School of Business Administration
Business enterprise remains one of the most powerful tools we possess in making the world a better place.
In order for future business leaders to continue improving the lives of people both at home and abroad, they must be able to adapt to increasing levels of change— in markets, in practices, and in the ideas that move economies forward.
Widener's School of Business Administration is poised to equip tomorrow's managers and entrepreneurs with the skills they need to lead organizations. After a strong foundation in core business concepts, students then take upper-level coursework that offers instruction in how to apply management principles in all types of business organizations.
Each major curricula provides a balance of liberal and professional studies to develop technical competence and social sensitivity. Business students are taught applications of quantitative and scientific methods in both basic and advanced courses, and behavioral issues related to the role of business, business ethics, the future of capitalism, corporate social responsibility, economic power, and the significance of value premises in decision making are integral parts of each curriculum.
Management is studied as an open system interacting with political, social, and economic institutions in a dynamic global environment.
Diverse Classroom & Field Learning Experiences
Widener's School of Business Administration provides you with applied experience in the form of both internship and co-operative (co-op)options. You can help local Chester residents with their income tax forms, or you can help non-profit organizations use statistical analyses to pinpoint opportunities for growth. As a senior, you may help local entrepreneurs prepare their business plans through the Small Business Development Center. Or you may enroll in our Honors Program with international trip options. The choice is yours.
Widener's undergraduate business administration program is accredited by the AACSB International, the gold standard for accreditation in the field. If you want state-of-the-art business curriculum taught by internationally known faculty and hands-on experience with cutting edge employers and our corporate partners, Widener offers the program for you.
The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.