SCARLET GUIDE 2010
RUTGER S BUSI NESS SCHOOL 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Dates and Things to Do .................................................. 1
Placement Testing ................................................................................. 2
Academic Planning & Advising ...........................................................3
New Student Orientation ....................................................................3
Frequently Asked Questions ............................................................. 4
Learning Communities ........................................................................ 6
Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements ......................................... 7
Congratulations on being admitted to the Rutgers Business School–New Brunswick! As you begin your undergraduate
education, we look forward to seeing you here on campus this spring, for a number of events and requirements. Please
use the checklist below as your guide, as you plan your transition into your first year of college.
ImPORTANT DATES AND THINGS TO DO
Placement Testing. You must sign
Attend your housing application as soon as possible
up for a placement test date, for English and at www.ugadmissions.rutgers.edu/pathway.
Mathematics testing this spring. You may do this at
the following website, beginning in March of 2010: Register for the summertime New
oirap.rutgers.edu/testplace.html Student Orientation program through the
It is highly recommended that you complete Enrollment Pathway, starting in late April
placement testing prior to May 8, 2010, which is the (ugadmissions.rutgers.edu/pathway). For more
Business School’s date for Academic Planning & information on New Student Orientation, see page
Advising, or “APA”. 14 of the main Scarlet Guide, or go to their website,
Academic Planning & Advising, or “APA” on
Saturday May 8, 2010. Your Fall 2010 course selection an official copy of your high school transcript
will be done on this date, so please make every effort to the Admissions Office by July 9, 2010 at:
to attend. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Room 202
your photo for your RUconnection ID Card
Take 65 Davidson Road
(more info available at ruconnection.rutgers.edu/nbp). Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097
The best time to do this is when you come to campus
for your chosen placement testing date. Be sure to informed about any Business School updates
bring a current government-issued photo ID with you! regarding Testing, Academic Planning & Advising,
etc. by periodically checking out the info at
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Rutgers Placement Tests determine the courses you Program that morning, with our Senior Associate Dean,
are eligible to take in English, math and foreign languages. Martin Markowitz. (May 1 is the only date on which a parent
All incoming first-year students at the Business School are orientation will be offered, by the Business School). Both
required to take placement testing, although students with the placement testing and the parent orientation will take
a Critical Reading SAT score of 600+ (by the January 2010 place on the Livingston campus in Piscataway. Testing will
SAT testing date) are exempt from completing the English be in Beck Hall (for 8:00 am English testing start time) and
portion of the testing and will automatically be placed into also Lucy Stone Hall (for 10:00 am “Math testing only” start
Expository Writing. If you completed the AP exam in English time). The parent orientation will take place in the Livingston
Lang/Comp OR Lit/Comp, or Calculus AB or BC with a Recreation Center, starting at about 9:30 am. Please check
score of 4 or 5 in your sophomore or junior year, you do not out the links below for maps and driving directions to Beck
have to complete the placement test in that subject, but Hall, Lucy Stone Hall, and the Livingston Recreation Center,
you must ensure that you have your scores sent to Rutgers. respectively.
You must register in advance for a placement • search.rutgers.edu/buildings.html?q=beck
testing date, at the following website: oirap.rutgers.edu/ (8:00 am start time, incl. English)
testplace.html. A number of testing dates are offered from • search.rutgers.edu/buildings.html?q=lucy%20stone
late March through early May. (10:00 am start time – Math only)
The testing portion of the day begins promptly at 8:15 • search.rutgers.edu/buildings.html?q=livingston%20
am (arrive by 8:00 am) and ends at approximately 2:30 recreation (9:30 am Parent Program)
pm. Students who scored at 600+ on the Critical Reading Please note that parents will not be permitted in
portion of the SAT and are exempt from the English the testing locations. We must control the testing
portion of the Placement Test should report at 10:00 am for environment, and too many questions of advisers and
Mathematics testing. The May 1 testing location for the 8:00 proctors only serves to prolong considerably the testing
am start time (if you must complete English testing) is the day. Your cooperation is appreciated! Any questions or
Beck Hall Auditorium, Livingston campus. The May 1 testing concerns your parents may have would be addressed
location for the 10:00 am start time (Math testing only) is by Dean Markowitz, at the Parent Orientation in the
the Lucy Stone Hall Auditorium, Livingston campus. Livingston Recreation Center. The Parent Orientation
You will have a break in between each exam and time Program will include information about residence life and
for lunch. Plan to arrive by 8:00 am to ensure that you make housing options, financial aid, safety and campus security,
it to the exam on time. There will be no late admittance to and other important information.
