Dual Degrees, School of Business Administration
Good business is built on strong partnerships. Business education is no different.
At Widener University, the School of Business Administration works with other academic units on campus to offer graduate-level business education to students in disciplines ranging from law and engineering to clinical psychology and medicine.
The following dual degree programs are currently being offered.
Widener University Delaware Law School and the School of Business Administration have a dual degree program designed to grant the JD/MBA degree within four to five years depending upon full- or part-time study. The dual degree program results in a fully integrated curriculum where the disciplines of law and business administration complement each other, affording an opportunity to grasp the relationships more readily than if each field were studied separately.
Master of jurisprudence in corporate law with a concentration in regulatory analysis & compliance can be earned as a dual degree program with the master of business administration. The MJ/MBA is an online program designed to accommodate the working professional seeking to improve employment opportunities or simply to keep pace with changing regulatory requirements.
The Schools of Engineering and Business Administration have collaborated to offer a program for engineers who have managerial and technical responsibilities. Completion of the required curriculum leads to the degrees of master of science in engineering and master of business administration.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and the Widener University School of Business Administration have a joint program designed to grant the MD/MBA-HCM degrees within five years. As the health care system has become more complex, the need for physician managers has grown. The dual degree program is designed to prepare physician managers who will operate in the interface between clinical practice and management.
The PsyD/MBA program is based on the premise that many health care and other organizations are in need of well-trained leaders who integrate psychological and business-organizational knowledge. The program awards the MBA offered by the University's School of Business Administration and the doctor of psychology (PsyD) degree offered by the University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Jointly, the health administration/psychological training is designed to enable graduates to pursue a variety of career choices, including director–administrator, teacher, consultant, advocate, policy maker, and practicing clinical psychologist.
PsyD/Health Care Management MBA
Health care firms need leaders who understand both the human and the business aspects of health care management, and balance both insights to make effective decisions. The PsyD/Health Care Management MBA program combines competencies in clinical and organizational psychology with a range of business skills in the areas of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, process, and strategic management. Students in the program earn a heath care management MBA from the School of Business Administration and a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Graduates of the program have pursued a variety of careers in hospital and health care management, consulting, clinical psychology practice, and education.
Dual degree programs require separate admission to each of the programs. Contact the SBA Graduate Programs Office (see contact information on left) for more information.
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.