Master’s Degree

MBA, Master of Business Administration

Part-time or full-time. Accelerated or at your own pace. Here, you'll find an MBA that meets your learning and career goals. 

MBA graduate students

Program Overview

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

  • Traditional MBA: Choose one of 10 concentrations and finish the program in one year (full-time) or at your own pace (part-time). Your classmates will include seasoned professionals, new bachelor's degree graduates, and everyone in-between. 
  • One-year, part-time MBA: Fast track your education while maintaining your full-time career. This program is reserved for students with three or more years of professional experience who aspire to work in an advanced leadership role. 
  • Online MBA: Pursue a general management MBA or select one of two specialized tracks. Complete all coursework online.

No matter which program you pursue, you'll take flexible courses designed to impart practical business skills. You'll choose online classes, in-person classes, or a mix of both. 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.

Our admissions coaches are here to tailor our MBA program to meet your personal needs and your professional goals. 

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 our MBA on-campus and online program:

Complete our traditional MBA at your own pace. Study part-time or full-time, choose a concentration that meets your learning goals, and prepare to start, change, or elevate your career. Concentrations include:

  • 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 Innovation: Lead your organization into greater efficiency by exploring the latest thinking in project management, modeling and analysis, data design, and more. Another option is to start with our BPI certificate and transition later into the MBA. 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: ERP is the backbone of the company – the infrastructure that makes everything work – and a source of competitive advantage. Learn how to select, manage, and leverage ERP solutions, while also earning a valuable SAP Recognition Award, one of the largest providers of ERP solutions. Another option is to start with our ERP certificate and transition later into the MBA. 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: Select courses from other concentrations and customize your degree to your job needs and career goals. Available on campus or 100% online.
  • Health Care Management: Prepare for a successful career in the health care industry, with the ability to take on environmental challenges, deliver cost-effective care, and lead a professional workforce. Available 100% online. Also explore our 36-credit, CAHME-accredited MBA in health care management offered on campus.
  • Organizational Leadership: Become an effective leader who delivers results. Learn to take charge, solve complex problems, empower employees and drive 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. 

Pursue our one-year, part-time, AACSB-accredited MBA. Reserved for students who bring three or more years of professional experience into the classroom, this program will prepare you for rapid career growth. As you leverage your work experiences to maximize in-class learning and skill development, you'll learn to effectively balance the demands of working full-time while navigating an intensive, hands-on curriculum. Our one-on-one academic advising and career mentoring will equip you to achieve success in the classroom and in the office. 

Cohorts begin in July and end the following June.

Program highlights:

  • Study in a small cohort of students: Solve real-world organizational problems with professionals who bring diverse perspectives into the classroom. Through their accomplishments and experience, you'll understand business success through the lens of a well-rounded professional.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring: A career counselor assigned specifically to your cohort will ensure your classroom learning aligns with your professional goals. You'll also work closely with an academic advisor who teaches in the program. As you prepare for the next stage of your career, you'll benefit from the opportunity to ask questions and seek feedback.
  • Fast track your education: Thanks to a combination of online coursework and on-campus courses, you'll prepare to elevate your career while working full-time. A typical semester will include two seven-week courses and one 15-week course, coupled with the academic support you need to succeed.
  • Pay discounted tuition: Our flat tuition rate provides a discount while simplifying your graduate school experience. This reduced rate includes tuition, fees, and textbooks.

Earn your MBA from your home, library, or local coffee shop. You may pursue a general management online MBA or choose from two online tracks: (1) business process management or (2) health care management.

Online MBA curriculum

Strengthen your career path by completing your MBA degree 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.

Not ready to commit to the MBA degree program?

You can also start in one of our graduate business certificate programs and transition credits into the MBA program upon completion of the certificate.

Read about how certificates can advance your career.

Admissions Information

Your application to our traditional 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 for our one-year, part-time MBA program, you must bring three or more years of professional work experience into the classroom.

Your application consists of the following components:

For admission consideration, we require you to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Students who meet this requirement do not need to submit GMAT or GRE test scores.

 

To view admissions requirements and apply to our online MBA program, visit our online admissions requirements page.

  • Traditional and Online MBA: Start in the fall, spring, or summer. Our traditional and online programs use a rolling admission format, meaning you can apply when it's convenient for you. We recommend that you apply multiple weeks prior to the semester you'd like to begin the program so we have time to process your application.
  • One-year, part-time MBA: A new cohort begins each July and ends the following June. Interested in joining the next cohort? Apply by June 1.

View our academic calendar for more information.

Program Highlights

Go further, faster with our nationally recognized MBA degree.

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A Top MBA in PA

Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.

BSchools.org Most Affordable Online MBA

Ranked for Affordability

Our online MBA program ranked 11 on the list of 20 most affordable online MBA programs (2020-2021).

#7

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

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National Leader in Health Care

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

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Built-in Professional Development

Attend 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. 

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Fast Track Education

Prepare for rapid career growth with our one-year, part-time, AACSB-accredited MBA. As you continue your full-time career, you will:

  • Join a small cohort of students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring from an academic advisor and a career counselor.
  • Combine online coursework with on-campus courses.

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

Industry Growth

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

Source: Financial Times

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