Pearson Launches Online Degree Partnership with Rider University

Partnership Begins with MBA, MACC, Scaling up to 16 Programs by 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE, NEW JERSEY – Today, Pearson and Rider University announced the launch of a new online master of business administration and master of accountancy degree program. Both programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), an honor held by only two percent of programs worldwide.

These two degrees kick-off a partnership that will expand to 16 undergraduate and graduate programs by 2021. In the fall, the partnership will launch a master of arts in organizational leadership, master of arts in business communication and master of arts in health communication.

“Pearson is excited to partner with Rider University to provide students the skills employers are asking for on a schedule that fits into their busy lives,” said Iwan Streichenberger, president of Pearson Online Learning Services. “These offerings will build on Rider’s existing online programs to give students the tools they need to take the next step in a number of growing career fields.”

“Rider University’s commitment to the non-traditional learner dates back to the University itself,” said Boris Vilic, dean of the College of Continuing Studies at Rider University. “Established as a business school in 1865 to meet the needs of returning Civil War veterans, it included an evening program for students unable to attend classes during the day. Today, Rider is a vibrant comprehensive university whose graduates are leaders in their professions. Our partnership with Pearson is an extension of our historic commitment to providing educational programs and formats for working adults.”

Pearson provides comprehensive online program management (OPM) services and partners with more than 40 higher education institutions across the country and around the globe to implement and sustain over 300 undergraduate and graduate programs, which have produced more than 80,000 graduates.

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About Rider University

Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community. Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom. We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.