Rider's MBA at a Glance

How relevant is the new curriculum to today's business needs?
Our 2010 MBA curriculum was the result of several collaborations by our faculty with multinational corporations, regional businesses, and local employers, and alumni. Based on their needs for professional skills and contemporary business knowledge, we focused our MBA curriculum on specific analytical, communications, and technology skills, coupled with the breadth of knowledge expected from a top MBA school in Supply Chain, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Finance, and Organizational Success. Even with this market-driven deep core curriculum, we offer flexibility to our students in our several concentrations, independent studies and consulting projects.

What is the total number of credit hours to complete the program?
The enriched MBA Program, which was launched in Fall of 2010, requires 40.5 credit hours of graduate level work for those with strong academic foundations in business. For our students without business degrees and backgrounds, they may take between 40.5 and 60 credit hours.

Can I complete a concentration in my MBA program?
All students can concentrate in a specific area of study, which includes:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • International Business

    Qualified accountants can also take a concentration in Forensic Accounting.

What is the average class size?
At Rider, our class size is on average 17 students per class (Spring Semester 2010). Our students’ education is our top priority for our faculty and therefore we have small class sizes.

What is the total number of students in the program?
We have 300 students in our MBA program this academic year 2009/2010. Access to our academic and career advisors and our full time and adjunct faculty is excellent. As we are a private institution, our students expect and demand this access.

What is the return on my investment in achieving a Rider MBA?
We recognize the biggest investment our students make is their time to complete the MBA program. However, there is a significant cash outlay to obtain a degree. The benefits include:

  • Improvement in salary and promotion potential upon degree completion
  • Increased employability
  • Ability to change careers
  • Increased skills and capabilities for professional success
  • A great network of faculty and colleagues.

You will find that across these dimensions our MBA program is highly valued by our students and employers…just ask them.