Business Administration, MBA
The University of Scranton MBA program focuses on the skills necessary to succeed in today's global business environment.The AACSB-accredited MBA Program is a flexible program designed to meet the specific needs of students and employers alike. Our graduates possess a broad-based knowledge of global business activities and management skills grounded in the Jesuit philosophy on ethics, sustainability and economic justice. Additionally, our program provides ample opportunity for students to choose elective courses that meet self-defined career development objectives.
Our MBA program aims to provide a broad-based business education, offering courses across all functional areas. At the same time, students are afforded a degree of customization; Students may choose a broad exposure under the General Business option or to specialize by completing three advanced courses in a focus area. The following specializations are available:
- Business Analytics (STEM)
- Healthcare Management
- International Business
- Management Information Systems
- Operations Management
For additional information on the MBA curriculum, visit the Graduate Course Catalog.
Program Specific Admission Requirements
Admission to the on-campus MBA program is based on a combination of indicators:
- previous academic performance
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)* or GRE General Test
- For the ON-CAMPUS Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Intersession 2021 and Spring 2021 terms, the GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived due to testing limitations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
- three letters of recommendation
- personal statement
- prior work experience, although works experience is not a precondition for admission.
*For applicants in other admission terms who possess three or more years of full-time supervisory or professional experience, the GMAT/GRE requirement may also be waived. Instead, these applicants will be asked to provide a written response to a case depicting a hypothetical business scenario. The exercise is intended to be a measure of the applicant's writing and critical-thinking skills, facility with numeric data, as well as attitudes toward ethics and social justice issues.
*The GMAT may also be waived for current undergraduate University of Scranton students who have completed at least 75 credits with a 3.50 or higher cumulative GPA.
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The MBA Program requires completion of 36 credit hours of graduate coursework as follows:
- Cornerstone course (3 credits): MGT 501
- Core courses (12 - 21 credits): four to seven courses
- Advanced Elective courses (9 - 18 credits): three to six courses, at least one of which is designated “International”
- Capstone course (3 credits): MGT 509
The classification of the Core courses is broken into three clusters: Accounting, Economics, and Finance Core (minimum of two courses required): Operations, Analytics and Information Management Core (at least one course required); and Management and Marketing Core (at least one course required).
Program Specific Admission Requirements
At The University of Scranton, we value your experience and the skills you’ve already learned in the field. That is why our Online MBA program requires only three years of professional or supervisory work experience for acceptance and does not require any entrance exams like the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
There are a total of 12 foundation modules that address 4 specific disciplines within the MBA program and serve as academic preparations that ensure you are prepared to perform on the Graduate level. Students may waive some or all of these foundation modules based upon work experience and academic history. Foundation modules can be taken along with other courses in the MBA which means that the Foundation Modules don't have to add any time to the length of your program.
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The Online MBA offers a Flex Curriculum that requires 36 credit hours of coursework. There are also 12 credit hours of foundation modules, which may be required depending on your qualifications. You will be required to take the cornerstone and capstone courses, select at least four core courses, and three to six electives of your choice. We have designed the curriculum so that you can meet your specific interests and career goals, while still gaining an understanding of core business functions.
Foundation Modules (1 credit each)
Students who need the appropriate foundational background will be required to take the modules listed below. Based on the student's prior academic preparation and work experience, some or all of these 1-credit modules may be waived.
Decision-Making Concepts & Tools
- MBA 501A: Statistics
- MBA 501B: Management Science
- MBA 501C: Information Management
Accounting Analysis and Business Law
- MBA 502A: Financial Accounting
- MBA 502B: Managerial Accounting
- MBA 502C: Business Law
Economics and Finance
- MBA 503A: Microeconomics
- MBA 503B: Macroeconomics
- MBA 503C: Finance
Management and Marketing
- MBA 504A: Management
- MBA 504B: Marketing
- MBA 504C: Operations Management
For official course descriptions, please see the latest Graduate Course Catalog.