School Curriculum

Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the Rutgers Business School (RBS) Undergraduate Program in Newark must complete a minimum of 120 credits. The curriculum consists of four areas:

  • School of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum
  • Pre-Eligibility Courses
  • Business Core Courses
  • Major Courses

Students also have the option of completing a minor or additional major(s) or other curricular concentrations if they so choose. There are a variety of options for students interested in completing a second concentration as follows:

Completion of a second concentration should be strongly considered for students wanting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise to enhance their credentials; for example:

  • Spanish or Portuguese for someone who plans to work in international business
  • Economics for a finance major
  • Psychology for a marketing major
  • or perhaps a second area in which one would want to follow their passion (political science, gender studies, film studies, etc.)

*Students completing a second concentration within SASN will receive a Joint Degree from both RBS and SASN. In all cases, students should consult with their advisor to see if or which option may be a good fit for their own career path.

School of Arts and Science-Newark Core Curriculum

(School 21)

Students in the Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program in Newark are required to complete the School of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum Requirements. The requirements are:

Core Curriculum (38 Credits)

  • Basic Writing Skills (6 Credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (8 Credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • History and Literature  (9 credits)
  • Arts and Media (3 credits)
  • Other Liberal Arts (3 credits)

Pre-Eligibility Courses

Students in the Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program in Newark are required to complete the Pre-Eligibility Courses. The requirements are:

  • 29:010:203 Financial Accounting
  • 29:010:204 Managerial Accounting
  • 21:220:101 Micro-Economics
  • 21:220:102 Macro-Economics
  • 21:220:203 Statistics*
    or 21:640:211 Statistics I
  • 21:640:119 Applied Calculus
    or 21:640:135 Calculus I
  • 21:355:101 English Composition I
  • 21:355:102 English Composition II

* Statistics 21:220:203 was formally Statistics 21:220:231. If you took 21:220:231 and successfully passed,  you will not need to repeat Statistics

Business Core Courses

Students in the Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program in Newark are required to complete the Business Core Courses. The requirements are:

  • 29:011:301 Foundations for Your Career Journey*
  • 29:011:302 Building Your Brand*
  • 29:011:303 Conquering Your Transition*
  • 29:522:334 Business Ethics
    or 29:010:319 Business Law I (Acct. Majors MUST take Business Law I)
  • 29:390:329 Finance
  • 29:620:301 Intro to Management
  • 29:620:302 Management Skills
  • 29:620:368 International Business
  • 29:620:418 Business Policy and Strategy
  • 29:623:311 Product Operations Management
  • 29:623:220 MIS
  • 29:623:340 Business Research Methods
  • 29:630:301 Marketing
  • 29:799:301 Intro to Supply Chain

*If you have already taken Business Forum (29:011:300), and passed the course with a C or better, you will not need to complete, 29:011:301, 302, and 303.

Beginning in the Fall 2023 semester, there will be an update to the Business Forum (29:011:300) course requirement.

For current students who have not yet taken Business Forum 29:011:300, you have two options:

  1. If you are graduating in January 2025 or later, you can (and should) plan to take the new course sequence (three, 1-credit courses mentioned above). If you do opt to take the 3-credit option, you must take Business Forum either in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.
  2. If you have an anticipated January 2024, May 2024, or August 2024 graduation date, you should plan to take the current one-semester, 3-credit version of Business Forum in either Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.

Students will not be able to take both the current version of Business Forum and one or more of the new courses and receive credit for both courses. If you have taken Business Forum, you should NOT take any of the new course offerings.

Major Courses