Master’s Degree

MBA, Master of Business Administration

Take courses online or on campus (or both). Study part-time or full-time. Finish in one year or at your own pace. Here, you'll earn an MBA your way. 

MBA graduate students

Program Overview

Your path to a powerful career continues with a master of business administration (MBA) from Widener University. Two program options allow you to personalize how you study, learn, and grow:

  • Professional MBA: This 30-credit program allows you to complete your degree in as little as one year or at your own pace. All 10 courses from the fixed curriculum are offered in-person and online, allowing you to choose how you would like to study. You may complete the program entirely in person, online, or seamlessly transition between delivery formats.
  • Specialized MBA: This 33-credit program allows you to add a specialization to your MBA curriculum. In addition to the seven core business courses, you can choose a specialization in data analytics, business process innovation, or organizational leadership. Please note that while all core business courses are offered in-person and online, not all specialization courses are offered online.

No matter which program you choose, you'll pursue a Widener MBA your way through 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.

With support from our admissions team, you can customize your MBA to meet your personal needs and professional goals. Questions? Contact us today to learn more. 

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

 

Program Options

Pursue our Specialized MBA and add an area of focus to your master's degree. 

Business Process Innovation

Lead your organization into greater efficiency and superior outcomes by exploring the latest thinking in project management, modeling and analysis, data design, and more. Gain a competitive advantage by transforming your organization from functional silos to integrated end-to-end business processes. Available on campus or online.

Not ready for a master’s degree? Complete four graduate courses (12 credits) and earn a business process innovation certificate. At any time, you can seamlessly transition into the full MBA program. 

Data Analytics

Develop in-demand data analytic skills as you learn to use SAS and other popular applications to transform decision-making and performance. As you work toward your master’s degree, you’ll simultaneously earn a SAS joint certificate in business intelligence and analytics and acquire the skills to operate industry-leading applications. Available on campus. 

Not ready for a master’s degree? Pursue the 12-credit SAS joint certificate in business intelligence and analytics. At any time, you can seamlessly transition into the full MBA program.

Organizational Leadership

Become an effective leader who delivers results. Learn to take charge, solve complex problems, empower employees, and manage change. Position your organization for strategic success and drive individual, team, and organizational performance. Available on campus or online.

Not ready for a master’s degree? Complete four graduate courses (12 credits) and earn an organizational leadership certificate. At any time, you can seamlessly transition into the full MBA program. 
 

Strengthen your career path by earning your MBA and a second master's degree simultaneously. Complete the MBA component of each dual degree your way: online or in person. You can even transition between delivery formats. 

Program Options

PsyD/MBA: This unique multidisciplinary program awards students an MBA and a doctor of psychology (PsyD) degree. The curriculum integrates clinical psychology expertise with a mastery 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. 

An optional MBA specialization in organizational leadership complements the PsyD curriculum. Students who follow this track acquire the skills to foster and maintain high-performing employees, teams, and organizations. This experience, paired with a deep understanding of clinical psychology principles, equips graduates to work as leading executive coaches and organizational consultants. All PsyD courses offered on campus in Chester, PA.

MSE/MBA: Designed for engineers who have managerial and technical responsibilities, this dual degree program leads to a master of science in engineering (MSE) and an MBA. By pairing these two curricula, students benefit from an overlap of three courses (9 credits). This results in significant tuition and time savings, giving students a faster track to career growth at a lower cost than those who independently complete both degrees. All MSE courses offered on campus in Chester, PA.

MJ/MBA: Simultaneously earn an MBA and a master of jurisprudence (MJ) in corporate law with a concentration in regulatory analysis & compliance. This program is designed to accommodate working professionals who want to improve their employment opportunities or keep pace with changing regulatory requirements. By pairing these two curricula, students benefit from an overlap of three courses (9 credits). This results in significant tuition and time savings, giving students a faster track to career growth at a lower cost than those who independently complete both degrees. All MJ courses offered online. 

Delaware JD/MBA: Designed to be completed in four years (full-time) or five years (part-time), this dual degree program introduces students to an integrated curriculum where the disciplines of law and business administration complement one other. By pairing these two curricula, students benefit from an overlap of six courses (18 credits). This results in significant tuition and time savings, giving students a faster track to career growth at a lower cost than those who independently complete both degrees. All JD courses offered on campus in Wilmington, DE. 

Commonwealth JD/MBA: This dual degree program allows students to simultaneously pursue graduate education in law and business. By pairing these two curricula, students benefit from an overlap of six courses (18 credits). This results in significant tuition and time savings, giving students a faster track to career growth at a lower rate than those who independently complete both degrees. All JD courses offered on campus in Harrisburg, PA.  

Not ready to commit to an MBA program? Start in one of our graduate business certificate programs and transition credits into your MBA program upon completion of the certificate.

Read about how certificates can advance your career.

Admissions Information

An application to our Professional MBA or Specialized MBA consists of:

  • Complete online application
  • $35 application fee
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • GMAT or GRE score. You may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver. See "GMAT/GRE Requirement and Waiver Process" for more information.   

For admission consideration, you must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7. 

GMAT/GRE Requirement and Waiver Process

To satisfy the GMAT/GRE requirement:

  • Submit a minimum GMAT score of 450 (or an equivalent GRE score)
  • Request an Interview to explore conditional admission in lieu of a GMAT or GRE score
  • Request a GMAT/GRE waiver if at least one of the following is true:
    • 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 institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
    • You hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution
    • You completed a related certificate and earned a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher

You may begin your MBA in the fall or spring semester. Both the Professional MBA and Specialized MBA use a rolling admission format, meaning you can apply when it’s convenient for you. We recommend you complete your application at least one month prior to the start of the semester. 

Program Highlights

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Choose a Program Designed Around You

Experience the power of flexible program options. In our Professional MBA, you'll complete practical courses designed around your learning style and career goals. And in our Specialized MBA, you'll acquire the focused skills and experience you need to rise in your career. As you earn an MBA your way, you'll take the inside track to greater leadership and responsibility. 

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Fast Track Your Career Growth

Pursue our Professional MBA and finish in as little as one year. Through flexible, part-time courses, you can prepare to move on or move up while maintaining your full-time career. Want to follow a more relaxed timeline? You can use these same flexible courses to finish your program at your own pace. 

MBA Comcast

Build a Network of Industry Insiders

Your education will stretch beyond the classroom as you build 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

Learn From 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

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."

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."

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

Avg. Salary for New MBA Hires

$105,000

That's $40,000 more than those with an undergraduate business degree alone. 

Pride Perspectives

Hear from our students about their experience in the MBA program.

Aly Horton sitting in the driver's seat of a UPS truck

Widener gave me the opportunity to not only start my career as an undergraduate but advance it a few years later when I went back for my masters.

Aly Horton

Aly's Story

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Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener's on campus MBA program.

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