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The future of business is being redefined with each new advancement in technology. Whether you are seeking a new challenge or preparing for advancement opportunities, earning your MBA online from NJIT can provide the expertise and competitive edge important to thriving in today’s technology-driven world.

  • Earn your MBA completely online, on your own schedule
  • Attend a top-tier public University focused on excellence for over 130 years
  • Benefit from a tech-driven curriculum that addresses the strategic connection between innovation and management.

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MBA Program

About the Program

Why Should I Get an MBA from NJIT?
Welcome to The Cutting Edge of Business Education

The future of business is technology focused. That’s why our online MBA program is designed to prepare motivated, tech-savvy management professionals with the business expertise and technical knowledge vital for success in today’s rapidly evolving global business landscape.

Composed of 16 courses – 48 credits total – the online MBA program is delivered over eight 15-week semesters. Students typically take two classes per semester. The program’s robust and future-focused curriculum is thoughtfully constructed to impart advanced decision-making and problem-solving skills to strategically leverage technology, manage innovation, and operate as an engaged leader within the business world. As you complete the coursework, you can begin to understand how technology and business work together to build strong companies, promote collaboration, and support long-term success.

In addition, the online MBA program offers three specializations: Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Finance. By targeting subject areas that are highly relevant for today’s management professionals, each of these specializations provides cutting-edge business knowledge combined with a clear direction for the future.

NJIT also offers two graduate-level certificate programs: Management Essentials and Management of Technology. Designed to explore the connection between business management and technology, the certificates can stand alone or function as a transition point for you to enter the full online MBA program.

Program Objectives

Where Technology Means Business

NJIT’s online MBA program addresses the strategic ways in which technology and management work together. It promotes the continued development of essential managerial skills while delivering the practical knowledge important to effectively shape holistic business practices and develop strategies that drive innovation.

As you work your way through the online MBA program’s challenging curriculum, you can:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of technology’s role in global business and learn to leverage innovation to advance enterprise objectives.
  • Cultivate the decision-making skills and management expertise required to lead people and technology in an ever-changing business environment.
  • Collaborate with and learn from a cohort of like-minded professionals, as well as NJIT’s award-winning faculty.
  • Customize your education to meet your interests and career goals by selecting one of three specializations: Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Finance.


Specializations Designed to
Define Managers

The online MBA program allows you to construct a personalized course of study by selecting an area of focus that is most relevant to your interests and aspirations. You can choose from three specializations: Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Finance.

Management Information Systems

Discover How to Put Technology to Work
Information delivery systems are vital to the success of modern corporations. They are utilized at nearly every level of operation to collect, analyze, store, manage, and effectively disseminate data. Businesses of all sizes now have need for talented individuals equipped with the technical expertise and advanced business training to successfully manage these complex systems. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that computer and information systems management jobs are projected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020.

With emphasis on developing such skills as using large-scale databases to glean knowledge for a competitive edge and strategically advancing the high-tech infrastructure and systems for maximum organizational support, the NJIT MIS specialization can prepare you to envision, implement, and manage technology-based solutions for critical business challenges.

It’s easy to see how adding an MIS specialization to your online MBA degree from NJIT can make you that much more valuable in a world where information has become another currency that impacts a company’s bottom line.

By selecting the MIS specialization, you can develop specialized expertise in areas such as:

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Information Management
  • Executive Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Database Development

Earning your online MBA from NJIT with an MIS specialization can help prepare you for a leadership role in today’s high-tech business world.

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Become an Asset in a Global Financial Market
Advancements in technology continue to revolutionize the financial industry. The proliferation of mobile banking and the automation of previously manual tasks, such as invoicing, payment processing, travel and expense reporting, and tax processing are reshaping the global financial market. Virtually every segment of this vast industry is undergoing some kind of change as innovation enables new opportunities for growth.

Financial professionals with a solid understanding of e-commerce, automation, data capture, cloud-based computing, and other related technologies can gain a significant competitive edge over their peers. That’s why NJIT offers an online MBA program with a finance specialization that focuses on the financial technologies and tools that analysts and managers use to make complex business decisions.

By choosing a specialization in Finance, you can gain valuable expertise in:

  • Accounting Regulations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Management
  • Income Measurement
  • General Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Investment Banking
  • Merchant Banking
  • Risk Management
  • Valuation

Intended for both experienced finance professionals and individuals seeking a career change, the finance specialization of NJIT’s online MBA program can help you become equipped with the computational, managerial, analytical, and problem-solving skills important to your success as a financial leader in an ever-evolving global economy.

