2 The Rohrer College of Business MBA Thank you for your interest in the Rohrer MBA Program. The William G. Rohrer College of Business MBA Program is committed to providing high-quality education that develops the skills necessary to excel in today s ever-changing business environment. Here are a few program features that provide a competitive advantage in the workplace for our graduates: Online business incubator that provides the opportunity for students to consult directly with start-up companies. Project-based learning where you will acquire newly developed theories and practices and apply them to real-world situations. Internationally recognized scholars and dedicated teachers with knowledge and experience in a wide array of industries. Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. MIS Program with the world-class distinction of accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Inc. We also consistently appear in the Princeton Review s editions of the Best Graduate Business Schools and were recently chosen as one of a very few business schools to select a McGowan Scholar. Rowan University has very competitive tuition rates and graduate assistantships, scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. The skills and accomplishments of our graduates and our program s strong core competencies make the Rohrer MBA an exceptional value that is sought after by students and employers alike. In choosing the Rohrer MBA, I am certain your experience will be professionally rewarding and personally gratifying. Niranjan Pati, Dean Accreditation Rowan University s Rohrer College of Business MBA Program is among only 15 percent of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International. Accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting. Our college is just one of five AACSB accredited schools in the nation to have their MIS Program also accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. About the program The Rohrer College of Business MBA Program accommodates those employed full-time and students desiring full-time academic schedules. Classes are conveniently scheduled in the evening and on Saturdays to fit demanding work schedules, and online to provide additional flexibility to the Rohrer MBA student. The Rohrer MBA Program at Rowan University has been recognized by the Princeton Review in its Best 296 Business Schools publication which validates the Rohrer MBA as a wise investment of high value. In addition, Rowan University has been ranked among the best institutions of higher learning in the nation by US News & World Report.
3 A sound investment in your future These outstanding features make Rowan University s Rohrer MBA an excellent choice. Affordable tuition - Rowan s rates are very competitive and our facilities and faculty provide excellent value. Project-based learning offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience that employers desire. AACSB accreditation assures the credibility of the Rohrer College of Business and enhances the value of your degree. Specialized fields of study focus education content for a competitive advantage in your career path. Take your education to work Rohrer MBA faculty understand the importance of our students ability to take their education to work. We use the latest business trends and issues in a team-based environment to develop real-world skills. While covering the major functional areas of business, the program also concentrates on sharpening the high-level oral and written communication skills employers demand. Legal and ethical responsibility is a key emphasis of the curriculum. Working with real organizations to develop business plans and solve real-world problems is a highlight of the Rohrer MBA experience. This winning educational strategy will provide you with the credentials sought by regional, national and global employers. Online program - a faster option for working adults who wish to obtain a Rohrer MBA. Post-graduate certificate program - widen your range of knowledge to pursue new professional fields. World class resources - state-of-the-art smart class rooms, multiple computer labs and an extensive library. High level skills development - additional emphasis on oral, written, computer, creative thinking and decision making skills prized by employers. Personal attention - small class sizes, accessible faculty and helpful academic advisors. MBA virtual community and alumni networking events provide access to job opportunities and Rohrer MBA alumni. Modern residential facilities for full-time students in a comfortable suburban environment. Convenient location - easily accessible from anywhere in the tri-state area via major highways and close to major east coast metropolitan areas. Drive times: Philadelphia - 25 min., Atlantic City - 1 hr., New York City - 2 hrs., Washington, D.C hrs. Collaborative environment - Rowan is consistently high in overall student satisfaction and fellow student collegiality.
4 The Rohrer College of Business MBA Pre-MBA Program Because of our high academic standards, applicants to the MBA Program are expected to have an appropriate background with demonstrated proficiency in mathematics, economics, and various business courses. However, prospective students who have not completed the required foundation courses, or their equivalents, may enroll as Pre-MBA students. This status allows students to complete any required foundation courses at undergraduate tuition rates. Even with an engineering master s degree, I quickly realized the need for basic business skills which the Rohrer MBA can offer. Michael Lynch MS '06, MBA '08 Research Engineer Exxon Mobil MBA Program Students meeting all MBA admission requirements, except for necessary foundation courses, may be admitted directly to the MBA Program. They may complete the foundation courses along with the graduate curriculum as long as the foundation courses are not prerequisites. Graduate tuition rates apply to all courses taken by students matriculated in the MBA Program. Online Program I knew that I would have highly qualified faculty as I did in the undergraduate business program. Crystalee Gorski MBA '09 Compensation Analyst Lockheed Martin Rowan designed this program to fit the busy schedules of working adults who require a part-time option, but desire the fastest route to their MBA. Students may take two courses per semester to earn six credits each term while still focusing on one course at a time. These six credits also qualify students for federal financial aid. The Online MBA Program is administered through the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) and maintains the following advantages: AACSB accredited faculty; access to all Rowan campus resources; membership in the Rohrer MBA virtual community; invitations to Rohrer MBA alumni and networking activities; 24/7 tech support; faculty and CPCE advisement. Applicants to the Online MBA Program must meet the same requirements as students in the traditional program.
