Part-Time MBA Application Checklist

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In addition to the Online Application, applicants must complete the following:

1. Application fee (non-refundable) of $70

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Do not send cash. This can also be paid online via a credit card.

The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants. If you fall into this category, please e-mail Tishawn Hatchett at PRIOR to submitting your application and send her a copy of your DD 214 form or a copy of your military ID card. Do NOT include your social security number when e-mailing the form. Please block it out prior to sending.

2. Official Transcripts

To expedite the review process, applicants should upload unofficial transcripts to the online application or via email to the admission office. Upon being accepted and committing to the program, applicants must mail in an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

For Rutgers graduates, please note that even though you are applying to Rutgers as an alumnus, you still need to contact the Registrar's office and request your official transcript be mailed to our office upon admission to the program.

Applicants holding international transcripts do not need to have their transcripts evaluated unless advised by the Rutgers Business School Admissions Committee. For more information on this, or if you are a domestic applicant holding international transcripts, please refer to our international instructions.

3. GMAT, GRE, or EA (Executive Assessment)

  1. GMAT code: QK5-XT-13
  2. GRE code: 5529
  3. Executive Assessment code: QK5-XT-40

You are not required to submit a test score with your application to the Part-Time MBA program if you meet ANY of the following criteria:

  • Already hold one of the following degrees from an accredited U.S. university: JD, Ph.D., MD, or DO.
  • Are applying for the dual-degree PharmD/MBA program (current Rutgers Pharmacy students only).
  • Business, Economics, or STEM related majors: Three years of professional, progressive work experience and an overall GPA* of 3.00 or better.
  • All other majors: Five years of professional, progressive work experience with an overall GPA* of 3.00 or better.
  • Completion of an rSBI certificate program (9 or 12 credits) at Rutgers Business School with a GPA of 3.00 or better.

For Rutgers University undergraduate seniors graduating May or December:

If you have an overall GPA of 3.30 or better and a job offer to start after graduation, we will waive the test requirement. May graduates will be applying for the summer term and December graduates will be applying for the spring term. When applying, click the GMAT waiver request box on the application portal and upload the offer letter.  

* International transcripts without a GPA must be evaluated by a NACES member ( ) such as WES.

Please be aware that receiving a GMAT or GRE test waiver does not guarantee acceptance into the Part-Time MBA program.

Supplying a test score may benefit you in the admission process. Please consider thoughtfully the benefits of taking the GMAT or GRE exam and contact us for more information.

How do I request a test waiver?

If you meet the above requirements, click the GMAT waiver request box on the application portal.

I am applying to a dual-degree program at Rutgers. Do I need to take the test?

Students applying to the PharmD/MBA dual degree are not required to take the GMAT or GRE. Applicants to all other dual degree programs are required to submit a test score.

Please click here to try a sample GMAT quiz.

4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), or Duolingo Test of English

You must submit the TOEFL, IELTS PTE Academic, or Duolingo test if English is not the official language in your country. Applicants from countries with more than one official language, including English, (Pakistan, India, Hong Kong, etc.) are not exempt from taking the exam. This requirement can be waived for applicants who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or another English-only speaking country (England, Australia, etc.). This requirement can also be waived if you have three (3) or more years of full-time work experience in the United States.

  1. TOEFL Code: B355
  2. IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below).
  3. PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 68 on PTE Academic.
  4. Duolingo: The test is administered using computer adaptive technology, meaning that the question difficulty adapts to each test taker. The test also integrates a video interview and writing sample, which are sent to an institution along with your proficiency score when you send your results. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 125 on the Duolingo test

5. You must provide two letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation can either be submitted through the online application or they can be mailed to our office directly by the recommender on company letterhead.

6. Submit your current resume

This can be done through the online application.

7. Essay

Please address both topics on a single Word document:

  1. Describe your specific career aspirations and your reason for pursuing an MBA (500 words).
  2. How will RBS help you achieve these goals? (250 words)

8. International Applicants

Additional requirements apply to international applicants. Please note that students looking for an F-1 visa are not eligible to apply to the part-time program. These instructions only apply to those who are here on working or dependent visa and are looking to pursue a part-time MBA program.

Our Mailing Address

Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Washington Park, Sixth Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102