Master of Business and Science (MBS)


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Programme Description

Advancing Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders

Rutgers’ Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree combines advanced, STEM-based education with professionally guided business training – enabling our graduates to step confidently into the STEM workforce equipped not only with innovative, cutting-edge academic knowledge, but with the business skills necessary to excel in leadership roles at the nation’s top science-based companies.

Our unique Master of Business and Science degree is ideal for professionals looking to advance their careers or for those who want to pursue graduate-level education in STEM-based, science-intensive industries.

Our MBS program is one of the most comprehensive in the country, offering more than 25 professionally-focused degrees in three main concentration areas:

  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering Management
  • Computer & Information Sciences

Degree Options

Choose courses to fit your career goals; courses are offered online, on-campus, or a combination of both - making ours one of the most flexible STEM-based degrees in the nation. Not looking for a degree? We offer certificate programs and a non-degree option. Our students can switch from part-time to full-time based on their schedule, and attend classes on evenings and weekends.

MBS degree (43 Course Credits)

Students will need to complete 24 credits in their chosen concentration along with 19 credits in business. In addition, students must attend events to earn a total of 12 colloquium credits. Each concentration has a list of mandatory and elective courses. Students can also choose electives from other concentrations that suit their career goals.

MBS non-degree option

Students who are enrolled in the non-degree option can switch to the degree program and have their completed courses counted towards graduation.

MBS certificate

Each certificate program has a different course and credit requirements, which must be met for the student to earn the certificate. We offer the following certificates:

  • Certificate in Science & Technology Management
  • Certificate in Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Trials Management
  • Certificate in Computation and Data-Enabled Science & Engineering

Why Rutgers Master of Business and Science Degree?

Our professionally focused, the science-based curriculum is enriched by experiential learning opportunities, strong industry partnerships, and networking events that keep our students at the forefront of industry developments and enable them to keep pace with the rapid changes in the workforce. The Rutgers MBS program is particularly distinguished by:

Universitywide Partnerships: Offered through the graduate schools on all three Rutgers campuses, Rutgers’ MBS program boasts integrated partnerships with multiple schools and departments across the university, as well as with many of Rutgers’ renowned, state-of-the-art research centers.

Executive Coaching: Our advisors and executive coaches work individually with each student to understand their specific professional goals, and then help them design their own curriculum journeys.

Strong Alumni Network: We boast a robust, involved and active alumni network that provides accessible mentoring and abundant networking opportunities. We host regular student-alumni mixers, and our graduates work for some of the nation’s leading corporations.

Industry Partnerships and Connections: Our location within the New York /New Jersey STEM corridor has allowed us to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with industry affiliates, including the nation’s top corporations. Executive leaders often visit campus to conduct industry-specific lectures and share their expertise through a variety of programs and initiatives.

Experiential Learning Opportunities: Through our vast industry connections and strong, active alumni network, our career coaches have built a thriving externship program and an internship program that yields full-time jobs for a majority of the participating students.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

The Master of Business & Science degree is part of a national movement of Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs that brings together master’s level study in science or engineering with “plu ... Read More

The Master of Business & Science degree is part of a national movement of Professional Science Master’s (PSM) 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. Read Less
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