The rSBI Certificate in Management & Global Business

The Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation (rSBI) Program

Concentrations and Courses

Below is a listing of concentrations and their courses, offered by the Department of Management & Global Business.

Note that not all courses are offered every semester.

Managing in the Global Business Environment

In the increasingly global economy, firms need leaders, who understand the challenges and opportunities of the highly competitive global marketplace, are able to operate effectively anywhere in the world, master cross-cultural relationships, and create and implement strategies that help exploit the opportunities available all around the world. The certificate concentration in “Managing in the Global Business Environment” equips learners (MBA students and executives) with the skills and tools required for becoming effective leaders of multinational corporations.

Digital Strategies and Leadership

The Digital Strategies and Leadership concentration equips students with skills and tools required to be effective leaders of firms competing in an increasingly digital economy. This concentration focuses on how firms can leverage digital strategies to enhance competitive advantage, the process of transforming organizations to better adapt to the digital economy, the benefits and difficulties of managing organizations and people increasingly reliant on digital technologies, and how to deal with the ethical issues that arise from new digital technologies.

Corporate Social Innovation

As an ever increasing number of businesses step up to address the great challenges of our time, significant opportunities for social innovation are rising to the fore. More and more businesses are discovering new ways to thrive and prosper at the same time as they address some of the world’s most intractable social and ecological problems. The ability to innovate is now seen as a key driver of business success, and is an essential capacity for companies to sustain their competitive advantage. Many leading corporations are beginning to bring social innovation into the heart of their economic, social and environmental strategic priorities, plans, and goals. This concentration prepares the leaders of today and tomorrow to create profitable and sustainable business opportunities, motivating and equipping them to innovate, disrupt, and reinvent their businesses to serve all their stakeholders, and society at large.

Concentration Course Descriptions

The courses below are specific to the Management & Global Business concentrations listed above; however, other courses are available within other master's level programs that students can take through the rSBI program.

Strategic Management

This course provides an overview of tools and analytical techniques managers use to achieve competitive advantage and deliver superior performance of their firms. We use real world cases to analyze firms’ external political, economic, sociocultural, technological and competitive environments and firms’ internal resources to identify and choose superior competitive position that results in a sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Course Number: 22:620:588
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 2
  • Delivery Mode: In-person
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

Introduction to Corporate Social Innovation

This course helps prepare leaders of today and tomorrow to create profitable and sustainable business opportunities in a world undergoing massive and transformational change. The course provides an overview of "mission driven" and responsibility-centered business practices. Using case studies, guest speakers, group projects and course readings, students will gain broad understanding of the many ways they can pursue positive, innovative and sustainable change, while developing the skills, knowledge and practices for building innovative organizations that contribute to solving complex social, ecological, and economic problems.

  • Course Number: 22:620:590
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person, online
  • Offered by: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

International Business

This course introduces both the macro- and micro-level aspects of international business operations. We begin the course with a discussion on recent trends in globalization. We then move on to discuss the country-level differences, the trade environment, and the global monetary system affecting the international operations of a firm. The balance of the course discusses firm-level strategies pertaining to international business operations. The course will equip participants to analyze the different factors of the global environment that affect the operations and strategies of multinational corporations.

  • Course Number: 22:553:593
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 2
  • Delivery Mode: In-person
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

Management of Innovation & Technology

This course provides an introduction to the strategic management of technology and innovation. The course has three broad goals. The first is to understand the strategic dynamics of technology markets, with a particular focus on new strategies emerging in the digital economy. Second, we will examine how firms— both in the technology sector and outside—can leverage new emerging technologies to accelerate innovation and enhance competitive advantage. Finally, we will discuss how organizations can structure and manage the process of innovation, and how new digital technologies shape the organization of work.

  • Course Number: 22:620:601
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

Global Management Strategy

This course introduces tools to evaluate the opportunities and challenges involved in conducting business in a dynamic global environment. We examine the nature of global industries and global competition to assist managers in formulating and executing successful global strategies and help them leverage cross-country differences. Strategic decisions addressed in this course include the choice of appropriate international expansion strategies such as exports, alliances, joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and greenfield investments. We also discuss strategies to deal with the increased complexity of managing a business located in multiple countries, to achieve competitive costs and market penetration, and to enhance innovation and performance of global operations.

