Business Curriculum

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Business Curriculum (Same for all concentrations and offered on all campuses: Newark, New Brunswick, Camden)

Overview:

The business "track" or curriculum  of the MBS degree is designed to complement the science concentrations and introduce students to the management of science and technology.  To stay competitive, U.S. industries and businesses today need workers who not only possess up-to-date knowledge in their fields, but who have also acquired multidisciplinary entrepreneurial skills that enable them to translate scientific and technical knowledge into profitable products and services. Such workers understand the linkage between technology and business, know how to lead innovations from idea to commercialization, are aware of market and customer needs, are familiar with financial decisions, and have developed leadership and team-building skills.

 The goals for the business curriculum includes the following:

  1. Understand the connection between technology and business and how technical work impacts the business of organizations.
  2. Understand the fundamental concepts of marketing, business strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  3. Understand the basic concepts of financial management and able to assess the financial aspects of a new scientific venture or project and make recommendations for investments and payback.
  4. Learn the basics of management of science & technological projects and programs.
  5. Acquire and develop leadership skills of inspiring, motivating, directing and coaching individuals and teams.
  6. Develop good oral and written communications skills.
  7. Understand the core elements required to design and operate an effective, science-driven organization and how to diagnose and solve organizational problems.
  8. Understand the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and intrapraneurship.

Please note: the business curriculum complements the various science concentrations. Some of these concentration have specific suggestions or requirements for business electives. Please see the individual science concentration for more information.

Course Requirements:

The business curriculum is the same for all students regardless of the science concentration. It consists of 19 credits divided over some core courses and some electives. 

Please see the COURSE LISTING for the full list of New Brunswick/Newark Core courses and electives

Course Requirements (New Brunswick/Newark)

Course** Title Comments
Finance & Accounting (3 credits)
16:137:530 Principles of Finance and Accounting  (3) Mandatory for all students
Marketing (3 credits)

22:630:599/

16:137:601/
16:137:650

Marketing Core Course, e.g., Introduction to Marketing, Marketing for Decision Making (Special Section, Spring)/Special Topics: Strategic Marketing for Sc. & Tech.(Summer,Fall)/CMD Marketing (All Semesters)  Please see current MBS course list for semester offerings. Mandatory for all students
Communication & Leadership (3 credits)
16:137:502 Principles of Communication & Professional Development for Science & Technology Management (3) (Fall,Spring) Mandatory for all students
Science & Technology Management Electives (6 credits -select 2 courses)
 

See Course Listing for suggested electives 

Students select 2 courses
Ethics & Professionalism (1 Credit)
16:137:500 Ethics for Science & Technology Management (1cr, online) Mandatory for all students
16:137:503 Colloquium in Professionalism for Science & Technology Management (0cr) Students must attend 12 colloquium during the course of their degree. This is a graduation requirement.
Capstone (3 credits)
The capstone course is a project-based course covering the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, innovation commercialization, and intellectual property. Students are expected to work on team projects analyzing technology innovations and creating business cases/plans. At least 3 of the core classes must be completed before the capstone course. - Please see  below
16:137:600 Science & Technology Management Capstone (3credit, Fall, Spring) Mandatory for all students

 **These courses are the suggested core courses, any other course that may be equivalent can also be substituted.

***other marketing options are also available under 601/602 special topics numbers.

 

 


Course Requirements - Camden

See here for the full Camden business course descriptions.

Course Title Comments
Finance & Accounting (3 credits)
53:135:500 Managerial Economics (3) or STUDENT MUST
53:390:506  Financial Management (3)  PICK ONE OF TWO
Marketing (3 credits)
53:630:508 Marketing Management  (3) Mandatory for all students
Communication & Leadership (3 credits)
53:135:503 Personal Leadership and Communication Skills (3) Mandatory for all students
Management of Science & Technology (3 credits)
53:620:513 Operations Management (3) Mandatory for all students
General Management Electives (3 credits)
 

See Camden Course Listing for the MBS Business Curriculum

Student selects 1 course
Ethics & Professionalism (1 Credit)
16:137:500*  Ethics for Science & Technology Management (1cr, Online) Mandatory for all students
16:137:503 Colloquium in Professionalism for Science & Technology Management (0) Mandatory for all students
Capstone
The capstone course is a project-based course covering the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, innovation commercialization, and intellectual property. Students are expected to work on team projects analyzing technology innovations and creating business plans. At least 3 of the core classes must be completed before the capstone course.

16:137:600*

 

Science & Technology Management Capstone (3cr,) Mandatory for all students

* Please check on the core course requirements for the Rutgers Camden business curriculum on this website. For special permission numbers for the Rutgers Camden business courses please contact Joany McCracken at Phone: (856) 225-6452 or (856) 225-6218  Email:jbmcc@camden.rutgers.edu .

* Some courses are only offered in New Brunswick

NOTE: Internship credits may be taken as Electives. Please see here for more information.