Executive MBA at Rider University

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14-Month Accelerated EMBA

Rider University’s Executive MBA — where the key prerequisite is your ambition to be a better leader.

Apply now to join the January 2021 cohort.

Our Executive MBA will push you to think and perform at a higher level, preparing you for greater influence and impact in your organization. We do this by providing you with:

  • 20 hours of individualized executive coaching.

  • Specialized leadership development coursework.

  • A fully immersive international travel experience.

  • Engaging classroom experiences where you learn from both our graduate faculty and area business leaders.

Executive MBA students and alumni are accomplished senior executives, brand managers, business development officers, doctors, engineers, analysts, systems administrators, lawyers and more. They share this common ambition: to make a real difference in their organizations.

Take Your Career to the Next Level:

  • Receive executive coaching to facilitate your professional development.

  • Graduate in just 14 months with Saturday classes.

  • Gain global experience on our International Business Seminar.

To learn more, view a recording of a recent online info session featuring Executive MBA program alumnus Michael Morsby ’19 and program director Larry Smith.

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"The Executive MBA program was a way for me to lean into the things that I'm most passionate about."
- Lynch Hunt '19 Assistant Vice President, Retirement Investments Product Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

“The Rider Executive MBA was the catalyst for key positive changes in my life. As my career moved from being a scientist to pharmaceutical business development, the Rider degree taught me to become a strategic leader who can focus on the overall firm.”
- Myra Beaudoin Bertrand ’18 Business Development Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb

AACSB Accredited


Rider holds dual AACSB accreditation in both Accounting and Business — a distinction held by less than 2% of all business schools worldwide.


Earn your MBA in just 14 months, with classes held 3 Saturdays per month that won’t impact your current work schedule.


No prerequisites or additional business classes are required for the Executive MBA, regardless of your undergraduate major.
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Includes meals, fees, executive coaching and international seminar travel costs. Students purchase their own textbooks.


Receive 20 hours of coaching tailored to your individual, professional needs for achieving success.


Each Executive MBA class gets to experience an international seminar to discover unique business opportunities.


Our program concludes with a course designed to integrate all previous portions’ coursework.
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Classes are held at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and are easily accessible by car, bus or train.

Program Overview

An Executive MBA Program Designed for You

The Executive MBA program at Rider University provides you with the leadership and business skills necessary to take the next step in your career. Our accelerated program allows you to earn your MBA in just 14 months. Classes are scheduled 3 Saturdays per month to allow you to continue with your current career and other week-night obligations. GMAT/GRE waiver available.

Key features of our program include:

  • 3 Saturday classes per month that minimize interruptions to both work and family life.
  • A 9-12 day International Business Seminar that takes you to one or more countries for an immersive and informative learning experience (included in the cost of tuition).
  • All-inclusive program pricing covers tuition, fees, meals, executive coaching, and international travel costs. Students purchase their own textbooks
  • A Leadership Edge program that provides 20 hours of professional Executive Coaching for each student. Click here to learn more about Leadership Edge.
  • Classes are taught at Rider University’s Lawrenceville, New Jersey campus.
  • AACSB Accredited in both Accounting & Business.

The Executive MBA program at Rider University really focuses on the big picture. It focuses on the human capital, it focuses on the business, and also professional development.

Nancy Q., Class of 2014

AACSB AccreditedRider is among the 2% of all business schools worldwide with dual AACSB Accreditation

Dual AACSB Accreditation

Rider holds dual AACSB accreditation in both Accounting and Business — a distinction held by less than 2% of all business schools worldwide.

AACSB Accreditation is earned by colleges that are able to achieve a rigorous set of quality standards.

All colleges with AACSB Accreditation are held to the same high standards of quality and curriculum regardless of tuition cost, program length, class schedule or ranking.

Rider University offers one of the most affordable Executive MBA programs that is dual AACSB Accredited.

Where our EMBA students work

Rider EMBA students are employed at multinational and start-up firms, as well as leading enterprises in communication, government, health care, non-profit and technology, including:

  • Alliant Technologies
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Cenlar FSB
  • Comcast Business
  • Firmenich
  • iCIMS
  • Integra Life Sciences
  • JFK Health
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Lannet Company
  • Kevin Murphy, USA
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Maiden Reinsurance North America, Inc.
  • MMIT (Managed Markets Insight & Technology)
  • NJ Department of Agriculture
  • Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S
  • Oxford Communications
  • Port Jersey Logistics
  • TD Bank
  • Windsor Companies, LLC
  • Xpress Money Services

Are you a good fit for the Executive MBA program?

Rider’s EMBA program is designed for professionals, regardless of your undergraduate educational background. Therefore, no prerequisites or additional business classes are required to enroll.

The professional requirements for admission are:

  • You have been employed in a professional capacity for a minimum of 7 years
  • You have 2+ years of supervisory experience

Not sure or want to learn more? Send your resume to [email protected] and we'll let you know.

Don’t have the required professional experience?
Learn about our other MBA options.