Full-Time MBA Admissions

Getting Started


Start Your Application

Please click here to begin your application.


Application Deadlines

Deadlines Expect Decision By
Round 1: November 15, 2016 December 20, 2016
Round 2: January 20, 2017 (Deadline for international students) February 20, 2017
Round 3: March 15, 2017 April 15, 2017
Round 4: May 1, 2017 June 1, 2017

Incomplete Applications: If application is not complete – for example, missing test scores, no essay or other items – you will be contacted by us. If you do not provide a completed application by the deadline, we cannot guarantee a decision by the listed date.


Tuition and Fees
(2016 - 2017)

Full-Time Students Per Semester (12 or more credits):
Tuition - New Jersey Residents $12,919.50
Tuition - Out of State Residents $22,429.50
Campus Fee $817.50
Computer Fee $160.50
NJPIRG Fee (Optional Fee) $11.20
School Fee $349.25
  • Employees on temporary work visas: New Jersey residency regulations do not recognize temporary work visas (H1) as evidence of residency; thus you will be paying out of state tuition. 


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Application Checklist

In addition to the Online Application, applicants must complete the following:


1. Application fee (non-refundable) of $70

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Do not send cash. This can also be paid online via a credit card.

The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants. If you fall into this category, please e-mail Yulissa Ortiz at ortizy@business.rutgers.edu PRIOR to submitting your application and send her a copy of your DD 214 form or a copy of your military ID card.


2. Official Transcripts

Applicants must mail in an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

For Rutgers graduates, please note that even though you are applying to Rutgers as an alumnus, you still need to contact the Registrar's office and request your official transcript be mailed to our office.

* If you are a domestic applicant holding international transcripts, please refer to these instructions


3. GMAT or GRE Test Results

Official GMAT or GRE test results, taken within five years from the term of entrance, are required.

  1. GMAT code: QK5-XT-40
  2. GRE code: 5529

Applicants holding one of the following degrees are exempt from the GMAT/GRE: JD, PhD, MD, or PharmD.

For applicants who are full-time career military, please send an e-mail to admit@business.rutgers.edu to inquire about the possibility of a GMAT waiver.

Please click here to try a sample GMAT quiz.


4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

You must submit the TOEFL or PTE Academic test if your native language is not English. Not required of students who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or other English speaking countries (Canada, England, etc...).

  1. TOEFL Code: B355 
  2. IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below).
  3. PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 68 on PTE Academic.


5. You must provide two letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation can either be submitted through the online application or they can be mailed to our office directly by the recommender on company letterhead.


6. Submit your current resume

This can be done through the online application.


7. Essay

You must select 1 of the 3 essay topics below.  Essay should be typed, double spaced, and 2 pages in length.

  • You must submit an essay describing a professional ethical dilemma you have faced and how you resolved it.
  • Explain what you have learned from your experience as a member of a team whose project was not completed successfully.
  • Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you added value to your organization

Additional/Optional Essay - provide any additional information not addressed elsewhere in your application materials which will help the Admissions Committee learn more about your candidacy. Please address any employment gaps, academic concerns, strengths or weaknesses.


8. International Applicants

Additional requirements apply to international applicants. Click here for instructions.


Mailing address for all supporting documents

Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Washington Park, Suite 124
Newark, New Jersey 07102



If you have any questions, please contact the RBS Graduate Admissions office at (973) 353-1234 or admit@business.rutgers.edu.