The Penn State Great Valley MBA program consists of 45 credits. Based on previous undergraduate or graduate coursework, students may receive an exemption for up to 15 credits of foundation course work, as well as the pre-program requirement.
Three open electives enable students to customize their program to meet their particular career interests, or earn a graduate certificate.
Courses are offered in seven-week sessions. Classes meet two evenings per week in a face-to-face format or in a blended format with an online component. There are six seven-week sessions each academic year.
Students may begin at the start of any session and can expect to complete their degree in 2-3 years going part-time, or 12-18 months if going full-time.
Students admitted fall 2009 or after must successfully complete the SARI (Scholarship and Research Integrity) requirement of the Penn State degree in order to graduate.
Penn State’s Schedule of Courses lists course availability. Although the course numbers, times, and availability on the University registrar’s schedule of courses are correct, your educational record may require the listed prerequisites (or not).
Download our MBA Plan of Study (prior to Summer 2021) to determine how the courses offered below fit into your program. In addition to the courses appearing on your plan of study, open electives may be selected from the full array of courses offered by the Management Division (with the exception of foundation courses from which the student has been granted exemption). Check the course description page to learn about Penn State Great Valley course offerings and prerequisites. Certain courses offered by other programs may also be approved if applicable to the student’s program.
Controlled courses (marked**) may require Management Division approval before enrolling. Please contact your adviser or [email protected] if you have questions about taking a controlled course, a full course, or a course from another program.
Spring 2022 Course Offerings
Spring I Term
- BA 810 - Supply Chain and Operations Management (GV/NY*)
- BADM 828 - Negotiations (GV)
- BUSAD 523 - Prices and Markets (GV)
- BUSAD 556 - Diversity Leadership (GV)
- BUSAD 801 - Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decision Making (GV, 100% online)
- BUSAD 837 - Managing Digital Enterprises (GV, AB/BK*)
- LEAD 863 - Ethical Dimensions of Leadership (GV)
- MGMT 501 - Behavioral Science in Business (GV)
- MGMT 841 - Human Resource Management (GV)
- MGMT 871 - Strategic Management (AB/BK*)
- MGMT 873 - Corporate Innovation Strategies (GV, online)
Spring II Term
- ACCT 545 - Strategic Cost Management (GV)
- ACCTG 800 - Financial and Managerial Accounting (GV)
- BA 800 - Marketing Management (GV)
- BUSAD 542 - Global Intercultural Management (GV)
- BUSAD 809 - Triple Bottom Line Accounting (GV)
- BUSAD 822 - New Ventures Start-up (GV)
- BUSAD 882 - Social Entrepreneurship & Community Leadership (GV)
- FIN 808 - Analysis of Financial Markets (WC online**)
- IB 800 - International Business Management (AB/BK*)
- MBADM 815 - Ethical and Responsible Business Leadership (GV)
- MBADM 820 - Financial Management (GV/NY*)
- MGMT 871 - Strategic Management (GV/NY*)
Spring Full Semester
- DAAN 871 - Data Visualization for Analytics (WC online**)
- MGMT 507 - Positive Organizational Behavior and Wellbeing (WC online**)
- STAT 500 - Applied Statistics (WC online**)
*Consult with Management Division
**Consult with Management Division about World Campus courses
GV = Classes held at our Great Valley campus
WC = Classes held online through World Campus
AB/BK = Classes held at Abington/Berks campuses
GV/NY = Classes held at Great Valley/Navy Yard campuses