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Rider's MBA at a Glance

How relevant is the curriculum to today's business needs?
Our MBA curriculum is the result of ongoing collaborations by our faculty with multinational corporations, regional businesses, local employers, and alumni. Based on their needs for professional skills and contemporary business knowledge, we focus our MBA curriculum on specific analytical, communications, and technology skills, coupled with the breadth of knowledge expected from a top MBA school. Along with this market-driven deep core curriculum, we offer flexibility to our students with our several concentrations, independent studies and consulting projects.

What is the total number of credit hours to complete the program?
The enriched MBA Program requires 36 credit hours of graduate level work for those with strong academic foundations in business. For our students without business degrees and backgrounds, they may take between 36 and 54 credit hours.

Can I complete a concentration in my MBA program?
All students can concentrate in a specific area of study by taking one additional elective for a total of three. These include:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting (for those with an undergraduate accounting degree)
  • Global Business
  • Information Systems

What is the average class size?
At Rider, our class size is on average 12 students per class. Our students’ education is our top priority for our faculty, and we emphasize small class sizes and faculty interaction.

What is the return on my investment in achieving a Rider MBA?
We recognize the biggest investment our students make, in addition to financial, is their time to complete the MBA program. The benefits of an MBA include:

  • Improvement in salary and promotion potential upon degree completion
  • Increased employability
  • Ability to change careers
  • Increased skills and capabilities for professional success
  • A great network of faculty and colleagues.

You will find that across these dimensions our MBA program is highly valued by our students and employers…just ask them.