The MBA is the preferred professional degree for careers in business and industry, government agencies or non-profit institutions. It combines the rigorous study of business disciplines with an experiential orientation and is especially suited for working professionals. Prospective students without the required undergraduate foundation courses may enroll as Pre MBA students while completing the necessary undergraduate foundation courses.

Foundation Course Requirements
(Subject to approval by program director)

Pre-M.B.A. Requirements: Students must present evidence of having completed undergraduate college courses equivalent to the Rowan courses listed below:

  • Foundations of Accounting (Equivalent to Financial & Managerial Accounting)
  • Principles of Economics: Global Perspectives (Equivalent to Macroeconomics and Microeconomics)
  • Calculus Techniques & Applications (or an equivalent)
  • Statistics I (or an equivalent)
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Principles of Finance

Course Requirements for M.B.A. Program
(all courses are 3 S.H. unless otherwise noted.)

  • 0501.518 Integrative Managerial Skills
  • 0503.500 Managerial Accounting
  • 0504.500 Managerial Finance
  • 0506.500 Organization Behavior and Theory
  • 0507.500 Managerial Decision Tools
  • 0506.502 International Business and Society
  • 0509.500 Marketing Management
  • 0702.500 Issues in Management Information Systems
  • 0501.521 Integrative M.B.A. Seminar


Elective courses permit the M.B.A. student to tailor the program to special needs for career development. These elective courses can be focused in areas such as Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing or MIS. Optional specializations are offered in Accounting, Finance and Management. Students are also permitted to take related elective courses from other Rowan graduate programs, such as economics, engineering, public relations, and school administration. Electives outside the Rowan M.B.A. program must have the approval of the M.B.A. program director. Approved business elective courses include but may not be limited to:

  • 0501.600 Special Topics in Business Administration
  • 0503.502 Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • 0503.504 Seminar in Auditing
  • 0503.507 Government & Non Profit Accounting
  • 0503.510 Financial Statement Analysis
  • 0504.512 Capital Budgeting
  • 0504-516 Issues in Finance
  • 0506-501 Advanced Operations Management & Strategy
  • 0504.600 Investment/Portfolio Analysis
  • 0506.503 Organization Development
  • 0506.601 Strategic Planning for Operating Managers
  • 0507.600 Business Forecasting
  • 0509.600 International Marketing
  • 0702.515 Electronic Commerce

(Students may elect as many as three special topics courses.)



Specializations are provided for students who desire a concentrated area of study related to their career or career objectives. The student must take three courses in the selected area of specialization:

Management: Choose three 0506.### courses from the approved list of electives.

Finance: Choose three 0504.### courses from the approved list of electives.

Accounting: Choose three 0503.### courses from the approved list of electives.

Special Topics electives may be used as one of the three courses in the specialization when offered in the area of that specialization.

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