Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Penn State Great Valley campus prepares tomorrow’s leaders in strategic thinking, problem solving, effective communication, innovation, and ethical leadership. Our 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. Our program is also offered at the Penn State Berks campus in Reading and The Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

The MBA faculty represents a diverse group of academic scholars and business professionals who have developed a curriculum designed to equip our students with the tools to run organizations, articulate a vision, and motivate colleagues and employees.

Course work integrates key areas of business, including finance, accounting, marketing, information systems, organizational behavior, leadership, international business, and human resources. Courses are offered in a flexible, online-hybrid optional format designed for working adults seeking a degree without career interruption. Premier faculty combine their research with business enterprise expertise to give students a valuable and innovative classroom experience. Our applications-oriented program explores real-world issues through case studies, projects, simulations, and guest lecturers who are leaders in business and industry.

Students may take a global immersion course as an open elective. As part of the course, students travel to a designated country and visit both local and multinational businesses. The itinerary is designed to learn about new business development, meet industry and government officials to hear their perspective on economic policy, and gain a better understanding of socioeconomic developments and trends in the global marketplace. In addition to tuition, students will be responsible for the travel costs associated with the course.