Financial Times ranks Rutgers Executive MBA No. 5 in the world in economics
Rutgers Business School’s Executive MBA program was recognized as the No. 5 program in the world in economics in a Financial Times 2017 survey of the top 10 Executive MBA programs in selected categories [see chart].
The 20-month program, tailored for executives and managers who wish to remain on the job while obtaining an MBA, has been ranked consistently as one of the top 25 Executive MBA programs in the U.S. over the past 10 years [see full Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2017].
Graduates from Rutgers EMBA earned an average of $185,965 three years after graduation, 14th best in the U.S.
The program allows graduates the opportunity to come back to class even after graduation to take new courses in the constantly updated curriculum. “Rutgers Executive MBA gives me the opportunity to keep on getting smarter by allowing me to come back to class after graduation for a refresher, or for new courses,” said Marisela Riveros, who graduated in May 2017 but came back to take a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Executives certification in the Fall.
“We had the opportunity to apply the tools we learned in class to solve a real-life business problem to reduce cycle times and improve productivity by at least 50%,” said Riveros who is an Interactive Media Technologies Product Manager at IBM Digital and Marketing Platforms based in New York.
A lot of professionals choose Rutgers Executive MBA over Columbia or NYU because they are skeptical that they can extract enough value for the high tuition costs at those institutions: $196,200 at Columbia Business School and $189,200 at NYU Stern compared to $94,042 for Rutgers Executive MBA.
“I felt that the program’s global recognition, caliber of staff, and cost of tuition combined to make choosing Rutgers a very easy choice,” said Chris Plance, a current student in the Rutgers Executive MBA program. “Discussions of how to handle difficult ethical scenarios, and stressing that the character of those involved may be the most critical element in ensuring good outcomes is an element that Rutgers cannot easily advertise. But I believe allows the program to produce graduates who stand out from the crowd,” he said.
Plance is the Principal Management Consultant at DATUS, based in Jersey City and engaged with healthcare clients nationally.
Another benefit for students has been the “China Experience.” Rutgers recognized that the U.S. and Chinese economies would be inextricably linked and started sending students to China for a 10-day summer residency program in Beijing and Shanghai every year since 1993 [learn more about the Rutgers EMBA China Experience].
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