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Rider’s Four-Plus-One Master of Arts in Business Communication (MABC) program, emphasizing communication excellence and leadership, allows qualifying students to begin graduate studies at no extra cost while still completing undergraduate work. If you begin while a senior, you can complete the program in one additional year.

The MABC will strengthen your communication skills and prepare you for a career in any kind of business or organizational setting. The program introduces students to best practices in business communication and engages them in “real life” current issues and scenarios faced by professionals on the job.

Areas of study include professional development, global insights, leadership and teamwork as well as graduate-level courses from Rider’s College of Business. The 33-credit curriculum can be completed in one year including summers.  Classes are offered weekday evenings on Rider’s Lawrenceville Campus, enabling students to earn their degree while working full-time.

It’s not too early to start planning for your professional career.


For further information about the MABC Four-Plus-One, please contact:

Shawn Kildea
Associate Professor and Chair of Communication and Journalism
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B.A., M.A., Rider University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Dr. Kildea teaches courses primarily in studio and field production. He founded R.U.N., the Rider University Network that produces campus programming. Kildea's research interests include digitization of news. His doctoral thesis, A Comparative Analysis of the Student Use of the New York Times Print and Digital Formats, was successfully defended in 2009.