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Rider University

February 02, 2015

As the Civil War was coming to an end in October 1, 1865, Trenton, New Jersey was becoming an important business and industrial center as well as the state capital. These factors caught the attention of Henry B. Bryant and Henry D. Stratton who operated a chain of business schools across the country. On October 1, 1865, The Trenton Business College, located in Temperance Hall at the corner of South Broad and Front Streets, was established. Andrew Jackson Rider became its first president.

Rider University has four academic colleges – the College of Business Administration; the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences; the College of Continuing Studies; and Westminster Choir College. Students can choose from more than 60 undergraduate majors in business administration, education, liberal arts, music and science and graduate programs in 17 specialties. Rider University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and of the American Chemical Society.


The College of Business Administration (CBA) is located on Rider's Lawrenceville, New Jersey campus and offers diversified programs of studies that fulfill the goals of students with a clear idea of what career they want to pursue presenting major options to the students who are not quite sure what path they want to take. The newest program, the EMBA, utilizes on-the-job experience to explore new theories on management in the classroom. The MAcc program develops individuals for careers in the rapidly changing field of accounting, while, the MBA program prepares students for professional advancement as managers and leaders of organizations.

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