Rutgers School of Business-Camden
Strategic Plan

Core Values

·  Collegiality      ·  Inclusiveness     ·  Innovation     ·  Rigor     ·  Relevance     ·  Impact

Strategic Framework

Our strategic priorities are grounded in three intertwined value domains: excellence in knowledge creation, inspired learning environment, and co-created & engaged Community.

 

Excellence in Knowledge Creation

1. Foster research productivity and invest in intellectual and human capacity.

  • Continue to invest in faculty and professional staff across all business areas.
  • Provide incentives that encourage research productivity.
  • Create Centers of Excellence and Endowed Research Chairs and Professorships.
  • Cooperate with RBS Newark/New Brunswick to mentor Ph.D. students.
  • Promote faculty research and visibility.

2. Design and develop innovative and high quality academic programs.

  • Introduce more career-oriented undergraduate tracks within majors and Focused Learning Modules at the MBA level.
  • Create interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary modules and programs.
  • Plan offerings of interesting and relevant degree and non-degree certificate programs.
  • Explore offering market-driven innovative graduate programs.
  • Promote unique fractional learning modules and customizable and stackable programs.

Inspired Learning Environment

3. Create a transformational student success environment.

  • Configure all business processes and activities with a student-centric approach from application to graduation.
  • Continue developing Professional Skill Forums, requiring student participation and involvement in the Professional Development Labs, through the Student Experience Center.
  • Develop and foster an ethical and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Focus on early warning systems that identify and flag problems and issues ahead of time to enhance retention and graduation rates.
  • Regularly monitor and measure student success metrics including retention, graduation and placement.

4. Develop and promote experiential learning.

  1. Expand the internship program to include track specific opportunities within majors.
  2. Promote relevant industry certifications such as the Bloomberg certification, SHRM, etc.
  3. Encourage semester long and short term study-abroad opportunities to both on-campus and online students.
  4. Introduce more experiential learning courses and opportunities.
  5. Build and expand on the effective Business Leader Development Program (BLDP) and provide more corporate interaction opportunities to students.

Co-Created and Engaged Community

5. Create and promote a vibrant brand philosophy and identity.

  • Develop the RSBC brand to communicate a clear and distinct positioning.
  • Expand on the successful BTG and RUSE programs to foster access and improve quality and diversity.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion among all aspects of the business school.
  • Recruit and enhance admissions supported by delivering outreach activities for high school juniors and seniors.
  • Create merit, means, and responsibility based scholarship award programs.
  • Build and foster relationships with select international universities for mutually beneficial parallel degree and exchange programs.

6. Foster community and corporate partnerships and build and grow resources.

  • Explore avenues to work effectively with the growing Camden business community
  • Integrate better the Executive Education and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) units to deliver relevant and mutually beneficial programs to small, medium and large businesses.
  • Continue to build deeper and meaningful relations with alumni and friends of the Business School.
  • Identify passions and Inspire alumni and friends to invest in the school creating Centers of Excellence and building endowments for scholarships and professorships.
  • Continue efforts to rally support and involvement to build the new Business School facilities.
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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 Fall 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, April 2, 2021. 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 the following:

  1. Completed application form (at the bottom of this page),
  2. Personal essay
  3. Two (2) 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:  (1) have sophomore standing or above and (2) 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 required 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 occured primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

Applications for the BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

  • * Indicates a required field.

  • Contact Information

  • Academic Information

  • Please enter a number from 0 to 500.
  • Transfer students only.
  • Employment Information

  • List relevant employment history

  • EmployerPositionDates of Employment 
  • 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.

  • OrganizationRoleDates 
  • Community Leadership Information

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

  • OrganizationRoleDates of Activity 
  • 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 Student Experience Center. Ideally, you should 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 be mail them directly to: Dan Rosenthal, Student Experience Officer, Rutgers University, School of Business, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or email the letters to daniel.rosenthal@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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