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School of Business Administration
Penelope S. Greenberg
Lou Anne Vike
Assistant Dean, Academic Programs
Jessica F. Hoopes
Assistant Dean, Relationship Development
Quick Center, Room 141
Do you want to get on the fast track to a successful business career? If yes, Widener's School of Business Administration (SBA) offers you a choice of five vibrant majors:
Upon successful completion of the School of Business Administration's undergraduate program, you will:
- be competent in core business concepts;
- be proficient in discipline-specific knowledge and skills pertaining to your major;
- have an interdisciplinary perspective on problem-solving and decision-making;
- be an effective communicator;
- demonstrate effective interpersonal skills;
- have effective critical thinking skills; and
- be able to identify and consider the ethical and social responsibility implications of decisions made in the business environment.
The management degree features a wide range of in-demand specializations: finance, marketing and advertising, human resources, management information systems, and sport management.
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. Our experienced and accomplished faculty members emphasize real-world learning and not just textbooks, offering many opportunities for internships and cooperative education programs to help you get a jump-start on your career. Within several months following graduation, an overwhelming majority of our graduating seniors are either employed as business professionals on a full-time basis.
All five majors include a core series of courses consisting of economics, accounting, statistics, law, management information systems, finance, international business, operations management, management theory, marketing, and management policy. In addition, students may pursue specialized concentrations to help earn professional certification credentials.
The school encourages you to undertake independent study programs, special projects, and to participate in Widener's SBA Honors Program. You also can choose to study a semester abroad, and to enroll in specialized graduate courses in their senior year, as well as undertake an accelerated study track to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in only five years. Scholarships are available for select students, and you have the opportunity to participate in a number of business-related student groups.
University College student Dale Kerns Jr. established the Little Angels Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support for children suffering from cancer, tumors, and other deadly diseases.
College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry Major Anna Miller ‘12, from East Prospect, PA, served as site team leader at CityTeam International in Chester, where she coordinated the efforts of 10 other PSC students.
College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology Major Sara E. McManus ’13 has been named a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow, an award that recognizes inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.
Alternative Spring Break
Anthropology Major Jess Viscuso ’12 and Nursing Major Devin Weesner ’13 coordinated Alternative Spring Break efforts for 87 students and faculty and staff chaperones at six locations throughout the U.S.
Institute of Physical Therapy Education
Doctoral Student Scott Cheney serves on the board of the Society for Student-run Medical Clinics, where he is one of five national directors charged with planning the society’s international conference.
President James T. Harris III has been appointed chair of the Board Directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) for 2012–13. Harris has served on the AICUP Board of Directors since 2007, most recently as vice-chair.
Dr. Harry Augensen, associate dean of science and professor of physics and astronomy, helped alumnus Dominic Liberto ’08 arrange a private moment during a public viewing at the Widener University Observatory to propose to his girlfriend, Jenn. She said yes!
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.