Centers for Excellence

Center for the Development of Leadership Skills

At Rider, we believe leadership is about influencing others to attain the common good. It is a process, not a position or a set of personality traits. And with the right training, anyone can become a leader. That’s why our Center for the Development of Leadership Skills (CDLS) gives you the knowledge, the training and skills, and the opportunities to learn this process and to discover the leader within you.

Center for International Business

This center strives to provide the essential resources necessary to enable Rider’s undergraduate and graduate business students as well as mid-career professionals in the Rider business community to engage effectively in the global economy. Guided by the College of Business Administration’s commitment to continuous improvement, the Center is the hub for innovative, leading edge international business education programs at Rider through its management of a dynamic international business curriculum, ongoing faculty development programs, and strategic business and community outreach initiatives.

Center for Business Forensics

Enron, WorldCom—all of the major corporate scandals of the last few years were uncovered by experts in business forensics, an area of specialization utilizing the skills of business, law enforcement, and computer science to investigate and prosecute corporate fraud and the many forms of computer crime. With Rider’s Center for Business Forensics, you will get the training and resources for a career meeting these complex challenges.

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Becoming an entrepreneur requires going beyond traditional business education. You have to learn to think like an entrepreneur. You have to know how to recognize the needs within a market and the potential of an idea. You also have to have the critical thinking skills to evaluate a new approach. The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies draws upon the courses and expertise offered in the different departments of the CBA to give you the education and the real-world skills you need to achieve your entrepreneurial potential.

Executive Center for Education and Development (EXCEED)

The NEW Executive Center for Education and Development (EXCEED) partners with organizations as well as our LIFE centers. EXCEED assists organizations in investing in their employees through customized professional development seminars and a variety of other consulting services.