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Learn to Market in a Multimedia World
Today’s tech-savvy consumers are constantly finding new ways to interact with companies and products. No longer are they waiting for marketers to initiate the conversation. Advancements in mobile technology and digital devices, combined with the ever-expanding Internet and the proliferation of social media, have given customers on-demand access to vast amounts of information. With just a few keystrokes, they can compare products, find lower prices, read reviews, and even communicate with other buyers about product quality. Even further, they’re not just accessing content, they’re creating and sharing it with others. For this reason, today’s businesses must be prepared to engage their audience at every touch point.

This is where earning an online MBA with a Marketing specialization from NJIT can give you an edge. Designed to prepare you for a leadership role as an innovator in marketing, the program is expertly constructed to help you understand a world where technology is changing how products are developed and how companies interact with technology-driven consumers.

By exploring the ways in which technology, management, and marketing converge and integrate, you can develop the skills required to:

  • Increase your company’s market penetration
  • Build memorable and intuitive corporate brands
  • Oversee the marketing process, from planning through execution
  • Develop marketing strategy across the latest digital media channels
  • Learn the most current trends in customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Analyze market segmentation, targeting, and positioning
  • Measure marketing campaign results and return on investment
  • Create added value for company stakeholders

The digital revolution is powering the future of today’s marketing and advertising professionals. It is the perfect time for you to expand your marketing expertise and develop the communication, planning, analysis, and budgeting skills that come with earning your online MBA from NJIT.

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Coursework Designed for the
Future of Business

The advanced curriculum of NJIT’s online MBA is designed to give you a more targeted learning experience than a traditional business school. From managerial economics to information systems strategy, the intricacies of technology and business are expertly woven throughout the program’s coursework. Additionally, the rigorous and comprehensive online content was thoughtfully constructed in consultation with some of NJIT’s most notable corporate partners and is structured to address the growing needs of today’s tech-savvy management professionals.

The phrase, Virtual Classroom® was coined and registered as a trademark at NJIT.

Online MBA – Course Listing

Core Courses (30 credits)
+ ACCT 615 Management Accounting 3 Credits
Builds on traditional concepts of managerial accounting (break-even analysis, alternate choice decisions, profit planning, and transfer pricing) and develops the skills that an executive needs in strategic cost analysis. Explores strategic decisions of value chains and activity-based management. Emphasizes using managerial accounting data in executive planning and control.
+ ECON 610 Managerial Economics 3 Credits
Covers the role of economic theory in management analysis and decisions. Examines demand, cost, and supply theories from a business viewpoint. Encompasses economic principles and their relevance to business decision making and examines the interaction of information, economic incentives, and market competition and how these concepts interrelate to determine prices, products available, profits, and patterns of trade and organization.
+ FIN 600 Corporate Finance I 3 Credits
Introduces concepts and analytical tools to identify and solve financial management problems. Following introduction of the corporation, focuses on how firms invest in real assets (capital budgeting) and how they raise money to pay for assets (financing). Examines practical problems in valuing bonds, stocks and other investments based on the time value of money. Trade-off between risk and return introduced with the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Also examined: capital structure and dividend policy.
+ HRM 601 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
Analyzes key organizational components, individual perception, learning ability, conflict resolution models, group processes in decision making, motivation, problem diagnosis, and the organization as the mechanism for fusion into a coherent productive system. Examines organizational assessment for innovation, leadership styles, and environmental interaction.
+ MGMT 630 Decision Analysis 3 Credits
Introduces the methodology of decision analysis using computer based techniques and systems analysis and concepts of modeling, probability, and choice. Addresses the philosophy and detailed methods involved in decision analysis. Allows for methods to be applied to address routine and special business decisions.
+ MGMT 640 New Venture Management 3 Credits
Designed for the student who is considering starting or managing a new business. Combines classroom instruction in business management and a term project involving the analysis of a business case. Builds upon and integrates the student's previously acquired business knowledge and skills into an understanding of how to start and run a new business.
+ MGMT 670 International Business 3 Credits
Covers the scope and essential characteristics of international business in the world economy; MNEs as economic, political, and social institutions; national and international control; functional management and operations; country evaluation; and regional market analysis.
+ MGMT 688 Management Consulting 3 Credits
This course provides another view of the consulting profession and consulting process. It is practice-oriented, and an emphasis is placed on developing skills needed to work in the consulting profession as an internal consultant in organizations. Areas of focus include: human resources consulting, marketing consulting, financial consulting, and IT and information management consulting.
+ MIS 645 Information Systems Principles 3 Credits
Examines the management of information processing resources, including: role of information processing; estimates of personnel resources and budgets; integration of corporate and MIS plans; organizational alternatives for MIS departments and support staffs; management of computer operations, equipment and general software acquisitions; intermediate and long-range MIS plans; integration of personal computers, minicomputers, and mainframes; and security and controls.
+ MRKT 620 Competing in Global Markets 3 Credits
Designed to help prepare students to become effective managers overseeing global market activities in an increasingly competitive environment. Examines the impact of global economic, financial, cultural, political, and legal factors on the development of marketing programs and on the marketing/R&D and marketing/manufacturing interfaces.

