Overview

Applicants
22
Acceptance Rate
100%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.39
Average Age
24

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
3.04 - 3.74

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
65

78
Full-time
51
Underrepresented Minorities
40
Female
22
Part-time


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 ’s Feliciano School of Business offers several distinct MBA options on its New Jersey campus: an evening program, an Executive MBA and a Hybrid Saturday MBA. 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 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.” A new online MBA is offered beginning in Fall 2016.

Beyond classroom instruction, the Montclair MBA 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. For a global perspective, students participate in a nine 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 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.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Data Analytics

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics
Human Resources
Marketing

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
The course examines social and environmental practices developed by firms to meet emerging sustainability goals. Students advance their understanding of corporate social and environmental responsibility practices, reporting, and communications.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
https://www.montclair.edu/pseg-sustainability-institute/green-teams/

School's environmental commitment 1:
One of our Business School professors organized a service-learning project in her retail class in Fall 2018, where students focused on social responsibility and explored why retailers make contributions to local community and how such involvement contributes to employee morale as well as positive word of mouth. The students read cases of business involvement in local community and along with the professor they volunteered at a local soup kitchen for at least five hours. As a group, the students and the professor completed over 200 volunteer hours at the soup kitchen. Through this experiential project students learned the importance of social responsibility and community engagement from a business perspective as well first-hand experience of what it is to help those in need.

School's environmental commitment 2:
One of our Business School professors has been a supporting faculty who has contributed to the MSU Green Team program for the past three years, working with the Montclair State University PSEG Center for Sustainability. The Green Teams summer internship program is an important opportunity for students to get acquainted with the field of sustainability, acquire training, and work with businesses and governments to effectively green and thus improve local and regional businesses and government services. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to allow students to work in teams that are selected from all majors. Teams participate and collaborate with students from other universities in multiple ways and contexts.

School's environmental commitment 3:
One of our Business School professors organized an experiential community engagement project in partnership with Enterprise Holdings and Center for Community Engagement in Spring 2019. In this project students worked on developing marketing proposals to promote car sharing service as a ecologically responsible service and they are highlighting Enterprise?s involvement in local community as a value proposition of the brand. Enterprise is involved in this project not only by providing key information about the company and its offerings but also bringing its employees to campus community garden and a local community farm to volunteer alongside the students and the professor to show their commitment to local community and environmental issues. This experience provides students with an opportunity to network with Enterprise employees in a unique and positive environment as well enhance their understanding of the role of business in supporting local community as well environment.

Career Overview


Students Say

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 ben- efit 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 produce opportunities, students would love to see more networking events on campus.


Prominent Alumni

Dr. Steve Adubato
Anchor, WNET NY, PBS

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

Annette Catino
President & CEO, QualCare, Inc.

Thomas P. Zucosky
CIO, Discovery Capital Management

A. J. Khubani
President & CEO, Telebrands

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$17,440

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$0

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
54%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
0%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
47%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
0%

New Students Receiving Loans
47%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$30,200
Tuition (Out-State)
$30,200
Fees (In-State)
$6,699
Fees (Out-State)
$6,699

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$839
Tuition (Out-State)
$839
Fees (In-State)
$186
Fees (Out-State)
$186

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$15,674
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,068
Academic Expenses
$1,240

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
22

In State
100.0%
Out of State
0.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
1

Demographics

40.90%
Underrepresented Minorities
4.50%
International

77% female
23% male

Campus Life

Students Say

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.”

The School of Business moved into a new building in summer 2015, and overall, the school’s 250-acre campus is “very nice with many improvements in the past few years.” Only fourteen miles from New York City, 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 area.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ms. Lynn Davis
Associate Director of Admissions and and Enrollment, Graduate School

Address
One Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
United States

Phone
973-655-5147

Fax
973-655-7869

Email
graduateschool@montclair.edu


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