The College of New Jersey

Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     

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?

Our MBA program consists of two types of courses: blended and fully online. The blended courses will require 4-6 in-person class sessions to take place at the TCNJ campus on scheduled Saturdays each semester. The fully online courses will not require any in-person class sessions.

Both the blended and the fully online courses will utilize a combination of asynchronous and synchronous instructional time. For the online asynchronous work, students will participate through a variety of instructional methods and in accordance with set due dates (for example, podcasts, discussions, course videos, assignments, peer review, simulations, group work, etc.) but will not be required to log in at a specific day and time. For the online synchronous work, students will be required to meet on specific dates and times that will be communicated at the point of course registration. Given that our students are working professionals, synchronous meetings will occur after work hours.


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 3.5 or above and demonstrated quantitative competencies or have completed an advanced degree may be exempt from taking the required GMAT or GRE. Additionally, the GMAT or GRE exam may be waived for candidates with 8 or more years of professional full-time work experience along with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. 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 College of New Jersey provides a high quality education at a lower than average cost than other schools of similar quality.

Courses14 
Tuition (3 credits)$2,821.68
Fees
-General Service
-Student Center
-Card Service 
$432.44
Total$45,557.68

 

Admitted students will be required to pay a $500 enrollment deposit, four weeks after their admission offer.

The College of New Jersey provides a high quality education at a lower than average cost than other schools of similar quality. The tuition and fees listed above are estimated for the fall 2019 academic year. Figures may change without notice and upon action of the Board of Trustees. Future academic years tuition and fees are subject to 2.5% increase. 

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?

There is only a scholarship available for TCNJ Alumni. However, all 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.

TCNJ Alumni Scholarship
Earn a $5000 scholarship towards a TCNJ MBA! Available to all TCNJ alumni, a $5,000 tuition scholarship will be awarded in two parts:

  1. Year 1: $2500 applied to Fall tuition
  2. Year 2: $2500 applied to Fall tuition

The full $5000 alumni scholarship is available for up to three years from the start of entering the MBA program.

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

Top
Introducing a hybrid MBA built for today.Request Info
+