NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick is launching a unique program that allows students to take graduate-level courses in a broad range of the most contemporary business topics, such as data analytics, machine learning and blockchain, without having to commit to enrolling in a prescribed master's program.
The new Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program, or rSBI, is designed to offer rich learning opportunities to working professionals who are interested in gaining cutting-edge knowledge that is influencing industry trends and changing the workplace.
The rSBI program offers courses from more than 25 areas of study across all six Rutgers Business School academic areas, including auditing, forensic accounting, financial data analytics, fintech, digital marketing strategies, supply chain analytics, healthcare analytics as well as data mining and forecasting.
"The landscape of business is changing rapidly, and firms need leaders who are well versed in emerging domains to stay competitive," said Distinguished Professor Benjamin Melamed, who is the founding director of the Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program. "The rSBI program will be a strategic investment for employees and employers alike."
The rSBI curriculum will be updated constantly to reflect trending business topics and to ensure relevance in the marketplace. The program is tailored for students who already have an MBA or master's degree and want to refresh their knowledge and skills to remain current.
"The nature of work is changing," said Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei. "The rSBI program allows working professionals to keep up with the latest trends in business, an imperative of success in the 21st Century job market."
The Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program is described as "stackable" because students have the flexibility to choose the courses they want and earn credits as they go at their own pace. Students have the option to "stack" credits together and apply them toward non-degree certificates providing them in-depth subject matter expertise.
If students are not interested in earning a certificate, they can still choose courses a la carte, allowing them to pursue knowledge in emerging fields like supply chain sustainability and digital strategy based on their personal interest, relevancy to their work or career ambitions. Credits may also be transferred toward one of Rutgers Business School's specialty master's programs, including the Part-Time MBA Program, subject to the approval of individual program directors and graduate admissions.
Phil Cohn, a senior vice president at Samsung Electronics America, echoed Dean Lei, emphasizing the need for employees to continuously maintain and upgrade their skill sets. "Having the flexibility to customize your learning experience, on your own schedule, with the new Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program is an amazingly effective way to stay ahead of the pack," he said.
Rutgers Business School will begin enrolling students in the rSBI program next year. Students may begin taking available courses immediately on a non-matriculated basis to get access to the high-quality content the program offers. Credits earned by non-matriculated students will be applied toward certificates once the students are enrolled.
Courses will be offered online and when possible, in-person at Rutgers Business School's locations in Newark and New Brunswick. Most in-person courses will be offered in the evening, but daytime and weekend courses will be offered as well. The program is accepting applications now with a deadline of Jan. 1, 2021 to enroll in the Spring 2021 semester. Spring semester classes start Jan. 19. The application deadline for the Summer 2021 term will be May 1, 2021.
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(RTTNews) - The Malaysia stock market on Wednesday ended the two-day winning streak in which it had retreated more than 20 points or 1.3. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,635-point plateau and it figures to hold steady in that neighborhood again on Thursday.
The global forecast for the Asian markets is murky, with upside limited by political uncertainty and falling oil prices. The European and U.S. markets were mixed and little changed and the Asian bourses figure to follow that lead.
The KLCI finished sharply higher on Wednesday following gains from the financial shares and industrials, while the glove makers were down on profit taking.
For the day, the index climbed 24.65 points or 1.53 percent to finish at 1,636.69 after trading between 1,617.68 and 1,637.31. Volume was 7.123 billion shares worth 5.105 billion ringgit. There were 950 gainers and 308 decliners.
Among the actives, Public Bank skyrocketed 6.57 percent, while CIMB Group surged 3.83 percent, Maybank soared 3.75 percent, Genting spiked 3.15 percent, Petronas Chemicals accelerated 3.06 percent, RHB Capital rallied 2.63 percent, Supermax plummeted 2.60 percent, Genting Malaysia jumped 2.47 percent, IHH healthcare plunged 1.80 percent, Telekom Malaysia tanked 1.79 percent, Sime Darby climbed 1.78 percent, Hartalega Holdings and Hap Seng both tumbled 1.07 percent, MISC gathered 1.05 percent, Dialog Group perked 0.92 percent, Tenaga Nasional advanced 0.79 percent, Top Glove sank 0.75 percent, Axiata added 0.54 percent, Kuala Lumpur Kepong gained 0.33 percent, PPB Group rose 0.32 percent, Digi.com increased 0.25 percent, Maxis improved 0.20 percent, Press Metal was up 0.12 percent, Petronas Gas eased 0.12 percent and Hong Leong Financial, Sime Darby Plantations and IOI Corporation were unchanged.
The lead from Wall Street offers little clarity as stocks bounced back and forth across the unchanged line on Wednesday, finally ending mixed.
The Dow eased 8.22 points or 0.03 percent to finish at 31,060.47, while the NASDAQ added 56.52 points or 0.43 percent to end at 13,128.95 and the S&P 500 rose 8.65 points or 0.23 percent to close at 3,809.84.
The higher close by the NASDAQ and the S&P came as treasuries rebounded following recent weakness, leading to a drop in bond yields and contributed to significant strength among interest rate sensitive stocks like utilities and properties.
Buying interest was subdued as political uncertainty kept some traders on the sidelines as House Democrats impeached President Donald Trump for a second time over allegations that he incited last week's violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building.
In economic news, the Labor Department said U.S. consumer prices increased in line with estimates last month. Also, the Federal Reserve released its Beige Book, which said economic activity has increased modestly.
Crude oil futures fell on Wednesday as concerns about the outlook for energy demand amid the continued rise in coronavirus cases and tighter restrictions on movements hurt oil prices. West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures for February sank $0.30 or 0.6 percent at $52.91 a barrel.