Online MBA Curriculum

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Earning your MBA degree does more than promote your credentials. It promotes your value. The business world is constantly fluctuating, and the industry needs experts who can adapt their skills to meet the demands. By pursuing your graduate degree, you can gain a broader understanding of overall operations that mirrors the complexity of today’s business enterprise.

Rider University’s innovative online MBA program is designed to help you develop the real-world skills and experience to move into the higher realms of business. Learn the latest industry practices and regulatory developments as you prepare for leadership opportunities in your field.

Rider University Online MBA Curriculum

Rider’s online curriculum is designed to prepare you with real-world skills that translate to industry expertise. Develop your 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.

Core Courses (30 credit hours):

PMBA 8000 Executive Communications 3 Credits
PMBA 8210 Information Technology Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8220 Strategic Accounting for Manager 3 Credits
PMBA 8230 Managerial Economics 3 Credits
PMBA 8240 Applied Corporate Finance 3 Credits
PMBA 8250 Operations & Supply Chain Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8260 Marketing Analysis & Decision Making 3 Credits
PMBA 8270 Advanced Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
PMBA 8290 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8880 Strategic Management 3 Credits

Business Analytics Concentration Requirements (9 Credit Hours):

*All independent studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the associate dean for graduate business programs.

PMBA 8312 Business Intelligence Tech-Data Mining 3 Credits
PMBA 8317 Applied Data Management for Business Users 3 Credits
PMBA 8357 Business Analytics for Managers 3 Credits
PMBA 8902 Independent Studies in Business Administration 3 Credits

Finance Concentration Requirements (9 Credit Hours):

*All independent studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the associate dean for graduate business programs.

PMBA 8343 Investment Instruments and Strategies 3 Credits
PMBA 8345 International Financial Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8349 Personal Financial Planning 3 Credits
PMBA 8902 Independent Studies in Business Administration 3 Credits

Global Business Concentration Requirements (9 Credit Hours):

*All independent studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the associate dean for graduate business programs.

PMBA 8345 International Financial Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8375 International Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8902 Independent Studies in Business Administration 3 Credits
PMBA 8492 Ethical Issues in International Business 3 Credits

Foundation Courses (15 Credit Hours)

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Economic Analysis
  • Basic Financial Principles
  • Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis
  • Models & Methods of Operations Management
  • Basic Marketing Principles
  • Management Theory & Application

Foundation Courses Waiver Policy

To ensure that you’re ready for the level of coursework that we offer through our online MBA program, we’ve introduced a new waiver policy. The goal of this policy is to review your educational background and understand the knowledge you already have so we know what to focus on to help build your business acumen even more.

Equivalent Courses:

PMBA 8051 Business Math and Statistics

PMBA 8010Excel for MBA Students

PMBA 8020Financial Accounting &
Managerial Accounting

PMBA 8030 | Fundamentals of Economics

PMBA 8052Operations Management

PMBA 8070Principles of Management

PMBA 8060Principles of Marketing

PMBA 8040Understanding Corporate Finance

Note: After being admitted to the online MBA program you will be provided with a checklist showing which foundation courses have been waived, which are eligible for the short course and which you must complete online with Rider University.

 

A PMBA foundation class is waived based on previous undergraduate coursework if you took the equivalent course:

  • Less than six years ago and received a grade of B or above.
  • More than six years ago and received a grade of B or above and utilized the knowledge in your professional position on a regular basis, as determined by the associate dean for graduate programs.

 

A PMBA foundation class is waived upon the proficiency assessment or successful completion of a review short course if you took the equivalent course:

  • Less than six years ago and received a grade of B- or C+.
  • More than six years ago and received a grade of B or better.
  • More than six years ago and received a grade of B- or C+ and utilize that specific knowledge in your professional position on a regular basis, as determined by the associate dean for graduate programs.

 

A PMBA foundation class must be taken if you:

  • Have never taken the undergraduate equivalent class.
  • Received below a C+ in the class, regardless of when it was taken.

 

How the foundation course waiver policy works.

Option 1: If you’re confident that you know the material covered in the subject area, you can take the one-time, 40-minute assessment test for $25.

  • If you pass with an 80% or better, you will have completed the subject area requirement and will have the corresponding foundation course waived.
  • If you do not pass, you must purchase and complete the corresponding course for an additional $75. After reviewing the course material, you will take a post-test which you must pass with an 80% or better to waive the PMBA foundation course.

Option 2: If you would prefer to review the course material in greater detail, you can skip the initial assessment and take the corresponding course for $75. The average completion time for each course is about 15-25 hours, and at the end of the course you will have one opportunity to pass the assessment with a grade of 80% or better.

Considering a Career Change to the Business Field?

Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online MBA program. Your enrollment advisor will help set you up for success by pacing your foundation courses and staggering them throughout your time of study. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career path.

Benefits of Your Online MBA 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 preparing you for 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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Complete your degree in fewer than 2 years

No GMAT or GRE for eligible students

No GMAT required for qualified applicants

The Value of Your Online Master of Business Administration

When you graduate with your online Master of Business Administration degree from Rider University, you gain the chance to prove your value as a leader. In fact, MBA graduates can earn up to a 50% higher average salary than their undergraduate counterparts*.

Your career as a business professional is the sum of your education and your experience. Now you can choose an online MBA program that can help you elevate both. Lay the groundwork for success and evolve your strategic mindset.

*According to Forbes