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Gateway and Accelerated Programs

For Undergraduate Students

Fast-track your career!

Undergraduate students have an opportunity to get a head start on earning a business master’s degree, which can provide a strong foundation at the start of your career. Rutgers Business School has designed two paths for undergraduate students to be seamlessly admitted into graduate-level programs that lead to a master’s degree: Gateway and Accelerated programs. By enrolling in a master’s program as an undergraduate student, you can save money on graduate tuition.

Gateway Programs for current Rutgers Business School students 

The following programs follow the admissions process detailed below. 

  • Gateway to MACC Financial Accounting
  • Gateway to MACC Taxation
  • Gateway to online MACC Professional Accounting
  • Gateway to online MACC Governmental Accounting
  • Gateway to online Master of Supply Chain Management
  • Gateway to Master of Science in Business of Fashion 
  • Gateway to Master of Quantitative Finance
  • Gateway to Master of Financial Analysis


If you are a junior or senior considering a head start toward any of the master’s degrees listed above, we welcome your application to the Gateway program. This will allow you to take up to nine (9) credits while you are still an undergraduate student at Rutgers Business School. We recommend that you start your application to the program three semesters before you graduate.

When you apply, you will apply to the semester term following your undergraduate graduation. For example, if your graduation date is May 2025, you should select the summer or fall 2025 term.

Upon acceptance to the Gateway program, you will work with your undergraduate academic advisor and a graduate Program Coordinator to select your course(s). The best part is that you do not need to pay the graduate tuition for the nine (9) credits while registering them with your undergraduate courses.

Contact the Office of Graduate Admission for more information: 973-353-1234 or

*Must have an overall GPA of 3.00 for consideration.

*Ask your UG academic advisor if any of the nine (9) credits will double count toward your undergraduate curriculum.

    **Gateway to Future Leaders MBA

    Gateway to Future Leaders MBA is designed for ambitious juniors and seniors at RBS to provide them with an early advantage on their path to the MBA Program.

    Early Access and Financial Benefits: Like the Gateway Program for our Specialty Master’s degrees, you can take up to nine credits of selected MBA courses while in the fourth year of your undergraduate program to satisfy the undergraduate credit requirements. You also pay undergraduate tuition rates for up to nine (9) graduate credits.

    Following your undergraduate graduation and contingent upon securing a full-time job offer, you will need to forward the Employment Offer Letter to the Office of Graduate Admissions before you are able to start the MBA portion.

    Who is eligible to apply?

    In order to be eligible for the Gateway to Future Leaders MBA program, you must:

    • Be a junior or senior at Rutgers Business School
    • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better

    **Note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into this program.

    How to apply?

    For more information, please contact us at

    Accelerated Graduate Programs

    For more information, click on your program of interest below.