Rutgers Executive MBA students in class.

Executive MBA Admissions Process

Join the Powerhouse

The Rutgers Executive MBA program is a highly competitive program for experienced executive and mid-level managers. Our 20-month, limited-enrollment program is rigorous and demanding, and designed so that you can continue working while pursuing your advanced degree. Each year, at the beginning of the fall semester only, our program accepts an exclusive group of around 60 students.

If you want to broaden your perspective, add depth to your business skills, sharpen your ability to make effective management decisions, and enhance your opportunities for career advancement, acquiring an Executive MBA from Rutgers will give you that advantage.

EMBA applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Have roughly ten years of full-time employment experience in any discipline
  • Demonstrate potential for success at senior management levels
  • Demonstrate the ability and motivation to participate in a rigorous and intensive course of study while employed
  • Domestic EMBA applicants, unless retired, must be employed* and able to provide a Verification of Employment letter if required.
  • For international students: The Executive MBA program is not eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). International students interested in CPT should contact

*Due to the structure of the Executive MBA program, NJ Unemployment Benefit vouchers are not applicable. Applicants seeking to utilize NJ Unemployment Benefit vouchers should contact graduate admissions  

View Tuition & Fees

The Office of Financial Aid can assist with any questions in reference to federal, state and institutional aid.

My Rutgers EMBA Story: Cassandra Chandler

Testimonial from Mike Stanzione, Emba 2021, in the frontline of the Battle Against Covid-19:

Prof. Langdana reminds us of your famous dictum, Rosa: "Correlation does not imply Causation" And this has been fundamentally important in "identifying" the causality using your statistical analysis. In addition, Farrokh had told us in our interviews with him, that the Statistics that you taught us, Rosa---ranked #3 in the world in all EMBA Programs by Financial Times---is the very foundation, the bedrock, for Digitization and Big Data Strategy (which subsumes Data Analytics). And he was so right!

I’ve been in the weeds with these brilliant statisticians and epidemiologists aligning on study design and, because of you and your classes, Rosa, I actually understood what they were talking about for the first time in my career! We were able to not only control for COVID, but also match the population to a control group of over 1000 characteristics!

Thank you very much from a humble student of yours!
—  Michael Stanzione, REMBA 2021
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EMBA at Kirkpatrick Chapel

Rutgers EMBAs walk over from their Week In Residence to Old Queens, the Heart of Rutgers going back to 1766, to visit the famous Kirkpatrick Chapel.

Experience the Powerhouse

The best way to learn about the Rutgers Executive MBA program is to come and experience it for yourself through an open house. Because our open houses are held during EMBA class days, you experience the Powerhouse first-hand—you’ll sit in on a class, talk to our students and professors and learn more about the application sequence, criteria, and entrance exam waivers.

Application Process Overview

Get started by completing your initial application or calling the Rutgers Executive MBA office.

The following are required for admission to the Rutgers Executive MBA program:

  • Completion of an Initial Application. The purpose of this initial application is to provide you with a timely indication of the likelihood of your acceptance into the Rutgers Executive MBA Program. If you are notified that your basic qualifications make you a good candidate for admission, you will be directed to schedule an interview with EMBA Program Director, Professor Farrokh Langdana. Even if you need to take the GRE or GMAT* exam or are waiting for clearance from work, we recommend that you contact us and secure your seat today.
  • Completed Formal Application for Admission and $70 application fee. The form is to be completed only after the interview. Admission to the EMBA program is made on an ongoing basis, so please note that your "place in line" regarding admission is determined by the date of receipt of your fully completed Application for Admission.
  • EAGRE or GMAT* scores (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts*
  • Resume/CV**

*Official transcript(s) and degree conferral(s) will be verified. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission at any time prior to or after enrolling if there is any discrepancy between the self-reported and official transcript(s).

Applicants holding foreign degrees/transcripts are required to have them evaluated for US equivalency via

**You affirm that your job experience, including any and all positions held with current or previous employers, is true and accurate, understanding that any discrepancy or inaccuracy will allow the Admissions Committee to withdraw an offer of admission at any time prior to or after enrolling in the program.  The Admissions Committee may require additional documentation and proof regarding any aspects of a candidate’s resume at any time prior to or after enrolling in the program.

GRE or GMAT Admissions Tests

The GRE/GMAT is waived for all applicants with graduate degrees (Masters, Ph.D., etc.). In cases where the applicant has a significant amount of professional experience, the GMAT/GRE may be waived at the discretion of the program director. This waiver can be discussed with the director during the interview.

Contact Us

If you still have questions and would like to speak with someone, please call or e-mail us. 

Rutgers University Executive MBA Program

1 Washington Park, Fourth Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: (973) 353-5015

Phone: (973) 353-1697

Fax:     (973) 353-1424

I recently took a new position as CFO at the Museum of the City of New York. Needless to say, REMBA provided me with skills, accreditation, and, most importantly, confidence to take on the job.
—  Brian Herrin, EMBA Alumnus


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