Centers for Excellence
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.
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.
The Center for Business Analytics was founded in 2005, as the Center for Business Forensics, to deal with the rash of white collar crime - Enron, WorldCom, etc. - that dominated the headlines of the day. Since 2005, the role of the Center has expanded to include marketing, health care and sports applications. In 2015, the Center was renamed to reflect this wider range of interests. Business Forensics is still at the heart of the Center's activities, but we now support course work, research and events in other Big Data domains as well.
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.