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Master of Business Administration Online

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Pursuing your MBA degree at Rowan drives you to learn strategies outside of your comfort zone. You will explore the latest business trends, learn and apply new management tools and techniques, and challenge yourself to improve in decision making, leadership, and collaboration. Pursuing your MBA prepares you for a changing business environment. You will develop, refine, and utilize your business acumen to adapt to changes across industries and markets while expanding your opportunities for career growth.

With the most customizable AACSB-Accredited MBA curriculum in the region, you’ll have the ability to hone your skills in specific areas of business – or explore building knowledge across sectors – to expand your insights and set yourself apart from the competition.

All Rowan MBA students pursue the same 18 credits to satisfy core requirements of the 36-credit curriculum. Rowan MBA students also enjoy the freedom of customizing 18 credits to meet their career pursuits. Rowan MBA students can choose two related Concentrations to build significant depth, two distinct Concentrations to build breadth, or even choose one Concentration and three elective courses across disciplines to gain a wide view from varying perspectives.

MBA concentration options include:

The Master of Business Administration is also offered in a face-to-face format with evening classes on Rowan’s main campus in Glassboro, NJ.

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The Rowan University Master of Business Administration program consists of 14 graduate classes (36 s.h.) with eight required (18 s.h.) and six elective (18 s.h.) courses. Students have the flexibility to hone skills in specific areas of business – or explore building knowledge across sectors -- to expand insights and stand out from the competition. Students can choose two related Concentrations to build significant depth, two distinct Concentrations to build breadth, or even choose one concentration and three elective courses across disciplines to gain a wide view from varying perspectives. Concentration options include:

The program is academically challenging, relevant to trends in business and industry, and flexible to accommodate the needs and interests of students. Rowan's MBA program is designed to accommodate both full-time and part-time study.

Prospective students who have not yet satisfied all foundation course requirements may choose to apply directly to the MBA program and complete their foundation courses while enrolled as a graduate student (enrollment will be restricted based on foundation work completed).

Students can choose from a variety of delivery formats including:

  • Evening classes on main campus in Glassboro (Fall and Spring)
  • Eight week courses online (Fall, Spring, and Summer)

The opportunity for flexible scheduling was designed with working professionals in mind.

  • 14 Courses / 36 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 18 S.H.
MGT 06515 Employee Engagement and Performance 1.5
MGT 06567 Responsible Leadership: Aligning the Interests of Stakeholders, Profit, and Planet 1.5
MKT 09511 Marketing Management Fundamentals 1.5
MIS 02501 Information Systems for Managers 1.5
ACC 03500 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 04500 Financial Decision Making 3
MGT 06629 Managing Organizational Strategy 3
MGT 07550 Operations Analytics 3
Elective Courses: 18 S.H.
ENT 06520 The Evolution of the Cannabis Industry 3
ENT 06521 Business Model Innovation in Cannabis 3
CANN 03501 Cannabis Legislation, Regulation, and Policy 3
CANN 03502 Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization in Work, Leisure, and Setting 3
CANN 03503 Cannabis Research, Program Evaluation and Policy Development 3
ENT 06505 Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3
ENT 06601 Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing for Change 3
MIS 02515 Electronic Commerce 3
HRM 06605 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
ENT 06506 Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development 3
MIS 02540 Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence 3
HRM 06677 People Analytics 3
MGT 06603 Process Analytics 3
MGT 06521 Leadership Theory & Practice 3
MGT 06530 Sustainable Commerce 3
MGT 06555 Personal Leadership 3
MGT 06532 Topics in Sustainability, Innovation, and Problem Solving 3
MGT 07510 Quality Analytics 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
    • Application fee is waived for candidates that achieve a total score of 600 or greater on the GMAT (or equivalent score on the GRE)
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • GMAT (or GRE) is optional. Candidates with strong academic records, relevant professional experience, and/or that hold specific business-related credentials are automatically waived from the GMAT (or GRE); learn more about the GRE/GMAT waiver criteria. Candidates that do not meet the waiver criteria may want to submit a GMAT (minimum score of 450) or GRE test result to strengthen their application.
  • In order to ensure all students are equipped with key baseline and foundational business knowledge for graduate-level coursework in business, Rowan requires all students to satisfy a set of Foundation requirements in the following content areas:

    • Calculus
    • Statistics
    • Accounting (Financial and Cost)
    • Economics (Micro & Macro)
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Operations Management

Typically, students with an undergraduate degree in business will have satisfied many of these course requirements. Students can begin in the MBA program prior to satisfying all Foundation requirements. However, these requirements must be satisfied early in the program to maintain forward momentum towards degree completion.

There are many ways that students can satisfy Foundation requirements: equivalent courses from their undergraduate studies, affordable online modules, non-credit tests, online or face to face courses at your local community college or 4-year institution, and of course online or face to face at Rowan University. See the Foundation Fact Sheet for details on requirements plus options to consider so that your pursuit matches your learning style, timeline, and budget.

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Career Outlook

Among the benefits of our Online MBA degree, is the prospect of job security and higher salary. Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) research suggests online MBA students are more likely than full-time MBA students to be motivated by career advancement — a promotion or salary increase — rather than a disruptive career change. Greater career mobility allows for more career choices!


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