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Pathways

Start with single course, end with a certificate or a degree!

Rutgers UX Program has an option perfect for you. Explore your opportunities UX by supplementing with specially chosen follow-on courses. Work towards a Certificate with special pricing or towards your degree.

Earn a Master's in Business and Science degree at Rutgers!

The right path for you.

Our UXD program uniquely prepares you in all areas of UX design and research, while giving you the business know-how needed to succeed in today's business world.



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Get a Certificate!

Complete our collection of UXD courses and receive your Certificate in User Experience Design from the Rutgers Center for Innovation Education!

Earn a Master's in Business and Science at Rutgers!

Continuing Education students may transfer up to 3 courses towards a User Experience Design Masters Degree at the Professional Science Masters Program.

See mbs.rutgers.edu/programs/user-experience-design-uxd for more details.

The "well rounded" UX Degree Program

A key difference between this program and many other HCI masters degrees that are offered is its second focus on the business side of design. Students will learn project management, accounting, marketing, business communication, how to create a business plan and financial decision making. This will enable graduates to move into roles managing user experience design, establishing a consultancy that provides UXD support or launching a new enterprise in which the product is primarily UX design-based. See the concentration page for the full details!

General Degree Requirements

The Masters of Business and Science degree program consists of 8 courses in UX and related science electives, and 19 credits in business. The business requirements include courses in finance, communication & leadership, marketing, and other electives.

Employment Opportunities in UX

There are many employment opportunities with the skill sets obtained with this degree that range from information technology, medical products, web design, communication products, media, financial services and beyond. User Experience Design is one of the top professions in the US (http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs).

Rutgers MBS: Combing the best of an MBA and a Science Concentration

You may also be interested in these related a-la-carte courses. All are approved courses that will be accepted into the Rutgers MBS program (a maximum of four courses may be taken before applying to the masters track).

Visual Design for UXD

This immersive course will introduce students to some of the fundamental principles, practices, and processes of visual design in the context of sound user experience disciplines. By approaching the subject from a business and brand perspective, students explore and experience the merits of visual design, with a clear understanding of its real-world applications. Prerequisite: None

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User Evaluation

This course trains students in the theory and practice of evaluating the user-friendliness of interactive products, prototypes or concepts with the goal to optimize them. Methods like usability testing, heuristic evaluation, web analytics, eye tracking, and interaction modeling are introduced. Prerequisite: User Experience Design

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Customer Experience Management

Today’s customer experience is radically different from just a few years ago. From multitasking on five devices daily to spending over 40% of their time online, customers no longer expect the same things from brands and their experiences. Executives need to understand this new customer mindset and engage customers in new ways that inspire and delight. Creating and managing this new customer experience requires a cross-functional, interdisciplinary approach that merges traditional fields of IT, marketing, finance, and even legal. Prerequisite: None

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Contextual Theory

This course provides an overview of basic qualitative data gathering techniques. You will learn about the reserach techniques used in UX, how to choose among them for the problem you are trying to solve and how to apply the results of your data capture to building thoroughly viable, engaging, and usable design. Prerequisite: User Experience Design

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