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Academic Services
Graduation Planning

Graduate Rutgers School of Business–Camden students should review each of the items below to ensure that all requirements for graduation have been completed for the graduation certification process.

Date of graduation Diploma application period
May January 2 - March 1
October June 1 - August 15
January September 1 - December 19

All graduates are encouraged to attend Commencement in May where diplomas will be awarded. Graduates who will not be attending Commencement may request the Registrar to mail their diplomas.

Individuals who have not met their requirements for graduation will be notified. If a problem is discovered during the final certification process, notification will be made by certified mail or email. Students who are ineligible to graduate based on their grades will be notified by phone or email.

Honors designation is determined by the cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the time of graduation. Students may be eligible to graduate with honors if they earn the cumulative grade point averages listed below. Honors classifications are determined at the end of the student’s final semester. These averages are precise, rounding up is not done.

MBA honors scale:

  • Cumulative GPA 3.75 – 3.84 = Cum Laude
  • Cumulative GPA 3.85 – 3.94 = Magna Cum Laude
  • Cumulative GPA 3.95 – 4.0 = Summa Cum Laude

Students must contact your MBA academic advisor requesting a graduation audit to make sure the student met the requirements for graduation.

Graduation certifications will only be performed for students who have submitted a completed Diploma Application. Diploma Applications not filed by the stated deadline will not be processed for the stated graduation period.

The Rutgers School of Business–Camden awards degrees three times a year: January, May, and October. To be considered for graduation, students must submit a Diploma Application online within the time frames outlined below.

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that all the graduation requirements of the school, including certification of the degree, have been fully met well before the expected date of graduation. Student records are officially closed upon graduation. A graduate cannot retroactively improve his or her cumulative grade-point average by completing work or taking additional courses after the degree has been conferred.

Application periods:

  • May graduation: January 2 – March 1
  • October graduation: June 1 – August 15
  • January graduation: September 1 – December 19

**Unless the application is filed by the appropriate deadline, the degree is not conferred and graduation is delayed.**

Rutgers School of Business–Camden Commencement ceremony logistics will be emailed to the students during spring semester. 

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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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