Online MBA – Course Listing

Finance Specialization Courses (12 credits)
+ FIN 624 Corporate Finance II 3 Credits
Prerequisite: Fin 600. Examines the trade-off between risk and return in the context of historical analysis, portfolio optimization, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, and other alternative models. Begins with the understanding of the Modigliani and Miller results and introduces bankruptcy, taxes, information asymmetries and other market imperfections, financial options, put-call parity and option pricing.
+ FIN 626 Financial Investment Institutions 3 Credits
Prerequisite: Fin 600. Introduces the role of banking institutions and investment banks in the domestic and international money market and capital environment to the financial managers. Covers instruments and services of financial intermediaries that are crucial to business management. Presents a range of discussions from the financial services and facilities of regional banks to money-center banking institutions. Examines the alternatives of project financing, lending requirements and regulations, project financing, and role of intermediaries in local and international transactions. Focuses on the private placement procedures of all types of securities in the capital market and the unique role undertaken by the investment banking firms. Provides insight into the public offering process for existing and venture capitalized firms.
+ FIN 641 Derivatives Markets 3 Credits
Prerequisites: FIN 600. Introduces students to futures, options, and other derivative securities. Topics include option valuation models, principles of forward and futures pricing, structure of markets for derivative securities, and strategies for hedging and speculation.
+ FIN 650 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Theory 3 Credits
Prerequisite: FIN 600. Provides a basic course in the theory and practice of investing. Presents an in-depth study of why and how to form portfolios of securities, using a significant amount of mathematical and statistical analysis to answer these questions. Includes theories of asset pricing based on the relationship between risk and return. Discusses criteria for selecting specific securities in different asset classes, such as, stocks, bonds, and derivatives.
Management Information Systems Specialization Courses (12 credits)
+ IS 679 Information Systems Strategy 3 Credits
Prerequisites: IS 677 or MIS 645. Explores issues and approaches in managing information systems in organizations and how they integrate, support, and enable various types of organizational capabilities. Takes a management perspective in exploring the acquisition, development, and implementation of efficient and effective information systems. Addresses issues relating to defining a high-level technology infrastructure and the systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of the organization. Focuses on developing an intellectual framework that will allow leaders of organizations to critically assess existing infrastructures and emerging technologies as well as how these enabling technologies might affect organizational strategy. Ideas developed and cultivated in this course are intended to provide an enduring perspective that can help leaders make sense of an increasingly global and technology-intensive business environment.
+ MGMT 635 Data Mining and Analysis 3 Credits
Provides an introduction to data mining with an emphasis on large-scale databases as a source of knowledge generation and competitive advantage. Includes framing research questions, data modeling, inferential data mining techniques, and evaluation and deployment of data mining systems.
+ MGMT 650 Knowledge Management 3 Credits
Covers the principles of the knowledge management process. Focuses on developing a comprehensive framework for designing and implementing a successful knowledge management effort and the ability to assist in the development of knowledge.
+ MIS 648 Decision Support Systems for Managers 3 Credits
Prerequisite: MIS 645. Covers the use of decision support systems to support management decision making in a real-world environment. Includes establishing and measuring decision support systems success criteria, software tools, model management, elements of artificial intelligence, and statistics. Addresses the justification, design, and use of decision support systems.

Online MBA – Course Listing

Marketing Specialization Courses (12 credits)
+ MRKT 631 Marketing Planning and Analysis 3 Credits
Provides a research and managerial perspective on advanced marketing research methods and analytical techniques. Includes problem formulation, research design, data collection and analysis, and managerial report writing. Provides students with the opportunity to acquire experience by developing and executing their own marketing research project using sophisticated computerized analytical techniques.
+ MRKT 636 Design/Development of High Technology Products 3 Credits
Focuses on analysis of needs of buyers and consumers for specific product characteristics and the development of appropriate products to satisfy such needs. Covers the process of identifying new product opportunities, screening new product concepts, product testing and test marketing, product positioning, and development of the marketing strategy and implementation plans.
+ MRKT 645 Internet Marketing Strategy 3 Credits
Introduction to the use of the Internet and electronic commerce in the development of marketing strategy. Examines the characteristics of electronic markets, the use of Internet for data collection and market research, the Internet as a communication and distribution medium, and the development of Internet-based marketing strategies.
+ MRKT 638 Sales & Distribution Channels Management 3 Credits
Focuses on understanding the wide range of sales management activities for which sales managers are responsible in order to generate revenues. Subsumed under organizing, developing, managing, directing, controlling, and evaluating sales force performance, the topics include sales ethics, consumer relationship management, sales forecasting, sales budgeting, recruiting, selecting, training, leading, motivating, territorial coverage, and routing. Compensations, sales volume, costs and profitability, as well as sales force performance evaluation, are discussed using contemporary theories, case studies, videos, and term projects.

