RBS Curriculum and Areas of Study

The requirements for Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate–New Brunswick programs of study can be divided into three parts.

  • Pre-business (Major Eligibility) Course Requirements
  • RBS Core Course Requirements, and
  • RBS Major Required and Elective Courses

Students must complete the requirements of their chosen major that are in effect at the time of their admission into Rutgers Business School.

In addition to the RBS curriculum students are required to complete the general education requirements of the SAS Core Curriculum.

To receive a degree from the Rutgers Business School:  Undergraduate-New Brunswick, students must take at least 45 business credits at the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate–New Brunswick.

Please Note: There are 4 courses from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) that resemble Rutgers Business School course titles. If you take these courses or have taken these course after Fall 2011 you will NOT receive credit for these courses, and they will NOT count towards completion of your RBS degree. The courses are:

  • Intro. to Marketing (11:373:231)
  • Intro. to Management (11:373:241)
  • Business Finance I (11:373:351)
  • Business Finance II (11:373:451)

Pre-Business (Major Eligibility) Courses

Students must complete the six pre-business eligibility courses to declare their major and take additional courses within the Business School. Students directly admitted to RBS must complete the pre-business courses by the end of the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students admitted as School to School and external transfers must complete the pre business courses by the end of the spring semester after they are admitted. All pre-business eligibility courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

01:198:170 Computer Applications for Business (3)
01:220:102 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
01:220:103 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)
01:640:135 Calculus I (4)
01:960:285 Introductory Statistics for Business (3)
33:010:272 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)

RBS Core Courses

All RBS students must complete regardless of their choice of major program. All RBS core courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

33:010:275 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3) (pre-req: 33:010:272)
33:011:300 Business Forum (2)
33:140:320 Business Law I (3) -OR- 33:522:334 Business Ethics (3) * (junior or senior year)
33:390:300 Financial Management (3) **
33:620:301 Introduction to Management (3)
33:620:302 Management Skills (3)
33:620:492 Business Policy and Strategy (3)
33:136:370 Management Information Systems (3) ***
33:136:385 Statistical Methods in Business (3)
33:136:386 Operations Management (3)
33:630:301 Introduction to Marketing (3)
33:799:301 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3)

* Accounting majors must take Business Law I as their required course. All other business majors may choose either Business Law I or Business Ethics.

** Beginning Fall 2013, there will be two introductory Finance courses. Financial Management for Finance Majors (33:390:310) will be for those who intend to major in Finance. Financial Management (33:390:300) will be for those who have no intention of pursuing Finance. Students planning to double major in Finance and another RBS major should take Financial Management for Finance Majors (33:390:310) instead of Financial Management (33:390:300). Students who switch into the Finance major will also need Finance 310. Credit will not be given for both courses, so, if students have any interest in pursuing Finance, they should take Finance 310. Otherwise, Finance 300 will be sufficient.

*** Management Information Systems is required for all majors except accounting. Accounting majors must take Accounting Information Systems (33:010:458).

Major Requirements and Electives for RBS Majors

The major requirements for Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick programs of study can include a combination of required and elective courses that students take according to their choice of major. Students must complete the requirements of the major that are in effect at the time of their admission into RBS. Students may have up to three majors. All major required and elective courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Concentrations for RBS Students

Students who are enrolled in a Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program in New Brunswick major can complete a concentration in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Leadership Skills, Management Information Systems, Real Estate and Sales.

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Accelerated Programs

Rutgers Business School students have the option of enrolling in an accelerated Bachelor’s/Master's degree program. These programs allow you to earn two degrees as part of a joint program which saves you time and money in the long run. The faster pace reduces the time by one year allowing you to explore internship and career opportunities earlier in your education.

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Minors for Non-RBS Students

Students who are not enrolled in a Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program in New Brunswick major can minor in Business Administration or Entrepreneurship.

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COVID-19 Policy Exceptions

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, courses taken during the spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, winter 2021, spring 2021, and summer 2021 semesters may be successfully completed with a grade of C or Pass.