BSBA Curriculum

Business is dynamic.
Your education should be, too.

In the business world, competition is fierce and any advantage can make a huge difference. Earning a business degree can help you stand out from the crowd. You’ll be doing more than adding a credential to your resume. You’ll be equipping yourself with the most current industry knowledge and best practices — skills that can help make you a more valued asset to an organization.

Rider’s online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is designed for working professionals who seek advanced credentials. Learn to enhance your abilities in marketing, finance, accounting and more. Whether your goal is to grow in your current career or become eligible for new opportunities, we can help you get there.

Rider University Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Curriculum

Rider’s online curriculum is designed to prepare you with real-world skills that translate to industry expertise. Develop your supervisory, leadership and administrative skills to help prepare you for advanced positions across various organizational settings.

Your online business administration courses are taught by the dedicated faculty of our AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. Our professors are available for you and are committed to your academic success.

Business Core (24 Credit Hours):

MKT 200 Marketing Principles 3 Credits
MGT 201 Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
ACC 210 Introduction to Accounting 3 Credits
ACC 220 Managerial Uses of Accounting 3 Credits
FIN 220 Introduction to Finance 3 Credits
BUS 300 Social & Legal Environment Business 3 Credits
CIS 385 Management Information Systems 3 Credits
BUS 400 Strategic Management and Policy 3 Credits

Non-Business Core (45 Credit Hours):

CIS 185 Information Systems Essentials 3 Credits
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Credits
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credits
MSD 105 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 Credits
MSD 205 Business Statistics 3 Credits
BDA 201 Introduction to Business Analytics 3 Credits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 3 Credits
CMP 125 Research Writing 3 Credits
COM 290 Professional/Strategic Speech 3 Credits
Science Electives – choose 2 courses: 6 Credits
Humanities Electives – choose 2 courses: 6 Credits
Social Science Electives – choose 2 courses: 6 Credits

Liberal Arts Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any non-business, non-education course can fulfill the Liberal Arts electives.

Free Electives (15 Credit Hours)

Any online business or liberal arts courses can fulfill the free electives.

*Foreign Language Assessment available to earn credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program.

Business Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Any online business course can fulfill the business electives.

Considering a Career Change to Business Administration?

Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online BS in Business Administration program. Your enrollment advisor can help set you up for success by guiding you toward any necessary prerequisites. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career path. Learn how you can earn college credit for what you know with our Prior Learning Assessment program.

Benefits of Your Online BS in Business Administration Degree

You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership. We connect you with rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study through a flexible online platform.

Prepare to thrive professionally and become a lifelong independent learner. Our people, programs and opportunities focus on helping you build a successful career and rewarding life where you can truly make a difference. That’s the promise of a Rider education.

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The Value of Your Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

When you graduate with your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Rider University, you’re prepared to prove your value and expertise as an advanced business professional. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for business and financial occupations was $68,350 in May 2018, much higher than the median wage for all occupations of $38,640.

Do more than prove your knowledge — prove your value. Earning your BS in Business Administration degree can help give you a competitive advantage to qualify for a variety of roles and open doors to new opportunities.