Academic Advising

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. Academic advisement is a process in which it is the responsibility of the student to take the lead and responsibility for their academic career. Advisors provide the students with the tools, direction and appropriate referrals to assist them in meeting their educational goals.

Student Responsibilities

  • Acquire the information needed to assume responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all degree requirements.
  • Use the RBS Undergraduate Program-New Brunswick Website, Schedule of Classes, Degree Navigator and WEBREG to check major/minor requirements and prerequisites for courses.
  • Use the RBS Undergraduate Program-New Brunswick website, academic calendars, and information posted by your academic advisors to be aware of all RBS-NB policies, procedures and deadlines.  
  • Check your Scarletmail email account regularly and read all messages from your RBS advisors and official university offices. Follow us on Instagram at @ru_business, Facebook, and Linkedin to get up to the minute information pertaining to the Office of Undergraduate Programs and the Office of Career Management.   
  • Meet with your assigned RBS Academic Advisor at least once a year to ensure your timely and satisfactory progress towards completion of all degree requirements.
  • Arrive to appointments on time and prepared.  
  • Seek assistance from your assigned RBS Academic Advisor whenever you have questions or concerns.  
  • Use campus resources and services to assist you in achieving your academic, personal and career goals.
  • Follow through when referred to other administrative offices and resources.
  • Be professional, courteous, and respectful.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough knowledge of degree requirements for the business programs and a working knowledge of academic options and resources throughout the University.
  • Provide students with clear and accurate information regarding university policies, procedures, deadlines and services to students.
  • Assist students with making educational plans that are consistent with their goals, abilities, and interests.
  • Clarify General Education or SAS Core and major/minor requirements.
  • Offer recommendations and strategies for academic success.
  • Refer students to the appropriate support services and departments as needed.
  • Be professional, courteous, and respectful.

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate – New Brunswick Office of Undergraduate Programs is located in the Rutgers Business School building at 100 Rockafeller Road, first floor in the North Tower. The office is open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays for posted walk-in hours and appointments.

Walk-In Hours and Appointments

All Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate – New Brunswick students are assigned an RBS Academic Advisor. Students are expected to meet with their assigned advisor at least once per year to ensure that they are completing all academic requirements and making satisfactory progress towards completion of degree.

Most RBS advisors offer walk-in hours Monday-Friday: no advance appointment is necessary.  Examples of advising concerns frequently handled during walk-in hours would be:  

  • Course registration planning
  • Add/Drop assistance  
  • Declaration/change of major
  • Requesting/submitting forms
  • Personal or family issues that directly affect your ability to attend classes or to complete course work

For concerns that may require a longer visit to an advisor, students may email their advisor for a specific appointment.  
 
There are no walk-in advising hours during the summer or winter breaks.  Summer advising would be by appointment only.

Advising Hours

Freshman Advisor: Melba Blanco

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am to 11:30am & 2pm to 4pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Email: mblanco@business.rutgers.edu


Sophomore Advisor: Leidy Garcia-Cosbert

Monday-Friday: 9:30am to 11:30am & 1:30pm-4pm

Email: lgarcia@business.rutgers.edu


Sophomore Advisor: John Muth

Monday-Friday: 9:30am to 11:30am & 1:30pm-4pm

Email: johnmuth@business.rutgers.edu


Junior Advisor (A through L): Nadia Khokhar

Monday & Wednesday: 9:30am to 11:30am & 2pm to 4pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30am to 11:30am & afternoon by appointment only

Friday: Morning by appointment only

Email: nadia.khokhar@business.rutgers.edu


Junior (M through Z) and External Transfer Student Advisor: Tom Moore

Monday-Friday: 9:30am to 11:30am

Monday, Tuesday &Thursday: 2pm to 4pm

Wednesday & Friday: Afternoon by appointment only

Email: tmoore@business.rutgers.edu


Senior Advisor: Dijha Allen

Monday: By appointment only

Tuesday-Thursday: 9:30am to 11:30am & 2pm to 4pm

Friday: Morning by appointment only

Email: dijha@business.rutgers.edu


Senior Advisor: Lin Williams

By appointment only

Email: lwilliams@business.rutgers.edu


Assistant Dean for Junior, Senior and School to School Transfer Students: Felicia Norott

By appointment only

Email: fnorott@business.rutgers.edu


Assistant Dean for Freshman, Sophomore and Honors Students: Kerstin Schnatter

Wednesday: 9:30 am to 12 pm

Email: schnatter@business.rutgers.edu


During add/drop period, variations to these advising schedules will be emailed out to the list serv. Please be sure to check your email and your spam for updates.