Ethics in Science and Technology (1)
addresses behaviors inconsistent with ethical scientific conduct. It will
prepare the student in identifying ethical problems, provide a problem-solving
method, and impress the importance of ethical resolution in conducting business.
Rather than addressing the needs and views of the philosophers, academics, and
social critics, this course is tailored toward practical aspects of managing
ethics. The online section will provide background information while the
on-campus sessions will include interactive workshops and lectures to reinforce
the information learned online.
Principles of Communication and Leadership for Science and Technology Management (3)
This course provides the fundamentals of communication and leadership in the sciences and technology, and professional development. Course sessions will combine theory, practice, self-assessment, and research by student teams. Topics include oral and written communication skills, effective communication strategies, communicating in a team environment, managerial role transitioning, building personal leadership capabilities, and analyzing leadership qualities.
Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science (3)
This course covers
basic marketing and the critical
importance for science and technology graduate students to fully understand
strategic marketing concepts (4P's: product, pricing, promotion, placement)
in the context of science and technology brands. There are two flavors of the
course: IT/digital marketing and life science marketing.
Principles of Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology Management (3)
The course provides
students with a practical, working knowledge of the tools and language of
finance in general and as they pertain to the management of science and
technology in particular. The course emphasizes the use, and limitations, of
financial tools in making business decisions including capital expansion,
funding R&D, and managing working capital. Principles are presented
heuristically; financial theory presented as a foundation only as necessary.
Case studies and examples provide students with hands-on practice in the
application to business problems of the principles discussed. By the end
of the course, students will be able to prepare and communicate the financial
part of the business plan developed in the Capstone course and participate
proactively in financial and funding decisions at work whether it be at an
established company, an R&D driven start-up, or in an academic setting.
Management in Science and Technology Capstone (3)
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 two electives (6 credits) must be taken
for the certificate.
The full list of elective courses
is available at http://mbs.rutgers.edu.
Students must attend at least six colloquia in the professional science master's program for the certificate.
See also the entry in this catalog
for Business and Science 137.