Rider University
College of Business Administration
Master of Accountancy Program
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

http://www.rider.edu

Rider University has historically been recognized in the New York and Philadelphia corridor for its ability to educate business professionals. Department faculty members view themselves as teachers-scholars, dedicated to effective teaching and to adding value to a student's academic pursuits.

The College of Business Administration at Rider University was accredited by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 1993 and was reaffirmed in 2000. The accounting program was further recognized for excellence with AACSB International accounting accreditation in 2000.

Graduates of the M.B.A. and M.Acc. programs have accepted employment in area Fortune 500 corporations, public accounting firms, and in corporate/financial and governmental entities.

The Community
Rider University maintains campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, New Jersey—locations rich in tradition, culture, and beauty. The College of Business Administration is housed on the Lawrenceville campus in Sweigart Hall. The campus location is in the heart of the New York and Philadelphia corridor, a major center of corporate, financial, and cultural vitality.

Just over 50 percent of the students are men. Eighty-six percent are pursuing their program of study on a part-time basis; 14 percent are attending on a full-time basis. The majority of M.B.A. students are employed in professional or managerial positions and bring a wealth of business experience to the classroom to share with their peers. Most M.Acc. students are employed by public accounting firms, corporations, and financial institutions.

Programs of study and degree requirements
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Program prepares individuals for advancement and success as managers and leaders in today's rapidly changing business environment. The advanced core of the M.B.A. program includes leadership skills development and cross-functional integration of core subjects, and it provides the latest in business theory and application. Program flexibility is encouraged and supported by a variety of M.B.A. electives. As a result, students have the option to pursue a general M.B.A. program; an M.B.A. with a concentration in the functional disciplines of finance, management, or marketing; or an M.B.A. with an interdisciplinary concentration in global business, health-care administration, or entrepreneurship.

The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) Program prepares individuals for careers in the rapidly changing field of accounting. Those students who wish to pursue a career in public accounting are able to develop required technical competencies and meet evolving credit-hour requirements for licensure. Career paths in areas outside of public accounting, including corporate, financial, or governmental entities, are facilitated through the use of elective course offerings. Required courses emphasize an integration and synthesis of accounting subject matter. Course work assumes a basic understanding of accounting. Students with a nonaccounting undergraduate background complete preliminary course requirements in addition to the required M.Acc. course work.

The programs are organized for students with full-time career track positions and/or similar work experience. Courses are offered in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, and a limited selection is also available on Saturdays. Selected M.Acc. courses are also offered during the day. While most students attend part-time, full-time attendance is possible with enrollment in up to four courses per semester.

Facilities & Resources
The College of Business Administration is centrally housed in an award-winning facility that includes computer labs, terminals, and networking capabilities. A central library contains extensive hard copy, database, and media collections to support research. The Ernst and Young Resource Center provides M.Acc. students with networking and computing capabilities in a small practice office setting.

Expenses and Aid
Tuition for 2005-–06 is $6400 per credit hour, and there is a $15 per course technology fee.

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available to qualified graduate students under several state and federal loan programs, including the Federal Stafford Student Loan program. A limited number of graduate assistantship positions are also available.

Housing/Living Expenses: On-campus graduate student housing is available in Ridge House. To be eligible for student housing, a student must be enrolled in two or more graduate courses. The cost is $2630 per semester plus a security deposit of $100. The University meal plan is $1760 per semester and is optional. A community kitchen facility is available. Commuter meal plans are also available.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit a completed graduate application, a $40 application fee, professional resume, official GMAT scores, and official transcripts from each college/university attended. For applicants whose native language is not English, satisfactory results on the TOEFL are required. International applicants are also asked to have their transcripts evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service for program equivalency. The application deadlines are August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and June 1 for the summer session.

Who to Contact
Office of Admissions
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Telephone: 609-896-5036
E-mail: grdsrv@rider.edu
http://www.rider.edu

