Course Requirements

The Executive MBA is a 46.5-credit, 16-month program, taught in an integrated group setting. While there are many students with undergraduate business degrees in the EMBA program, it is especially appropriate for individuals who have non-business backgrounds and/ or are transitioning to positions requiring business, management, and leadership skills. Also, a key goal of the program is to emphasize application of the information and skills being taught; therefore, students will find this emphasis throughout all aspects of the program.

The program consists of two parts: 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 basic leadership and team skills; the second part provides advanced executive sessions on a variety of current business topics of relevance to the business executive.

The EMBA program also has several coaches who work with the students individually throughout the 16-month program to develop essential management, leadership, time management, stress management, and personal career management skills.

Integrated Business Foundation

EMBA-9001Top Management Perspective (Fall)
EMBA-9250Statistical Analysis for Business (Fall)
EMBA-9251Service and Production Management (Fall)
EMBA-9260Strategic Marketing (Fall)
EMBA-9270Management and Team Skills (Fall)
EMBA-9230Economic Principles (Spring)
EMBA-9231Economic Analysis & Decision Making (Spring)
EMBA-9220Financial Accounting (Spring)
EMBA-9240Corporate Finance (Spring)

Advanced Topics

EMBA-9362Product Development & Commercialization (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9303International Business Seminar with Travel (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9302Corporate Performance Evaluation (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9271Leadership (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9301Corporate Governance: Legal & Ethical Issues (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9310Informational Technology and Management (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9880Strategic Management (Summer/Fall)

Executive in Residence Program

Successful business executives, each with their own specialization, are brought in to work alongside the Rider faculty to lend their personal insight to classroom discussion during many of the courses in the Advanced Executive Session portion of the program.

International Experience

The international experience includes approximately 10-12 days traveling in selected developing and/or emerging countries around the world. 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.


The cost of the program is all-inclusive, covering tuition, books, food, fees, and the international study experience.