Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Rowan University provides contemporary graduate business education to professionals from diverse fields and academic backgrounds. The program prepares students as team leaders and team players with effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication and group process skills. The MBA curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, quantitative analysis and computing applications, and the technological and international nature of business.

The Rohrer College of Business MBA program offers small class sizes with an average student/faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The program attracts graduates from business, sciences, engineering and other programs, whose careers are leading them to positions of increasing responsibility in business or industry. Graduates are prepared to assume managerial positions in commercial, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations/agencies.


The Rowan University Master of Business Administration program consists of 12 graduate classes (36 s.h.) with nine required (27 s.h.) and three elective (9 s.h.) courses. The three elective courses allow the individual student to tailor the academic program to meet his/her specific career development needs. Prospective students who do not have the required foundation courses may choose to apply directly to the MBA program, and complete their foundation courses while enrolled as a graduate student.

Rowan's MBA program is especially designed to accommodate both full-time students and full-time employees. The program is personal, pragmatic and progressive. Classes are conveniently scheduled in the evening and online to accommodate demanding work schedules. Rowan's reputation as a respected regional university makes the reasonable cost of a Rowan MBA a wise investment.


The following courses make up the Master of Business Administration program.

  • Required Courses: 27 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Elective Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
    • Choose three (3) from the following options. Not all electives will be offered every year. There may be options not included in the list below.
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ACC 03500 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 04500 Financial Decision Making 3
MGT 01510 Professional, Legal and Managerial Responsibilities 3
MGT 06500 Designing, Developing, and Leading High Performance Organizations 3
MGT 06502 International Business and Society 3
MGT 06629 Managing Organizational Strategy 3
MGT 07500 Managerial Decision Making Tools 3
MIS 02500 Issues in Management Information Systems 3
MKT 09500 Marketing Management 3
Elective Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ACC 03502 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 03503 Corporate And Partnership Taxes 3
ACC 03504 Seminar In Auditing 3
ACC 03505 Seminar In Business Law 3
ACC 03506 Advanced Domestic & International Accounting 3
ACC 03507 Government And Non-For-Profit Accounting 3
ACC 03508 Seminar And Research In Accounting 3
ACC 03509 Intermediate Financial Accounting 3
ACC 03510 Financial Statement Analysis 3
BUS 01600 Special Topics in Business Administration 3
ENT 06504 Strategic Project-Based Experience 3
ENT 06505 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3
ENT 06506 Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development 3
FIN 04512 Capital Budgeting 3
FIN 04516 Issues In Finance 3
FIN 04518 Financial Engineering 3
FIN 04600 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
HRM 06605 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MGT 06501 Advanced Operations Management and Strategy 3
MGT 06503 Organization Development 3
MGT 06520 Global Leadership and Organization Culture 3
MGT 06601 Strategic Planning for Operating Managers 3
MGT 06603 Business Processes and Improvement 3
MGT 07600 Business Forecasting 3
MIS 02515 Electronic Commerce 3
MIS 02522 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MIS 02525 Project Management 3
MKT 09501 Consumer Analysis 3
MKT 09502 Marketing Research 3
MKT 09503 Marketing Communication and Promotion 3
MKT 09575 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3
MKT 09600 International Marketing 3
MKT 09605 Competitive Advantage Through Supply Chain Management 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 36

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action 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 indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • 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.

  • Foundation Courses (Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution with a minimum grade of “C". *Foundation courses FC-6 and FC-7 must be completed at a 4-year institution to fulfill foundation course requirements.):

    • FC-1. Calculus Techniques & Applications
    • FC-2. Statistics I
    • FC-3. Foundations of Accounting OR Principles of Accounting I and II
    • FC-4. Principles of Econ: A Survey OR Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
    • FC-5. Principles of Marketing
    • FC-6. Principles of Finance*
    • FC-7. Operations Management*

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Master of Business Administration program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2019 05/07/2019 04/01/2019
Fall 2019 09/03/2019 07/01/2019
Spring 2020 01/21/2020 11/01/2019

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$751 $157.90 908.90