Program Description

The Rider MBA program provides advanced preparation for successful participation in a rapidly changing world. You’ll be exposed to real-world situations that you are encouraged to question and analyze. Rider is located in central New Jersey and in proximity to the Route One corporate centers. The MBA program is accredited by the AACSB International – Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business, the top business accreditation in the world.

Rider’s MBA program provides an effective and distinctive learning environment that emphasizes:

  • Critical communication skills.
  • Holistic strategic decision making.
  • Leadership development.
  • Cross-functional integration of advanced business theory and processes.
  • Management skills that adapt to a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Hands-on experience including team projects, business consulting and internships.

The Rider MBA program provides built-in flexibility and choice. As an MBA student, you may pursue:

  • A general business program.
  • A concentration in business analytics, finance, forensic accounting, information systems, or global business.
  • A mix to fit your specific needs.

Alternate format courses

On-campus | Online | Hybrid (online and on-campus)

We know you have commitments. That’s why the Rider MBA program offers in-person and hybrid evening classes (Monday through Thursday), online classes, as well as a fully Online MBA and online classes. Plus, all basic requirement courses are offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters. While most students pursue their MBA on a part-time basis, the course schedule allows you to enroll on a full-time basis.

Dual degrees

Combining a Master of Business Administration and an MS in Information Systems or MS in Corporate Finance is now available. Our dual degree offerings allow students to earn both degrees with fewer total credits than earning the degrees separately.

Program details

Many of the economic challenges and business opportunities facing today’s managers and executives have slowly evolved; however, others appear instantaneously, demanding leadership’s immediate attention with limited time for detailed analysis and decision making. Correspondingly, a Business School’s MBA curriculum must not only provide students with the tools and knowledge to address these foundational business problems but also equip them with the decision making structures and contexts to address the market, technology and regulatory problems that lie ahead. The Rider MBA program provides our students with the needed broad-based business education to support their professional success.

Program Overview

Specifically, through our required in-depth curriculum, we equip our MBA students with the analytical foundations necessary to address the highly integrative nature of contemporary business problems. Our full-time faculty and adjunct professors (many of whom are executives with leading multinational firms) bring live business problems and scenarios to class. Team projects, business simulations, individual case studies, consulting assignments and, in some cases, internships expand our students learning beyond the classroom. If they choose, our students can concentrate their electives in specific areas such as finance, global business, forensic accounting, information systems, and business analytics, to complement the rich curriculum foundation of the MBA.

Entrance Requirements

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Current resume.
  • Official notification of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE). See if you qualify for a GMAT or GRE waiver or deferral.
  • Statement of Aims and Objectives.
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

From its beginnings as a private business college nearly a century and a half ago, Rider University has consistently thrived as a home for students seeking a timely, relevant and thorough curriculum a ... Read More

From its beginnings as a private business college nearly a century and a half ago, Rider University has consistently thrived as a home for students seeking a timely, relevant and thorough curriculum and an environment to satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Read less
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