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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Business and Science 137 Required Courses in Business and Management  

Required Courses in Business and Management

There are five required courses (13 credits) and two elective courses (6 credits), as well as required attendance at the 0-credit colloquium. At least two elective courses must be taken for the business component of the M.B.S. degree.A list of elective courses may be found at

The required courses are:
16:137:500 Ethics in Science and Technology (1)

Ethical issues within science and engineering, and their effects on scientific solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. A final project/paper will be assigned.

16:137:502 Principles of Communication and Leadership for Science and Technology Management (3)

The fundamentals of communication in the sciences and technology and the foundations of leadership. 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.

16:137:503 Colloquium in Professionalism for Science and Technology Management (0) Lecture series.
16:137:504 Colloquium in Professionalism for Science and Technology Management (1) For students in the Drug Discovery and Development concentration.
16:137:530 Principles of Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology Management (3)

Principles of finance and accounting for scientists and engineers. Topics include: accounting and financial statements, time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, and financing process for science ventures.

16:137:600 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. Prerequisites: At least three of the core classes must be completed before the capstone course. Note: 22:799:648 Valuations of New Business Ventures can be used as a substitute for this course.
22:630:586 Marketing for Decision Making (3) The nature and role of marketing in the firm and in society. Topics include basic marketing orientations; operational meanings of quality and value; analysis of marketing opportunities; and marketing planning, organization, and control. Special emphasis is given to management decision making in terms of product design, channels of distribution, pricing, advertising, and promotion.

The business sequence is also available as a certificate program for M.S. and Ph.D. students, and qualified individuals with at least five years of experience in industry.  The certificate is described under Science and Technology Management 885. An additional certificate is offered for those interested in Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Trials Management 725.
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