Admissions Process

Admission to Rutgers' PhD in Management programs is very competitive. Applicants are ranked according to the strengths of their credentials, as well as the school's ability to match an applicant's research interests with an available faculty mentor. No single factor is predominant in determining a student's ranking among the applicant pool in a given year, but approximately 90 percent of accepted students have completed some graduate study.  The PhD in Management programs are designed for full-time students only.

This section outlines our admissions policies, applications instructions, and the cost of attending, and answers some frequently asked questions. If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact our program staff.

Applications, Forms and Instructions

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2017. The admissions deadline for a completed application is February 1st.

Apply Online

Instructions and all Forms to be Mailed by Students Applying Online

Application Checklist

In addition to the application form the following items are needed for applicants:

  1. Application fee (non-refundable) of $70
    This can be paid online via a credit card. Also can be paid by check or money order which should be made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Do not send cash.
  2. Official Transcripts
    Applicants must mail in an official transcript (original hard-copies of the transcript in a sealed university envelope) for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended or an evaluation report from a NACES agency has to be mailed to our office.
  3. GMAT or GRE Test Result.
    Official GMAT or GRE test results, taken within five years from the term of entrance, are required.

    GMAT code: QK5-XT-46
    GRE code: Institution Code 5529

  4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    You must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score if your native language is not English. Not required of students who have done 3 or more years of their undergraduate work or have obtained a graduate degree in the U.S.

    TOEFL code: Institution Code B355
    IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below).

  5. You must provide three letters of reference
    Letters of reference can be submitted through the online application, mailed to our office directly by the recommender in a sealed/signed envelope, or emailed directly by the recommenders to
  6. Submit your current resume
    This can be done through the online application.
  7. Personal Statement
    You must submit a personal statement of 300-500 words detailing academic, career, and personal objectives, which will be read by professors in the appropriate field.  The personal statement should explain why you wish to enroll at Rutgers, describe your qualifications, and identify special interest areas of study.  The personal statement can be submitted through the online application.
  8. International Applicants
    Additional requirements apply to international applicants. International applicants not applying for admission only with financial assistance must show proof of funding.  This includes:
    • Send a completed Affidavit of Support for each sponsor. Please download this Affidavit of Suport form and send the completed copy/copies to our address.
    • Send an Official Bank Statement for each sponsor.
    • A TOEFL or IELTS score may also be required, see FAQs

 Mailing Address to Submit Transcripts and other supporting materials:

PhD in Management Program
Rutgers Business School
1 Washington Park, 430C
Newark, New Jersey 07102



If you have any questions, please contact us at (973) 353-1119 or