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MSBF Admissions Process

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The MSBF targets academically strong students from both creative and business backgrounds. Career switchers, designers, entrepreneurs and those with business degrees and experience combine their diverse perspectives and backgrounds to create an enriched classroom experience. Admission is highly competitive and enrollment is limited. 

Decisions are made holistically and weigh various factors including academic background, graduate test scores, relevant work experience, and interest. The program is small and student-centric.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Those with undergraduate degrees in business, fine arts, design, economics, IT, computer science, communications and other creative arts or quantitative fields are encouraged to apply. As soon as the online application is completed with all requirements listed below, candidates will be selected for a personal interview by invitation only.

Summer Entry Full-Time 12 month program

  • Enter in May 2020 and graduate May 2021
  • Complete your degree within three semesters, taking 13 credits in the summer, 13 in the fall, and 4 in the spring (International students may apply for CPT to be done during this terminal semester).
  • *Due to the closing of testing centers, applicants from China are waived from the GMAT/GRE requirements for summer 2020.

Part-Time Students

  • Part-time students entering in the summer are subject to general program requirements for all part-time MSBF students. 
 

Admissions Resources

Application Deadlines

Summer Term
Deadline: March 20, 2020*

Admission decisions are selective and rolling. We recommend applying early to reserve your seat in the program.

*Due to the closing of testing centers, applicants from China are waived from the GMAT/GRE requirements for summer 2020.

 

Fall Term
Deadline: April 15, 2020*
*Admission decisions are selective and rolling. Decision letters will be sent starting January 15, 2020 and will continue until April 15, 2020 based on seats available for the term. We recommend applying early to reserve your seat in the program.

 

Tuition & Fees for full-time students per semester (12 or more credits)

Tuition - New Jersey Residents $13,852.00
Tuition - Out of State Residents $24,048.00
Campus Fee $877.00
Computer Fee $171.00
NJPIRG Fee (Optional Fee) $11.20
School Fee $375.00

Tuition & Fees for part-time students (11 or fewer credits)

Tuition - Per credit, New Jersey Residents $1155.00
Tuition - Per credit, Out of State Residents $2004.00
Campus Fee (Per Semester) $306.50
Computer Fee (Subject to Credit Hours) $88.50 - $171
NJPIRG Fee (Optional Fee) $5.50
School Fee $176.00

Housing and Dining

Employees on temporary work visas: New Jersey residency regulations do not recognize temporary work visas (H1) as evidence of residency; thus you will be paying out of state tuition. However, you can apply for a reduced tuition rate.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Gal Atia at gatia@business.rutgers.edu