Program of Study

Admission Information

To qualify for admission to this program, you must:

  • hold an associate’s degree in business or have completed at least half of the credits required toward a bachelor’s degree in business (60 or more credits);
  • have completed your studies within the last 10 years;
  • be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher)

Note: If you do not meet these criteria, contact Rider’s College of Continuing Studies for other options.

To apply for admission, you must complete and file the following:

  • Rider’s College of Continuing Studies Application for Admissions
  • Official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended.
  • Statement of aims and objectives

Note: The $50 application fee will be waived for qualified applicants.

Advanced Standing Opportunities

By enrolling in Rider University’s online bachelor’s degree completion program, you can earn your degree more quickly than you ever thought possible through the following options:

  • Transfer credits from accredited universities or colleges
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Dantes/DSST
  • NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Exams
  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) in select non-business disciplines

Rider also recognizes American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines regarding the college-level credits earned for certification and training program.

Scholarship Opportunities

A scholarship is a financial aid award to an individual student for the purposes of furthering their education. Merit-based scholarships are primarily awarded based on the students’ prior academic performance. Merit scholarships are renewable as long as the student maintains the minimum criteria to retain the award.  Read about scholarships available at Rider.

Is an Online Program Right for You?

There is no question that online studies offer students tremendous flexibility and convenience. You can study in the privacy of your home or office during times most convenient for you. However, online classes require strong self-motivation and discipline to succeed. The course work is rigorous and as an independent learner, you should expect to spend at least 10 hours each week studying and working on assignments for every three-credit course taken. Regular computer and Internet access, as well as a familiarity with basic computer skills, are also essential to success in this program.

A Curriculum of Quality

Your program of study will vary depending upon your academic background and successfully completed coursework. The full program of study includes the following areas:

Business Core

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Managerial Uses of Accounting
  • Marketing Principles
  • Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Social & Legal Environment of Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Strategic Management & Policy

Non-Business Core

  • Information Systems Essentials
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Statistical Methods I
  • Statistical Methods II

Business Electives

  • Business Graphics
  • Networks & Telecommunications
  • User-Centered Design
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Labor Market Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Retailing Management
  • Internet Marketing


Liberal Arts Electives
Choose from a variety of science, humanities and social studies courses

General Electives
Your advisor will provide you with a complementary transfer credit evaluation

A candidate for graduation must complete a minimum of 120 credits.

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