THE FACULTY AND THEIR RESEARCH

  • Mohammad Ahsanullah, Professor of Management Sciences; M.S.C., Calcutta; Ph.D., North Carolina State.
  • William J. Amadio, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems; M.S., Ph.D., Polytechnic of New York.
  • Larry Bailey, Professor of Accounting; M.B.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania (Wharton); CPA.
  • Jerome T. Bentley, Associate Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Pittsburgh.
  • Edward H. Bonfield, Professor of Marketing; Ph.D., Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Anne M. Carroll, Associate Professor of Finance; Ph.D., Pennsylvania.
  • Radha Chaganti, Professor of Business Policy and Environment; M.A., Osmania (India); M.B.A., Indian Institute of Mangi; Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo.
  • Judy F. Cohen, Associate Professor of Marketing; M.A., M.B.A., Chicago; Ph.D., Syracuse.
  • Ronald G. Cook, Associate Professor of Management of Human Resources; M.B.A., Ph.D., Syracuse.
  • Hope Corman, Professor of Economics; Ph.D., CUNY.
  • James W. Dailey, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve.
  • Jean C. Darian, Associate Professor of Marketing; M.C.D., Liverpool; Ph.D., Pennsylvania.
  • Marvin E. Darter, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems; M.B.A., Maine; Ph.D., Georgia State.
  • Rahul De, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems; M.B.A., Delhi (India); Ph.D., Pittsburgh.
  • Susan Denbo, Associate Professor of Business Policy and Environment; J.D., Villanova.
  • Jie Joyce Ding, Associate Professor of Management Sciences; Ph.D., Texas at Austin.
  • Kathleen Dunne, Associate Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., Temple.
  • Lauren Eder, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems; M.B.A., Ph.D., Drexel.
  • Benjamin H. Eichhorn, Associate Professor of Management Sciences; Ph.D., Berkeley.
  • Ralph Gallay, Associate Professor of Marketing; M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., NYU.
  • Herbert E. Gishlick, Professor of Economics; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania.
  • Ilene V. Goldberg, Associate Professor of Business Policy and Environment; J.D., Temple.
  • Linguo Gong, Associate Professor of Management Sciences; Ph.D., Texas.
  • Cengiz Haksever, Professor of Management Sciences; M.S., Middle East Technical (Turkey); M.B.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Texas at Austin.
  • Betsy Haywood-Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., Georgia.
  • Sigfredo Hernandez, Associate Professor of Marketing; Ph.D., Temple.
  • Joe H. Kim, Associate Professor of Marketing; M.B.A., Yon-sei (Korea); Ph.D., Saint Louis.
  • Gerald D. Klein, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management; M.B.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve.
  • Steven Klein, Associate Professor of Management Sciences; M.B.A., NYU; M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers.
  • Christine Lentz, Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior; Ph.D., Northwestern.
  • Feng-Ying Liu, Professor of Finance; M.B.A., Ph.D., Drexel.
  • Charmen Loh, Associate Professor of Finance; M.B.A., Ph.D., Arkansas.
  • Steven J. Lorenzet, Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources; Ph.D., SUNY at Albany.
  • Tina M. Lowrey, Associate Professor of Marketing; Ph.D., Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Biju Mathew, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems; Ph.D., Pittsburgh.
  • Charles W. McCall, Associate Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Temple.
  • Dorothy McMullen; Associate Professor of Accounting; M.B.A., Ph.D., Drexel; CPA.
    Ilhan Meric, Professor of Finance; Ph.D., Lehigh.
  • Regina H. Mladineo, Associate Professor of Management Sciences; Ph.D., Rutgers.
  • Susanna Monseau, Assistant Professor of Business Policy and Environment; L.S.F., Guilford College of Law (UK); L.L.B., Exeter (UK).
  • John Moussourakis, Professor of Management Sciences; M.B.A., Iona; Ph.D., NYU.
  • Cynthia Newman, Assistant Professor of Marketing; Ph.D., Pennsylvania.
  • Larry Newman, Associate Professor of Marketing; M.B.A., Drexel; Ph.D., Penn State.
  • Kelly Noonan, Assistant Professor of Economics; Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook.
  • Margaret O'Reilly-Allen, Assistant Professor of Accounting; M.B.A., Ph.D., Drexel; CPA.
  • Obeua S. Persons, Associate Professor of Accounting; M.P.A., Ph.D., Texas; CPA.
  • Larry M. Prober, Associate Professor of Accounting; M.B.A., Massachusetts; M.S., Ph.D., Temple; CPA.
  • Drew Procaccino, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems; M.B.A., Rider.
  • Maury R. Randall, Professor of Finance; Ph.D., NYU.
  • Mitchell Ratner, Associate Professor of Finance; M.B.A., Ph.D., Drexel.
  • Thomas L. Ruble, Associate Professor of Management; M.B.A., Ph.D., UCLA.
  • Mark E. Sandberg, Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior; M.B.A., Drexel; Ph.D., Cornell.
  • Joy A. Schneer, Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior; M.B.A., Ph.D., CUNY, Baruch.
  • Wayne J. Smeltz, Associate Professor of Business Policy and Environment; M.B.A., Ph.D., Houston.
  • Ira B. Sprotzer, Associate Professor of Business Policy and Environment; J.D., Boston College; M.B.A., Miami (Ohio).
  • David Suk, Associate Professor of Finance; Ph.D., Ohio State.
  • Alan R. Sumutka, Associate Professor of Accounting; M.B.A., Seton Hall; CPA.
  • Leonore S. Taga, Associate Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Berkeley.
  • Carol D. Watson, Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior; Ph.D., Columbia.
  • Alan R. Wiman, Associate Professor of Marketing; M.B.A., D.B.A., Tennessee.
  • Donald Wise, Associate Professor of Management Sciences; Ph.D., Claremont.
  • Donald E. Wygal, Associate Professor of Accounting; M.B.A., Ph.D., Pittsburgh.
  • Zaher Z. Zantout, Associate Professor of Finance; M.B.A., American University of Beirut; Ph.D., Drexel.

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