Business Leader Development Program (BLDP)
Building Future Leaders
Do you have what it takes to lead?
The Rutgers School of Business–Camden’s Business Leader Development Program (BLDP) is where tomorrow’s business and community leaders can hone the skills they need to reach their full potential as leaders. Students who qualify for the BLDP will have the opportunity to network and receive enhanced training and mentorship by RSBC faculty, as well as area business leaders.
At the heart of the BDLP program is a three-credit seminar course taught in a seminar format. BLDP classes meet on Friday mornings each semester. After a student is admitted to the program, the required BLDP seminar is available to undergraduate students of all majors and can count as a business elective.
The BLDP offers a range of programs, workshops, and off-campus trips that complement our BLDP seminar. Events include:
The BLDP is available to Rutgers–Camden undergraduate students of all majors who meet the requirements. To qualify, students must:
Leadership Takes Effort
The BLDP is not like any other program at Rutgers School of Business–Camden. It has a higher level of expectations and demands. Students can learn about area business leaders and build their network by participating in our activities described below. For those who succeed, it can open the door to a world of opportunity. Read our Code of Conduct to learn more.
Executive Shadowing Day
One of the highlights of the BLDP calendar is Executive Shadowing Day. It gives BLDP students the opportunity to spend time shadowing a local executive—accompanying them to meetings, observing working sessions, and anything else the Executive has scheduled for the day. It’s a rare opportunity to get an up-close look at how Executives spend their time.
A Message from the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
The Business Leader Development Program can enable you to build leadership skills and insights that are valuable in your professional career. Students will learn basic leadership principles and conduct a self-assessment of their leadership style. They will build public speaking expertise and develop skills in through numerous networking opportunities with local business leaders, executives, and previous program participants.
Please email me if you have any questions about the BLDP.
Best wishes for your success here at Rutgers-Camden!
Values of BLDP
Our Values are our Compass
The Rutgers School of Business–Camden Business Leader Development Program emphasizes that leadership is a skill that can be learned, practiced, and sharply honed. Our values reflect our commitment to developing the leadership skills and abilities that are already inherent in our high-achieving BLDP students.
The values of the BLDP are: