Penn State Great Valley now offers its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Penn State Berks for individuals looking to accelerate their career at a convenient location close to home or work.
The MBA program prepares tomorrow’s leaders to be strategic thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and innovators. The curriculum integrates key areas of business, including accounting, finance, human resources, information systems, leadership, marketing, and organizational behavior. Students graduate with a well-rounded understanding on how to run organizations, articulate a vision, and motivate colleagues.
Representing both academic scholars and business professionals, faculty give students a valuable and enriching classroom experience. By exploring real-world issues through case studies, projects, simulations, and guest lectures, students can immediately apply what they learn to their workplace.
The program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, a standing earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.
Students attend in-person classes only one night per week from 6–9 p.m. and complete additional coursework online. Faculty travel between Penn State Abington, Penn State Great Valley, and other offsite locations to deliver courses face-to-face or via a state-of-the-art video conference.
Rather than semesters, courses are held over seven week terms and allow students to focus on one subject at a time. Students enrolled at Penn State Berks are considered part of Penn State Great Valley: they are eligible for scholarships and may take advantage of Great Valley’s resources, including the writing center and career management services.
Students can finish their MBA in under three years if enrolled part-time, but also have the option to take courses at the Great Valley campus to expedite completion.
How to Apply
Prior to starting the online application, interested individuals should review the program admission requirements. Applicants must first designate Penn State Great Valley as their home campus and will later select Penn State Berks as their preferred delivery location in the "Program Specific Questions" section.
Application fee waivers are available to those who attend an admission event or an appointment with Christian Hicks, academic program manager.
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