Business Basics Certificate

The Business Basics certificate program is designed for students holding an undergraduate degree in areas other than business. The 18–24 credits program includes courses in accounting, computing, economics, finance, legal studies, management and leadership, management science and marketing. The Business Plus certificate program will provide students a good foundation toward the Master in Business Administration.

Admission Requirements

Minimum admissions requirements for the Business Basics and Business Plus certificate programs are:

  • a baccalaureate degree in an area other than Business;
  • a 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate work.

This program is available only to students enrolled in CCS.

Program Completion and Certification

Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in their coursework with no grade lower than a “C” to successfully complete a College of Business Administration certificate. Students leaving CCS for any other Rider undergraduate program before earning the certificate will not be eligible for the certificate.


Boris Vilic
Dean, College of Continuing Studies
Bart Luedeke Center

(18 - 24 credits)

ACC 210Introduction to Accounting3
BUS 300Social & Legal Environment Bus3
CIS 185Information Systems Essentials 13
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
FIN 220Introduction to Finance3
MGT 201Fund Management & Org Behavior3
MKT 200Marketing Principles3
MSD 105Quantitative Methods for Business 13

 CIS 185 and MSD 105 may be waived based on prior equivalent work.

Note:  If prior equivalent coursework has been completed, substitutions may be made using the courses from the Business Plus Certificate.