EMBA Curriculum and 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.

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The EMBA program is comprised of three parts:

  • The Integrated Business Foundations portion of the program delivers coursework that is designed to provide the foundation of business concepts and basic leadership and team skills that all business professionals require; 
  • The Advanced Courses portion of the program provides courses focused on current, advanced topics that aspiring executives need to be conversant in to effectively operate in the business environment (e.g., Leadership, Technology, Product Development). 
  • Our program concludes with a capstone Strategic Management course designed to integrate the coursework covered in the previous portions of the program and demonstrates how effective business decision making requires a consideration of these factors.

Course Requirements for the EMBA program

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 (Capstone) (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.