Online MBA – Course Listing

Capstone Courses (6 credits)
+ MGMT 686 Corporate Governance 3 Credits
COURPresents inter-disciplinary perspectives on the rights, responsibilities, and roles of the corporation in society. Highlights the relationships among owners, managers, and other stakeholders, focusing on the analysis of corporate control mechanisms including ownership concentration, executive compensation, boards of directors, and market for corporate control. Includes changes in political/legal/regulatory institutional environments over time and develops a comparative international framework
+ MGT 692 Strategic Management 3 Credits
Focuses on the strategic Integration of the various functional areas in management providing a top management perspective to the role of chief executive in an organization. Integral part of this course: developing an understanding of the roles of both the competitive environment and the organization's experience in advancing corporate strategy to gain competitive advantage. Underscores ethical issues related to corporate strategies.


*Curriculum is subject to change.


Maximize Your Management Potential

As a natural precursor to the full online MBA curriculum, NJIT’s graduate-level certificate programs allow you to participate in a focused examination of one specific area of business. They are designed to address current and highly relevant topics at the intersection of business and technology. All credits earned in connection with our certificate programs can be wholly applied upon admission to the NJIT MBA program.

Management Essentials

Build Your Business Intelligence
Designed for managers and professionals who want to build or reinforce their management foundation, this 12-credit graduate certificate program imparts core business knowledge in the areas of finance, marketing, managerial accounting, and management information systems. As you work your way through the curriculum, you can develop the skills and tools that help you analyze business models and strategically apply core business concepts.

Management of Technology

Prepare for Tomorrow’s Technology, Today
In today’s interconnected world, technology-dependent enterprises have become the norm rather than the exception. NJIT’s Management of Technology certificate program is intended for professionals who want to better understand existing and emerging technologies and discover new ways to manage organizational change. As you work your way through the 12-credit certificate program, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of technology and its role as a main component of business development in organizations and the global marketplace.


Educators in Your Classroom. Innovators in the Business World.

NJIT’s School of Management has a dedicated and engaged faculty that is committed to excellence in teaching. Composed of distinguished scholars, researchers, and industry professionals, our esteemed educators bring a remarkable level of expertise and a broad range of real-world experience into our online classrooms. In fact, an impressive 98 percent of NJIT’s full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees within their respective field, and many have received top academic honors, including Fulbright scholarships, grants from the National Science Foundation, and Presidential Early Career awards. Meet our faculty members and learn more about the outstanding academic and professional credentials they bring to our online MBA program.

Dr. Pius J. Egbelu

Dr. Pius J. Egbelu

Dr. Pius J. Egbelu
Distinguished Professor and Dean
Then & Clark Chair
School of Management

+ Education

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

M.S.I.E, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.S.I.E, Louisiana Tech University

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-3314


+ Bio

Dr. Egbelu is a Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, and also holder of the Then and Clark Chair in Management. Prior to joining NJIT, he served as the Dean of NSF (National Science Foundation) Academy in Washington, D.C., the premier U.S. research agency. As Dean, he was the chief learning officer and a member of the U.S. Government Senior Executive Service, the highest grade level in the U.S. government. He served as the Dean of Engineering and Bert Turner Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University, a college with a faculty size of 150 and staff size of 90. He also served as Professor and Chair of Industrial Engineering at Iowa State University, Assistant and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, and Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Syracuse University. Prior to his appointments at Iowa State, he also served as an NSF Program Director for three research programs. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Sciences. He has served on the advisory boards of many organizations, including the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, multiple Directorates at NSF, and Louisiana Foundation for Excellence in Science, Technology, and Education. He is a registered professional engineer in Louisiana.

Professor Egbelu has made notable contributions to engineering education and research. He is a renowned researcher in material handling, cross-docking, supply chain management, manufacturing systems analysis, and scheduling. He has published over 150 technical papers, 76 of these in archival journals. He has supervised 15 Ph.D. and over 30 master's students. He has collaborated with researchers worldwide. He was a founding member of the Africa-USA Conference series on Manufacturing Technology.

