SBA Graduate Programs Office
- Quick Center, Room 138
- tel: 610-499-4305
Online Programs Office
- tel: 844-386-7321
- Online Programs
Penelope Sue Greenberg
- Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
- SBA Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs
- Quick Center, Room 140
- tel: 610-499-4305
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Widener's AACSB-accredited program provides a unique and fully integrative program for aspiring business leaders to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's business environment.
Our courses provide you with a skill set that enables you to compete in this global economy. You will learn both leadership and analytical skills. You will learn to foster innovation and make socially responsible decisions. This program is not confined by the barriers of traditional business functions but is built on the concept of process innovation for performance excellence leading to sustainable growth.
The MBA program is offered online and on campus evenings and weekends.
Accounting Information Systems
Many traditional accounting functions are now embodied in accounting information systems that require a different combination of technical and financial expertise. The accounting information systems (AIS) concentration is designed to enable students to design, use, and audit sophisticated accounting information systems and to act as consultants to advise organizations as to the liabilities and risks associated with changing technology. This concentration is available on campus.
Business Process Management
Business process management centers on understanding the need to change the focus of organizations from functional silos to integrated end-to-end business processes to gain a competitive advantage. Students gain the cross-functional perspectives to manage today’s process-oriented organizations. This concentration is available on campus and online.
Enterprise Resource Planning
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the backbone of a company—the infrastructure that makes everything work. Likewise, it's a valuable place to gain a competitive edge. With the ERP concentration, which is available on campus, students learn how to select, manage, and get the most from ERP solutions, and they earn a valuable Certificate of Recognition from SAP, one of the largest providers of ERP systems.
All managerial decisions have financial implications. For this reason, business executives require an in-depth understanding of financial analysis, financial management, and the interactions between the business firms and the financial systems. The finance concentration, which is available on campus, equips students with the conceptual knowledge and analytical tools for developing, evaluating, and recommending financial strategies in corporate and investment management settings.
The global hospitality industry is the largest industry in the world and one of the fastest-growing fields for future employment. Hospitality management is the art of creating an atmosphere where customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal. This requires understanding the entire hospitality industry as well as having a firm grasp of the business portion of this industry. The hospitality concentration, which is available on campus, equips students to enter management positions within the hospitality field.
In this concentration students develop leadership and human capital management skills that are critical for success in the global business environment. This concentration, which is available on campus, enables students to perform the core tasks of leadership—taking charge through decisive action, driving change in the face of stiff resistance, and empowering employees to superior performance. Students develop communication, motivation, negotiation, conflict management, and teambuilding skills to become effective managers and leaders.
This concentration is designed for professionals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of taxation and related subjects. Emphasis is placed on planning for companies and clients as well as technical competence in practical applications of the current tax law. This concentration is available on campus.
This concentration is designed to equip business students with the ability to analyze, design, communicate, and manage in industrial, technology, science, or engineering environments. The technology management concentration gives the practicing professional a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the technology management process. This concentration is taught in cooperation with the School of Engineering and is available on campus.
- JD/MBA with School of Law
- MJ/MBA with School of Law
- MEng/MBA with School of Engineering
- MD/Health Care MBA with Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
- PsyD/MBA with Graduate Clinical Psychology
- PsyD/Health Care MBA with Graduate Clinical Psychology
I realized the importance of higher education assisting in my desired career path. Business process management became my concentration because I noticed a trend in current business practices to be more agile and streamline processes, so I wanted to be ahead of the game.
Some of the skills I've learned at Widener include: designing and implementing an effective appraisal review system, running a meeting and group, recognizing and changing existing business strategies, and effecting organizational change. All these skills have made me a better leader and more valuable to my organization.
- Business analyst
- Business process manager
- Operations research consultant
- Financial analyst
- Sales/client relationship manager
- Sustainability consultant
- Data analyst
- Asset manager
- Finance director
- Operations quality leader
- Johnson & Johnson
- Thomson Reuters
The school has close connections with industry professionals in ways that benefit students. Leading executives serve on the SBA Business Advisory Board. Professionals frequently appear as guest speakers in classes and are available at networking sessions.
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.