School of Business Administration
We educate students with the business competencies and leadership skills they need to stand out in a crowded job market, deliver results and value in the workplace, and advance in their careers.
Educating Business Leaders
We believe students learn best by doing. Through internships, co-op, and service learning, you'll gain essential on-the job experience, applying what you learn in class to solve real business problems. And because of our vast network of reputable employers across the Philadelphia region, you'll be able to earn up to one full year of compensated work experience and still graduate within four years.
Our faculty and executives in residence possess cutting-edge industry knowledge and actively support students in their professional journeys. You'll be learning from industry insiders whose leadership, thinking, and research are shaping the development of business practices worldwide.
Through on- and off-campus events and workshops, involvement in clubs and professional organizations, and interactions with our successful alumni, you'll amass an expansive professional network, opening doors to opportunities that will benefit you throughout your lifetime.
The School of Business Administration holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting body for business education.
Learn more about the school's mission, vision, and accreditations.
Explore School of Business Administration Degree Programs
See our undergraduate and graduate business degree programs.
For high school and transfer students, explore majors that will put you on the fast track to a successful business career.
Designed for working professionals, explore our flexible master's programs and certificate options.
Prepare for rapid career growth by completing a bachelor's and a master's degree in 5 years - saving you time and money.
Students choose their speed, specialization, and class format and customize the Widener MBA experience to fit their needs. Here, we take your success personally.
This semester, Wawa is embedded as a case study in an introductory management course, with company executives, including Widener alumni, speaking to students and offering advice. It’s just one of several connections between the university and the convenience store chain.
The Personal Student Success Teams delivered Widener’s proven network of student support and success programming directly to incoming and transfer students as they navigate their first years at Widener.
On the Inside Track to a Business Career
At Widener, you'll be getting ready for your career by doing it. Students land co-op and internships that give them on-the-job experience, conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities like our Finance and Success Lab, and take on roles in clubs and professional organizations to further hone their business and leadership skills.
When you graduate, you will be ready!
Gaining Experience While Serving the Community
Located right in the business school, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) afford students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the opportunity to gain real-world business experience by working with clients who are looking to start or grow a small business.
We measure our success by the success of our students. Within several months following graduation, an overwhelming majority of our graduating seniors are employed as business professionals on a full-time basis.
Payscale ranks Widener in the top 18% nationwide with an alumni mid-career salary of $101,100.
Recognized as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner, we're able to provide students with hands-on experience using Bloomberg technology through the use of real-time investment data, analytical tools, and trading simulations.
Ranked for Affordability
Our online MBA program ranked 11 on the list of 20 most affordable online MBA programs (2020-2021).
A Top MBA in PA
Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.
Ranked as a top school for health care management in Pennsylvania.
National Leader in Health Care
Ranked as one of the nation's premier online MBA programs in health care administration.
Ranked as one of the nation's top MBA programs in taxation and financial planning.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Widener participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funding toward tuition for veterans and military families.
We believe in the power of networking. Our industry partners and talented alumni give students access to job experiences and career opportunities. Practitioners and industry experts alike serve as teachers, advisors, mentors, and research partners.
Recent Employers & Industry Connections
- The Boeing Company
- JP Morgan Chase
- The Philadelphia Eagles
One Year Paid Co-op Program
Practical, hands-on experience helps students hone in on a career path, learn crucial skills needed for the marketplace, and expand their professional network. In our co-op program, eligible students can gain up to one full year of compensated work experience and still graduate within four years.
The SBA Honors Program is designed for students who want to pursue business topics at a more intense level or study current topics in more depth than the traditional business curriculum. Honors students enjoy a number of special benefits, including participation in trips, dinners, and professional meetings, all of which complement classroom learning.
Facilities and Clubs
Our state-of-the art Finance Lab features the same technology used by financial planners and investors. Students use the space for coursework, individual study, and to make real-life investment decisions for the Student Managed Investment Fund. Students can also get involved in clubs and professional organizations to learn more about their major and to network.
Business professionals need to be prepared for a global economy. The School of Business Administration offers both short- and long-term study abroad opportunities - to countries like Spain, China, Italy, and Costa Rica - for students to broaden their horizons, gain a global perspective, and experience personal growth.
We train our students to be leaders--to take charge, develop a compelling vision, drive change, and deliver results through ethical means. Students have opportunities to take the lead on projects, cultivate a personal leadership style, and graduate with valuable leadership skills and industry certificates.