Rutgers Business School signs transfer agreement with Honors College at Raritan Valley Community College

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rutgers Business School and Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Honors College have signed a new agreement that will provide for the seamless transfer of RVCC students to the New Brunswick-based undergraduate business program.

The agreement, which was signed September 15 at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus, will guarantee that graduates of RVCC’s Honors College are accepted into a Bachelor’s Degree program with junior-year status at Rutgers Business School, providing they have completed the necessary requirements and have the appropriate grade point average. Honors College students must graduate from RVCC with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Liberal Arts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

The new agreement is the first transfer agreement for RVCC’s Honors College.

Glenn Shafer (left), Dean of Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, and RVCC President Casey Crabill at the September 15 signing ceremony at RVCC.

“Our new Honors College, which was launched this month, is designed to create a pathway for the high-achieving students to enrich their academic experience and enhance their transfer opportunities after graduation. This agreement with the prestigious Rutgers Business School is a great first step in creating transfer opportunities specifically for our Honors College graduates. We look forward to many more agreements in the future,” said RVCC President Casey Crabill.

The RVCC Honors College is a cohort-based program featuring seminar-style courses that have an interdisciplinary focus and afford students the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with their professors. The new program is intended to serve highly qualified high school graduates who are entering college for the first time.

“This is the first year that the Rutgers Business School undergraduate program in New Brunswick (RBS-NB) is directly accepting transfer students from outside of the Rutgers community. We hope to provide students with all of the tools, resources and knowledge necessary to transition successfully into a high quality, four-year undergraduate Business program. We are excited to begin opening lines of communication and hope that this agreement will be a catalyst for future partnerships with neighboring schools as our program continues to grow,” said Martin Markowitz, Senior Associate Dean at the Rutgers Business School.

For information about the agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, 908-526-1200, ext. 8333. To learn more about RVCC’s Honors College, visit or contact Professor Mark Cozin,, or 908-526-1200, ext. 8501.

The RBS-NB undergraduate program offers majors that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management & marketing science. These programs provide a high quality program of study for students wishing to pursue professional careers in industry. The Undergraduate Dean’s Office is located at 94 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway NJ (08854) on the Livingston Campus at Rutgers University.

For additional information about entrance requirements and the transfer process, please contact Lauren Dudzak, RBS-NB Transfer Student Counselor, 848-445-3600 or visit


About Rutgers Business School 

Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – founded in 1766. Rutgers Business School has been accredited since 1941 by AACSB International–the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—a distinction that represents the hallmark of excellence in management education. Today, Rutgers Business School is educating more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students at two main campuses in New Jersey as well as six satellite locations in New Jersey, China, and Singapore. Steeped in academic excellence, with a distinguished faculty and a corps of over 33,000 successful alumni, Rutgers Business School is highly ranked by the Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, and The Wall Street Journal. Rutgers Business School's New Brunswick undergraduate program was ranked #3 by The Wall Street Journal for producing the best graduates according to recruiters.


About Raritan Valley Community College

RVCC’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 40 years, the College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. RVCC @ Bridgewater, located at 14 Vogt Drive, offers technical, trade, credit and non-credit courses. The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit

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