Graduate Programs
Certificates

Certificates are one of the fastest-growing professional credentials. Learn how to get started and successfully earn a graduate certificate from the Rutgers School of Business-Camden (RSBC). Graduate certificates are stand-alone academic credentials that allow you to broaden your knowledge, update your professional profile, and advance your career. Completing a certificate program can also be a great first step in exploring a new area or advancing to a degree program.

Graduate Certificates are available in the following areas:

100% Online Courses

All courses towards a graduate certificate are offered through a 100% online mode of delivery, taught by internationally renowned RSBC faculty.

Coursework

Each certificate is comprised of four (4) required courses, including one foundational course plus three industry-focused courses.

Course Offerings

The courses required for each certificate will typically be offered on a rotational basis and are primarily offered in Fall and Spring semester. One course in each certificate is only offered during the Summer.

Getting Started and FAQs

  1. Complete the Graduate Admissions Application as a non-degree student, using the program code for the selected certificate program:
    • Digital Marketing – Program Code: 53135C2
    • Investments and Private Wealth Management – Program Code: 53135C3
    • Strategic Leadership – Program Code: 53135C4
    • Business Analytics – Program Code: 53135C1
  2. Pay the non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit one official transcript from each post-secondary school, demonstrating a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university or institution plus any further education.
  4. Submit your CV or resume.

To earn the Certificate, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (i.e., B average), and no grades of a C or below in any of the certificate courses. Therefore, students must earn a grade of A, B+, or B in a certificate course in order to have it count toward the certificate.

Currently, students are able to retake a certificate course in order for it to qualify for a certificate. The course will be listed on your transcript for each term that you take it and will include all grades that you are assigned.

No. Only those courses specifically listed for the certificate program can be counted toward the certificate. We do not accept course substitutions or transfer credit.

Although a certificate can be completed in four semesters, taking one course each semester, including summer. To complete the certificate, students must complete all applicable courses within three years from the first day they start the certificate program. See the information below for a sample of the start and required completion time frame.

  • Fall 2020 | Summer 2023
  • Spring 2021 | Fall 2024
  • Summer 2021 | Spring 2024

Our four-course certificates offer concentrated pathways for students looking to enhance a specific skill set or fulfill a knowledge gap. Earning a certificate demonstrates to employers that you are knowledgeable in a focused-learning area, as well as your determination and discipline to succeed academically. You are awarded a certificate upon completion.

Our Master’s degree programs are a more comprehensive, long-term academic commitment, requiring 10 to 18 courses to complete. You must meet specific admissions requirements and complete a degree program application to pursue a degree.

If you plan to pursue multiple certificates, keep in mind that each course can only count toward one certificate. Each certificate is carefully designed to include a distinct set of courses to ensure its academic and professional value.

When you have questions about the process of earning your graduate certificate, know we are here. Students can contact the Graduate Programs Staff by email or phone during office hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm).

Federal or state aid is only available to students who have been admitted to a degree program, not a certificate program.

As a student in the certificate program, you can utilize any of the Rutgers University libraries in person or online with your Rutgers ID Card. Visit our Library Resources page for more information.

If you earn a professional graduate certificate, the certificate will state: Rutgers School of Business-Camden Graduate Certificate in [field name].

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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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  • 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. 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.

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