School of Business Administration
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.
Jayati Ghosh, Ph.D
Widener University has named Jayati Ghosh, Ph.D, as dean of the School of Business Administration and professor of international business. Ghosh will assume her new position at Widener July 5, 2016. More information about Dr. Ghosh
Practical, hands-on experience helps our business students to hone in on a career path, learn crucial skills needed for the marketplace, and expand their professional network. WATCH VIDEO
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.
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.
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.