The Executive MBA is a 46.5-credit, 16-month program, taught in an integrated group setting. While there are many students with undergraduate business degrees in the EMBA program, it is especially appropriate for individuals who have non-business backgrounds and/ or are transitioning to positions requiring business, management, and leadership skills. Also, a key goal of the program is to emphasize application of the information and skills being taught; therefore, students will find this emphasis throughout all aspects of the program.

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The EMBA program is comprised of three parts:

  • The Integrated Business Foundations portion of the program delivers coursework that is designed to provide the foundation of business concepts and basic leadership and team skills that all business professionals require; 
  • The Advanced Courses portion of the program provides courses focused on current, advanced topics that aspiring executives need to be conversant in to effectively operate in the business environment (e.g., Leadership, Technology, Product Development). 
  • Our program concludes with a capstone Strategic Management course designed to integrate the coursework covered in the previous portions of the program and demonstrates how effective business decision making requires a consideration of these factors.

Course Requirements for the EMBA program

Integrated Business Foundation

EMBA-9001 Top Management Perspective (Fall)
EMBA-9250 Statistical Analysis for Business (Fall)
EMBA-9251 Service and Production Management (Fall)
EMBA-9260 Strategic Marketing (Fall)
EMBA-9270 Management and Team Skills (Fall)
EMBA-9230 Economic Principles (Spring)
EMBA-9231 Economic Analysis & Decision Making (Spring)
EMBA-9220 Financial Accounting (Spring)
EMBA-9240 Corporate Finance (Spring)

Advanced Topics

EMBA-9362 Product Development & Commercialization (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9303 International Business Seminar with Travel (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9302 Corporate Performance Evaluation (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9271 Leadership (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9301 Corporate Governance: Legal & Ethical Issues (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9310 Informational Technology and Management (Summer/Fall)
EMBA-9880 Strategic Management (Capstone) (Summer/Fall)

Executive in Residence Program

Successful business executives, each with their own specialization, are brought in to work alongside the Rider faculty to lend their personal insight to classroom discussion during many of the courses in the Advanced Executive Session portion of the program.