Frequently Asked Question

Doctor of Business Administration

What is the deadline for application submission and completion?

For 2020 it will be July 15th. Going forward from 2021 it will be May 1st.

Do I have to submit GRE or GMAT scores as part of the application?

No.

How long will it take for the admission committee to make a decision on an application?

All decisions will be completed within 1 month or earlier after the closing date for applications.

Do I have to have a Masters’ degree to apply to the program?

Candidates are expected to have an MBA or equivalent Masters’ degree with good academic credentials, substantial work experience, and extensive decision-making experience in their proposed field of study. In very rare cases, applicants with a Bachelors’ degree and a track record of outstanding achievements will also be considered for admission.

Can I work and be enrolled in the program?

Yes, the program is designed for working professionals and courses are offered mostly on the weekends.

What’s the difference between a Ph.D. and the DBA?

The Ph.D. program prepares students for a career in a research-intensive university, with a focus on academic and theoretical research. The Ph.D. degree does not have a set time for completion, but typically students complete the degree in 5 to 6 years. The DBA program is intended for business leaders who are interested in research with a passion for academic pursuits, and for academics who do not have a doctoral degree. The DBA is a cohort program and is designed to be completed in two years.

Are students admitted only once a year?

Yes, students are admitted only in the Fall semester.

 

For additional questions about the program, please contact the DBA Office at 973-353-1002 or dba@business.rutgers.edu.