Advanced Standing Policy

Students may earn up to six graduate credits of advanced standing.

Ways to earn up to 6 credits:

  1. Transfer credits from another AACSB accredited MBA program
  2. Passing the Mini-MBA Final Exam (maximum 3 credits as elective)
  3. CPA License (Accounting for Managers Waiver, 3 credits granted)
  4. JD Degree (Law and Legal Reasoning Waiver, 2 credits granted)

To place out of core courses, students may take up to two challenge exams. If successful, these students may substitute upper level courses in lieu of the core courses, but will still be required to take the requisite number of credits (49) to complete their degree.

RBS will NOT allow undergraduate credit to substitute for core and foundation course requirements.

Students with permission may take a maximum of six credits at Rutgers University that are outside the MBA program. This will not factor into your advanced standing or transfer credits. Permission must be granted by the Assistant Dean of MBA Student Services, and the Assistant Dean of the Rutgers University School or Program allowing an MBA student to register for a course. Students must be registered by that program, as your MBA academic advisor can only register you for MBA classes. Students will need to provide their academic advisor with a syllabus of coursework, and justification as to why they are taking a course outside the MBA program. All credits taken outside the MBA program are for elective credit only unless approved by an MBA program chair.

Students who are not enrolled in the MBA program or at Rutgers Business School, can only register up to six credits maximum with permission from the MBA Office of Student Services and MBA faculty. Students will have to provide a letter from their academic dean as to why they want to register for MBA coursework and complete an MBA special permission form. There is no guarantee that a student outside our MBA program will be registered for an MBA course.