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Master of Science in Corporate Finance

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Why Rider’s Master of Science in Corporate Finance?

Rider’s Master of Science in Corporate Finance will expand your career opportunities by preparing you for a leadership role in managerial finance in a corporate setting. Our program capitalizes on the strengths of Rider’s AACSB-accredited Accounting program and nationally-ranked Finance program, allowing you to develop and practice skills that can lead to success in the corporate environment.

Our distinctive managerial and accounting emphasis will put you on a track to become a CFO. Through our program, you will become adept at synthesizing financial and accounting data, and using modeling to recommend financial strategies that impact high-level business decisions.


Credentials that Count

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Rider is among only 2 percent of universities worldwide to hold prestigious dual accreditation in both business and accounting by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is the standard of excellence in business education.


Program Overview

Pre-Program Requirements

10.5 credits

  • Fundamentals of Accounting (3 cr.)
  • Economic Analysis (3 cr.)
  • Basic Financial Principles (1.5 cr.)
  • Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis (3 cr.)

Required Courses

30 credits

  • Strategic Accounting for Managers (3 cr.)
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting (3 cr.)
  • Analysis of Accounting Data (3 cr.)
  • Applied Corporate Finance (3 cr.)
  • Corporate Treasury Management (3 cr.)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (3 cr.)
  • International Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • Investment Instruments and Strategies (3 cr.)
  • Financial Modeling (3 cr.)
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Management (3 cr.)

Distinguishing Features

  • Flexible: Our evening and online classes allow you to work while pursuing your degree as a full- or part-time student.
  • Fast Track: Complete your graduate degree in as few as 12 months on a full-time basis.
  • Personal: Our small class sizes (average of 12 students) offer an interactive learning environment and personalized attention.
  • Relevant: Our focus on case studies, simulations and faculty mentoring provides hands-on, experiential learning that will build your real-world knowledge and skills.
  • Access: We provide students with access to key financial databases and analytical tools to promote best practices in corporate finance.

Want to Learn More?

For more information about the curriculum, please contact:

Jean Cherney
Academic Coordinator, Graduate Programs
Sweigart Hall 236
Chanelle Lester
Director, Graduate Business and International Admission
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