the exam. You should bring your Rutgers ID number,
#2 pencils, blue or black pen, and a bag lunch or Preparing for Placement Testing
approximately $7 for lunch in the dining hall. The dining hall Because these tests are used to determine your classes,
lines can be quite long on placement testing days; you may you should prepare for them carefully and take them
find it more convenient to bring your own lunch from home. seriously. A Placement Testing Information Bulletin with
You should make every effort to take your placement sample questions is available online at oirap.rutgers.edu/
tests on or before May 1 and also attend the Academic testplace.html. This resource contains examples of strong
Planning & Advising session on May 8, as delays may and weak essay responses and sample math problems.
adversely affect your fall schedule. However, if you It is essential to review the math formulas because NO
absolutely cannot attend testing on or before May 1, you CALCULATORS will be allowed in the math exam. Other
may register online for a different placement test date at the than that, get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast,
same website: oirap.rutgers.edu/testplace.html. bring a bag lunch, and wear comfortable clothing! (Dress
No matter when you opt to take your placement in layers; sometimes lecture halls can be over heated or
tests, advance sign-up is required, at the website air-conditioned). And don’t forget to bring several #2
provided above. pencils, a blue or black pen, your Rutgers ID number,
and an appropriate photo ID, in case you have a chance
Program for Parents to get your RU ID card photo done that day.
Saturday May 1 is one of the placement test dates for which
you may sign up. You and your parents or guardians may Out-of-State Students
find this date to be the most convenient of the choices, as If you live 200 or more miles away and cannot attend
there is also a Rutgers Business School Parent Orientation the Placement Tests, you may ask your school’s guidance
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counselor to proctor the placement tests. In that case, email@example.com or 732.932.8445 to arrange to
please ask the counselor to contact directly April Pagano in take the tests at an alternate time.
the Testing and Placement office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
edu or 732.932.8445 to make arrangements. Placement Test Results
In most cases your results should be available a few weeks
Students with Disabilities after you take the tests. You will receive an email (at the
If you are entitled to extended testing time (or other testing email account you provided when you applied to Rutgers
modifications) under ADA/Section 504, please contact the University) notifying you that your results are available.
Office of Disability Services, at 732.932.2848 or dsoffice@ When you receive this email, follow the link provided within
rci.rutgers.edu. More information about Disability Services the email to the Enrollment Pathway. Please carefully
is also available in the main Scarlet Guide on page 32. read all of the information about placement and contact
After contacting Disability Services, you will need to email@example.com if you have questions.
contact April Pagano in the Testing and Placement office at
ACADEmIC PLANNING & ADVISING—mAY 8, 2010
The Academic Planning & Advising (“APA”) program has help you to make good course selections with the help of
been designed to introduce you to Rutgers University advisers.
and the Business School, inform you about your degree If you absolutely cannot attend on May 8, there are
requirements, and assist you in selecting first semester only two tentative make up dates available for Academic
courses. During the program you will be requesting your Planning & Advising – May 27 (2:00–4:00 pm) and June 11
Fall 2010 classes, so your attendance is crucial. The program (10:00 am-12:00 pm). Location will be Beck Hall, Livingston
will run from 9:00 am until about 12:00 pm, in the Beck campus (exact room yet to be determined; signs will be
Hall auditorium, Livingston campus. No advance sign-up is posted on the doors of Beck). You must sign-up for a
required for the May 8 Academic Planning & Advising date. make-up APA day via email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
During the APA program, you will be meeting your as seating is limited at the make-up sessions. The make-up
Business School freshman adviser, general academic dates of May 27 and June 11 are tentative at this point, and
advisers, and upperclassmen advisers, to discuss your are subject to change. No advance sign-up is necessary if
major and degree requirements. You will hear a general you attend on the main advising date of May 8.
presentation for an overview of academic goals and If you live over 200 miles away and cannot come for an
requirements, and then have a chance to break into smaller Academic Planning & Advising Program, you may take care
groups, where question and answer sessions can be run of your course selection by mail. Please email this request
more efficiently. All of the information that you gather will to your freshman adviser, at email@example.com.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
Two-day new student orientation sessions will be offered considered “Business School priority” sessions would be
on campus, from late June into August. You may reserve June 21–22, and also July 22–23. You will have access to
an orientation date at Enrollment Pathway, starting in your Business School freshman adviser for a brief session
late April. While you are free to select any of the dates on day 2, if you select either one of those orientation
that are convenient for you, the orientation dates that are sessions.
