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Master of Business Administration

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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 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:

Curriculum
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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
MGT07550 Operations Analytics 3
Elective Courses: 18 S.H.
MKT 09575 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3
MKT 09605 Competitive Advantage Through Supply Chain Management 3
MIS 02515 Electronic Commerce 3
MIS 02522 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MIS 02525 Project Management 3
MIS 02530 Information Security for Managers 3
MIS 02538 Database Design 3
MIS 02540 Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence 3
MIS 02599 Special Topics in Management Information Systems 3
FIN 04505 Advanced Financial Planning 3
FIN 04510 Quantitative Methods in Finance 3
FIN 04512 Capital Budgeting 3
FIN 04516 Issues in Finance 3
FIN 045183 Derivative Securities & Financial Risk Management 3
FIN 04520 Financial Modeling 3
FIN 04530 Multinational Financial Management 3
FIN 04540 Financial Institutions Management 3
FIN 04560 Fixed Income Securities 3
FIN 04600 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management 3
HRM 06605 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
HRM 06688 Talent Leadership 3
HRM 06699 People Analytics 3
ACC 03502 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 03507 Government And Non-For-Profit Accounting 3
ACC 03509 Intermediate Financial Accounting 3
ACC 03510 Financial Statement Analysis 3
ACC 03511 Introduction to Federal Taxation 3
ACC 03512 Advanced AIS & Business Process Controls 3
ACC 03513 Financial Accounting Problems and Practice 3
ACC 03514 Accounting Legal Liability & Professional Responsibility 3
ACC 03515 Forensic Accounting 3
BUS 01600 Special Topics in Business Administration 3
ENT 06504 Strategic Based Project Experience 3
ENT 06505 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3
ENT 06506 Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development 3
ENT 06555 Driving Innovation 3
ENT 06599 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 3
HRM 06605 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
HRM 06677 People Analytics 3
MGT 06501 Advanced Operations Management and Strategy 3
MGT 06503 Organization Development 3
MGT 06520 Global Leadership and Organization Culture 3
MGT 06599 Special Topics in Management 3
MGT 06530 Sustainable Commerce 3
MGT 06531 Sustainability Assessment 3
MGT 06532 Topics in Sustainability Innovation and Problem Solving 3
MGT 06601 Strategic Planning for Operating Managers 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
MGT 07500 Prescriptive Analytics 3
MGT 07600 Predictive Analytics 3
MKT 09501 Consumer Analysis 3
MKT 09502 Marketing Research 3
MKT 09503 Marketing Communication and Promotion 3
MKT 09600 International Marketing 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)
  • Submission of official GRE or GMAT test results (minimum score of 450). Learn more about the GRE/GMAT waiver criteria.
  • 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.

Professionals with an MBA

Career Outlook

Among the many benefits of our MBA degree, the most notable are arguably job security and higher salary. In fact, the Bureau for Labor Statistics projects over 200,000 job openings for management analysts across the 2014–24 decade. Be ahead of the curve for one of those positions in a variety of fields, including: finance, business operations, consulting, healthcare, market research, and many more!

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