NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rutgers Executive MBA was ranked No. 15 for U.S.-only programs in the Financial Times latest rankings of the top 100 Executive MBA programs in the world [ see full rankings].
Rutgers EMBA graduates saw a 53 percent increase in their salaries three years after finishing the program - ranking No. 10 for "Salary Increase" for U.S.-based programs - highlighting the tremendous advantage Rutgers EMBA provided their careers. Members of the class of 2013 who participated in the survey described going through the Rutgers EMBA program as a transformational experience. "Every case study, every week in residence, leaves one changed for the better," said Jennifer Budd Mattiello, Senior Vice President and COO at Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. "I found fresh, new perspectives and a deeper understanding of timely issues in collaboration with my peers and the exceptional faculty members, speakers and professors associated with Rutgers," she said. The average annual salary for Rutgers EMBA graduates totaled over $184,000 according to the Financial Times, the 11 th best salary total for US programs. Rutgers EMBA also ranked No. 13 in the U.S. for "Aims Achieved," which measures the extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing an EMBA [ see full methodology]. "Upon graduation, I was more confident to implement higher level strategic initiatives for my management team," said Dianne Grenz of Valley National Bank. "Within six months I was promoted to Executive Vice President." -> Learn more at a Rutgers Executive MBA Open House.Open Houses are conducted on class days, so you can ask any one of the 130 students in the program anything. You can even sit in a class for as long as you like. The next one is Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 AM to 12 PM [RSVP today]. The Rutgers EMBA program takes its commitment to students very seriously. "We care deeply for our students," said Farrokh Langdana, director of Rutgers EMBA, and professor, Finance & Economics at Rutgers Business School. "The goal is not just salary maximization but to ensure that the course-work has immediate real-world added value. To this end, the curriculum is constantly updated every year." Distinguished lecturers such as Tom Renyi, former CEO of Bank of NY/Mellon and Gary Rodkin, previous CEO/President of PepsiCo North America are invited to speak, and stand-alone modules such as Entrepreneurship, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, Customer Centric Strategy, Consumer Behavior, and Consulting Skills are updated to enhance students' experiential learning. [ Learn more about recent additions to Rutgers EMBA.] "We recently added an expanded high level finance course in valuation, the likes of which does not exist in other EMBA programs," said Langdana. "How much is a company, product, or service worth? What is the real strategy underlying mergers and acquisitions? And real and very current financial statements are deployed in this intense elective," he said.