Proficiency Exams - Bank of America

Proficiency Exams - Bank of America

Proficiency exams for each Pre-Program Business Requirement will be offered approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of the spring, summer and fall semesters of each academic year.  A grade of “B” or better is required on the exams to test out of the pre-program requirement.  These exams will be given on the Bank of America, Hopewell campus, and students will be notified of the specific location one week prior to the exam.

Proficiency Exam Schedule

August Exam Dates
Return application to by July 24, 2015

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
    4:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.

January Exam Dates
Return application to by December 18, 2015

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2016
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 7, 2016
    4:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.

April Exam Dates
Return application to by March 25, 2016

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Since there is a limited time period scheduled on each day, only one test can be taken each day.  Within the first year of matriculation, a student is able to take a proficiency exam in a subject area once on one of the specified exam dates.  Students may not repeat any proficiency exams.  

Application Information
If you intend to take one or more proficiency exams, please complete the application (.pdf) and email it to Jean Cherney at

Students are required to show their Rider Bronc I.D. on test day, before they will be allowed to take the test.

NO CELL PHONES will be allowed in the exam room. It is suggested that students bring a watch to help pace their progress during the timed exam. 

Proficiency Presentation

PMBA-8000 Executive Communications
Proficiency Rubric (.pdf) 
Presentation Guidelines (.pdf)

This test is not given on the above dates.  Please contact the Graduate Business Studies office at 609-895-5557 about signing up for this particular "presentation" test.  Once this test "presentation" is scheduled you will be given a month's notice to prepare.

PMBA-8040 Financial Principles
Exam Guidelines

PMBA-8060 Marketing Principles
Exam Guidelines (.pdf)

PMBA-8070 Management Theory
Exam Guidelines

PMBA-8030 Economic Analysis
Exam Guidelines

PMBA-8050 Calculus
Exam Guidelines

PMBA-8052 Operations Management
(one 8.5 x 11 reference sheet of formulas and notes allowed)
Exam Guidelines

PMBA-8010 Information Technology
Exam Guidelines 

PMBA-8020 Fundamentals of Accounting
Exam Guidelines 

PMBA-8051 Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis (one 8.5 x 11 reference sheet of formulas and notes allowed)
Exam Guidelines


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Upcoming Events
Information sessions and individual student advising sessions for the Rider MBA program will be offered on the Hopewell Campus at the following times:

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Outside Cafe C, Hopewell Campus
Stop by with your questions about the program.  No registration required. Current students may register for classes during advising hours. 

To Learn More
For more information about or academic advising for the MBA Program please contact:

John Farrell
Assistant Dean, Graduate
Business Programs

Jean Cherney
Academic Coordinator, Graduate Business Programs

To register for the information sessions or schedule an individual advising session please contact:

Jamie Mitchell
Director of Graduate Admissions

For information on the Within Your Reach program please contact:

Vince Haas
Director, Employee Enablement
Global Wealth & Investment Management Technology
(609) 274-5951 (o)
(609) 575-9521 (c)