Frequently Asked Question

Doctor of Business Administration

What is the deadline for application submission and completion?

The application submission and completion deadline is April 15.

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.