Rutgers MBA in Global Business
The Global Business concentration prepares students to manage effectively in a global business environment that is complex and changing. Building on a foundational course in international business, students can select from a range of courses that address issues of managing in a global environment, such as cross-cultural management, negotiations, strategic alliances and technology transfer, and students can select as well courses in international trade or finance, procurement, and marketing. The department also regularly offers courses that involve travel abroad, combined with structured learning on and off campus. One such course offered through the department can be counted toward the concentration. This concentration is especially valuable for students who choose a concentration in a functional field (e.g., Finance, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, etc.) and then pursue a second concentration in Global Business. This sends a signal to employers of having both functional specialization as well as the broad strategic purview of how to manage in a global economy.
Bringing Research into the Classroom
Students learn from professors like John Cantwell, Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Journal of International Business Studies; Farok Contractor, an expert in the area of corporate alliances, outsourcing and offshoring, and foreign direct investment; Chao Chen, an expert in the area of organizational behavior and cross cultural management; and Ajai Gaur, an expert in the area of emerging economies and global strategic management. Professors share their research with students by incorporating their findings and managerial implications into classes, and by involving students in research activities.
In addition to the Full-Time or Flex core MBA curriculum requirement, Full-Time and Flex MBA candidates following the new curriculum and seeking a concentration in management and global business must take five intensive courses of their choice at either the Newark or New Brunswick, New Jersey campuses (four courses for Flex MBA candidates following the old Flex MBA curriculum). However, depending on the student’s area of interest, with the approval of the Department’s chair he/she may be allowed to take one course from the other departments toward this concentration.
Curriculum and Course Descriptions
The Global Business MBA curriculum is the same for both Traditional Full-Time MBA and Flex MBA students (who started in Spring 2009 or later).
- Global Business MBA Curriculum (Traditional FT MBA & Flex MBA students)
- Global Business MBA Curriculum (Flex MBA students who started prior to Spring 2009)
This concentration is managed by the Department of Management & Global Business (MGB), which also manages the Entrepreneurship MBA concentration as well as the Strategy & Leadership MBA concentration.