The Business Honors Program at Rider - created exclusively for business majors enrolled in the College of Business Administration - differs from the Baccalaureate Honors Program (BHP), which is open to all qualifying undergraduate students in the University community.  Although the core benefits of both programs are essentially the same - smaller class sizes with a group of highly motivated and intelligent peers - the requirements and structure of each program differ greatly.

Cohort Learning

As a student enrolled in the Business Honors Program, you will move through your honors classes in a cohort, with the same group of students for all four years of the program.  Your cohort will help you to acquire invaluable team-building skills as your group learns to utilize each person's strengths to grow together as a unit.


An invitation to participate in the Business Honors Program is extended to approximately the top 50 students in each entering class, based on their academic record and SAT scores.  Based on their academic performance at Rider, continuing students may be invited into the program by the director.

Program requirements for Business Honors

Students who wish to complete the College of Business Administration Honors Program at Rider University must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the required number of honors business core classes.
  • Complete a capstone course in their senior year.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.4.
  • Complete one non-core business honors class.
  • Complete a thesis.

For more information

Entering students are automatically considered for this program based on their academic record.  Continuing students are invited to join by the director of the Business Honors Program.

For details, contact:

Dr. Ira Bruce Sprotzer
Director, Business Honors Program
Phone:  609-896-5280
E-mail:  [email protected]

Office of University Admission
Phone:  800-257-9026
E-mail:  [email protected]