Overview

Applicants
352
Acceptance Rate
42%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
580 - 710
GPA
2.8 - 3.8

Deadlines


Round 1
January 20

Round 2
March 15

Round 3
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
343

174
Part-time
62
Underrepresented Minorities
34
Female


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"


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Accounting
Entrepeneurship
Finance
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://www.business.rutgers.edu/mba/concentrations/scm/curriculum#22:799:672

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$86,647
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
95%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
60%
School Facilitiated
40%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Marketing
26%
Operations/Logistics
25%
Finance/Accounting
11%
Consulting
2%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

81%
Northeast
5%
Southwest
4%
International
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
West
2%
Midwest

Students Say

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 ser- vices 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.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 36% $98,000 $96,658 $47,500 $132,000
Operations / Logistics 26% $73,000 $78,871 $50,000 $105,000
Finance / Accounting 25% $90,000 $81,828 $14,565 $112,500
Consulting 11% $84,000 $77,833 $22,000 $112,000
Other 2% $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 42% $97,000 $96,086 $50,000 $132,000
Technology 15% $92,500 $79,250 $22,000 $100,000
Consulting 11% $94,000 $89,167 $50,000 $112,000
Financial Services 11% $97,500 $83,511 $14,565 $112,500
Other 11% $72,500 $70,971 $47,500 $90,000
Consumer Products 4% $83,600 $83,600 $67,200 $100,000
Manufacturing 4% $64,500 $64,500 $59,000 $70,000
Government 2% $65,800 $65,800 $65,800 $65,800

Prominent Alumni

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

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

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

Nicholas J. Valeriani
Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson

Ralph Izzo
President & CEO, PSEG

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$42,500

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,683

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$23,630
Tuition (Out-State)
$40,628
Fees (In-State)
$2,545
Fees (Out-State)
$2,545

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$985
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,693

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$14,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$15,000
Academic Expenses
$5,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,239
Part Time
81%

In State
88.0%
Out of State
12.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

8.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
27.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

Students Say

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 discussions. We respect each other."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Rita Galen
Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions

Address
1 Washington Park Suite 124
Newark, NJ 07102-1813
Abu Dhabi

Phone
973-353-1234

Fax
973-353-1592

Email
admit@business.rutgers.edu


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