Executive MBA

About the Executive MBA Program at Rider University

Designed to provide current and aspiring executives with an integrated business perspective and knowledge and acumen necessary to function effectively as leaders in organizations, the Executive MBA program allows experienced business professionals to continue to work full time while earning an MBA in less than one and one-half years (16 months). It also allows students to enter the program, complete classes and graduate with the same integrated group of up to 25 students, maximizing networking outcomes to complement the faculty and business executive relationships established in the classroom.

As seen in the overview diagram below, the program consists of two parts:

  1. the first part sets expectations concerning what it means to operate at an executive level and then delivers a solid foundation in business concepts and team skills; 

  2. the second part provides advanced executive sessions on a variety of current business themes of relevance to the business executive (current program themes shown).

Read Kristin Cohen's Executive MBA Success Story

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Each year the EMBA class travels to an emerging area of the world to explore issues associated with doing business internationally. This year, the EMBA Class of 2014 traveled to Brazil in May and June as part of their International Seminar requirements.

Leadership Edge, A Professional Coaching Program

A personal, professional coaching program called Leadership Edge is also included in the curriculum. In addition, there is a seminar on international business, which includes approximately two weeks of travel in a key economic region of the globe. The actual location for each integrated group is partially dependent upon the interests and needs of the group. Through a series of site visits, the group will meet with business leaders, develop relationships with overseas firms, and get an up-close look at how business is done in some of the world’s most dynamic emerging markets.


EMBA Curriculum Overview

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Other EMBA Program Highlights

  • Learning advanced business theory from the faculty plus receiving practical executive input from current business leaders who work alongside the faculty lending their personal insight to the classroom discussion.

  • Similar to weekend MBA and professional MBA programs, Rider’s EMBA offers convenient scheduling (following the initial class which consists of three weekends, all courses are on Saturdays).
  • All-inclusive pricing that covers the cost of tuition, books, international seminar travel, and two meals and snacks on class days.

  • Classes are conducted at a premier executive conference center in central New Jersey.

Program at a Glance

  • Total credit hours: 46.5
  • Total length of time: 16 months
  • Non-credit, individual professional coaching program: Leadership Edge
  • International Travel Experience

For information about the EMBA, please contact:
John Donovan
Associate Professor; Director of EMBA Program
Office: Sweigart Hall 237
Phone: 609-895-5541
Email: jdonovan@rider.edu 

To learn more about graduate business programs at Rider and for admissions information please contact:
Rider University Office of Graduate Admission
(609) 896-5036

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