MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.
Benefiting from the prestige of its parent university, the eighth-oldest university in the United States, Rutgers Business School (RBS) offers a suite of flexible curricular options and formal concentrations that are rooted in its multidisciplinary strength. In the past, the school has marketed its program as the “same education as an Ivy League School, at a fraction of the price”—a claim that seems substantiated by robust industry connections across several disciplines, a network of more than 33,000 alumni, and a high employment rate (96.3% of its Class of 2016 MBAs were employed 90 days after graduation, and the figure was 98.3% for the Class of 2015). In 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Rutgers the best public MBA program in the New York City area, and in 2016, it ranked the school 53rd among all MBA programs in the country.
For those aspiring to work on Wall Street, the school offers a Master of Quantitative Finance degree that earned RBS a place among the “Top 10 Quant Schools in 2012,” as ranked by Advanced Trading.