M.B.A./Harvard Certificate at Brookdale

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Earn Your M.B.A. and a Harvard Credential of Readiness Close to Home on Brookdale's Lincroft Campus

  • Prepare for graduate business school
  • No need for the GRE, GMAT, or prerequisite courses
  • Further your career
  • Understand and apply foundational skills in analytics, economics, and financial accounting
  • Complement your online learning with in-person class coaching sessions
  • Engage with fellow global learners and gain valuable connections through networking
  • Earn a credential of readiness in key business skills from Harvard Business School Online
  • Immerse yourself in real-world business problems to develop or continue competency in: business analytics, economics for managers, and financial accounting. 

This program is also available at NJCU's School of Business, located in the heart of the Jersey City financial district.

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Credential of Readiness (CORe) from Harvard Business School Online

NJCU's collaboration with Harvard Business School Online prepares prospective students for graduate studies in business. If you take NJCU's BUSI 599 Graduate Business Essentials,  NJCU may waive requisite scores in the GRE, the GMAT, and other prerequisite courses for the M.B.A.

CORe is designed for college undergraduates, recent college graduates, international learners, and graduate students in non-business fields who want to prepare themselves for a business career or for a graduate business school.

The CORe program focuses on:

  • Understanding and solving real-world problems
  • Active engagement, discussion and peer-to-peer learning with a global cohort of students also participating in the Harvard Business School Online program

How The Program Works

Part 1 | Online Course

The bulk of your time will be spent online, where you'll take three courses: Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Economics for Managers. Course content is developed by Harvard Business School Online faculty and leverages the school's renowned case-method of study. 

Part 2 | Weekly In-Person Classes

Weekly class meetings will supplement the online experience through individualized coaching and supplemental discussions with best-in-class industry professionals and NJCU faculty. 

Part 3 | Final Exam

To earn the Credential of Readiness, you must pass a final exam during the two-week examination period. The test can be completed at a registered Pearson VUE testing facility in or near NJCU or one of their other global locations.

Contact Us

Isabel Casais, M.B.A
Assistant to the Dean for Graduate Enrollment

Wanda Rutledge, MBA, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Business Programs and Associate Professor, Management Department

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