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Business, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
In the Business program offered by Rider University you will learn to how to understand and leverage communication strategies to achieve organizational goals in your area of focus. The program will introduce you to best practices and engage you in “real life” current issues and scenarios faced by professionals on the job.


The M.A. in Business program is led by a highly credentialed faculty whose members bring rich professional experience in business as well as outstanding academic backgrounds to the classroom. Many are published authors, hold positions of leadership in regional and national professional organizations, and are sought after by businesses and organizations for their expertise as consultants and advisors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate & Persuasive Discourse 
  • Legal & Ethical Issues for Professional Communicators 
  • Business Presentation Strategies
  • Strategic Business Writing 
  • Visual Communication
  • Information Gathering & Analysis 
  • Communicating in Multicultural Workplaces
  • Communication in a Global Market
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Economic Analysis
  • Project Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum CGPA of 2.7
    • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable)
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts from every college or university attended.
    • A current resume
    • 500-1500 word statement of aims and objectives that indicates your reasons for pursuing graduate study in business communication.
    • Personal interview by invitation, following an initial screening by the Admission Office

                Tuition Fee

                • National Applies to you

                  1060 USD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 1060 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                Living costs for Princeton

                • 2022 - 4980 USD/month
                  Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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