Dr. Cheickna Sylla

Dr. Cheickna Sylla

Dr. Cheickna Sylla
Program Chair
Professor of Decision Sciences and MIS
School of Management

+ Education

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, State University of New York at Buffalo

M.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, State University of New York at Buffalo

B.S., Electromechanical Engineering, Ecole Nationale D'Ingénieurs (ENI) of Mali, Bamako

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-5691


+ Courses I Teach

MGMT 316 Business Research Methods

OM 375 Management Science

+ Courses Taught

Management Science

Operations Management

Project Management

Decision Analysis

Business Statistics

Business Research Methods

Decision Support Systems

Data Mining and Analysis

Knowledge Management

Systems Analysis & Design Methods

Management Information Systems

Forecasting and Regression Models

Production Planning and Control Methods

Special Topics in Operations

Project Management

+ Bio

Dr. Cheickna Sylla is a Professor of Decision Sciences and MIS at the School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. His teaching and research interests include: statistical analyses and applied operations research methods to human machine interfaces studies, project management, distribution logistics, management information systems, decision support systems, and operations management. His research publications appear in IEEE Transactions in Systems, Man and Cybernetics; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; European Journal of Operations Research; Computers and Industrial Engineering; Control Engineering Practice; Cost Management; International Journal of Management and Decision Making; International Journal of Information Technology and Management; International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations; International Academy of Business and Economics; and International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, etc. He published numerous articles in conference proceedings. He is a member of INFORMS, IIE, and the Production & Operations Management Society.

He has been involved in developing and teaching business statistics and data analysis courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels for over 20 years. He is married and has 3 children.

Dr. Naomi G. Rotter

Dr. Naomi G. Rotter

Dr. Naomi G. Rotter
Professor Emeritus of Management

+ Education

Ph.D., New York University

B.A., Skidmore College

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-3290


+ Courses I Teach

Managing Diversity

+ Courses Taught

HRM 301 Organizational Behavior

HRM 303 Human Resource Management

HRM 415 Organizational Design and Development

HRM 606 Human Resource Management

HRM 662 Organizational Diagnosis & Development

HRM 307 Job and Work Environments

Dr. Wei Xu

Dr. Wei Xu

Dr. Wei Xu
Associate Professor of Accounting
School of Management

+ Education

Ph.D. in Accounting, Rutgers University

M.B.A., Rutgers University

B.A. in Accounting, Nankai University

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-6420


+ Courses I Teach:

ACCT 615 Management Accounting

+ Courses Taught:

ACCT 115 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

+ Bio

Dr. Wei Xu is an assistant professor of accounting in the School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She received a B.S. in Accounting from Nankai University, and received both an MBA and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Rutgers University. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Accounting Association. She also had professional work experience with the AICPA XBRL group, Deloitte Touche Tomastsu LLP tax department, TianJun Bio-Tech Corp accounting department, and some other companies before starting her academic career.

Dr. Xu’s current research interests are mostly market-based empirical financial accounting studies, including fixed assets and goodwill impairment studies; earnings management studies; and China-related studies involving ownership structure, earnings quality, and auditors’ effectiveness. She’s also interested in bubble economy, auditing, forensic accounting, corporate finance, and XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) and has many working papers and on-going projects in these areas. Her recent research has been published in Advances in Accounting, Research in Accounting Regulation, and International Journal of Behavioral Accounting and Finance.

Michael A. Ehrlich

Michael A. Ehrlich

Michael A. Ehrlich
Associate Professor of Finance
School of Management

+ Education

Ph.D., Economics (Finance), Princeton University

B.A., Economics, Yale University

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-5305


+ Courses I Teach:

ENTR 420 Financing New Venture

FIN 600 Corporate Finance I

MRKT 620 Competing in Global Markets

+ Bio

Michael Ehrlich, Ph.D., had an international business career before joining NJIT’s School of Management as assistant professor of finance. Ehrlich’s research focuses on financial markets and institutions, with an emphasis on market failures. His current interest has been the unintended consequences of financial market innovation with special attention to structured investment vehicles, the financial investment innovation which grew to more than $400 billion worldwide before collapsing in the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance and The American Economist published his views on the structure of financial markets and foreign exchange risk.

He spent his last Wall Street years at Bear Stearns as senior managing director of the emerging markets fixed income business. Earlier stints included positions of increasing responsibility at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb and Salomon Brothers, where he worked in the Government Arbitrage group with John Meriwether. Upon leaving Wall Street, Ehrlich started FineStar Imaging LLC, a small technology company that specialized in document production and management. He sold FineStar in 2007.

