.)

Thomas A. Renyi (MBA '68) - Chairman & CEO, The Bank of New York Mellon

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $46,000

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Novartis, LifeCell, Bloomberg

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Marketing / Sales 45% $86,871
Operations / Logistics 27% $79,625
Finance / Accounting 21% $79,934
Other 16% $75,857
Consulting 16% $91,429
Consulting 7% $110,000
Financial Services 7% $81,667
Manufacturing 5% $82,500

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 60%
Three Month Employment 30%
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