The Spring, 2019 Application Deadline has passed.

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.


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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  • Transfer students only.
  • Activities

  • List roles in which you played a leadership part on the job, at school or in a non-school activity such as a community or volunteer organization.

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  • Essay

  • In a short essay, discuss the reasons why your application should be considered for the Business Leader Development Program, what you hope to gain from the program and what you can contribute.

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Please only submit one application! If you experience any technical problems or need to submit again, please contact Thank you.

Important: For your application to be complete, this form and two reference letters must be on file in the Director’s office. Ideally, the letters will include one 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: BLDP Director, Rutgers University, School of Business, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102; or email them to