Today, along with teaching, Ehrlich participates in NJIT’s small business incubator program, the Enterprise Development Center (EDC). Ehrlich, who belongs to the New York Angels, works with start-up companies.

William Rapp

William Rapp

William V. Rapp
Research Professor International Business
School of Management

+ Education

J.D., Pace University, (Law School)

M.A., Stanford University, (Japanese Studies)

Ph.D., Yale University, (Economics)

M.A., Yale University, (Economics)

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-6414


+ Courses I Teach:

MGMT 670 International Business

+ Bio

Dr. Rapp is the first Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business at The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s School of Management and Director of the Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research.

He has had an extensive international career in academia, business and government and joined NJIT after completing a year in Japan as a Fulbright Scholar and APSIA Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. While in Kyoto, he assessed the political economic impact of Japan’s rapidly aging population while lecturing on the Asian Financial Crisis and the History of Investment Banking. Dr. Rapp has been the Chair in Economic Relations with Japan and International Business at the University of Victoria in Canada, Director of Yale’s International Relations Program, a Senior Research Fellow at Columbia University´s Center on Japanese Economy and Business and its East Asian Institute, and the Toyota Visiting Professor of International Business at Columbia. He continues as a Senior Research Associate at Columbia where he has directed two multi-year projects under grants from the US-Japan Friendship Commission and the Sloan Foundation examining US, EU and Japanese firms’ use of information technology to improve global competitiveness.

Before entering into fulltime teaching and research, Dr. Rapp was active in business and government as Executive Director for Bank of America´s Corporate Finance Group in Tokyo responsible for North Asia, Vice President at Mitsui Nevitt Capital Corporation in charge of Mergers and Finance, and Commercial Counselor at the US Embassy in Tokyo. Prior to his leave with the Federal Government, he was group head Bank of America´s Project Finance Section for Mining and Minerals worldwide and a Vice President with JP Morgan. Earlier in his career he was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in Boston and Tokyo, an adjunct professor at NYU and Fordham Universities, and an economist for AID in Korea and Vietnam. Elected a director of the Japan Fund in 1991, he continued in this capacity until 2005 and was a member of the executive, audit and valuation committees. He was a board member of the Association of Japanese Business Studies from 2003-2005.

Rajiv Mehta

Rajiv Mehta

Rajiv Mehta
Professor of Marketing
School of Management

+ Education

Ph.D., Drexel University

MBA, University of Scranton

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-6419


+ Courses I Teach:

MKT 620 Competing in a Global Market

+ Bio

Dr. Rajiv Mehta (Ph.D., Drexel University) is Professor of Marketing at the School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology. Previously, he served on the faculty of Loyola University New Orleans and, prior to entering academia, worked in sales and marketing for an international manufacturer of steel wire ropes and cables.Dr. Mehta has co-authored two university-level textbooks: Sales Management: Building Customer Relationships and Partnerships (2009), andPersonal Selling: Building Customer Relationships and Partnerships, (2007), 2nd Edition, both published by Houghton-Mifflin (now CENGAGE Learning).Additionally, his research has been widely published in major academic journals and presented at national and international academic conferences. Focusing on the areas of selling and sales management, domestic and global marketing channels, Japanese Keiretsus, and the cross-border management of international strategic distribution alliances, over 30 of Dr. Mehta’s research manuscripts have appeared in outlets, such as Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Business Horizons, European Journal of Marketing, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Marketing Channels, Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Services Marketing, and International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society.

About NJIT

NJIT Overview

Innovating the Future of
Science and Technology

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. Founded in 1881 as the Newark Technical School, NJIT is now home to nearly 50 laboratories and centers and over 120 business incubators, where hundreds of research breakthroughs have been achieved. NJIT’s vision stresses innovation, entrepreneurship, and engagement in addressing the issues facing our society. The pursuit of excellence, real-world learning, and applied research underpin the university’s education tradition.

the future
of science and technology
Innovating the Future of Science and Technology

School of

Shaping Business
for the 21st Century

The School of Management’s mission is to create
the edge in business knowledge by:

Preparing a diverse student body to lead globally.

Integrating business with ethics, technology, and innovation.

Interacting with organizations to advance interdisciplinary research.

Promoting regional economic and community development.


Committed to Quality
and Chosen for Excellence


NJIT is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

To contact the MSCHE:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 284-5000

NJIT’s School of Management is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accrediting body for management education. Only one-third of U.S. business schools and only 10 percent of business schools worldwide have met the rigorous AACSB quality standards.

To contact the AACSB:

AACSB International
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 769-6500


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The Princeton Review has named NJIT as one of the “Best 295 Business Schools” (2014 edition).

