Program Overview

The Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation (rSBI) Program

Students seeking to enroll in the rSBI program can apply for admission to one or more RBS departments of interest (Accounting, Finance & Economics, Management & Global Business, Management Science & Information Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management). Once admitted to a department, students can take any rSBI program course offered by that department.  

For each successfully completed course, students earn an rSBI course completion form, and over time can stack courses toward a non-degree certificate in selected concentration areas. Below you will find a sample list of graduate courses offered by each of our academic departments as well as a description of concentrations in each department that a student can work toward. Course completion forms and certificates will be awarded to students upon request.

As each department may have distinct qualifications for admission into it, students must submit a separate application for each department they would like to be admitted to. Applicants will only be charged a single $70 application fee, regardless of the number of departments applied to. The rSBI program is the only administrative interface to students, and in particular, all department applications are to be submitted through the rSBI portal.

Disclaimers regarding the rSBI program:

Not all rSBI courses are available every semester. Upon admission into the program, students will be provided a list of courses that will be available for the upcoming term. Students can also review current and future course listings for the entire university through the online schedule of classes found here:

Schedule of Classes

All rSBI courses carry academic credit. Some rSBI courses may be transferable to other graduate degree programs, subject to the relevant program’s rules and policies. Students interested in transferring rSBI credit into a graduate degree program should check with the relevant program about their credit transfer policies.

Department of Accounting & Information Systems

The Department of Accounting & Information Systems covers the areas of financial accounting and reporting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, governmental and non-profit accounting, and forensic accounting. Its courses prepare the students for the CPA examination and beyond. In addition, to help our students function effectively as professionals in the digital era, it educates students in the emerging areas of audit analytics, continuous auditing, cybersecurity assurance, blockchain and smart contracts, and information risk management.

Department of Finance & Economics

The Department of Finance and Economics covers the areas of security analysis, portfolio management, financial planning, derivatives pricing, investment banking, capital budgeting, corporate financial management, banking, asset management, quantitative finance, risk management, and financial technologies (Fintech). Its courses prepare students for the CFA and the FRM examinations. After completing the program, students will be equipped with the training and skills to develop a career in the financial service industry by exploring complex real-world problems and utilizing cutting-edge technologies to find practical solutions.

Department of Management & Global Business

The Department of Management and Global Business is home to the disciplines of strategic management, international business, organizational behavior, business ethics, and entrepreneurship. Specific courses include leadership, negotiations, management consulting, leading across cultures, management of innovation and technology, strategic transformations, and mergers, acquisitions and alliances. The advent of globalization and digitization across all industries has given companies immense opportunities for growth but also challenges in how to embrace these forces. The courses on the global business environment, digital strategies and leadership will enable students to be part of the transformation journey of their companies into the digital organizations of the future, while learning the skills to become successful and innovative leaders at the forefront of their fields.

Department of Management Science & Information Systems

The Department of Management Science & Information Systems is home to the disciplines of Business & Data Analytics, Information Technology and Operations Research. Its faculty teach and do research on data modeling, data mining, reinforcement learning, security and privacy, risk, operations and decision-making.  The department offers education in quantitative, computing, and information technology subjects. It covers information technology, data analysis and decision support, which are becoming more strongly intertwined and are essential components of the modern enterprise. Most modern organizations use computer systems to manage data and operations, analyze data, and support operational decision-making. Business graduates with strong information technology and analytical skills are highly prized, with demand exceeding supply for most of the last decade.

Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing covers the areas of new product innovation, brand management, pricing and promotions, advertising, consumer behavior, marketing research and analytics, digital marketing, B2B Marketing, and sales management. With the explosion of available data and analytical tools, today’s marketing industry is undergoing a rapid transition in methodologies and practices to understand customer needs and to create, communicate and deliver value propositions in the market.  The Marketing concentrations in the rSBI program train the students in cutting-edge techniques in key frontiers of modern marketing.  Completing marketing concentrations will equip students with skills that can be immediately applied to real business problems.

Department of Supply Chain Management

The Department of Supply Chain Management covers the areas of procurement and global sourcing, logistics optimization, distribution and pricing strategies, product and supply chain innovation, labor regulations and contract management, supply chain legal environments, project management, business process design and improvement, quality management, risk analysis and supply chain security, supply chain finance, supply chain analytics, supply chain technologies and healthcare operations. The department offers multidisciplinary education that balances theory and practice in supply chain management to prepare new generations of business graduates to meet future challenges and attain the highest placement rates upon their graduation.