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, something 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 mix of academic scholars and business professionals. Our renowned full-time faculty members have professional experience in corporations, government, nonprofits, or as entrepreneurs and many hold doctoral degrees. A select cadre of adjunct professors from corporate and entrepreneurial ventures supplement fundamental management theories with current marketplace experience.
The curriculum is designed to equip professionals with the intellectual and practical 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. Designed specifically for working adults who want to complete a degree on a part-time basis without career interruption, courses are offered in a flexible format. Premier faculty combine their research with business enterprise expertise 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.
For example, in summer 2017 students will travel to London to explore the financial and pharmaceutical industries and visit accelerators to see how the UK supports entrepreneurial endeavors. Students will also have the opportunity to enjoy cultural attractions.
In addition to tuition, students will be responsible for the travel costs associated with the course.