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MCCC Signs Dual Admission Agreement with Rider
for Global Supply Chain Program


West Windsor, N.J. – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and Rider University have signed an agreement to enhance opportunities for students studying business.  MCCC’s Business Administration program and Rider’s major in Global Supply Chain Management within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will be offered as a dual-admission program.

The presidents of both institutions, as well as business deans, formally signed the agreement on April 10 on the MCCC campus.

“This is a rapidly growing field.  We are excited to add this transfer program to our other partnerships with Rider,” MCCC President Patricia C. Donohue said.  “Rider means a great deal to our students, and we know a lot of them are already headed there.  This agreement is likely to boost those numbers.”

Added Winston Maddox, MCCC dean of Business and Technology, “This enhances the opportunities for our students to easily transfer to Rider, and provides them greater access to viable career opportunities.”

Signing the agreement are Rider President Mordechai Rozanski and MCCC President Patricia Donohue. Seated with them are Steven Lorenzet (left), dean of Rider’s College of Business Administration, and Winston Maddox, MCCC dean of Business and Technology. They are joined by (standing, from left) Jamie O'Hara, Rider's vice president for Enrollment Management; Laurene Jones, MCCC director of Career and Transfer Services; Framarz Khoushab, MCCC professor of Economics; Tan Miller, director of Rider's Global Supply Chain program; Donald Generals, MCCC vice president for Academic Affairs; and Anne Carroll, Rider's associate dean of the College of Business Administration.

Rider President Mordechai Rozanski  noted the university’s strong ties to Mercer.  “We are building on a longstanding relationship with what we think is the best community college around,” Rozanski said. “One-quarter of our transfer students come from Mercer and they are well prepared.”

The agreement grants full junior-class admission to Rider for Mercer students who have declared their participation in the program before accruing 30 credit hours at MCCC, have taken and completed all courses in the prescribed program curriculum, have earned their associate degree at MCCC in Business Administration and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  Rider will waive application fees.

Rider’s Global Supply Chain Management major offers students an innovative academic and co-op program that prepares them for careers in this rapidly-growing field. Students learn how to help businesses transform raw materials into final products efficiently while providing optimal customer service. The program is an interdisciplinary effort jointly taught by experts from several University departments: Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain, Marketing, and International Business, with additional support from faculty with expertise in Management Science.

In addition to academics, the program sponsors industry speakers, symposiums for supply chain practitioners, and additional activities to enhance the numerous relationships between Rider and supply chain professionals in both private industry and the nonprofit sector.

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