Application Checklist

MBA in Professional Accounting

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. Do NOT include your social security number when e-mailing the form. Please block it out prior to sending.

2. Official Transcripts

To expedite the review process, applicants should upload unofficial transcripts to the online application or via email to the admission office. Upon being accepted and committing to the program, 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 upon admission to the program.

Applicants holding international transcripts do not need to have their transcripts evaluated unless advised by the Rutgers Business School Admissions Committee. For more information on this, or if you are a domestic applicant holding international transcripts, please refer to our international 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.

Applicants can be waived from the GMAT or GRE requirement if they have 8 or more years of professional full-time work experience (or 5 years if they have a Master degree) along with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. To request a waiver, please e-mail the following to Ronald Kwan (rkwan@business.rutgers.edu) and indicate the program you are applying to in the subject line.

  1. Resume
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Copy of unofficial transcript from all schools attended after high school

For Rutgers University alumni, the GMAT/GRE can be waived if you have an undergraduate GPA 3.5 or above from Rutgers and 5 or more years of full-time work experience. For those whose GPA is slightly below this criteria, you may still be considered for the waiver on a case-by-case basis.

Please click here to try a sample GMAT quiz.

4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 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

Please answer the following two essay questions:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the MBA in Professional Accounting Program? (1 to 2 pages max)
  2. Briefly describe your Five-Year Plan. (1 to 2 pages max)

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.

Our Mailing Address

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