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.

Program Overview

Pro-Program Requirements
(19.5 credits)
Breadth Requirements
(27 credits)
Elective Requirements
(9 credits)
  • Introduction to Calculus (1.5 cr.)
  • Statistics (3 cr.)
  • Accounting (3 cr.)
  • Basic Financial Principles (1.5 cr.)
  • Economics (3 cr.)
  • Management (1.5 cr.)
  • Information Technology Proficiency (1.5 cr.)
  • Operations Management (1.5 cr.)
  • Executive Communications (1.5 cr.)
  • Managerial Economics (3 cr.)
  • Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)
  • Operations & Supply Chain (3 cr.)
  • Applied Corporate Finance (3 cr.)
  • Marketing Strategy (3 cr.)
  • Strategic Accounting for Managers (3 cr.)
  • Technology Management (3 cr.)
  • Law & Ethics (3 cr.)
  • Strategic Management (3 cr.)
  • Electives (9 cr.)
    • A 3-course concentration

Rider's M.B.A. Value Proposition

Our Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) curriculum promotes the skills needed to be an informed and effective decision maker in any enterprise -- business, healthcare, government or nonprofit, including:

  • A solid grasp of general business knowledge and its application
  • Proficiency in teambuilding through leadership
  • An understanding of the role of analytics in the business process
  • A global perspective
  • Strong communication and interpersonal 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 finance, global business, forensic accounting and business analytics, to compliment the rich curriculum foundation of the MBA.