Rutgers School of Business–Camden
History & Fast Facts

History

Located in the heart of the Camden Waterfront at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Rutgers–Camden is an institution with an international reputation for research, teaching, and service. 

Boasting various degree program options, including: on-campus study in Camden, off campus study at locations throughout Southern New Jersey, and virtual study though degree programs offered online, Rutgers School of Business-Camden remains a distinguished and sought after choice for higher education.

1766

Founding

Founding of Rutgers in 1766, which is the 8th oldest college in the country.

1766

1920's

Rutgers University–Camden Founded

Founded in the 1920s, Rutgers University–Camden began as the South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey.
1920's

1950

Rutgers

In 1950, the two schools became the Camden campus when it merged with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

1950

1981

MBA offered

After decades of providing students with a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum through the Arts and Sciences, in 1981 Rutgers–Camden began to offer its first master’s degree programs, in biology, English, and business administration.

1981

1988

Business School was founded

In 1988, the growing demand for business offerings led to the founding of the School of Business–Camden, the first business school in southern New Jersey to earn prestigious accreditation from the AACSB International.

1988

1989

Business & Science Building built

In addition to the School of Business, Rutgers–Camden campus has five schools and colleges, including: The College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School, the Rutgers Law–Camden, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work–Camden.

1989

1995

First Southern NJ Institution accredited by AACSB International

Highly regarded for the scholarly accomplishments of its faculty and students, and treasured for its community leadership, Rutgers–Camden plays a unique role as the most prominent institution of higher education in southern New Jersey.

1995

Today

And into tomorrow

Today, the School of Business–Camden is a premier institution for undergraduate and graduate studies. The School of Business–Camden is highly valued as a school of choice, a business community resource, and a provider of top-quality business training and executive education. 

Today

Facts

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science Program
Majors
Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BBA)
Off-Campus Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BBA)
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Graduate Programs

MBA Program
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Professional MBA
MS in Business Analytics
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Faculty and Staff

Recent Awards and Recognition of RSBC Faculty and Staff

Received the MAACBA Teaching Innovation Award in 2018.

Dr. Spell’s research on Meta-Analytical Integration of over 40 years of Research on Diversity Training was selected as one of 10 top studies from 2016 in significant practical utility. The findings of the study were featured in “Does Diversity Training Work? Time for an evidence-based answer,” by Iulia Alina Cioca in her 2017 article in Science for Work

Dr. Jansen and Dr. Nikiforov co-authored the article “Fear and Greed: a returns-based trading strategy around earnings announcements” in the Journal of Portfolio Management. This article was profiled in the Wall Street Journal in an article on the front page of the Money and Investing section. The research received a permanent entry in the Encyclopedia of Quantitative Trading Strategies.

Each year the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) and the Stallman School of business at Seton Hall University, collaborate to produce the annual Publications of New Jersey Business Faculty. The volumes include abstracts and citations from faculty members from business schools within colleges and universities around the state.  This is a compilation of scholarly research on business-related issues that are relevant and educational to New Jersey firms.  It celebrates the business intellectual capital of college of business within the state.

  • 2016: Dr. David Dwertmann
  • 2015:  Professor David E. Vance and Dr. Briance Mascarenhas
  • 2014:  Dr. David Pedersen

Director of the NJ Small Business Development Center, was selected for the New Jersey State Star by the national ASBDC in 2018.

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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Spring 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Sunday, November 15, 2020. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled. Space is limited, so apply early!

The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.

Requirements

Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require

  1. completed application form (submitted online and found elsewhere on this website),
  2. a personal essay, and
  3. two letters of recommendation (one academic; one other).

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  Have sophomore standing or above and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are rquired to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occur primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

Applications For BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

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  • Contact Information

  • Academic Information

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  • List relevant employment history

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  • School Leadership Information

  • Provide evidence of leadership initiative while enrolled in school by listing all school-based organizations and activities in which you have held a leadership role while a student.

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  • Community Leadership Information

  • Provide a list of community or volunteer activities in which you engaged in a leadership role.

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  • Essay

  • Please write a short essay between 150 to 350 words, in which you discuss the reasons why your application should be considered for the Business Leader Development Program, including what you hope to gain from the program and what you can contribute.

  • Additional Submission Instructions

  • For your application to be complete, this form and TWO REFERENCE LETTERS must be on file in the Director's office. Ideally, you will receive one letter from an academic source (e.g., a former or current instructor), and one from a business source (e.g., a former employer - even if for a part-time or volunteer position). Your letter writers should mail them directly to: Dr. Oscar Holmes IV, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Rutgers University, School of Business, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or email the letters to oscar.holmesiv@rutgers.edu.

    Please only submit one application. If you experience any technical problems or need to submit the application again, please contact ldrshp@camden.rutgers.edu.

    Thank you.

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