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Graduate Business Programs at Rider

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Graduate business programs at Rider University

Choosing the best graduate business program to meet you career and personal needs isn’t always easy. Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business offers you flexible, AACSB-accredited programs in business and accounting that meet your needs. 

Not sure which program is right for you?  Use the chart below for a side-by-side comparison.

Interested in enrolling? Take the next steps:

  1. Attend an information session
  2. See if you qualify for a GMAT waiver
  3. Apply now


COMPARE GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

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  MBA MAcc EMBA MS-CORPORATE FINANCE MS-INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Degree Description An AACSB accreditied Master of Business Administration program that provides advanced preparation for successful participation in a rapidly changing world. You’ll be exposed to real-world situations that you are encouraged to question and analyze.  An AACSB accredited Master of Accountancy program. Designed for business or accounting professionals who wish to sit for the CPA exam or who seek to enrich their professional credentials. An AACSB accredited program for established professionals looking to enhance their strategic leadership and overall business skills. Open to any undergraduate degree. No prerequisite courses are required. An AACSB accredited Master of Science in Corporate Finance program designed to prepare students for a leadership role in managerial finance. The program's distinctive managerial and accounting emphasis promotes the development and practice of technical knowledge and skills that can lead to success in the corporate environment and the CFO track. An AACSB accredited Master of Science in Information Systems program designed for early to mid-career professionals who aspire to become CTO’s / CIO’s or rise to other senior management roles in career tracks that have a significant technological component. This program helps students to and develop and implement the appropriate IT strategies, all while attending to the ethical and legal implications of data and technology-related issues.  
Who is this degree best suited for? Professionals, regardless of their undergraduate degree, who wish to enhance their understanding of business, improve their decision making skills and leadership ability in order to advance in their careers. Professionals, regardless of their undergraduate degree, who wish to advance in their careers in the field of accounting.

Also suited for accounting majors who want to earn their MAcc to satisfy the requirement for 30 additional credits to become a CPA.
Experienced managers who want to earn an MBA in an accelerated Saturday-format (14-months) while continuing to work full-time.

Especially appropriate for individuals with a non-business educational background who are transitioning to higher-levels of business leadership.
Professionals, regardless of their undergraduate degree, who wish to prepare for a leadership position in managerial finance in a corporate setting. Professionals, regardless of their undergraduate degree, who wish to develop a strong foundation in information technology and organizational leadership for a position as a CTO/CIOs or other senior information management role.
Time to Completion FT: 12 months
PT: 18-24 months*

*allowed to take up to 6 years to attain degree
FT: 12 months
PT: 16-24 months*

*allowed to take up to 6 years to attain degree
14 months FT: 12 months **
PT: 18-24 months*
**May require a fall start
*allowed to take up to 6 years to attain degree
FT: 12 months
PT: 18-24 months*

*allowed to take up to 6 years to attain degree
Program Options Traditional MBA or Online MBA Traditional MAcc or Online MAcc      
Course Offerings
Course Delivery Formats Traditional MBA: In-Person, online or hybrid classes Online MBA: Online only Traditional MAcc: In-Person, online or hybrid classes Online MAcc: Online only Hybrid: In-person three Saturdays a month with one Saturday a month online. In-Person, online or hybrid classes; no totally online option In-Person, online or hybrid classes; no totally online option
Summer Classes? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weekend Classes? No No Yes No No
Admission Requirements | Learn How to Apply
Professional Work Experience Preferred, but not required.


 
Preferred, but not required. Minimum of seven years of work experience with at least two in a managerial or supervisory role.

Not sure if you have the experience?
Send your resume to [email protected].

Preferred, but not required. Preferred, but not required.
GMAT or GRE (waivers available) Yes; waivers available Yes; waivers available GMAT not required Yes; waivers available Yes; waivers available
Total credits necessary to complete the program 36-54 credits depending on previous coursework and professional experience. 30 – 57.5 credits depending on previous course work and professional experience. 45 Credit Hours 30-40.5 credits depending on previous coursework and professional experience. 30-36 credits depending on previous coursework and professional experience.
Concentrations Concentration may require additional elective.

Business Analytics

Finance

Forensic Accounting (UG ACC majors only)

Information Systems (not available in Online MBA)

Global Business
 
Business Analytics

Finance

Forensic Accounting

Global Business (not available in Online MAcc)

Information Systems (not available in Online MAcc)
Concentration not part of program but may be added with three additional courses

Business Analytics

Finance

Forensic Accounting (UG ACC majors only)

Information Systems 

Global Business
No concentration No concentration