Master’s Degree

Business Administration (MBA)

Take the inside track to a flexible MBA that will elevate your career path.

MBA graduate students

Program Overview

Your path to a powerful career continues with a Widener MBA. You'll take flexible courses designed to impart practical business skills. You'll elevate your career by exploring the latest thinking in organizational leadership and process, business strategy, data analytics, and more. And along the way, you'll build a lasting network of accomplished classmates, industry insiders, and faculty mentors.

At Widener, you'll learn today what you can apply tomorrow. Greater leadership awaits you. 

Our School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

 

Program Options

View the academic catalog for curriculum and coursework requirements for the on-campus and online program:

Accounting Information Systems: Master complex information systems as you prepare to advise organizations on the risks and liabilities associated with changing technology. Available on campus. 

Business Process Management: Lead your organization into greater efficiency by exploring the latest thinking in project management, modeling and analysis, data design, and more. Available on campus or 100% online.

Data Analytics: Develop highly sought after data analytic skills, using SAS and other leading applications to transform decision-making and performance. As part of this concentration, you'll also earn the SAS joint certificate in business intelligence and analytics, giving you the skills to operate industry-leading applications. Available on campus.

Enterprise Resource Planning: Earn our joint SAP Recognition Award as you learn to maximize the effectiveness of resource planning tools. Available on campus. 

Finance: Acquire the skills to develop, evaluate, and recommend financial strategies in corporate and investment management settings. Available on campus. 

General Management:  Take elective courses from various concentrations and tailor your education to your learning goals. Available on campus or 100% online.

Health Care Management: Prepare for greater leadership by learning to harness evolving health care laws, policies, and technology. Available 100% online. Also explore our 36-credit, CAHME-accredited MBA in Health Care Management offered on campus.

Tourism & Hospitality Management: Pave the way for a rewarding career in the global tourism and hospitality industry. Available on campus.

Organizational Leadership: Hone your leadership skills by learning to solve problems, empower employees, and navigate change. Available on campus.

Taxation: Focus on tax planning for companies and clients alike while you learn to apply the latest tax law. Available on campus. 

Technology Management: Learn to analyze, design, and manage technology in a wide range of professional environments, from industry to engineering. Available on campus. 

Complete your online MBA from your home, library, or local coffee shop with our range of options. You may pursue our general management online MBA, or choose from two online concentrations: (1) business process management or (2) health care management.

Learn More About Our Online MBA

Strengthen your career path by completing your MBA and a second master's degree simultaneously. Options include:

  • MJ/MBA, offered online
    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. This online program is designed to accommodate the working professional seeking to improve employment opportunities or simply to keep pace with changing regulatory requirements.
  • Delaware JD/MBA, offered on campus in Wilmington, DE.
    Designed to be completed within four to five years depending upon full- or part-time study, this 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.
  • Commonwealth JD/MBA, offered on campus in Harrisburg, PA. The MBA component is offered online.
    This dual degree program allows students to simultaneously pursue graduate education in both law and business.
  • PsyD/MBA, offered on campus in Chester, PA.
    Students in this unique multidisciplinary program earn an MBA and a doctor of psychology (PsyD) degree at the same time. The curriculum integrates clinical psychology expertise with a deep understanding of corporate strategy, organizational systems and processes, leadership, and critical business functions. Students develop competencies in executive assessment and coaching, leadership development, and change management. They learn to apply psychological principles in business and organizational settings, and graduate ready to work as organizational consultants and executive coaches.
  • MSE/MBA, offered on campus in Chester, PA.
    Designed 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.

Admissions

Your application to our MBA program consists of the following components:

For admission consideration, we require you to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 and a minimum GMAT score of 450 (if you took the GRE, we will convert your score into an equivalent GMAT score).

If you earned an undergraduate GPA less than 2.7 or a GMAT score lower than 450, we will evaluate your whole applicant profile to determine admission.

*We waive the GMAT or GRE requirement if:

  • You have 5 years of relevant work experience after graduating from a bachelor’s program (proof of experience must be submitted).
  • You graduated from an accredited U.S. institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • You hold a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
  • You completed a related certificate and earned a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher.

To apply to our online MBA program, please visit our online graduate program admissions requirements.

We use a rolling admission format, meaning you can apply when it's convenient for you. We do recommend that you apply multiple weeks prior to the semester you'd like to begin the program; this will give us enough time to process your application.

You can start during any semester: fall, spring, or summer.

Program Highlights

Go further, faster with our nationally recognized MBA.

A Top MBA in PA

Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.

#7

Ranked as one of the nation's top MBA programs in taxation and financial planning.

National Leader in Health Care

Ranked as one of the nation's premier online MBA programs in health care administration.

100% Online

Ready to advance your career by taking a convenient yet impactful online program? This program is available FULLY online. 

MBA Comcast

Built-in Professional Development

Elevate your career by attending professional development workshops led by industry experts. Your education will stretch beyond the classroom as you learn to interview, network, and chart a powerful career path.

Career Building

Network of Industry Insiders

You'll elevate your career by building relationships with accomplished guest speakers, driven classmates, and industry-shaping faculty. By rubbing shoulders with these industry insiders, you'll graduate with a network that will follow you long after graduation.

Faculty Mentor

Powerhouse Faculty

Our faculty bring extensive industry experience into the classroom. As you listen to their stories and tune into their expertise, you'll better understand what it takes to blaze your own trail. When all is said and done, you'll graduate with a team of faculty partners and mentors by your side. 

Faculty

Yamuna Baburaj
Assistant Professor

"I want to inspire students to see the world from a global perspective. Business students, in particular, need to be aware of the opportunities that open up when they learn a new language or immerse themselves in a culture that is different from their own."

Kerri C. Brannen
Associate Professor

"My goal is to create challenging and interesting experiences for students, while also providing them with useful knowledge as they begin their professional careers. I weave current news and business reports into my courses and constantly evaluate the best methods for teaching my students."

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Prepare for rapid career growth as you acquire powerful, portable business skills.

Recent Employers & Industry Connections

  • DuPont
  • Aramark
  • Boeing
  • Comcast
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Siemens
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Wawa

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Financial analyst
  • Health services manager
  • Sales & marketing director
  • Computer & information services manager

Industry Growth

The average salary of an MBA graduate increased by $7,000 in 2017.

Source: Financial Times

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