NJIT is a high research activity university according to the latest Carnegie classification, and it was noted as among the nation’s top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors, master’s degrees, and doctoral programs.’s 2013 rankings place NJIT 6th (in the top 1 percent) for return on investment (ROI) among 437 public universities and 27th (in the top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.

Corporate Partners

Collaboration That Drives Innovation

New Jersey Institute of Technology is dedicated to the continuous cultivation of positive and impactful partnerships within the business community. We work hard to maintain strong working relationships with numerous Fortune 500 corporations, professional associations, and other corporate leaders within the world of science and technology.

Partnering with world-class industry leaders provides a direct connection to the corporate world, allowing us unparalleled access to the latest advances emerging in the fields of science, technology, and business. Our partners have been instrumental in helping us build tech-focused courses in technology management, innovation management, and entrepreneurship. Their involvement and insight elevates the quality of our curriculum, adding extraordinary value to our academic programs.

Whether working with faculty to develop course content or collaborating with the university on cutting-edge research initiatives, NJIT’s corporate partners continue to help us drive innovation and strengthen the future of business and technology.

Some of Our Distinguished Partners Include:

  • Abbott Point of Sale
  • Adept Technology
  • Adobe
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Alcatel-Lucent Technologies
  • ASCO Power Technologies/
  • Emerson Network Power
  • BAE Systems
  • Circadiant Inc./JDSU
  • Cognos
  • Comcast Business Communications
  • Compuware
  • IBM Corporation
  • Integration Consortium
  • InterDigital Communications
  • L-3 Communications
  • LB Electric Company, LLC
  • MetaMEMS
  • Microsoft
  • Panasonic
  • Prudential
  • PSEG
  • Sarnoff Corporation
  • SENA Systems Inc.
  • Spirent Communications
  • St. Barnabas Health System
  • SunGard SCT
  • Telcordia Technologies Inc.
  • U.S. Army Communications
  • World Class Telecommunications

Enterprise Development Center

Collaboration That Drives Success

The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) on the NJIT campus houses the oldest and largest business incubator program in New Jersey. Since 1988, its focus has been on helping promising start-up technology companies to successfully bring their business into the marketplace by providing office and lab space, financial help, business and technology services, and expert advice. These for-profit businesses must be developing or possess a high-tech or life science-related product, process, or service to be accepted into the EDC.

MBA online students can also benefit from the work of the EDC. Faculty working with the EDC incorporate what is happening in the incubator into their teaching, providing insight into the latest developments in the technological and business aspects of real-time technology commercialization. Case studies in the MBA online program can be drawn from actual EDC projects. In these ways, the EDC helps make learning relevant for all NJIT MBA students, whether on campus or online.

Student Support

Support Overview

We’re Committed to Excellence
in Online Education

As an online student at New Jersey Institute of Technology, you can gain access to one of the most innovative and collaborative e-learning environments in the country. Our online classrooms function as virtual-learning communities in which you can interact with and learn from your peers and professors using a wide variety of media-rich communication tools.

Course content is delivered asynchronously through the university’s learning management system, allowing you to complete coursework at your convenience. Whether you’re streaming a video lecture to watch during your lunch break or contributing to a class discussion board after putting the kids to bed, the flexibility of our online MBA program can seamlessly integrate into your work and family life.

We’re Focused on Your Success

At NJIT, we also believe that a strong support system is vital to your success as an online student. For this reason, we strive to ensure that you have all the information you need to pursue and achieve your academic goals. From admissions through graduation, our exceptional team of enrollment advisors and program coordinators are eager to help make your online educational experience a rewarding and memorable one.

  • We value all students in the School of Management, whether on-campus or online.
  • Students who take online courses will not be treated any differently in terms of how we deliver education to them.
  • We are dedicated and committed to helping students from the admission process throughout their tenure at NJIT.

Enrollment Advisors

We’re Ready to Help You Get Started

NJIT’s dedicated enrollment advisors work hard to provide you with a smooth, stress-free, and positive enrollment experience. They are familiar with every aspect of the online MBA program and serve as your guide throughout the entire admissions process. Enrollment advisors are available to answer questions, walk you through online course demos, review admissions criteria, assist with your application, provide program information, direct you to financial aid resources, and much more. From application to acceptance, they are committed to helping you every step of the way.

Meet Your Enrollment Advisor:

Kate Williams

“Helping, supporting, informing and relating… these are some of the perks of my position as an enrollment advisor for NJIT’s School of Management. By connecting individually with each student, I get to know their challenges and concerns while giving sound guidance. I truly enjoy being by each student’s side as they take that first step to accomplish their goals.”

I graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, in 1998 with a BA in Psychology. I grew up on the Rollins College campus; my father enjoyed a 39-year tenure as a professor of physics, department chair and interim dean of faculty there. I was raised to value educational achievement as a key to a bright, prosperous future. Having worked as an enrollment advisor since 2007, I feel fortunate to have witnessed hundreds of students earn their graduate degree and reach their goals.

As a mother of two young children, my time away from my students is spent parenting my kids, volunteering at their school, experimenting in the kitchen, and working in my garden. I have also been known to be a bit of a closet baseball and football fan.

Program Coordinators

We’re Proud to Help You Reach Your Goals

Once you’ve been accepted to NJIT’s online MSCS program, you will have complete access to our experienced program coordinators. Working as a partner in your academic journey, they are available to advise you throughout the program and help you with everything from course registration and specialization selection to graduation preparation.

Meet Your Program Coordinator:

Heather Minton

“I love working in higher education. It’s very rewarding knowing that I’m helping someone get one step closer to fulfilling their dream.”

I’ve been working in higher education since early 2010. Prior to that, I worked in the hotel industry in Las Vegas. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

When I’m not helping students, I enjoy watching basketball, playing golf, going to the beach, and traveling.


Get the Answers You Need

Earning your MBA can prepare you for career advancement and help you build the foundation for a strong future. Listed here are helpful answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our online MBA program. If you need more information or require additional support, feel free to contact us at 1-877-615-9842.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
+ How long will it take to earn my degree online?
The NJIT online MBA consists of 16 courses over eight semesters, totaling 48 total semester credit units. You can earn your degree completely online in as few as 2.6 years.
+ How much will the program cost?
Please visit our tuition page for more detailed information.
+ Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available to graduate students in the form of education loans, such as Federal Direct, Perkins, Graduate PLUS, or private loans. To apply, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Please visit our financial aid page for more detailed information regarding scholarships and grants.
+ How can this degree help me advance in my current career?
NJIT’s online MBA program can help you in building your professional competency in both management and technology. The skills you can acquire prepare you for a natural progression into management and team leadership positions.
+ When can I begin the program?
NJIT offers 3 program start dates each year – Fall, Spring, or Summer term. Please contact your enrollment advisor at 1-877-615-9842 to discuss application deadlines for each term.
+ Can I continue to work full time while completing the online program?
Absolutely. The flexibility of an engaging online learning environment makes it possible to seamlessly integrate the program into your current work and family life. NJIT’s online MBA program is delivered 100% online and allows you to complete your weekly assignments according to your schedule.
+ Is the online curriculum the same as the on-campus program?
Yes. The online program was engineered to mirror the on-campus program. While the delivery method differs for each, the core curriculum remains the same. Faculty members are also the same distinguished professionals who teach on campus, so you can take pride in the fact that you are receiving the same high-quality education as your counterparts in New Jersey.
+ When I graduate, how will my diploma read?
You will receive the exact same NJIT diploma as the on-campus student. While the program solely utilizes an online learning environment, your diploma will not include the word “online.” Instead, your diploma will read “Master of Business Administration.”
+ How does the online program work?
NJIT’s online MBA program is incredibly student centered. Our online classes function as virtual-learning communities in which you can interact with and learn from your peers and professors. Course material is delivered through a dynamic learning management system that utilizes a wide array of multimedia tools. You will have access to narrated presentations, interactive student-faculty discussion boards, downloadable reading materials, podcast lectures from NJIT on iTunes U, streaming video lectures, and real-time chat sessions that connect you with your professors and fellow students. As long as you have a computer and an Internet connection, you can access course content anytime, anywhere.
As a distance learner, how can I expect to interact with my professors and peers?
Highly adept in the e-learning environment, NJIT’s dedicated faculty is well known for being extremely responsive to online dialogue and questions. You may contact faculty members online, during video office hours, and by email. Through NJIT’s highly interactive learning environment, you can expect to collaborate with your fellow students via video conferencing software, email, and online discussion forums and chats.
+ Do I need to take the GRE, GMAT, or other standardized tests?
Yes. Individuals applying to NJIT’s online MBA program who do not already hold an advanced degree (master's or doctorate in any field) are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). We urge applicants who have been out of school for a while to prepare for the GMAT before sitting for the exam. For more information about the program’s admission requirements, contact an enrollment advisor at 1-877-615-9842.
+ Are there any on-ground or residency requirements for the online MSCS program?
The NJIT MBA program is entirely online. While you may wish to come to campus for your graduation ceremony, there is no requirement for you to attend any on-campus sessions as part of the program.