Our 2020 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in New Jersey. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

Top New Jersey Online MBA Programs - 2020 Rankings
1Rutgers UniversityNewark
2Stevens Institute of TechnologyHoboken
1. Rutgers University, Newark and New Brunswick, New Jersey
Rutgers University

Chartered in 1766 as all-male Queen's College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Known as the Birthplace of College Football, Rutgers serves around 70,000 students, making it one of the nation’s largest schools. More than 150 undergraduate programs and over 200 graduate programs of study are offered through 29 schools and colleges.

Rutgers Business School offers an MBA program that is delivered entirely online. Students may attend classes year-round, full or part-time, and they may choose from Fall, Spring, and Summer starting points. Students are “learning in real-time about challenges and solutions that cross disciplines,” says the school. The Rutgers MBA curriculum “focuses on the key areas of business and offers an extensive selection of elective courses that cover every avenue of modern business including marketing, finance, IT, and human resources.”

More than 250 MBA students have the opportunity to travel abroad to satisfy one, three-credit elective requirement. Those who choose the study abroad option will be given the opportunity to meet with top executives and solve real-life international business challenges. There will also be an opportunity to experience cultural activities on the weekends and evenings. Past study abroad destinations include Brazil, China, Panama, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Graduates of the AACSB-accredited Rutgers MBA program will learn to “make knowledgeable decisions and become a respected leader, increase their influence by employing management skills to guide their teams and companies, better analyze problems and clearly articulate effective solutions, and expand their network and connect with notable Rutgers alumni, classmates, and faculty.”

Other program highlights include small class sizes, learning tools and tutoring, access to student coaches and advisors, a 169% return on investment, and Focused Learning Modules that allow students to “build expertise” in their career area. Modules include Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, Investments & Private Wealth Management, and Strategic Leadership.

2. Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology opened in 1870. According the Institute, the school is named for the “distinguished family” known as “America’s First Family of Inventors.” The Stevens family “changed the face of American engineering forever, designing steamboats, locomotives, railroad tracks and a host of other technical innovations that powered a new nation.”

The school began with “a rigorous engineering curriculum leading to the degree of Mechanical Engineer following a course of study firmly grounded both in scientific principles and the humanities.” Today, Stevens Institute offers more than 30 majors organized and delivered by three schools and one college focused on business, engineering & science, the humanities, and systems thinking. The school educates 6,800 undergraduate and graduate students annually, and employs more than 380 faculty.

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology offers a fully online MBA program that “emphasizes the potential of technology, data and analytics, with students learning how to interpret information and use it to make the best decisions for their enterprise.” Students in this 39 credit hour program will collaborate with one another through group projects and presentations, while developing creativity and critical thinking skills “through the incorporation of the latest faculty research in management, analytics, innovation and marketing.”

The Stevens Online MBA also highlights a Field Consulting Program that pairs students with a partner company to help solve a “real problem” or assess a potential opportunity for a partner company. Field Consulting Program projects “span a range of interests, from business process design, supply chain management and technology assessment to market research, innovation adoption and customer relationship management.”

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is AACSB-accredited.