Online Master’s in Business Administration

Take the next step in your education. And your career.

Business moves quickly, and organizations are constantly looking for new ways to not only stay competitive, but thrive. To do that, they need the best people — those with the skills, leadership and forward thinking abilities to truly make a difference.

Rider University’s online Master of Business Administration gives you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd with a curriculum that features real-world business training — from real-world business leaders.

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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

No GMAT required for qualified applicants

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

Choosing to earn your online MBA is a big decision, but it can lead to great success. That’s why we’ve designed our program to have all the features you need to make it work around your busy schedule.

  • 100% online program and coursework
  • Flexibility for completing course assignments and activities
  • One-on-one access to your faculty
  • A dedicated graduate academic coordinator
  • Financial aid and credit transfer options

What can a Rider University online MBA teach you?

This program has one primary purpose — to get you ready for your next step. Our goal is to prepare you to compete and succeed in the business world. To that end, Rider’s online Master of Business Administration is designed to:

  • Provide you with a broader understanding of overall business operations, moving from the one-dimensional focus of traditional MBA programs to one that mirrors the complexity of today’s business enterprise
  • Introduce you to innovative, contemporary business models, such as supply chain management and international growth
  • Connect you to leading management thinking in such areas as business performance, multicultural marketing, social responsibility and ethical decision-making
  • Teach you the fundamentals of business analytics tools, technology innovations and business theories in a range of business and market contexts
  • Advance your communication, team building and leadership skills
  • Expose you to greater hands-on, experiential learning and provide access to mentoring and feedback from faculty and corporate executives

If you’re looking for on-campus or hybrid learning options, please see the on-campus MBA website for courses offered at our Lawrenceville, NJ location.

In addition, Rider’s online MBA allows you
to choose one of the following areas of concentration:


Business Analytics

The business analytics concentration is designed to develop your professional skills across all aspects of business, including finance, marketing, accounting and operations. You can learn the latest industry technologies, applications and processes used by organizations to drive key business decisions. The concentration consists of at least 9 graduate semester hours (three courses) for students enrolled in the online MBA program.

This concentration can help you gain technical skills in complex data analytics and database management. Designed by industry experts and top executives in the analytics field, your MBA with a concentration in business analytics can prove your value to prospective employers.


The finance concentration focuses on providing students with an understanding of modern principles and techniques for financial management. The concentration consists of at least 9 graduate semester hours (three courses) for students enrolled in the online MBA program.

Subjects include corporate treasury management, principles of investment analysis and portfolio management, flow of funds analysis, international financial management, financial modeling, investment analysis and portfolio theory, fixed income securities and alternative investments, and personal financial planning.

Global Business

The global business concentration encompasses a study of the international economy in which businesses operate and public policies that influence their activities. The concentration consists of at least 9 graduate semester hours (three courses) for students enrolled in the online MBA program. Topics include international trade theory, the international monetary system, the nature and scope of global marketing activities, identifying, analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas in both U.S. and international business, globalization as shaped by technology, and the role of multinational corporations.

What careers can you pursue with an online MBA?

Earning your MBA isn’t your end goal — it’s about what you can do with it afterward. How can it help you advance your career? An online MBA from Rider University can help you gain the skills to pursue a wide range of business roles, including those in the C-suite.

Positions you can qualify for with an MBA, along with median salaries, include:

Marketing Manager


Business Operations Manager


Project Manager


Operations Research Analyst


Operations Manager


Management Analyst


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Online MBA Curriculum

Rider’s online curriculum is designed to prepare you with real-world skills that translate to industry expertise. Develop your skills in economic strategy, interpersonal communication and management expertise.

Our online courses are taught by on-campus faculty holding doctoral degrees. These professors are scholars in their fields and remain engaged in the industry.

Explore our curriculum page.

Admission requirements

Our online Master of Business Administration is a great option for those looking to enhance their career choices. That’s why we do our best to make it as accessible as possible for anyone who has the desire to pursue it.

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.

Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. You may transfer up to 6 graduate business credits (2 courses) from an AACSB-accredited graduate program into the online MBA program. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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GMAT and GRE waivers available for those with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.0 or has 5 or more years of professional experience. Waivers are also available for those with a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school or those who have passed a business-related, professional certifying exam, such as the CPA, CFA, CMA, etc. Other academic and professional experience will also be considered for waiver eligibility.

Accounting/business foundation courses may be required prior to the start of online MBA courses for career changers. These foundation courses may be waived based on academic and professional experience. All courses are available online. Credential evaluation is available prior to applying.

Note: International students cannot obtain a student visa if admitted to the online MBA program.

Pick a Start Time That Works For You

Pursuing your education has to fit your schedule. So in addition to making our MBA 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 online Master of Business Administration degree from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.