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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program Overview

Reach the top with an MBA custom-tailored to your career.

Learn to become a true leader in your organization and maximize your potential with an AACSB-accredited MBA from The University of Scranton.

As one of the top-ranked business programs in the nation, we offer eight in-demand specializations, a general MBA option and the opportunity for you to personalize your degree with our Flex option.

Learn to become a true leader in your organization and maximize your potential with an AACSB-accredited MBA from The University of Scranton.

As one of the top-ranked business programs in the nation, we offer eight in-demand specializations, a general MBA option and the opportunity for you to personalize your degree with our Flex option.

Quick Facts

2–3

years to complete

36

total credit hours

$965

per credit hour

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Your Most Valuable Investment

With an AACSB-accredited MBA from The University of Scranton, you’ll master the theory and skills business leaders need to optimize processes, increase value and make decisions within an ethical framework.

You’ll also gain a global perspective on business and learn to apply the Triple Bottom Line theory: an emphasis on sustainable development as it relates to social, fiscal and environmental factors.

Learn under the mentorship of expert faculty from across the business world, each with timely knowledge and the wisdom of experience. We keep our class sizes small to ensure a personal connection with your faculty and peers, so you can get the most out of your learning community.

With tuition rates much lower than similarly top-ranked competitors, we’re proud to provide you an exceptional value for your investment.

Career Outlook: Record High Salaries for Business Leaders

MBA graduates are valued for both their advanced business acumen and their influence as effective leaders. A study by the Graduate Management Admission Council found starting salaries for MBA graduates at a record high in 2019, even when adjusted for inflation.1

With your MBA, a six-figure salary is well within reach. For example, human resources managers may attain a median annual salary of $113,300.2 For financial managers, the current median salary comes in at $127,990.3

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Flexible and Accredited

The flexible MBA program is housed by the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management and is guided by Scranton’s Jesuit tradition. You’ll graduate with a mastery of business competencies rooted in ethics and sustainability with an emphasis on technology.

Coursework will depend on how you focus your education, with one of eight in-demand specializations or our general MBA option. You may also choose our personalized Flex option to tailor your curriculum to your specific interests.

Curriculum
This online program allowed for the flexibility that I needed, I made four physical moves in the time it took to complete the program. The engagement with instructors exceeded my expectations.
– Mike Roughton, 2016 MBA Operations Management Graduate

Program Outcomes: Advanced Business Foundations

The core courses of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:

Then, focus your education with one of eight specializations, or select electives to build your own General MBA specialization.

Available Specializations

We offer eight robust specialization options and a General MBA specialization option, so you can gain exactly the skills you need to succeed in the area you’re passionate about.

MBA: Accounting

Develop accounting skills to solve complex business problems and maintain a financially healthy organization.

MBA: Business Analytics

Make sense of big data to help companies survive and thrive with theory and new hands-on skills in business strategy.

MBA: Enterprise Resource Planning

Learn real-world methodologies to lead in enterprise resource planning in a program that’s officially partnered with SAP.

MBA: Finance

Get the skills to conduct financial analyses, develop capital budgets and assess an organization’s overall financial health.

MBA: Healthcare Management

Supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage teams to ensure excellent patient care.

MBA: Human Resources Management

Acquire skills in strategic staffing, evaluating workplace operational goal setting and enterprise-level human resource management.

MBA: International Business

Navigate global business well-versed in global finance, international politics, cross-cultural differences and supply chain management.

MBA: Operations Management

Equip yourself to lead your organization with project management, quality control and financial management skills.

Admission Requirements

To apply for Scranton’s online Master of Business Administration program, you’ll need:

*May be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.

Find more details on the MBA Admission Requirements page.

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The online MBA program at The University of Scranton consists of 36 credits and costs $965 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.4

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Faculty: The Kania School’s Team of Specialized Experts

As a student of the Kania School of Management, you’ll have access to industry experts, each with a focused background that aligns with our specialized curriculum.

No matter what you’re passionate about in business, you’ll connect with a network of mentors who share your enthusiasm and can teach you exactly what you need to know.

Kania School Faculty

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

Scranton Online

Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

Students can complete the MBA program in as few as two years or as many as six years. However, most students typically complete the program in two to three years.

With an MBA degree from The University of Scranton, you’ll be ready to take on new experiences and challenges in the business world.

Choose from eight different specialties to focus your studies on the career path that inspires you. Specializations include Accounting, Business Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, and Operations Management. You may also choose the General MBA option to build a MBA that fits your educational goals.

To learn more about the career opportunities available to you with an MBA degree, visit our career outlook page.

Yes. Applicants to the MBA program are required to have a minimum of three years of supervisory or professional work experience.

Students must also have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. While there is no requirement for undergraduate degrees to be business-focused, students lacking certain requisite background requirements may need to take up to 12 one-credit foundation module courses.

The University of Scranton’s MBA program costs $965 per credit hour, totaling $34,740–$46,320, depending on specialization.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

Scranton’s online MBA program is a part-time program. Students generally complete one course per term over the program’s two-year duration. With an advisor’s approval, it is possible to take multiple courses per term.

The MBA program includes six core classes and a minimum six additional classes you can choose from to fit your educational goals. With an emphasis on flexibility, our program offers you the ability to explore one specialization in-depth, or combine courses from throughout our offering to meet your personalized goals — the choice is yours.

You can discover more about our full list of coursework requirements and each specialization on our curriculum page.

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Sources:

  1. Graduate Management Admission Council (2019 May). Business School Hiring Report: Corporate Recruiters Survey 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/employment-outlook/business-school-hiring-report_corporate-recruiters-survey-2019_may-2019.pdf.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Human Resources Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
  4. U.S. News & World Report (2019). University of Scranton Rankings. Retrieved November 25, 2019, from https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-scranton-3384/overall-rankings.