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Graduate Business Students

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The College of Business Administration offers MBA, MAcc, MS in Corporate Finance (both traditional and online formats), and EMBA graduate degrees that incorporate hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom. Additionally, graduate certificate programs are offered in Forensic Accounting and Business Analytics. Each program has unique requirements and deadlines that are listed below.

We are currently reviewing applications for summer and fall 2018

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the application for graduate study online or fill out a paper application.

  2. Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee. If you are applying online, you may pay via credit card. All checks should be made out to Rider University and should include the student’s name and phone number.

  3. Submit a statement of aims and objectives (minimum one page)

  4. Two professional letters of recommendation (EMBA candidates only)

  5. Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended.

  6. Submit official GMAT scores. (MBA, MAcc, MS Corporate Finance applicants only)
    Please use the following codes to submit GMAT scores to Rider University.

    Q5P-Q7-05 Executive MBA
    Q5P-Q7-82 MBA, Full Time
    Q5P-Q7-99 MBA, Part Time
    Q5P-Q7-93 Master of Accountancy

    Rider accepts the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Please use the following codes to submit the scores to our program: GRE 2758

  7. Submit Evidence of English Language Proficiency
    Non-native English speakers must submit evidence of English language proficiency by providing results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or PTE (Pearson Test of English academic).

  • This requirement may be waived for students attending International schools. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

  • Rider University’s TOEFL Code: 2758

  • Minimum Scores
    TOEFL iBT: 79 (scores that fall between 75 - 78 will require further review)
    TOEFL PBT: 540
    IELTS: 6.0
    PTE 53

  • Students with scores below the university's minimum requirements will be considered for conditional admission through Rider's English Language Institute.

Entrance Requirements

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Current resume
  • Official notification of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Click here to see if the GMAT can be waived for you.

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

  • Current resume
  • Official notification of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE).  Click here to see if the GMAT can be waived for you.

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

  • Current resume
  • Personal interview
  • 2 professional letters of recommendation

MS in Corporate Finance

  • Current resume
  • Official notification of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE).  Click here to see if the GMAT can be waived for you.

Forensic Accounting Certificate
Business Analytics Certificate

  • Current resume

Application Deadlines

Grad Program Fall Entry Spring Entry Summer Entry
MBA/MAcc Aug. 1 Dec. 1 May 1
Online MAcc July 15 Dec. 1 Not applicable*
EMBA Aug. 1 Not applicable* Not applicable*
Certificates Aug. 1 Dec. 1 May 1

*Students are not admitted to these terms.


Admissions Mailing Address

Rider University
Office of Graduate Admission
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099