Master of Arts in Business Communication

Do more than learn communication strategies.
Create them.

Strong leadership is key to running a successful business, and effective communication skills are vital to being a good leader. Whether it’s clearly articulating your organization’s vision or inspiring colleagues to perform at their highest level, it’s important to not only have the right message but also be able to deliver it persuasively.

Rider University’s Master of Arts in Business Communication (MABC) program is designed for professionals at all stages of their career who aspire to become better communicators. Learn how enhancing your written, verbal and visual presentation abilities can lead to greater organizational success and help you achieve your career goals.

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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?

Whether you’re an experienced manager looking to further develop your skills or you’re just starting out in your career and aspire to grow into a leadership role, our online MABC can help you get there. This program is intended to build on your core competencies and teach the various modes of communication in an organizational setting. Because when you can think and write strategically, you’ll be better positioned for advancement at any stage of your career. If you are looking for on-campus or hybrid learning options, please see the on-campus MABC website for courses offered at our Lawrenceville, NJ location.

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 offer graduates a competitive advantage in almost any field. Our program helps graduates in a variety of business settings, from boardrooms to nonprofits, better articulate ideas, which leads to not only better results for organizations, but also career advancement for our graduates.

While the possibilities are limitless, here is a sampling of job titles and median salaries* that are common outcomes for MABC graduates:

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. Graduates of a master’s program can earn a 24% higher average annual salary than their undergraduate counterparts*, making the MABC degree a valuable tool for increasing your earning potential.

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.

  • Spring A – February 1
  • Spring B – March 22
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6
  • Fall A – September 8
  • Fall B – October 27

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.