School of Business
Widener's School of Business Administration is an AACSB-accredited business school in the Greater Philadelphia region offering bachelor's and master's business degrees on campus and online.
Educating Leaders as One of the Top Schools for Business in Pennsylvania
Widener offers an array of undergraduate business majors, graduate master's programs, and certificate programs.
You'll be learning from industry insiders whose leadership, thinking, and research are shaping the development of business practices worldwide. Our business faculty and executives in residence possess cutting-edge industry knowledge and actively support students in their professional journeys. As a well-known business school in PA, Widener maintains a vast network of reputable employers and engaged alumni across the Philadelphia region and beyond.
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 Business Degrees
We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in addition to certificates, compelling dual degrees, and flexible online programs. All undergraduate majors have the option to pursue an accelerated bachelor's + master's (4+1) degree—saving time and money.
Widener Small Business Development Center Aids 40 Local Artists in Securing Creative Entrepreneurship Grants
Widener students and staff at the Small Business Development center referred and aided in the application of 49 creative entrepreneurs from Delaware and Philadelphia counties to a grant program funded by the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator.
Meet Gavin Poole and Kripaya Varghese, the undergraduate and graduate students nominated by their peers to deliver video messages to their fellow graduates ahead of the 2022 commencement celebrations.
Widener values student voices and creates ways for them to contribute ideas and feedback about their education. A new Student Advisory Board is the latest example.
What Makes Widener a First-Choice School for Business?
Our Business Programs Put Students on the Inside Track to a Successful 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!
Business Students Gain Hands-On 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.
One of the Top Schools for 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.
Median mid-career salary for Widener alumni with a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 22% nationwide
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.
Best for Financial Planning
Our master's degree in taxation & financial planning was rated best for financial planning based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.
National Leader in Health Care
Ranked as one of the nation's premier online MBA programs in health care administration.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Widener participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funding toward tuition for veterans & 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
School of Business Highlights
One Year Paid Business 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.
School of Business Honors Program
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. Widener offers business majors 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.