Many of the economic challenges and business opportunities facing today’s managers and executives have slowly evolved; however, others appear instantaneously, demanding leadership’s immediate attention with limited time for detailed analysis and decision making. Correspondingly, a Business School’s MBA curriculum must not only provide students with the tools and knowledge to address these foundational business problems, but also equip them with the decision making structures and contexts to address the market, technology and regulatory problems that lie ahead. The Rider MBA program, which was recently redesigned in partnership with industry leaders and top academics, provides our students with the needed broad-based business education to support their professional success.
The academic foundation is built upon applied management principles and fundamental business knowledge. Advance courses in Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Law, and Organization Behavior are complemented by course work in Business Intelligence, Leadership Skills, Operations, Supply Chain, Technology Innovation, Managerial Decision Making, and Ethics – all of which are central for a manager’s success. Through our capstone experience, which include strategic plan development, corporate management, deal structuring, and business simulation, our students can “test out” their skills and knowledge in the classroom laboratory. Throughout our curriculum and in specific courses developed for our graduate program, students work to develop and polish their written and presentation communications skills.
Specifically, through our required in-depth curriculum, we equip our MBA students with the analytical foundations necessary to address the highly integrative nature of contemporary business problems. Our full time faculty, students, and adjunct professors, many of whom are executives with leading multinational firms, bring live business problems and scenarios to class. Team projects, business simulations, individual case studies, consulting assignments and, in some cases, internships expand our students learning beyond the classroom. If they choose, our students can concentrate their electives in specific areas such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, global business, forensic accounting and information systems, to compliment the rich curriculum foundation of the MBA.