I was looking for a good business school and I found it at Rider. They gave me a great education with all the knowledge and tools I need to do well in business and finance.
First-year - How to Apply
Rider is where your future begins. First-year students are defined as recent high school graduates who are attending college for the first time. There are so many opportunities ahead. Take the first step towards your tomorrow at Rider.
Transfer - How to Apply
No matter where you began your journey, Rider has the resources you need to continue moving forward. At Rider, transfer students are defined as students who are under the age of 25 and have credits from another college or university.
Continuing Education - How to Apply
Rider offers flexible pathways for adult learners aged 25 or over, including veterans and active duty military personnel, that allow you to earn your bachelor's degree or take courses for personal enrichment. Non-matriculated or visiting students should apply using the Continuing Education application.
Hear from our alumni
Where will a Rider education lead you? Listen to the stories of our alumni to discover how they use their finance degree to excel in business.
Where potential becomes a plan
Finance majors find careers regionally and globally in business, industry, government service, and the nonprofit sector.
- Portfolio manager
- Financial analyst
- Financial advisor
- Corporate financial manager
- Credit analyst
- Financial consultant
Choose from the following areas of specialization based on the your career path of interest. Each concentration leads to a nationally recognized credential that will differentiate you in the job search process.
Most students will be automatically enrolled in this popular program that provides a foundation for a career as a financial advisor, broker, financial planner and more. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam during their senior year prior to graduation. Finance-Accounting double majors are permitted to enroll in this concentration at their discretion.
Students interested in a career in security analysis and portfolio management are encouraged to enroll in this concentration along with the Concentration in Private Wealth Management. This program is specifically designed to prepare students for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 Exam. The CFA designation is globally recognized by employers and investment professionals.
This program prepares finance majors for careers in corporate finance that utilizes skills in both finance and accounting. Corporate finance is used by both financial and non-financial firms and by investment banks that help firms raise capital. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the two Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations prior to graduation.
This program is designed for students interested in the many careers requiring knowledge of finance as well as strong marketing skills, including banking, investment banking and insurance.
The concentration is available to finance or marketing majors in the Norm Brodsky College of Business. Students majoring in finance are required to complete 12 credit hours in marketing coursework.
Students may choose one of four specializations within the finance major: Concentration in Private Wealth Management, Concentration in Investment Analysis, Concentration in Financial Management or Concentration in Financial Services Marketing. Our 120-credit program focuses on core business principles and strategies.
Accelerate your career with our 4+1 option that allows you to earn your undergraduate and graduate business degrees in five years.
Start strong to make it big
Build your skills in a co-op or internship and when you graduate, you will have the head-start you need to land your dream job. Past firms that have hired Rider graduates include Bloomberg, BlackRock, Dow Jones, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase.
Financial aid resources
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