|Business Administration 135
Business Essentials (3)
Assists students in understanding how the components of the business curriculum fit together to form a cohesive whole, and how the curriculum fits within their professional development, their profession, the economy, and society as a whole. Students will also build skills in writing, speaking, networking, manners, and the consideration of others. The course will create an understanding and appreciation of capitalism and how it promotes the creation of wealth, provision of needed goods and services, advancement of the arts and sciences, and the freedom of individuals. In addition, this course will build skills necessary to succeed in a university environment, such as time management, study skills, critical thinking skills, and how to learn independently. Students will also learn basic research skills. Finally, the seminar should help create a bond between students, and also with the university, through team projects, case studies, and on-campus social organizations.
Prerequisite: Special permission number required.
For first-year students in the School of Business-Camden (school 52) and prebusiness majors (006) in schools 50 (Camden College of Arts and Sciences) and 64 (University College-Camden).
Introduction to Quantitative Skills for Business (3)
This course provides students with the basic analytical foundations needed for majoring in business and economics. It reviews concepts such as algebraic equations and inequalities, foundations of probability, probability mass and density functions, polynomials, and elementary coordinate geometry. Emphasis will be placed on modeling real-world applications.
Professional Skills Forum I (1)
This course will focus on career-related skills required for successful internship, job interview, and in early professional life. Topics and activities include: resume writing and critique; interviewing skills, email etiquette; dining etiquette; dress for success; use of social media in a professional setting; how to break down a job post; workplace relationship etc. Students will be required to attend various workshops as required by the course instructor.
This course must be taken within a student's first two semesters.
Professional Skills Forum II (1)
This course will focus on enhancing the career-related
skills required for exploration into a specific industry, career, and
profession; linked to the student's academic major. Topics and activities
include: change management, personal appearance and business etiquette,
interview preparation, internship preparation, personal budgeting, linkages
with industry groups, career exploration strategies, leadership style, and
awareness/exposure to businesses. All topics are linked to the foundational
NACE core competencies required for college graduates. Students will be
required to attend classroom meetings and individual coaching sessions and
complete individual assignments, as directed by the instructor.
This course must be taken within a student's sophomore or junior year of study and may require an additional course fee.
Career Development Strategies (1)
This course will reinforce and put into practice the career-related skills required for successful entry into a professional career. Topics and activities include: personal finance metrics and formulas, mock interviews and preparations, change readiness, professional presence, the hiring contract and acceptance process, industry and professional organization leveraging, and leadership style deployment. All topics are linked to the foundational NACE core competencies required for college graduates. Students will be required to attend classroom meetings, individual coaching sessions, simulations and role plays, complete individual assignments and individual coaching sessions, as required by the course instructor.
This course must be taken prior to a student's senior year of study and may require an additional fee.
Basic Calculus for Business Administration (3)
Provides a mathematical foundation for students
interested in majoring in business
and economics. Topics include review of basic algebra, linear
equations, functions, and graphs; mathematics
of finance (including simple and compound
interest, future and present value of
annuity); systems of linear equations; limits; and the
understanding of the use and application of derivatives as well as integration.
Prerequisite: 50:640:043 or higher; or 52:135:120.
Introduction to Business Statistics (3)
An introduction to the concepts, theory, and statistical tools for analyzing business conditions, forecasting, and decision-making. Provides the knowledge base for collecting, organizing, and summarizing data and includes such topics as sampling, classifying, frequency distribution, dispersion, regression and correlation analysis, and forecasting.
Prerequisite: 52:135:120 or 50:640:103 or 50:640:104 or 50:640:106 or 50:640:109 or 50:640:113 or 50:640:114 or 50:640:115 or 50:640:121 or 50:640:129 or 50:640:130.
Formerly 52:620:214. Students may not earn credit for this course and 52:620:214.
Applied Business Statistics (3)
Provides business students with additional statistical tools used in analyzing business conditions, forecasting, and decision-making. Instead of focusing on theoretical formulae, students will learn to apply these tools for analyzing and interpreting data routinely collected by businesses in order to formulate marketing strategies, financial plans, and investment decisions. This course will provide the knowledge base and practical examples of how to select and apply appropriate statistical techniques and to interpret and communicate results. Students will work in teams to collect and analyze data on a local business and present written and oral reports on their statistical findings.
Prerequisite: 52:135:214 or 52:620:214 or 50:960:283 or 50:960:183. Credit cannot be received for both this course and 52:620:216 or for 50:960:284 Introduction to Statistics II.
Quantitative Business Skills (3)
Provides a mathematical foundation for students interested in majoring in business and economics. Topics include review of basic algebra, linear equations, functions and graphs; mathematics of finance (including simple and compound interest, future and present value of annuity); systems of linear equations; limits; and derivatives as well as integration.
Prerequisite: 52:135:220 or 50:640:103 or 50:640:104 or 50:640:106 or 50:640:109 or 50:640:113 or 50:640:114 or 50:640:115 or 50:640:121 or 50:640:129 or 50:640:130. Formerly 52:620:215. Student may not earn credits for this course and 52:620:215.
Business Communications (W) (3)
Business Communications is the study of spoken and written communication in business. Planning, composing, and carrying out communications with employees, management, stockholders, customers, the general public, and government entities. Approximately one-half of the course involves written communication and one-half involves spoken communication. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (e.g., MS Word, MS PowerPoint) is strongly recommended.
Raising Capital for Entrepreneurs (3)
Discusses how to raise initial capital and evaluates the trade-offs among alternative financing sources over a company's life. Topics include angel investors, private placements, venture capital, junk bonds, initial public offerings (IPOs), and related management issues.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in School of Business-Camden (52) and completion of 30 credits.
International Study - South Africa (3)
School of Business-Camden offers a 3-credit course on doing business in
South Africa. The course highlight is a 12-day study trip over spring
break to South Africa, where students visit businesses and
government/community enterprises to learn about management and marketing
opportunities, challenges, and practices in this region. Course
meetings will be scheduled prior to the trip, accompanied by class
meetings and student presentations following the trip.
Restricted to 135 major students.
Special permission number from instructor required.
Learning Abroad Program (3)
The School of Business-Camden offers
a 3-credit course on doing business in a foreign country. The course highlight
is a 10 to 12-day study abroad trip where students visit businesses and government/community
enterprises to learn about management and marketing opportunities, challenges,
and practices in the applicable country. Course meetings will be
scheduled prior to the trip, accompanied by class meetings and student
presentations following the trip.
Restricted to 135 major student. Special permission number from instructor required.
Business Administration Internship (BA)
The Rutgers School of Business-Camden internship program
offers qualified students an opportunity to gain professional employment
experience that complements their academic background in business. The
internship program is designed to supplement the academic program by giving
students a real-world employment experience prior to graduation.
Prerequisite: Permission of internship director/instructor.
Business Leader Development Program (BLDP) Seminar (3)
The Business Leader Development Program (BLDP) is a customized approach through which high-potential students develop the skills and habits of leadership to carry forward into their business careers. BLDP seminars typically examine current leadership topics in a seminar setting. A seminar on a different topic will be offered each semester and will rotate among the disciplines of accounting, finance, human resource management, management, and marketing. Approximately one-half of the seminar meetings will consist of outside speakers from the business community who have knowledge and expertise in that semester's topic. Seminar participants will be given opportunities to interact and network with these business leaders. Seminar size is limited to 15 students. Please see the BLDP website for further information, for past and upcoming seminar topics, and application information: https://business.camden.rutgers.edu/bldp.
Prerequisite: Admission to seminar is by application only. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in March for fall semester and late October for spring semester.