Taking graduate courses as a Non-Matriculated Student
- Ready to start a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program but have not taken the GMAT?
- A Professional who needs a course to keep up a certification or advance your career?
- Considering whether to get an MBA or MAcc to complement you skills and experience?
If so, the College of Business Administration at Rider has a program that allows qualified students to take up to nine credit hours of graduate level course work to support their educational and professional goals. Under our non-matriculated plan, selected students are allowed to take up to a total of 9 credit hours (a maximum of 6 credit hours in any one semester) over a period one and one half years.
To qualify, students must:
- Have at least two years of professional work experience after the completion of their undergraduate studies;
- Have achieved a 3.0 GPA in their last 60 credit hours or a 3.0 overall GPA for their undergraduate degree at an accredited university; and
- Meet the prerequisites for the specific class(es) to be taken.
At any point up to four years after successful course completion (defined as B or better), students can apply to the MBA or MAcc program. Once accepted to either program, the courses taken while students were in the non-matriculated plan will be “transferred” and count towards the completion of the degree.
To apply under the non-matriculated plan, complete the on-line application https://www.applyweb.com/apply/rider/ and forward your Statement of Aims and Objectives, Resume, Transcripts and GMAT score (if available) to the Graduate Admissions Office. Non-matriculated status applies to the MAcc and MBA programs, not the Executive MBA Program)
(Please note: Students must achieve a final grade of at least a B in each non-matriculated graduate course taken at Rider and have at least a 3.25 upon completion of the first 6 credit hours.)