The finance specialization within the Rohrer College of Business MBA Program is designed to provide students with challenging career-oriented graduate preparation needed to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their careers. Specific objectives of the Specialization in Finance are to provide MBA graduates with a broad understanding of financial theory, markets, and institutions; to enable students to undertake independent financial analysis using the appropriate research tools, to help students to acquire financial decision-making skills, and to develop problem solving skills to enable students to apply finance theory to solve "real world" problems.
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, on Saturdays, 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: Finance 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.
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.
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.
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: Finance 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.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2018/2019 and is subject to change.