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School of Business Administration

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Small Business Development Center

Students gain valuable experience and give back to the community as they provide consulting services and a series of educational programs to new and existing businesses. Watch video.


catherine morgan sba interim dean

Catherine Morgan, PhD

Dean Catherine Morgan is the interim dean for the School of Business Administration. She comes to us from the Registry, which provides temporary high level administrative assistance for higher education.

A Leader in Business Education

The Widener University School of Business Administration prepares students for successful careers and leadership positions in business.

Our students have positions in companies like Vanguard, Boeing Company, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, and Comcast.

Real-World Learning

Students can choose from experiential learning and internship opportunities such as studying in China, working with the international accounting firm KPMG, or working with either the Philadelphia Eagles or the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer club. Students can complete a cooperative education (co-op) program, earn valuable job experience and a salary, and – unlike co-op programs at most universities – can still graduate in four years.

Business honors program students explore Costa Rica, Spain, and other countries over the holiday break to see international business in practice. The Money Club visits the New York Stock Exchange and they manage their own investment fund. Many of our students also travel to participate in scholastic competitions with other universities and to professional conferences with their professors.
Business students gain hands-on experience with local businesses through the Widener Small Business Development Center. Founded in January 2007, Widener’s Small Business Development Center is one of only 18 SBDCs in Pennsylvania. The center provides free and confidential consulting services to entrepreneurs as well as educational workshops. In 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration selected Widener SBDC for the SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Mark of Excellence

Widener’s School of Business Administration holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier accrediting body for business education. Only five percent of business schools worldwide hold this accreditation.

The school also has been designated as a “Principles for Responsible Management Education” (PRME) university for adopting the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. PRME seeks to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.


The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This professional accreditation places Widener among the top one-third of college business schools in the U.S. and Europe.