Rider University MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • A distinction held by fewer than 4% of business programs worldwide.
  • 100% Online
  • Avg. GMAT score: 513
  • Avg. Undergrad GPA: 3.2


  • The Rider Online MBA program is designed to offer flexibility, convenience, and value to students preparing for advanced careers as decision makers in a rapidly changing world
  • Students are provided with a broad understanding of overall business concepts and operations, moving from a “one-dimensional” focus to one that mirrors the complexity of today’s business enterprise.
  • By utilizing the case study approach to analyze real-world situations, students are encouraged to question, apply business knowledge and develop informed decisions.

Program Overview

  • Rider’s Online MBA classes include foundation, breadth and elective classes that provide the same knowledge and experience as in-person MBA courses.
  • Students within the Online MBA program are not eligible to take in-person classes on the Rider campus. Depending on the background of the individual student, selected foundation courses may be waived, leaving students with between 36 and 54 credits to complete the degree. With six start dates (two in fall, two in spring and two in summer), students may complete the MBA on a part-time basis in as few as 24 months.
  • Courses are taught in small sections, usually by full-time faculty holding doctoral degrees. Faculty are engaged in research in their fields and have business experience as well.
  • There is a required online orientation before a student can begin in the program.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.
  • A current résumé
  • GMAT and GRE waivers available for those with a business degree from an AACSB-accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.3. Other academic and professional experience will also be considered for waiver eligibility.
  • Accounting/business prerequisite courses


  • $40,365


  • Business Analytics,
  • Finance,
  • Forensic Accounting,
  • Information Systems

Acceptance Rate

  • 84%

US World News and Report Ranking

  • #120 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #229 in Best Online MBA Programs
  • #260-#345 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

The Princeton Review Ranking

  • Ranked as the Best Business Schools 2020
  • Top Online MBA Programs