Areas of Study

The major requirements for Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate–New Brunswick programs of study can be divided into three parts: six eligibility courses that students must complete before they may take additional courses within the Business School, core course requirements that all students must complete regardless of their choice of major program (Accounting, BAIT, Finance, Leadership and Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain and Marketing science), and 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 the major.

It should be noted that in order 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. All core courses and required courses specific to the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.

There are 4 courses from SEBS that resemble RBS course titles. Since some RBS-NB business core courses have some content overlap, RBS-NB students may NOT receive credit for these courses. If you take these courses from Fall 2011 onwards, the courses will be e-credited. 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 courses (Eligibility courses)

    • 33:010:272 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
    • 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)

    Core courses (35 credits)

    • 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 Accounting and Finance 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.

    ***Students admitted to the New Brunswick Business School prior to Fall 2013, who did not complete Principles of Management (33:620:300) by the end of Spring 2013, need to complete Intro. to Management (33:620:301) instead. Principles of Management (33:620:300) will no longer be offered after Spring 2013. Students admitted to the Business School beginning with the fall 2013 semester must take BOTH 33:620:301 AND 33:620:302 if they did not previously complete 33:620:300.

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

    Please note: If you are a double or triple major in Business School departments, and are utilizing a particular course to count for a requirement in each of two majors, you are only permitted to do this “double count” ONE TIME, in RBS. Once you have utilized your one opportunity to “double count” a course between two majors, you will have exhausted this possibility for the remainder of your Bachelor’s degree.  One “double count” possibility, per student.

    Required and elective courses per major

    Concentrations (for RBS majors)

    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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