Penn State Abington launches MBA program

Regina Broscius
April 27, 2018

ABINGTON, Pa. — “When will Penn State Abington offer an MBA program?” has been a recurring question heard from the surrounding community.

You asked, we listened, and now we are excited to answer, “Fall of 2018.”

Through the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, individuals looking to accelerate their career paths can earn their MBA right here at Abington.

Designed specifically for working adults who want to complete the degree on a part-time basis, courses are presented in a flexible format. Classes meet one night a week on campus from 6 to 9 p.m., either face-to-face or via video conferencing, with additional online coursework. Seven-week terms allow students to focus on one course at a time and still complete the program in fewer than three years.

“We are excited to provide an affordable and accessible program for professionals seeking to advance their careers,” said Damian J. Fernandez, chancellor of Penn State Abington. “The MBA opportunity at Penn State Abington prepares tomorrow’s leaders to become strategic thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, innovators and ethical leaders.”

Premier faculty combine their research with business enterprise expertise to give students a valuable and innovative classroom experience. 

“We are excited to provide an affordable and accessible program for professionals seeking to advance their careers.”

— Damian J. Fernandez, chancellor, Penn State Abington

The curriculum is designed to equip professionals with the intellectual and practical tools to run organizations, articulate a vision, and motivate colleagues and employees. The applications-oriented program explores real-world issues through case studies, projects, simulations, and guest lecturers who are leaders in business and industry.

“It makes sense to partner with other Penn State campuses to offer more convenient locations and opportunities for those looking to advance their careers but maintain a healthy work/life balance. A Penn State MBA opens doors, and we are excited to ease their entrance to success,” said James A. Nemes, chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Great Valley.

The MBA program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, a standing earned by less than 5 percent of the world's business programs.

Applications are being accepted now for fall 2018. Want to learn more about the MBA program at Penn State Abington? Register for an information session webinar or learn more at abington.psu.edu/mba.

Abington MBA Hicks

Christian Hicks, MBA academic program manager, left, at the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, works with a student. 

IMAGE: Penn State

 

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Last Updated May 01, 2018