Rider University

Program Strengths

Rider University's Executive MBA (EMBA) Program provides students with the skills that are critical for their development as business leaders. The competitively priced, AACSB-accredited program allows working professionals to complete their MBA in 16 months with minimal disruption to their professional responsibilities. The cohort-based program also offers executives individualized attention that may not be available in large, lecture-based or online programs.

The EMBA curriculum integrates course work on foundational business topics, such as accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and economics with current topics that are essential for leaders in today’s organizations, including product development and commercialization, corporate governance, Big Data, and global business trends. In addition, the course work places a heavy emphasis on developing the management and interpersonal skills that are required to lead others in organizations.

Rider University EMBA faculty are an optimal mix of full-time business faculty and senior-level business executives who provide students with both the academic and applied knowledge of best business practices that is required to work effectively in today’s business world.

Curriculum Highlights

Several key features of our EMBA Program help ensure the successful development of students as business leaders:

  • The Leadership Edge professional coaching program provides all EMBA students with access to their own personal executive coach throughout the program to facilitate their development and open new career opportunities by addressing topics such as emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and personal branding.
  • The international seminar helps students enhance their global business skills and interact with top companies and executives in developing economies such as Brazil, China, and South Africa.
  • The convenient Saturday class schedule allows students to complete their MBA in 16 months without any disruption to their weekday work responsibilities.
Leadership Development

The EMBA Program emphasizes leadership development both through the Leadership Edge professional coaching program that provides students with one-on-one leadership coaching, and leadership-focused course work that addresses core topics such as management skills, current thinking on best leadership practices, effective team management, and personal branding.