Program overview

Rider’s online MBA offers a convenient program for working adults who plan on advancing their careers in a rapidly changing world. The program can be tailored to your needs with concentrations in five high-demand areas: business analytics, finance, information systems, sport management and forensic accounting. Rider’s AACSB-accredited program, with its small class size and accomplished faculty, will challenge you to think and perform at a higher level and help you position yourself for advancement in today’s competitive business environments.

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Program requirements

Rider’s 36-51 credit online MBA will provide you with the depth and breadth to excel in business. Credits required vary based on your undergraduate degree and grades. Students with a background in business can waive up to 15 foundation credits so you can start building on your knowledge right away. Career changers and graduates of other disciplines will get the foundation they need to succeed before moving to upper level courses. 

Why choose Rider

  • Learn 100% online in an asynchronous format with small class sizes 
  • Earn the same respected MBA degree that we have been awarding to students for over 50 years
  • 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 two years or less
  • Personalized attention from faculty and staff to help you realize your potential

Designed to fit your life

You need a program that works with your busy life. Rider’s online MBA program offers convenient 100% online asynchronous courses and a choice of multiple start terms throughout the year. We’re ready when you are. We also offer a hybrid MBA program which offers a flexible mix of on-campus and online courses.

Six convenient start dates

  • Fall - Early September and mid-October
  • Spring  - Late-January and mid- March
  • Summer - Mid-May and early July
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Benefits of earning your MBA

Your time is valuable. That's why Rider offers the convenience of learning 100% online from the accomplished faculty in the AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. You can complete your MBA in two years or less.

The ROI of Rider's Online MBA:

  • Improvement in salary and promotion potential upon degree completion
  • Opportunity to retool and to change careers
  • Increased employability
  • Enhanced skills and capabilities for professional success
  • Access to a strong and diverse network of faculty, colleagues and alumni
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Accelerate your master's degree

Our undergraduate accelerated option makes it possible to earn both your bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in less time. Rider students pursuing the accelerated option work closely with an academic advisor to develop a personal education plan for completing their degrees. Contact your faculty advisor to learn more about this accelerated learning opportunity.

Career-focused concentrations

Rider offers electives in five high-demand areas including business analytics, finance, information systems, sport management and forensic accounting. As a student at Rider, our dedicated team will work with you to determine the best route for your career and personal goals. You will come away with practical business, communication and leadership skills that will help you to excel.

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Tuition benefits for University partners

Rider University is proud to partner with local and international businesses and organizations to promote professional development and make higher education more accessible. Tuition discounts and additional benefits are available for eligible employees or members, as well as their immediate family members under the age of 24, for undergraduate or graduate study. Partners include Bank of America, Prospanica, Church & Dwight, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber and more.


Thomas O'Connor

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Management

Sweigart Hall

toconnor [at]


Academic Focus: Human Resource Management, Management

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