Program Prerequisites and Application

Application Requirements

Copy of current resume

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Copies of transcripts from all universities attended

Completion of accounting prerequisite courses (must be completed prior to application)

  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Taxation
  • Auditing)


GMAT or GRE scores (GMAT or GRE scores are waived for those applicants who have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or better and an accounting GPA of 3.3 or better. We will also consider professional experience in decisions whether to waive the GMAT.  For information about GMAT waivers please contact John Farrell at


Application Deadline
The program starts once per year in September.  Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, however, we anticipate having the cohort filled by August 1.  Applications received after that date will be considered on a space available basis.  

Questions about the curriculum?

John Farrell
Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs
Rider University
249 Sweigart Hall
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Telephone: 609-895-5776
Facsimile: 609-896-5304

Margaret O’Reilly-Allen
Chairperson, Accounting Department
Rider University
350 Sweigart Hall
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Telephone: 609-895-5505

Questions about the application process?

 or 609-896-5036