Our Ph.D. Program is Located in Newark
The full name of RBS is Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. As the name indicates, the school serves two campuses–the Rutgers–Newark campus and the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus. The third Rutgers campus, Rutgers–Camden, is served by the Rutgers–Camden School of Business, which does not offer a PhD program.
Our program, the only PhD program in business in the state of New Jersey, is located on the Rutgers–Newark campus. We are in a vibrant area of downtown Newark, a few blocks from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the state’s premier concert hall, and only a few steps from the , the state’s leading art museum. New Jersey Institute of Technology is adjacent to our campus, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is nearby.
Most Ph.D. program activities take place in a renovated brick and glass tower at One Washington Park. This location is close to Broad Street Station, a commuter station now being lavishly restored and the light rail service that also reaches Newark Penn Station. Newark Penn Station is on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and also has PATH service to midtown and downtown Manhattan; travel time is about 20 minutes.
The campus is also easily accessible by automobile. It is a few blocks from Interstate 280, only a few miles from the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. It is about two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport, the best airport in the New York metropolitan area.
Newark is experiencing a cultural and economic revival. The campus neighborhood includes many elegant buildings from the city’s heyday. These include the art deco tower at 1180 Raymond Boulevard, recently converted into apartments, and the recently renovated Italian-Renaissance building housing the Newark Public Library, adjacent to the new business school building at One Washington Park. The elegant Essex County Courthouse, a few blocks the other direction on Washington Street, has also benefited from a recent multi-million dollar restoration. Although it is not a large city by national standards, Newark is the largest city in New Jersey and has always played a role in the nation’s imagination. For more information on the city, see the Newark history site maintained by Rutgers – Newark’s Dana Library.