5 Programs to fit your goals and lifestyle Accelerated Program Students may complete the full MBA Program within one year by attending two full semesters and a summer session. This option requires special guidance from the MBA Program Director and is not recommended for working students or students with other outside commitments. Project-Based Learning The opportunity to work on real-world projects with local businesses and organizations is an important and outstanding feature of the Rohrer MBA Program. Specializations Working in teams, students are assigned to special projects where they meet with local executives and professionals to assist the business or resolve workplace problems. Under the guidance of experienced faculty, students will provide expertise in developing business plans, marketing plans, information systems solutions, and/or financial analysis. The Rohrer College of Business operates a business incubator in the Rowan South Jersey Technology Park. New start-up businesses offer additional opportunities for Rohrer MBA students to assist in the development of business plans. This practical, hands-on experience is a valuable asset for students seeking career advancement. Rohrer MBA students may earn a specialization to accommodate special interests or career goals by taking three courses in a discipline such as Management, Accounting, Marketing, Finance or Entrepreneurship. Students not wishing to specialize may mix courses from these areas or take courses in other graduate programs if those courses are in line with career goals. Ask an advisor about additional specializations. Current and past employers of Rowan MBA students Aetna Corporation American International Group American Water Aramark Corporation ARI Fleet AT&T Wireless ATC Healthcare Services Inc. Bally s Hotel & Casino Bath & Body Works Bayada Nurses Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. Boeing Cardinal Health Checkpoint Systems Inc. Citi Capital Citizens Bank City of Atlantic City Comar lnc. Comcast Commerce Bank Computer Sciences Corporation Cooper University Hospital Durand Glass Manufacturing Co. Electric Mobility Corporation Esschem Inc. excellerx Exxon Mobil Corporation Ford Motor Company General Mills GlaxoSmithKline Johnson Matthey Ain Sham University, Egypt American University (Kogod) Cal Poly State University (Orfalea) Clemson University College of New Jersey Cyril & Methodius, Macedonia Drexel University (LeBow) Fairleigh Dickinson University (Silberman) George Washington University Gujarat University, India James Madison University Javeriana University, Columbus, SA LaSalle University Lucknow University, India Monterrey Institute, Mexico North Carolina State University Penn State University (Smeal) Providence College Richard Stockton College Rider University Rowan University (Rohrer) Rutgers - New Brunswick/Camden Shanghai University, China SIAS University, China KIA Motors Kimberly-Clark Kimble/Kontes Glass K-Tron International Lockheed Martin Corporation Macy s M&M - Mars Merrill Lynch Investment Mngrs. Nine West Distribution Corporation NJ Casino Control Commission Penn Detroit Diesel - Allison PricewaterhouseCoopers PSE&G Rohm & Haas Company South Jersey Gas South Jersey Health Care Southco Corporation Subaru of America The Glass Group Inc. Towers Perrin UMDNJ-SOM United Parcel Service US Army US Navy US Treasury Department Valero Engineering Verizon Virtua Health Volunteers of America Wm B. Kessler Hospital Wyeth-Ayers Labs A partial selection of the many schools that have produced Rohrer MBA Students (Names of business schools in italics) St. Joseph s University (Haubs) St. Petersburg University, Russia Temple University (Fox) Texas Christian University Turkey Naval Academy Univ. of Balamond, Lebanon Univ. of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Univ. of Central Florida Univ. of Delaware (Alfred Lerner) Univ. of Houston (Bauer) Univ. of Laverne, Athens, Greece Univ. of Maryland (Smith) Univ. of Massachusetts (Isenberg) Univ. of Missouri (Trulaske) Univ. of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) Univ. of Paris, France Univ. of Peking, China Univ. of Pennsylvania (Wharton) Univ. of Prague, Czechia Univ. of San Diego Villanova University Virginia Tech (Pamplin) West Virginia University Widener University
6 The Rohrer College of Business MBA MBA Post-Graduate Certificate Graduates of the Rohrer MBA Program, or other AACSB accredited MBA Programs, have the opportunity to obtain a certificate in a new specialization of their choice. This certificate allows the student to pursue an area of study that will enhance their professional qualifications in new fields of endeavor. For example, an MBA accountant may want to focus on Finance or Management. Four additional courses would be required for a certificate in this specialized area and upon completion the certificate would be added to the student s transcript. Saturday Classes Rohrer MBA students may nearly complete their entire MBA by attending only Saturday classes or may mix Saturday classes with conveniently scheduled evening classes. Evening classes begin at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate the working student s busy schedule. Hassle-free parking is available on Saturdays and in the evenings. Computer Facilities The Rohrer College of Business has three computer labs, two for classroom teaching and one open lab available seven days a week. Each lab features appropriately equipped computers featuring current technology. They are linked via a Novell local area network and to Rowan s fiber optic network for and Internet access. Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, Microsoft Visual Studio, QuickBooks, Access and other popular business software packages are available in the labs and for demonstration and presentation purposes in the smart classrooms. Additional labs are available throughout the university campus. An online library and CD-ROM databases are available for all types of business research. The library database is accessible from home as well as on campus. Academic Advising Academic advising is an integral part of the Rohrer MBA Program. The MBA staff is available to answer questions and advise students throughout their academic careers.
