Business Administration (Finance & Investments/General Management/MIS)


  • Develop managerial & leadership competencies 
  • Finance & Investment:  tools & techniques in acquisitions, divestments, investment analysis
  • General Management: analytical & problem solving competencies 
  • Management Information Systems:  harness the power of information technologies & systems 
  • Business students analyze markets and make financial decisions with a student-managed portfolio valued at more than $250,000.

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree provides you with a common body of knowledge in business administration through our integrated core curriculum. Through the selection of a concentration area, you will become a specialist within your field, and our dedicated, fully qualified faculty will provide you with the required tools and training to succeed in our competitive business environment.

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More About This Degree

  • Arthur B. Comstock (Chairperson), Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2000; Investments/Portfolio Management, International Business

  • U. Rex Dumdum, Ph.D., State University of NY-Binghamton, 1993; Information Technologies and Leadership

  • Ahmed Gomaa, Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2006. Big Data (Business Intelligence and Data Mining), Financial Information Systems, Health Information Systems.
  • Charles Lipinski, DBA, Nova University, 1997; Hospitality Management

  • George Marcinek, CPA, MBA, University of Scranton, 1981; Accounting

  • Murray Pyle, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2010. Operations management, new product development.

  • Chris Speicher, Ph.D., Temple University, 1997. International business, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship and marketing.

Specific Program Requirements

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Consist of eight one-credit modules: Accounting Concepts, Business Economics, Computer Technologies for Management, Financial Tools, Managerial Concepts, Marketing and Sales Concepts, The Legal Environment of Business, and Review of Business Statistics. If you do not have the necessary undergraduate credits, you may be able to fulfill the requirements through equivalency exams (DANTE/CLEP) or through the modules offered by the Business faculty. (A concentration in Management Information Systems for either degree also has prerequisites of two programming languages: COBOL, RPG, C/C++, Visual Basic, or Java.)

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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