Business Administration for Adult Students

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program - taught by the prestigious College of Business Administration faculty - prepares students for success in today's complex workplace. Accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), Rider University's College of Business Administration is the only business school in the state of New Jersey that holds an additional accreditation for its Accounting program of study. The AACSB International represents the highest standard of accreditation for business schools internationally.

Business Core

Rider Course Title Rider Course Number Credits
Introduction to Accounting ACC-210 3
Managerial Uses of Accounting ACC-220 3
Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior MGT-201 3
Marketing Principles MKT-200 3
Introduction to Finance FIN-300 3
Social and Legal Environment of Business BUS-300 3
Production and Operations MSD-340 3
Strategic Management and Policy BUS-400 3
Management Information Systems CIS-485 3

Non-Business Core

Rider Course Title Rider Course Number Credits
Information Systems Essentials CIS-185 3
Expository Writing CMP-120 3
Research Writing CMP-125 3
Professional and Strategic Speech COM-290 3
Principles of Macroeconomics ECO-200 3
Principles of Microeconomics ECO-201 3
Quantitative Methods for Business I MSD-105 3
Statistical Methods I MSD-200 3
Statistical Methods II MSD-201 3

Science Electives
Students choose 2 courses in sciences

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biopsychology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
6

Humanities Electives
Students choose 2 courses in humanities

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Russian
  • Spanish
6

Social Science Electives
Students choose 2 courses in social sciences

  • American Studies
  • Communication
  • Global Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Law & Justice
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
6

Business Major

  Credits
Students choose a major program of study (accounting, advertising, business administration, information systems, entrepreneurial studies, finance, human resource management, management and leadership, or marketing ). The Accounting major consists of 24 semester hours; CIS consists of 21 semester hours, and all other majors consist of 18 semester hours. Students can also declare a second major. 24 or 18

Business Electives

  Credits
Students choose 2 courses in one of the business disciplines. Students pursuing the Accounting major choose 1 course. 6 or 3

Liberal Arts Electives

  Credits
Students choose 4 courses in Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Students pursuing the CIS major must choose 3 liberal arts electives.
12

Free Elective Courses

  Credits
Students choose 4 courses.
Students pursuing the Accounting major choose 3 courses.
Students pursuing the CIS major must choose 3 liberal arts electives. Free elective credit hours may be taken in any department within the University.
12 or 9

Students must complete one global business course from the departments of advertising, business, college of buiness administration, economics, finance, management, and marketing.

A candidate for graduation must complete a minimum of 120 acceptable credits and meet the minimum GPA requirements. Students should check the academic catalog for complete program requirements.