The Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick placed at No. 41 in our rankings this year. The B-school fell just one spot behind from last year with an acceptance rate of 47.56% and average SAT score of 1371.
While those stats are relatively in line with last year’s, the New Brunswick B-school took a hit in employment outcomes. Some 77.21% of the Class of 2020 had full-time employment within three months of graduation, down nearly 20% from last year, likely caused by the pandemic’s impact on the economy. Internship outcomes held steady with 78.70% having a business-focused internship before graduating, a slight 0.10% increase from last year.
Despite the B-school’s drop in employment outcomes this year, the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick still offers a solid undergraduate business education that’s characterized by extensive career preparation and strong extracurricular activities.
EXTENSIVE CAREER PREP
Undergraduates at Rutgers Business School – New Brunswick can choose from the following majors: Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Technology, Finance, Leadership and Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. One of the key differentiators of the Rutgers education is the programming it offers for students to get the necessary training and resources for their chosen career path.
The Road to Wall Street is a prime example. The program boosts industry knowledge and interview skills for students intent on pursuing a career on Wall Street through intensive training and supportive mentorship. Students get access to comprehensive courses on corporate finance, financial modeling and valuation, and more. Additionally, the program features one-on-one counseling for job selection, networking, and general interview prep as well as a peer and alumni mentor match.
The B-school recently developed more extensive career programs to add to its “Roads” roster including a Road to Silicon Valley program and Road to Consulting program. These types of programs offer undergraduate business students a unique opportunity to essentially take a “fast-track” path to landing a job in their chosen career.
VARIETY OF EXTRACURRICULARS
The Rutgers – New Brunswick business education offers a number of opportunities for students to supplement their in-class knowledge and gain real-world experience. For instance, the annual FanTAXtic case competition sponsored by Deloitte Tax gives students a view into the world of accounting and auditing. Competing students engage in a case study simulation and give a presentation of their solutions to a panel of Deloitte Tax professionals.
“I participated in a tax case competition sponsored by Deloitte Tax, and professor Pochesci was the faculty advisor,” one 2018 alumni told us. “It was such a life-changing experience. I got to lead a group of four people and learn how to compete professionally. I was able to build such strong bonds with my team and professor. As a result, I got a job at my dream company even before graduation. I cannot thank them more for the experience and the professor’s guidance.”
The Hult Prize @ Rutgers is another strong example of an extracurricular that adds to the educational experience at Rutgers. The program is a partnership with the United Nations that allows students to use their business knowledge in solving a real world issue. This year’s challenge asks students to “transform food into a vehicle for change.”
“[The] Hult Prize at Rutgers allowed me to connect with professors and students alike,” one 2018 alumni said. “The program showcased applied concepts students learn in class to real world problems. The ability for Rutgers to support this program – and even make a mention in this year’s incoming class’ acceptance letter – is notable and also an honor.”
The B-school also features more than 20 different student business organizations ranging from entrepreneurship to community service. One of the latest groups developed a Blockchain hub to teach and create new uses for the in-demand technology.
Alumni view the extracurricular opportunities at Rutgers Business School relatively well, giving the New Brunswick B-school an 8.3 average rating for its ability to nurture and improve their skills in business.
Overall, the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick makes most sense for someone who is intent on pursuing a career that they are set on. With the B-school’s extensive career prep programming and variety of extracurricular activities, you’ll be on the fast track to getting that dream job of yours.
“Through various business courses, I was engaged in a few project works which gave me a high level understanding of business and more importantly the exposure of working in a team/project based environment and how to present in front of a large audience.”
“My capstone marketing class with professor Can Uslay utilized real world examples of marketing scenarios that required group level, collaborative, in depth scenarios. It forced individuals to work together on more than a ‘group project’ level and consider nuances and very specific details at a granular level before completion analysis.”
“The Working Capital Case Study was engaging and developing as we provided a real life case study to Citi Bank employees in the Treasury and Trade Solutions. I started off working in Deutsche Bank’s Global Rotational Program as a Trade Finance Analyst and now have taken on a new role with Citibank’s Treasury and Trade Solutions business in the Asset Distribution team working with various investors to distribute Trade Finance and Working Capital programs.”
WHERE THE CLASS OF 2020 WENT TO WORK:
- Deloitte – 15
- EY – 14
- KPMG – 12
- Amazon – 8
- Johnson & Johnson – 8
- Bloomberg – 6
- Barclays – 5
- Reckitt Benckiser – 5
- Accenture – 4
- PNC – 4
- PwC – 4
- RSM International – 4