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FREqUENTLY ASkED qUESTIONS
What courses do I need to take to graduate from the Plan to take advantage of campus resources like your
Business School? academic adviser, the Business School Career Management
Business School students complete a business major, and Specialist, and the university Career Services Office to learn
also courses to complete their Liberal Arts Distribution more about the connection between majors and careers.
Requirements. During the first year and the first semester
of the sophomore year, you are first required to complete What classes should I choose in my first semester?
the following six “business eligibility” courses (roughly 2 per Registering for your first term courses is relatively easy.
semester): 01:220:102 Intro to Microeconomics, 01:640:135 Your schedule will automatically include Expository Writing
Calculus I, 01:220:103 Intro to Macroeconomics, 01:198:170 (English Comp 101), or another writing course based on
Computer Applications for Business, 01:960:285 Intro to your placement results, for 3 credits. You should take a
Statistics for Business, and 33:010:272 Intro to Financial math course (Calculus, Precalc, or whatever level you
Accounting (first semester sophomores only). Students place into), since you need to complete math through
will also need to take enough liberals arts courses to fulfill Calculus I for all business majors. Your schedule should
the Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements (also known be balanced between entry courses for your business
as “General Ed”). A total of 120 credits are required for major (Intro to Micro or Macroeconomics is a good choice
graduation. for your first semester) and courses to satisfy the Liberal
Arts Distribution Requirements, so your course selection
should also include one or two liberal arts courses. Twelve
What are the Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements? to fifteen credits (4 to 5 classes) is an appropriate credit
This framework of courses is designed to complement your load. In addition to preparing for your business major,
business major in ways that equip you with the knowledge, this is a chance to explore a variety of subjects in the
skills, and varied approaches to understanding that are humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Select subjects
necessary for life in an increasingly global and pluralistic you have never studied before or courses that seem
society. The Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements are interesting to you. If you decide to take 2 elective courses
an important foundation for your academic career and beyond Expository Writing, Math, and Economics, think
will expand your educational opportunities, helping you about choosing courses in 2 different areas of the Liberal
to develop into a more broadly educated person. The Arts Distribution Requirements. At Academic Planning
Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements include courses in & Advising, your course selection sheet will have most
writing skills, quantitative reasoning skills, natural sciences, courses organized by the liberal arts area each fulfills.
social sciences, the humanities, and interdisciplinary areas.
Additionally, all students complete courses which promote Will I be able to graduate in four years?
global awareness and an understanding of diversity. The Yes, the key to completing requirements and creating
worksheet on page 7 of this booklet will introduce you to a cohesive academic program is to develop a carefully
the distribution requirements. You will receive much more designed course strategy to ensure on-time graduation.
information about these requirements at your Academic Two tips:
Planning & Advising program on May 8. • Do not rush to fulfill your Liberal Arts Distribution
Requirements; you can integrate them into your
I don’t know which business major I want. program throughout your college years so they make
What should I do? sense with the courses you take for your major.
Most students are unsure of their major interests, as • Plan an average of 15 credits (usually five courses) each
incoming freshmen. You have three semesters to explore term.
your options before you declare a business major. In NOTE: This does not mean that you must take 15 credits
addition, there is a course, Introduction to Business each term to graduate in four years! Many students choose
(33:011:100), which you should consider taking at some point to begin their first semester with a conservative registration
during your first three semesters. This course will provide of 12-13 credits to ensure an easier transition to college.
insight about our majors and careers in business and could Taking four courses in the first semester will NOT put you
help you determine which business major may be the behind for graduation, and it allows you to get accustomed
correct choice for you. Whether you know what you want to to college level work and independent living. Although
major in or not, you have the flexibility and the opportunity you likely juggled seven or eight classes and many
to discover exciting new academic choices and challenges. activities in high school, the demands of college courses
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will take more energy and effort than you may anticipate. When is my final high school transcript due?
