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Undergraduate Programs
Associate Dean’s Message

A Message from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Welcome to the Rutgers School of Business–Camden!

“An Ivy-League School education at a Public School price” is how one of my former Organizational Behavior students described his reason for attending Rutgers School of Business–Camden (RSBC). To date, this is still the best reason I ever heard to matriculate here.

Whether you are entering as a First Year student, transferring from another college or university, taking a few classes for professional development, or connecting as one of our Corporate or Community Partners, I welcome you to RSBC. As you spend time here, you will quickly realize that RSBC is a special place that is committed to academic excellence, experiential learning, civic engagement, effective collaborations, and fostering pathways to success.

At RSBC, we have world-class faculty who have earned international and national recognition through their research and teaching expertise and service contributions to the university and our greater society. Additionally, our staff provides a level of professionalism, service, and advising that is expertly tailored to fit our students’ needs. At RSBC, we take great pride in developing and mentoring our students and alums to be both personally and professionally successful.

While here, I encourage you to take advantage of the wide array of learning abroad programs, internships, experiential learning and civic engagement courses, and student organizations we offer. One of the hallmarks of a great business school is the rich network that it provides to its students and alums, and undoubtedly, you will build valuable networks with leaders all around the world as an RSBC student and alum. Furthermore, our perfect Camden location, conveniently allows our students to take advantage of opportunities in Philadelphia, New York City, and Wilmington.

As the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, I am committed to fostering your success and maximizing your potential. Welcome to RSBC and I look forward to working with you.

Best regards,

Oscar Holmes IV, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor of Management

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BLDP Executive Shadowing Application v2

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BLDP Application

The Spring 2023 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by November 18. 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.


Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require the following:

  1. Completed application form (at the bottom of this page),
  2. For students with GPA 3.0 – 3.49, 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.

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BLDP Program Application

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