Program Concentrations

As a student in the MAcc program, you may select electives that will enable you to choose a varied selection of courses or you may concentrate in a particular area of interest, such as:

Concentrations are not a program requirement and many students may be best served by selecting electives from several different functional areas. The requirements for each area of interest are shown below.

For more information, please contact:

John J. Farrell
Assistant Dean
Office: Sweigart Hall 249
Phone: (609) 895-5776
Fax: (609) 896-5304
Email: jfarrell@rider.edu

Information Systems
Faculty Contact:
Dr. Lauren Eder
A minimum of 3 courses needed:
  • PMBA 8312 Data Mining
  • PMBA 8313 Electronic Commerce
  • PMBA 8314 Project Management
  • PMBA 8315 Globalization & Technology
  • PMBA 8319 Selected Topics in IS
  • PMBA 8902 Independent Study in IS*
Entrepreneurship
Faculty Contact:
Dr. Ronald Cook
A minimum of 3 courses needed. Required:
  • PMBA 8383 Entrepreneurship
Pick two:
  • PMBA 8313 E-Commerce
  • PMBA 8346 Financial Modeling
  • PMBA 8384 Consulting for New & Small Ventures
  • PMBA 8386 Green Entrepreneurship
  • PMBA 8389 Tax Planning for Entrepreneurs
  • PMBA 8491 Business Law
  • PMBA 8494 Employment Law for Business
  • PMBA 8902 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship*
Finance
Faculty Contact:
Dr. Maury Randall
A minimum of 3 courses needed:
  • PMBA 8341 Corporate Treasury Management
  • PMBA 8343 Investment Instruments & Strategies
  • PMBA 8344 Financial Market Operations
  • PMBA 8345 International Financial Management
  • PMBA 8346 Financial Modeling
  • PMBA 8347 Portfolio Management
  • PMBA 8902 Independent Study in Finance*
  • PMBA 8906 Selected Topics: Personal Financial Management
Forensic Accounting (MBA, Undergrad Acc. Majors Only)
Fraud & Forensic Accounting (MAcc)
Faculty Contact:
Dr. Margaret O’Reilly-Allen
A minimum of 3 courses needed.Required:
  • MAcc 663 Fraud & Forensic Accounting
  • MAcc 665 Fraud Detection & Deterrence
Pick One:
  • MAcc 667 Business Valuations: Fundamentals, Techniques & Theory
  • PMBA 8312 Data Mining
International Business
Faculty Contact:
Dr. Susan Denbo
A minimum of 3 courses needed. This is a cross-functional concentration and all electives may be “International”:
  • MAcc 656 Int’l Dimensions of Accounting
  • PMBA 8315 Globalization & Technology
  • PMBA 8335 Int’l Trade & Investment
  • PMBA 8345 Int’l Financial Management
  • PMBA 8365 Int’l Marketing Management
  • PMBA 8375 Int’l Management
  • PMBA 8493 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Int'l Business
  • PMBA 8902 Independent Study in Global Business*
  • PMBA 8303 International Business Seminar
This is a cross-functional concentration. All electives may be “global.”
Management
Faculty Contact:
Dr. John Donovan
A minimum of 3 courses needed:
  • PMBA 8371 Human Resource Management
  • PMBA 8372 Management Skills
  • PMBA 8375 International Management
  • PMBA 8376 Organizational Development & Effectiveness
  • PMBA 8377 Managing Workforce Diversity
  • PMBA 8383 Entrepreneurship
  • PMBA 890X Selected Topics in Management
  • PMBA 890X Selected Topics in Leadership
  • PMBA 8902 Independent Study in Management*
Corporate Accounting for Managers
Faculty Contact:
Dr. Margaret O’Reilly-Allen
A minimum of 3 courses needed.
*Available to all MBA and MAcc students. This concentration is designed to prepare students to sit for the CMA exam. Based on the student’s degree program, one of the three categories below will apply:

MAcc students
Required:
  • MAcc 664 Issues in Managerial Accounting
  • PMBA 8321 Managerial Taxation
Pick one:
  • PMBA 8240 Applied Corporate Finance
  • PMBA 8346 Financial Modeling
  • MAcc 667 Business Valuations: Fundamentals, Techniques & Theory

Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2013-2014 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.