Develop Essential Communication Skills to Further Your Career

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.  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.


Admission Requirements

Rider University’s online Master of Arts in Business Communication program is designed around the unique needs of working professionals 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! We offer multiple start times  in the fall, spring and summer to give you the flexibility to learn and study at your own pace.


Let Rider help you develop your communication expertise to position yourself for success. Learn more about our application process and discover what it takes to reach your educational goals.

How to Apply

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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
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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.

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

How to Apply

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Business Communication (M.A.)

Dr. Allison Weidhaas

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

Fine Arts Building

aweidhaas [at]

(609) 896-5106

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