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FAQs

General Questions

Is the MBA AACSB accredited?

Yes, our program is fully accredited by AACSB International.

What is the T-Style MBA program?

The “T” style name comes from combining initial in-depth study of a particular topic, with the breadth of typical MBA Core courses. Students enrolled in the MBA program will focus on specialized courses in Data Analytics or Finance during their first year. In the second year of the program, students will round out their education by taking courses designed to equip them with the tools to be effective managers.

 I do not have a business degree. Can I still apply?

Yes, students who do not have a business degree can apply to the MBA program. However, we do recommend students have demonstrated academic knowledge in quantitative methods.

When does the program start?

The MBA program starts in the Fall (2019) semester.

How long does it take to complete the MBA program?

The MBA program is a two year, lockstep program.

Where and when do classes meet?

Classes will be offered in a hybrid format with students meeting face-to-face for eight hours on Saturdays, six times in the fall and spring, plus four times in the summer. Winter courses will be offered 100% online.

Each weekend includes class meetings covering two courses.

In-person meetings will be held on campus at the School of Business:
Business Building, 114
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

Are the blended/online courses asynchronous or synchronous?

The blended/online courses will be taught asynchronous (do not need to log in at a specific time). However, professors may require some classes to meet synchronously, which will be outlined in the course syllabus and communicated at the beginning of the course. Synchronous meetings will occur in the evening to accommodate working professionals’ schedules.


Degree Requirements

How many credits do I need to complete the MBA program?

42 credits are required to complete the MBA program. Students will earn a graduate certificate (21 credits) at the end of their first year of study.

Can I transfer credits?

The School of Business will accept transfer credit for graduate courses taken at an AACSB-accredited business school, with a grade of B or better. The course must be equivalent to a course in our program and must be approved by the MBA Director. A maximum of 6 credits may transfer.

Will the specialization be listed on my degree?

The graduate degree will state Master of Business Administration. However, the specialization will be stated on the student’s final official transcript (i.e. Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Business Analytics).

Can I earn a graduate certificate and complete the MBA (Year 2 coursework) at a later time?

All MBA coursework must be completed within 6 years of the first date of program enrollment. Example: If a student begins the MBA program in Fall 2019, earns their graduate certificate in Summer 2020, and then stops taking courses, they must re-enroll and complete all required degree courses by Summer 2025.  

What if I do not complete all MBA courses with 6 years of starting the program?

Failure to complete all MBA coursework within 6 years will result in lost progress and the student must then reapply to the MBA program and follow any curriculum changes in effect at such time, which may include additional course requirements. 


Application and Fees

Is professional work experience required?

Yes, students must have a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience. Sample industries include, but are not limited to:
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Education, Government or Nonprofit
  • Healthcare
  • IT/Tech
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Sales

Can I waive out of the GMAT/GRE requirement?

Students who graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above and demonstrated quantitative competencies or have completed an advanced degree may be exempt from taking the required GMAT or GRE. Waivers will be considered case-by-case as the MBA Director grants or denies waivers based on their assessment of the applicant’s probability of success. Waiver requests should be sent to the MBA Director at mba@tcnj.edu.

How much are tuition and fees?

The approximate tuition rate per credit, including fees, is $1091. The approximate total cost of the program is $45,498.

How much is the enrollment deposit?

Students will be required to pay two $500 enrollment deposits.
1st deposit due 4 weeks after admissions offer
2nd deposit due July 1

Are scholarships available?

Scholarship are not available. However, students are eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Additionally, students can seek loans from private lenders (i.e. personal bank or Sallie Mae). TCNJ’s FAFSA school code is 002642.

Are there financial aid resources for Veterans?

TCNJ is a Yellow Ribbon school. Additionally, the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) is available to serve and counsel veterans on the various financial aid resources available.


International Students

Are international students eligible for the MBA program?

TCNJ cannot sponsor students who do not already have eligibility to study in their current immigration status (i.e. employment visa, green card). Students with questions about their eligibility to study can discuss their status with International Student Services iss@tcnj.edu.

What are the required English proficiency requirements?

Applicants must submit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam if English is not their native language. The School of Business requires a minimum score of:
90 TOEFL iBT
7 IELTS

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