  • Course Number: 22:553:621
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

International Business in the Digital World

The context of international business is rapidly changing with the emergence of new organizational forms such as platform organizations and new technologies such as Blockchain. These developments challenge the way multinational firms are structured and managed across different countries. Digital and platform organizations could overcome the risks and challenges of operating in foreign locations with the help from technology such as Blockchain which provide a more secure and risk-free platform for conducting business. This course introduces students to the potential of new technologies to overcome the challenges of operating in the global environment.

  • Course Number: 22:553:625
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 1
  • Delivery Mode: Hybrid/Online
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: None

Leading Across Cultures

This course is designed to address the needs of executives with leadership and/or senior management responsibilities in global businesses. It focuses on the uniquely different aspects of leading a multinational organization across different cultures and interacting with a globally dispersed workforce. Many businesses today do not grant full autonomy to their foreign-based subsidiaries choosing instead to centralize decision-making using a global or transnational strategic platform while implementing these strategies at a global, regional, and local level. This approach requires leaders with global responsibilities to understand the cultural differences that exist in various regions and countries in which they operate and the implications of those cultural differences in making and implementing strategic decisions regarding marketing strategies, operations/supply chain strategies, HR strategies including hiring and engaging key executives and managers, and business development strategies.

  • Course Number: 22:620:648
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: None

Reporting and Measuring Corporate Social Performance and Innovation

Increasingly, corporations are being evaluated not only on financial performance, but also on performance along environmental, social, and governance (ESG) dimensions. Responding to demand from various stakeholders, corporations have been providing increasing disclosure on ESG topics through various channels; third-party ratings of ESG performance also abound. In this course, students will (1) be introduced to the different dimensions of ESG performance, (2) learn to navigate the multiple channels of mandatory and voluntary disclosures available on these topics, (3) evaluate the quality of the disclosures, (4) understand the accounting and reporting standards and frameworks governing the disclosures, and (5) become informed users of third-party ratings of ESG performance. The goal of the course is to make students confident users of ESG information.

  • Course Number: 22:010:668
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person, online
  • Offered By: MBA in Professional Accounting
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA in Professional Accounting

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In a world where social issues and environmental problems are increasing, society needs skilled problem-solvers who can leverage the tools of entrepreneurship and the resources of business and philanthropy to address these challenges.  In this course, students will learn about entrepreneurial approaches to addressing society’s grand challenges.  These approaches can be used to create new ventures (social entrepreneurship) or within existing organizations (intrapreneurship) to discover opportunities and direct resources to make positive social impact.  The new social ventures and business initiatives that result harness social innovation for the greater good.  This course uses case studies, guest speakers, and a team project to help the key concepts come to life.

  • Course Number: 22:620:674
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person, online
  • Offered by: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

Strategic Management for Digital Transformations

In today's environment of digital disruption and globalization, firms must quickly innovate and adapt strategies to maintain competitive advantage. This course provides a set of analytical and practical tools for formulating and implementing strategies that result in superior firm performance and long-term competitive advantage in online and digital markets. The course also provides a framework to help students design and implement a digital transformation plan for firms that are looking to enter new digital businesses or transition existing businesses to the digital marketplace.

  • Course Number: 22:620:695
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 1
  • Delivery Mode: In-person
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

Leading in the Digital Economy

This course addresses multiple areas of professional interaction and leadership in this digital era. Topics covered span the levels from individual engagement with technology (including an in-depth discussion of multitasking and distraction) to creating successful virtual teams to leading in the virtual world. Special attention will be paid to the ways that our interactions and decisions change when we move content and processes to electronic settings.

  • Course Number: 22:620:696
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 1
  • Delivery Mode: In-person
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

Ethics Challenges in the Digital Economy

This course provides an overview of ethical challenges in the digital economy. It addresses the most important accounts of ethical decision-making in business, as well as key ethical concepts related to digitization: humanity, privacy, and trust. Using these resources, students explore ethical issues arising from major technological advancements in the digital economy: artificial intelligence, driverless cars, big data, and blockchain.

  • Course Number: 22:620:697
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 1
  • Offered By: MBA
  • Programs Potentially Accepting Credit Transfer: MBA

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