Courses for Non-Degree Students

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Taking graduate courses as a Non-Degree Student

Are you:

  • 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 allows qualified students to take up to 6 credit hours of graduate level coursework. If a non-degree student desires to take more than 6 credits in the graduate business program, he/she will need to fully apply to the graduate program.

To qualify, students must:

  • Graduated with an undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA OR has earned a graduate degree
  • 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, MAcc program, MS- Corporate Finance, or MS- Information Systems program. Once accepted to the degree program, the courses taken while students were taking courses as a non-degree student will be “transferred” and count towards the completion of the degree.

To apply under the non-degree student plan, complete the on-line application and forward your Resume and Transcripts to the Graduate Admissions Office. Non-degree status does not apply to the Executive MBA Program

*Please note: Students must achieve a final grade of at least a B in each graduate course taken at Rider and have at least a 3.25 GPA upon completion of the first 6 credit hours to transfer into a degree program