We strongly discourage registering for more than 16-17 An official copy of your final high school transcript should
credits, particularly in the first college semester. Consider be sent to the Office of Admissions by July 9, 2010. Address
registering for just 4 regular courses plus a 1-credit Byrne your transcript to: Rutgers, The State University of New
Seminar or FIGS (further described on page 6). Jersey; Office of University Undergraduate Admissions;
Room 202; 65 Davidson Road; Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097.
How big are the classes?
Some classes, such as Expository Writing or seminars for When will I receive my fall class schedule?
upper-class students, are quite small with about 15 to 25 Your fall schedule of classes will be available to you at the
students. Other classes meet in large lectures with a few my.rutgers.edu portal on or about August 20. Schedule edits
hundred students. continue being made by your advisers up until that point in
Many of the large lectures also have smaller discussion the summer, so please be patient.
meetings weekly, or recitations, led by a teaching assistant.
How do I make changes to my fall course schedule?
How do I receive credit for First-year students will not have access to make changes
Advanced Placement (AP) exams? until the Add/Drop period in the first week of classes.
College credit is granted at Rutgers for all AP exams with There will be no exceptions to this! Plan to attend the Fall
scores of 4 or 5. Please have the College Board send your Orientation programs about how to add and drop courses
score report directly to Rutgers-New Brunswick (CEEB Code from your schedule. The Add/Drop period usually begins
2765); remember to include your Social Security number on the second day of classes, each semester.
to ensure ease of identification. An AP score of 4 or 5 on
either English Language/Comp or Literature/Comp will place What can I do to succeed at Rutgers University?
you out of Expository Writing 101. Advisers will be adjusting There are a number of important study skills that will help
schedules accordingly during the summer months. you succeed at Rutgers University. Here are some tips that
may seem very basic, but they are also very important:
How do I receive credit for previous college courses? • Go to every class. Professors have discretion to factor
If you have already completed college courses, please have class attendance into your final grade. Besides, how will
an official transcript sent directly from the school to Rutgers you get the necessary information if you don’t attend
University; unofficial student copies and grade reports class?
cannot be used to transfer credits. Once the transcript is • Complete all assignments on time, especially for your
received, it can be reviewed with your fall course selection Expository Writing class. Not turning in assignments or
to determine if course changes are needed. Be sure to turning in your assignments late may significantly affect
have a copy of the course description and course syllabus your grade.
available, in case there are questions regarding course • Do all of the assigned reading. The professor is
content. TIP: Do not register for a particular course this fall assigning it for a reason. Don’t fall behind on the reading
if you are likely to get transfer credit for that same course! because it is very hard to catch up.
Consult your academic adviser about what kinds of courses • Visit your professors during office hours and ask
readily transfer to Rutgers. questions! Students who interact with their professors
perform significantly better than those who just attend
What if I want to take courses during the summer? class.
You should discuss and get preapproved by the freshman
adviser at the Business School any summer courses you
may wish to take. As a student at the Business School-
New Brunswick, you should not take any of your business
courses outside Rutgers-New Brunswick, as the credits are
not likely to transfer here. Be sure to always gain written
approval from an adviser at the Business School, prior to
taking summer session courses anywhere outside Rutgers.
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rulc.rutgers.edu First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS)
732.932.7442 For SAS, SEBS and RBS first year students
A learning community (LC) is a group of students who Register as part of your advising day or registration process.
share a common experience around their academics and/ First-Year students in their first semester at Rutgers are invited
or their residential environment. Students and faculty to sign up for a First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS). Each
involved in learning communities share common interests seminar is worth one credit and is taught by a trained Peer
and build relationships in and outside the classroom. All Instructor. During the 10 weeks of FIGS, students learn about
learning communities are designed to help students succeed the Rutgers community and explore an academic interest
academically, make friends quickly, adjust to the college life area, such as Business, Psychology, or Sociology, just to
and learn about the abundance of resources that Rutgers has name a few. The small class environment of no more than
to offer. There are several learning communities listed below 25 students allows you to get to know your classmates and
that are available to Rutgers Business School students. instructor. For a full list of interest areas, visit figs.rutgers.edu.
To sign up for a First-Year Interest Group Seminar, talk
One-Credit Class Learning Communities (Non-Residential) with your academic adviser when you select your Fall
The Byrne Family First-Year Seminars classes. You can also manually add an open FIGS to your
Open to all first year students schedule at webreg.rutgers.edu in early September, during
byrneseminars.rutgers.edu the add/drop period.
