Graduate Business Students

The College of Business Administration offers MBA, MAcc, and EMBA graduate degrees that incorporate hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom. Each program has unique requirements and deadlines that are listed below.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the application for graduate study online or fill out a paper application.

  2. Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee. If you are applying online, you may pay via credit card. All checks should be made out to Rider University and should include the student’s name and phone number.

  3. Submit a statement of aims and objectives (minimum one page)

  4. Two professional letters of recommendation (EMBA candidates only)

  5. Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended.

  6. Submit official GMAT scores.
    Please use the following codes to submit GMAT scores to Rider University.

    Q5P-Q7-05 Executive MBA
    Q5P-Q7-82 MBA, Full Time
    Q5P-Q7-99 MBA, Part Time
    Q5P-Q7-93 Master of Accountancy

    For our graduate business programs (MBA, Macc and EMBA), Rider accepts the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Please use the following codes to submit the scores to our program: GRE 2758

  7. Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores, if English is not your native language, and you did not attend a U.S. university for a previous undergraduate or graduate degree program.

    Minimum TOEFL score: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (iBT)
    Minimum IELTS score: 6.5

Entrance Requirements

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Current resume
  • Official notification of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

  • Current resume
  • Official notification of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

  • Current resume
  • Personal interview
  • 2 professional letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

Grad Program Fall Entry Spring Entry
Summer Entry
MBA/MAcc Aug. 1 Dec. 1 May 1
Online MAccJune 15Not applicable*Not applicable*
EMBA Aug. 1 Not applicable* Not applicable*

*Students are not admitted to the Online MAcc or EMBA program for Spring or Summer terms.


Admissions Mailing Address

Rider University
Office of Graduate Admission
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099