Master of Arts in Business Communication

Do more than learn communication strategies.
Create them.

Your communication skills can lay the groundwork for enterprise-wide success. Industry strategies are constantly changing, and organizations need leaders who can articulate goals with clarity, both internally and externally. Learn to develop your expertise in critical thinking and problem solving, and help drive the future of communication.

When you earn your online Master of Arts in Business Communication (MABC) degree from Rider University, you can develop the tools to boost organizational productivity, fine-tune daily operations and build stronger professional networks. Learn to polish your message and elevate organizations of all sizes.

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Study 100% online

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Complete your degree in
fewer than 2 years

No GMAT or GRE for eligible students

Apply with no testing for admission

Why choose Rider for your online master’s in business communication?

Gain the tools to effectively disseminate information to a variety of audiences. Our online MABC program is designed for working professionals who seek advanced credentials. This program is intended to build on your core competencies and teach the various modes of communication in an organizational setting. Prepare for leadership opportunities in your field — because when you can think and write strategically, you can help build stronger networks.

Prepare for success as a career changer

Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online master’s in business communication program. Your enrollment advisor can help set you up for success by guiding you toward any necessary requirements. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career path.

Learn on your schedule

Our online master’s degree in business communication offers you the flexibility to grow your dynamic leadership skills around your life. You can join the online MABC program in the fall, spring or summer, and work at your own pace on a part-time basis. With Rider, you can tailor your degree to fit with your commitments.

Diverse career opportunities

The demand for skilled communicators is high, especially those with graduate-level credentials. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8 percent job growth for business management jobs from 2016-2026.

We’ve structured our MABC program to give you a competitive edge in a thriving career field. Regardless of your profession, your value to an organization is enhanced by excellent communication skills, which can be the path to career advancement in any type of work. Therefore, the MABC was designed to strengthen communication skills and knowledge applicable to any work setting. In addition, the following job titles and median salaries* are common outcomes for the MABC degree:

Public Relations Manager


Advertising and Promotions Manager


Sales Manager


Copy Writer


Marketing Manager


Public Relations Specialist


*According to

The Value of Your Master’s in Business Communication

When you graduate with your Master of Arts in Business Communication degree from Rider University, you’re prepared to prove your value and professional expertise. MABC graduates can earn a 24% higher average annual salary than their undergraduate counterparts*.

Corporate leaders agree that communication is the most important skill for success in all areas of business enterprise. By learning to leverage your strengths in written and visual communication, you can transform your professional goals into actionable plans.

*According to a Georgetown University Study

Online Master of Arts in Business Communication Curriculum

Rider’s online curriculum is designed to prepare you with real-world skills that translate to branded communication expertise. Develop your supervisory skills to help position yourself for advanced positions across various organizational settings.

Your online courses are taught by dedicated faculty who are scholars in their fields and remain engaged in the industry. Our professors are available for you and are committed to your academic success.

Explore our curriculum page.

Admission Requirements

Our online master’s degree in business communication provides you with the opportunity to build your expertise and enhance your career options. That’s why we do our best to make it accessible.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • GPA — minimum 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Admission decisions are made through an evaluation of undergraduate coursework, GPA and professional experience.
  • Application form/online application
  • Professional resume/CV
  • Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose (approx. 500-1,500 words)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • An interview may be required. The Office of Graduate Admissions will be in touch to schedule this.

Pick a start time that works for you.

Your program has to fit around your schedule. So in addition to making our MABC degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.

  • Fall A – September 4
  • Fall B – October 23
  • Spring A – January 27
  • Spring B – March 23
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6

When you earn your Master of Arts in Business Communication degree from Rider University, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.