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An Accelerated MBA for Working Professionals

Accredited as one of the top quality AACSB business schools in New Jersey, Ramapo College’s new part-time curriculum was designed for today’s working professional with a focus on leadership, critical thinking, international immersion and experiential learning. Complete your Master’s degree in just 20 months without giving up your day job.

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Hear from students about Ramapo’s MBA

Ramapo College Ranked Among the Top in New Jersey

Ramapo is ranked #3, with Princeton University and Stevens Institute of Technology in the top two spots. More specifically, Ramapo ranks as #1 among the nine public colleges in New Jersey. Click here to read the full press release.

Top Business School

ASB Accredited by AACSB InternationalThe Ramapo MBA, administered by the College’s Anisfield School of Business, is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is known as the premiere accreditation body in the world with only 5%  of business schools achieving this recognition. It is the highest level of recognition a business school can earn. Click here for more information on AACSB Accreditation.

Capstone Project with Corporate Partners

For your capstone experience, you and your cohort will consult with a nearby business to solve a real-world challenge. Your team will build upon your academic foundation and test your skills by leading the client through a process that resolves their current dilemma. Our corporate partners have included BMW, Becton Dickinson, Dressbarn, Hackensack University Medical Center, Home Depot, Pearson Education, Stone Systems of New Jersey and Stryker.

International Immersion Experience

In China, our current site for international immersion, you will spend time in Shanghai and Beijing, meeting with members of the local and international business communities, officials, and Chinese business students and professors. Through these conversations, as well as site visits and guest lectures, you gain first-hand insight into recent economic and political history—how it has shaped Chinese society and the business environment for domestic and foreign firms. You will also gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for foreign multinationals negotiating this complex environment. (Other countries may be chosen in the future.)

Teaching and Mentoring from Experienced Faculty

Accredited as one of the top business schools in New Jersey, Ramapo College offers highly experienced faculty who focus on teaching you research that is applicable to real-world scenarios. This blend of theory and research is woven throughout challenging conversations with faculty, peers and business professionals as you work through case studies and tackle a capstone consulting project.

Twenty Months to Your MBA

  • 42 credit program
  • 2 evenings per week on campus in Mahwah, New Jersey
  • 3 hours per week online
  • 2 classes per term @ 3 credits each
  • 10 weeks = 1 term
  • 7 terms = 1 MBA-less than 20 months total, while you continue with your other responsibilities

The MBA Curriculum

Pre-MBA Boot Camp

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Methods and Statistics
  • Business Writing & Communication
  • Excel
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Foundational Core (9 credits)

  • Managerial Economics
  • Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making
  • Business Analytics
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Functional Core (9 credits)

  • Financial Management I
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management and Strategy
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Leadership (9 credits)

  • Becoming a 21st Century Leader
  • Leading Change in an Uncertain World
  • Leading Business in Contemporary Times
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Global Component (6 credits)

  • Managing Global Business
  • International Immersion Experience
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Electives – select two (6 credits)

  • Creativity
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Negotiations
  • Project Management
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Capstone Course-Consulting Project (3 credits)


Director Tim Landers Discusses the MBA Program

Greetings,

Ramapo College MBA graduates lead lasting change that betters the world of business in meaningful ways, both big and small. We seek ambitious students, provide them with a strong, real-world based curriculum, and support their advance with career counseling and coaching services. Your future is boundless with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Our cohort-based program offers:

  • A 20-month accelerated schedule specifically designed for the working professional
  • A cohesive curriculum that trains ethical and effective business leaders to lead innovative change
  • Hybrid learning model where one-third of the curriculum is delivered online.
  • Unique program offerings that broaden your horizons through real-world consulting assignments and more
  • International Immersion

Best,

Tim Landers

Tim Landers serves as MBA Program Director and Assistant Dean for the Ramapo College Anisfield School of Business. He is a former Credit Suisse Managing Director with 28 years experience in the financial industry. Mr. Landers earned his MBA from the Yale School of Management.


Director Tim Landers Discusses the MBA Program

Leadership across Boundaries

Game-changing business challenges require ethical leaders with broad vision and the ability to collaborate across disciplines, such as finance and marketing. Through our 20-month accelerated program, our graduates integrate multiple perspectives into actions that leads to better outcomes for all stakeholders. A Ramapo MBA will provide you with the tools to successfully navigate a changing business landscape.

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Three of your 14 classes are dedicated to developing leadership skills but all of the courses challenge students to put their critical thinking skills to work. Through team projects and case studies, you gain additional opportunities to learn, practice and reflect on the complex set of skills and strengths you need to lead with expertise and business acumen.

Case Studies in Action

The Ramapo MBA curriculum is designed with today’s real-world challenges in mind. We present a real-world case, a business question or dilemma, and you work on solutions as an individual, a team and sometimes a whole cohort. Working with our corporate partners, your cohort will serve as consultants to solve a current business challenge. Faculty present actual cases or business questions for you to tackle individually, in small teams or as a larger group. Cohorts explore and debate the possible outcomes of each solution, reviewing what is known about the real-world scenarios. Throughout the program, you tackle cases from multiple perspectives, such as finance, marketing, change management or human resources, so that you gain the depth and breadth to stretch boundaries and lead the way.

Your MBA Cohort

You learn as part of an intimate cohort of about 30 students who move through the program in tandem. Your cohort advances through the curriculum together and collaborates closely on projects, leading to a strong network of supportive peers and colleagues. Our graduates can attest to the lifelong personal and professional relationships that they gained at Ramapo College.

Early Mastery of Fundamentals

Before classes begin, you’ll complete several online modules in accounting, finance, quantitative methods and statistics, as well as business writing and communication. A grasp of these fundamentals ensures that your cohort begins the academic journey with a shared understanding of business fundamentals.

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