7 Your success is our priority Graduate Assistantships The full-time graduate assistantship for matriculated students provides a tuition waiver and a stipend for an academic program of study that culminates in a graduate degree. The student is responsible for all university fees. In return for the tuition waiver and the stipend, the graduate assistant enrolls for a minimum course load of nine credits per semester, maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.00, and carries out work assignments in an academic or administrative department of the University for 20 hours per week for the term of the assistantship. In certain years, part-time graduate assistantships for matriculated students are available requiring a 10-hour work assignment per week and a tuition waiver for six credit hours per semester. The Rowan Campus The Rowan University campus is located in historic Glassboro, New Jersey. Spacious lawns, large trees, paved walkways and architecture ranging from traditional to futuristic give the campus an open, comfortable feeling. With several supermarkets, retail shopping centers, restaurants and a mall nearby you can find just about everything you need locally. Plus, you re only a short ride from the nightlife and attractions of Philadelphia and the Jersey shore. Financial Aid There are a variety of financial aid programs available at Rowan. These programs are funded by the federal government, the state of New Jersey (for New Jersey students only), Rowan University, the Rowan Foundation and other outside groups. Types of aid include: grants, loans, federal and institutional work-study and internal and external scholarships. Distinguished Faculty Rohrer College of Business faculty are among the very best in their fields. Terminal (Ph.D. level) qualifications from prestigious universities Highly dedicated to your success Award winning researchers/authors Experts within their fields
8 Back Cover 1/16/09 The Rohrer College of Business MBA The William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University is supported by an endowment from the William G. Rohrer Foundation, enhancing excellence and encouraging leadership in business and business education. Personal Traditional, online or accelerated programs Specialized fields of study Small class size Accessible faculty and helpful advisors Pragmatic Real-world, project-based learning Competitive tuition rates AACSB International accreditation High-level skills development Progressive On-campus technology incubator ABET accredited MIS program Expert faculty with industry experience MBA virtual community Directions to Rowan University From the North and South Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 2 and follow Rt. 322 East, which runs through campus. From Central New Jersey Take Rt. 70 West to Rt. 295 South. Follow Rt. 295 to Rt. 42 South (Atlantic City). Exit Rt. 42 South onto Rt. 55 South to exit 50-A, the Glassboro-Mullica Hill exit, and take Rt. 322 East, which runs through campus. From Coastal Points Take the Garden State Parkway to the Atlantic City Expressway. Take the Expressway to exit 38 (Williamstown). Turn left after exiting and follow Rt. 322 West to campus. From Philadelphia Take the Walt Whitman or Benjamin Franklin Bridge to I-676 South toward Atlantic City. Shortly after I-676 becomes Rt. 42 South, exit to the right onto Rt. 55 South. Take Rt. 55 South to exit 50-A, the Glassboro- Mullica Hill exit, and take Rt. 322 East, which runs through campus. From Delaware Take the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike. Take Exit 2 and follow Rt. 322 East to the campus. From Northern Wilmington, take the Commodore Barry Bridge, which feeds onto Rt. 322 East. Follow Rt. 322 to campus. Find out more Curriculum and course descriptions: Scholarships, assistantship stipends, financial aid: Apply MBA: Online MBA and Certificate Programs: Rowan University William G. Rohrer College of Business MBA Program Bunce Hall 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