The Master of Business & Science degree (MBS) is part of a national movement of Professional Science Master’s programs that brings together master’s level study in science or engineering with “plus” courses in business and policy. Rutgers is the only university in New Jersey that offers a statewide Master of Business and Science degree. This degree involves an unprecedented number and level of partnerships at all three Rutgers campuses in Newark, New Brunswick and Camden and allows students to combine courses from all of the various schools and campuses.
The degree is a combination of an MS and MBA degree with 43 credits: 24 credits in the sciences and/or engineering and 19 credits in business. The science courses are taken within a specific concentration in areas such as the life sciences, engineering, mathematics, information technologies, and sustainability. The science concentrations are professionally focused and reflect industry in NJ/NY and nationwide -- not necessarily the traditional academic disciplines. All of the students take a common business core including finance and accounting, marketing, communication, leadership, project management. In place of a thesis, students work in teams and develop a business plan around a technology in their field. Courses are a blend of traditional (evening), online, and executive education. We have both part-time and full-time options available.
Lecture Series & Workshops
Our lecture series & workshops are geared towards giving students the skills they need to succeed in the science marketplace. Topics include: Using LinkedIn for career opportunities, interviewing skills, communication and branding.
Meet your fellow students at some informal networking get-togethers! Networking events are also scheduled with members of our industrial advisory board and other professional. Lastly, join us for our annual holiday party and enjoy a jazz concert (given by our faculty!).
The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies offers open enrollment continuing education courses throughout the university. Some of these courses can be used as electives in the Master of Business & Science degree and certificate programs. See the list below for our current course offering.
- User Experience Design
Start with this course to learn the underlying psychology and sociology that guides user design for making a system interface usable.
- Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs
An overview of the laws, regulations, and regulatory agencies governing Pharmaceuticals, Devices, Biologics and Combination Products marketed in the US and in the world.
- Product Development & Formulations for Personal Care Science
This course teaches personal care professional how to develop and formulate products.
The Rutgers Professional Science Master's Program is expanding our program by creating partnerships with international universities. This affords our students opportunities to study abroad, to take classes with students from other countries, and for us to host international students here at Rutgers through our special partnerships. We have already signed agreements with a number of universities and are in the process of creating others.
International Students: We have a special credit transfer agreement allowing you to complete the program in 1 year or less. Students start taking courses at their host institution and then complete the requirements here at Rutgers. If you are interested in applying to our program through your host institution, please contact us.
Rutgers PSM students: Interested in studying abroad? We have a number of opportunities. Please stop by the office or send email.
- Global Experiential Learning (GEL) - Summer Program
- International Experiences in Business and Science - Summer Program
- Karolinska Institute, Sweden
- University of Queensland, Australia
If you are interested in joining our global partnership program, please send us an email.