Program overview

Rider University’s 100% Online Master of Arts in Business Communication program is designed for the working professional ready to advance into a leadership role and who want to enhance their communication skills to launch a company’s brand presence, engage in effective crisis communication, build a company’s organizational culture and more. Business leaders continually note the need for better communication, especially for those working  in or leading remote teams. This program elevates students’ organizational communication while setting the stage for future success.

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Why Choose Rider?

  • Study 100% online 
  • Choose from six convenient start dates in the fall, spring or summer.
  • Affordable online courses with a variety of financing options.
  • Complete your degree in 2 years or less
  • Extensive advising and academic support for working adults
  • No GMAT/GRE required for admission

Common careers

With the ability to think and write strategically with a clear, concise and compelling message in support of an organization's mission, graduates of Rider’s Master of Art in Business Communication program will possess the advanced communication skills necessary to enter a diverse range of leadership positions.

Career opportunities include:

  • C-Suite Leadership positions
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism/Hospitality Management
  • Crisis Communication
  • Press Secretary

Program requirements

Rider’s fully online MABC program includes graduate-level courses from Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business, which holds prestigious accreditation by AACSB International: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Learning how to manage crisis communication, internally and externally, with credibility and transparency; thinking and writing strategically for the effective  communication of business goals; being ethical and responsible communicators; functioning within the laws and regulations relative to workplace communication; and understanding organizational dynamics, including leadership and team building are a few of the skills students will develop.

Business professional communicates in a digital environment


Business Communication (M.A.)

Allison Weidhaas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director M.A. Business Communication and M.A. Health Communication

Fine Arts

aweidhaas [at]

(609) 896-5106

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