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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.

Business enterprise remains one of the most powerful tools we possess in making the world a better place.

At the Widener University School of Business Administration, we prepare students for successful careers and leadership positions in business. Our program motivates students to learn, inspires them to be responsible citizens, and develops their career potential through rigorous state-of-the-art classroom participation in addition to the many service and experiential learning opportunities. We provide a challenging educational environment that promotes lifelong professional and personal growth. 

On-the-Job Experience

Widener's School of Business Administration provides students with applied experience in the form of both internships and cooperative (co-op) positions. Our location provides access to many major companies where our students can learn on the job. They can experience working at one of the many Philadelphia area major sport clubs or grow their accounting or finance skills through an internship with one of our accounting and finance company partners. In many of our courses, our industry partners join us as team teachers and share their on-the-job experiences with our students.

Diverse Learning Opportunities

As a part of our honors program, students explore Costa Rica, Spain, and other countries over the holiday break and learn about international business. The Money Club travels to New York to explore the Stock Exchange as well as gains practical experience by participating in the student managed investment fund. Many of our students also travel to participate in scholastic competitions with other universities to enhance their presentation skills.

Student–Faculty Interactions

We are among a few select business programs accredited by the AACSB International. After our last accreditation visit, the peer review team reported that at Widener University we have an outstanding student–faculty environment where students feel that they are clearly the focus of faculty efforts, where close interpersonal relations with faculty are easy for students to develop, and where students feel totally comfortable in the school environment.

Service Learning

Our Small Business Development Center is a resource for our business community and our students. Our seniors team up with center consultants and help emerging and growing entrepreneurs with their business and marketing plans.