Register as part of your advising day or registration process.
Byrne Family First-Year Seminars are taught by top Rutgers Living-Learning (Residential) Communities
professors and are limited to 20 students per class. Business Discovery House
Faculty members share with students their curiosity, their Livingston Campus, Quad II, First Year Community Only
intellectual energy, and their research. In turn, students To apply contact Rosanna Reyes, 732.932.7442,
experience the excitement and challenge of working in firstname.lastname@example.org.
a small setting, exploring important issues and possible Business Discovery House students will enjoy the benefits
majors. The Byrne Seminars are only available during of sharing common residential and academic experiences.
your first year at Rutgers; they are elective, one-credit, Students will live in Quad 2, take a cluster of three shared
discussion-based courses that typically meet once a week courses; Microeconomics, Expository Writing and a Business
for only ten weeks. Graded pass/no credit; you may take FIG, with the same cohort of peers and benefit from having
one per semester. a Peer Mentor, special events with faculty members and
trips with classmates and reduced bus travel because many
classes are scheduled on Livingston campus!
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LIBERAL ARTS DISTRIBUTION REqUIREmENTS
GUIDE FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDENTS
All courses must be at least 3 credits and must be taken for degree credit. Pass/No Credit courses cannot fulfill requirements. Courses
taken to fulfill Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements can be used to fulfill minor requirements, if you elect to declare a liberal arts minor.
An asterisk (*) indicates that not all courses offered by this department fulfill this requirement; see Degree Navigator (dn.rutgers.edu)
for specific courses.
1 course: Expository Writing 01:355:101 AND 1 course from the Approved Writing Intensive Course List
(see Degree Navigator for specific courses)
Course/Semester: ________________________ Course/Semester: ______________________
2 courses from the Approved Quantitative Reasoning Course List (placement into Calculus I counts as having done 1 Quantitative
Reasoning; completion of Calculus I fulfills this area) (see Degree Navigator for specific courses)
Course/Semester: ________________________ Course/Semester: ______________________
2 courses from Life Sciences; Chemistry; Cognitive Sciences; Exercise Science and Sports Studies; Geological Sciences; Marine and
Coastal Sciences; Meteorology; Physics and Astronomy; and approved Natural Science courses from *Anthropology; *Geography; and
the *School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Course/Semester: ________________________ Course/Semester: ______________________
Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary (4 courses total; at least 1 from each of the 3 areas)
1 course from Communication; Criminal Justice; Economics; Education; Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior; Exercise
Science and Sports Studies; Information Technology and Informatics; Latin American Studies; Political Science; Planning and
Public Policy; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology; and approved Social Science courses from *Anthropology; *European Studies;
*Geography; *Jewish Studies; and *Journalism and Media Studies
1 course from African Languages and Literature; Armenian; Art and Visual Arts; Catalan; Chinese; Classics; Comparative Literature;
Dance; French; German; Greek; Hindi; Hungarian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Latin; Music; Philosophy; Polish; Portuguese; Religion;
Russian; Spanish; Ukrainian; Theater Arts; and approved Humanities courses from *American Studies; *Art History; *Cinema Studies;
*English; *European Studies; *Jewish Studies; *Journalism and Media Studies; *Linguistics; *South Asian Studies; and the *School of
Environmental and Biological Sciences
1 course from Africana Studies; African Area Studies; Asian Studies; East Asian Languages and Literatures; History; Latino and Hispanic
Caribbean Studies; Medieval Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies; and approved Interdisciplinary courses
from *American Studies; *Art History; *Cinema Studies; *English; *European Studies; *Jewish Studies; *Journalism and Media Studies;
*Linguistics; *South Asian Studies; and the *School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
1 additional course from any of the above lists of Social Science, Humanities, or Interdisciplinary courses
Diversity & Global Awareness (2 courses)
1 course from the Approved Diversity Course List AND 1 course from the Approved Global Awareness Course List
(see Degree Navigator for specific courses) (see Degree Navigator for specific courses)
Course/Semester: ________________________ Course/Semester: ______________________
RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL
Student Life, p. 1
Gregory Cypser, MGSA ‘10: front and back covers, p. 6
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