The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at The University of Scranton emphasizes the skills and perspectives necessary to succeed in today's global and technology-based business environment. The Kania School of Management is fully accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. Along with AACSB accreditation, the University's MBA program has been ranked among the top 15 in the nation for general management according to Entrepreneur Magazine. In addition, the Princeton Review rates the Kania School of Management among its "Best 300 Business Schools".
The M.B.A. program consists of 36 credit hours of graduate coursework which includes a cornerstone course, core courses, advanced elective courses, and a capstone course.
Six specializations are designed to immerse you in key functional areas of business:
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Finance, International Business
- Management Information Systems
- Operations Management
See what the students have to say:
MBA, Finance & Accounting, 2016, Jessup, PA, USA
"The MBA program offered at the University of Scranton is personalized to an individual's unique areas of interest; in addition, it is an extremely well-rounded program that covers all necessary areas of a great business education. The education that I received has taught me the importance of hard work and dedication, while preparing me to succeed at any of life's challenges. I was fortunate enough to experience real-world diversity in a small, classroom setting. During my time at the University, I received vital guidance and formed long-lasting relationships with both my peers and instructors. No matter what goals or additional certifications one may aspire to achieve, a Scranton education will more than prepare any individual."
MBA, Accounting & Finance, 2016, Washington, DC, USA
"While I was searching for schools in the United States to get my Master's degree, I found out that a very successful friend of mine who is currently a CFO attended Scranton in the late '90s and has accomplished a lot ever since. I prepared my luggage and flew to Scranton in August 2014, and spent two amazing years there, where opportunities were coming my way all the time. Besides earning my MBA in Accounting and Finance, I worked closely with the international office, received a graduate assistantship, worked as a tutor, and earned a lifetime membership in the international business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma. In addition, my professors encouraged me to start preparing for the CPA exam. I passed the four parts of the exam in a nine-month period. The MBA program in the Kania School is designed to equip students with the tools, skills and knowledge to lead companies and institutions in the United States and around the globe. Currently, I am working in Washington, D.C. and am so proud that I am a Scranton alumnus."
MBA, Accounting, 2015, Starrucca, PA
"One of my primary focuses following my education was to put the CPA exam behind me as quickly as possible. The University of Scranton's accelerated MBA program for students pursuing a career in public accounting was just what I needed to accomplish that goal. The program gave me the knowledge I needed to confidently complete each section of the test in a timely manner. Considering the amount of information covered on the exam, I was extremely thankful I had enrolled in Scranton's MBA program, ensuring I was as prepared as I possibly could be."
MBA, Accounting, May 2013, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania , USA
"As a University of Scranton alumnus, I have already had to the privilege of being part of the Scranton community for four years. I consider myself fortunate to have been given the opportunity to continue my education in their MBA program. I know, through firsthand experience, the challenge of a Scranton education has made me a more disciplined individual. I chose to continue with the Scranton culture and the Jesuit commitment to excellence. I know this highly impressive MBA program will prepare me for the demands of the business world and expose me to more opportunities. "
MBA, MIS & ERP, May 2013, Mumbai, India
" Just as our intellectual culture in University of Scranton- where no one accepts the status quo - defines University of Scranton’s MBA program, so too does it shape student’s life. University of Scranton’s MBA program is completely dedicated to constant searching, challenging, and testing carries over into a community that pushes students to be the best they can be.
At University of Scranton’s MBA program, you'll be part of a group of people who share a passion and curiosity for exploration—going beyond their comfort zone and emerging on the other side stronger, more self-aware, and self-assured. It’s a chance to stretch yourself, to choose classes in subjects you have never taken before Learn from the experts; study with professors who are outstanding teachers and highly respected in their field. They’ll, push you, support you, stand by you, have your back, cheer you on, and lend you a helping hand. University of Scranton’s MBA program offers an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in Kania School of Management and MBA student life, and to hone and expand your current skill set and your future. That is why I chose to get my MBA from the University of Scranton."
MBA, Accounting, 2013, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania , USA
"There are opportunities at the University of Scranton that are not available anywhere else. We are able to sit in right sized classes and classrooms being taught by many accomplished professors and business leaders. Additionally, we have an excellent alumni network and great opportunities to develop and grow as individuals."
MBA, Finance, 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan
"University of Scranton MBA provides a very diverse learning experience, collaborative environment and an innovative epitome that is very unique. The student – professor interaction, both inside and outside of classrooms enables students to think out of the box and attain academic preeminence whereas the amalgamation of case study courses with text book education and research oriented curriculum with modern business tools concocts students to achieve professional excellence."
Corey M. Gorman
MBA, Accounting, 2013, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
"What makes the University of Scranton’s MBA program different from other programs across the country is its strong sense of community. Employees and students alike are extremely welcoming and have the gift of making even the shyest person feel at home. The professors are easily accessible and passionate about creating a unique learning experience for their students. They get to know you personally through one-on-one attention, help you reach your academic goals, and want you to succeed both professionally and personally. The students at the University of Scranton come from many backgrounds, which allows for diverse conversations both in and out of the classroom. Like the professors, your fellow students are eager to get to know you and make you feel welcome. I often work together with my classmates to collaborate on a project, making it more like a “real world” scenario. I never feel like people are rooting against me; even in the classroom, we stand together as a community and will support each other even through the toughest times. That is why I chose to get my MBA from the University of Scranton."
MBA Finance, 2011, Pennsylvania, USA
"My favorite thing about Scranton’s MBA program is the collaborative experience. Every professor really values your opinion and encourages class discussion. I feel the connections I’ve made at the University will continue to manifest themselves throughout my career."
MBA, Accounting & Marketing, 2011, Pennsylvania, USA
"Having attended a Jesuit University for my undergraduate degree, I appreciate the ethical and moral values that I knew would be a part of the education I’d receive at the University of Scranton. The course selection offered here has expanded my knowledge of sustainability and justice in the business world while continuing to develop and shape my knowledge of cultural diversity. Resources like the Career Development Office have afforded me networking opportunities and real-world experiences that are necessary for me to be successful in my career. I’m confident that my time spent at the University of Scranton has prepared me for the fast-paced challenges that corporate institutions face today."
MBA, Finance/International Business, 2011, Peshawar, Pakistan
"At KSOM, the diversity of the learning environment mirrors the global and diverse business setting of today’s world. It offers an environment which is collaborative, values different ideas, encourages discussions and lets the students think about phenomena in a very creative manner - a paradigm which promotes innovativeness."