Rutgers School of Business-Camden
Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Rutgers School of Business-Camden!

“Doing well by doing good” is more than a good idea. It’s smart business strategy that empowers successful business leaders to add value to their organizations and their communities simultaneously.

The Rutgers School of Business–Camden is at the forefront of top business schools preparing the next generation of business professionals with the essential knowledge for a positive social impact. We know that the value of responsible business education is central to the success of our society. Across industries, sectors, and functions, as organizations leverage the opportunities and embrace the challenges presented by global connectedness, technological advancements, and social responsibility, the ethical practice of business is more crucial than ever before.

Rutgers University–Camden prepares business professionals to become catalysts of change. Creativity, flexibility, and collaboration are among the critical skills that we incorporate into our curriculum – skills that are needed now more than ever. The ongoing pandemic has caused us all to pivot in unanticipated ways, bringing forth the positive character of individuals and institutions – from businesses that accelerated innovation and adapted their operations to meet the needs of our nation to individuals who have put their own lives at the forefront to improve those of others. Their stories highlight the collective positive impact each of us can have, and one to which, as a business professional, I hope you will commit.

Understanding the language and practice of business provides a strong foundation for your professional success and personal influence, and cuts across every career, including the arts, healthcare, technology, journalism, or communication.

The Rutgers School of Business–Camden, an AACSB International-accredited institution, gives you the opportunity to distinguish yourself through interactions with faculty who are world-class educators and researchers and with a creative team of staff members who are dedicated to our students’ success. We are committed to providing you with transformative community engagement and leadership opportunities. Our alumni and partners are dedicated to your success and work closely to mentor our students through leadership programs. And finally, our collaborations with high-quality universities in countries, such as Brazil, China, and South Africa, provide multiple opportunities for international exposure. With this strong foundation, you will be poised to make a positive difference. I hope you will leverage these opportunities to become a part and the best of Rutgers. Our success. Our pride.

It is a great time to be a part of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden. I encourage you to connect with our dedicated staff, faculty, and leadership to determine how our world-class education can shape your personal and professional growth.

Best Wishes,

Monica Adya, PhD
Dean & Professor of Management

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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 2020 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Monday, May 25, 2020. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled.

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

  • 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 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. Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, BLDP Director, Rutgers University, School of Business, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or email the letters to ckaufman@camden.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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