We seek a diverse student body to bring to the classroom varying
experiences and backgrounds. The program admits those students who, in
the opinion of the Program Admissions Committee, show promise of
succeeding in the program. Primary consideration is given to the
applicant's scholastic record and the GRE or GMAT score. Other
considerations include professional work experience, professional
appraisals, civic leadership, and extracurricular participation.
Since January 2017, the program has been accepting part-time
students--working professionals with roughly two years of work
experience. Begin your application
Full-time students are admitted for the semester beginning early July
only and the application deadline is May 15 or until class is full.
We encourage students to apply early as we admit students on a rolling
basis. Working professionals interested in pursuing the degree part-time
must apply by December 15 for admission to the spring semester and August 1 for the fall semester.
|Part-Time Spring||Spring Admissions Deadline December 15 |
|Part-Time Fall||Fall Admissions Deadline August 1 |
Summer or Fall Admission
All full-time students must apply for the summer semester, which begins in early July. Depending on past coursework and whether an applicant is required
to submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score, some students may be
exempt from the Summer Session and will be allowed to start in the fall.
Part-time students must apply for admission for either the spring semester or fall semester and will also
be required to take a summer Accounting for Managers course prior to
their first semester. An equivalent financial accounting course taken
at another university may satisfy this requirement.
Tuition and Fees
Please click here to view tuition and fees for the master of financial analysis program.
In addition to the online application, applicants must complete the following:
1. Application Fee (nonrefundable) of $70
The application fee is waived for all military and veteran
applicants. If you fall into this category, please email Yulissa
Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 emailing 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
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.
3. GMAT or GRE Test Results
Official GMAT or GRE test results, taken within five years from the semester of entrance, are required.
- GMAT code: QK5-XT-02
- GRE code: 5529
Please click here to try a sample GMAT quiz.
You will be considered for (but not
automatically given) a GMAT/GRE waiver if you meet at least one of the
- Undergraduate degree
with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher (or the equivalent if
another grading scale is used) in a quantitative area including: business
administration, economics, engineering, biological sciences, information and
computer science, health sciences, or physical sciences.
- Graduate (master's or
doctoral) degree or professional credential such as Certified Public Accountant
or Chartered Accountant.
- Five or more years of
professional work experience after completing undergraduate degree.
- Four or more years of
You can request a GMAT waiver in your online
application--additional fields will appear once you check the waiver request
checkbox, where you can submit which criteria you meet for your request.
4. TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic
Applicants must take the TOEFL iBT®, IELTS, or PTE Academic exam if their native language is not English. Not
required of students who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate
degree in the United States or other English-speaking countries (Canada, England,
etc.). This requirement can only be waived if you have
studied for two or more years in a college/university in an English-speaking country such as the United States or Canada.
The CFA exams, as well as classes taught at Rutgers Business School,
are only given in English. In addition, English is the language of
business. Our program is designed to not only prepare students
academically, but also provides a way for students to improve their
English proficiency. By taking our Summer Intensive Business English
(SIBE) program, successful students should perform better in their
finance classes as well as on the CFA exams. Each student will have
their English proficiency assessed prior to admission to the program.
All international students required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE
Academic exam will be required to attend our six-week (25 hours per week)
SIBE program. Students will be placed in SIBE classes based on their
level of English proficiency from lower intermediate to advanced.
International students exempted from taking the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE
Academic exam (see above) will still benefit from taking the summer
intensive English coursework and are strongly urged to do so.
- TOEFL Code: B355 - The minimum acceptable TOEFL iBT® is 90.
- IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office
(address listed below). The M.Fin.A. program requires a minimum score
of a 6.5 on the IELTS
- 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.
In addition, all international students required to take the
TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exam must also have a Skype interview with
The TOEFL iBT®, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores and the Skype interview
together will be used to determine the current level of English
proficiency for each applicant. This will be used to:
- determine if an applicant will be able to sufficiently improve their
English by completing our SIBE program (for applicants at the lower end
of acceptable TOEFL iBT®, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores); and
- place students in the appropriate level in our SIBE classes.
An essay is not required for this program.
Optional Essay (personal statement) - Provide any additional
information not addressed elsewhere in your application materials that will help the admissions committee learn more about your candidacy.
Please address any employment gaps, academic concerns, strengths, or
6. 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.
7. Submit your current résumé
This can be done through the online application.
8. International Applicants
Additional requirements apply to international applicants. Click here for instructions.
Mailing address for any supporting documents:
Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Washington Park, 6th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102
If you have any questions, please contact the RBS Office of Graduate Admissions at 973-353-1234 or email@example.com.