Academic Programs of Study

Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Top 50 MBA Program
  • Concentrations in finance, management, and MIS
  • On-campus and online programs
  • Personal attention from experienced faculty

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Business Administration (MBA) at Marywood

Marywood University's MBA program provides general business administration knowledge and training with a special focus on one of three areas of concentration:

  • Finance and investment
  • General management
  • Management information systems (MIS)

Our MBA program will teach you not only how to become a successful business leader, but how to do so in a way that is ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible.

Convenient, Online Courses for Busy Professionals

You can earn your MBA at Marywood in as little as two years, either on-campus or online. Our online courses are delivered in real-time and recorded for future reference. Students are encouraged to participate in live discussions with professors and other students through a virtual classroom experience that offers maximum flexibility for busy professionals.

Personal Attention from Experienced Faculty

Courses in our MBA program are taught by industry veterans with extensive management experience. Prior to joining the faculty at Marywood, our professors have held senior positions at General Motors, US Airways, Harper Collins, Exxon, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to name a few. Our classes are small, which affords professors ample time to mentor students.

More About This Degree

Amy Washo, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Arthur Comstock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Investments and Corporate Finance

Kerimcan Ozcan, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Captain Joseph A. McDonald, ATP, FE, CFI A&I, MEI, BGI
Director of Aviation Program
This is just a sample of our School of Business and Global Innovation faculty - see them all!

Graduates of Marywood's MBA program have used their degree to obtain positions and promotions at companies including:

  • Discovery Channel
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Kraft
  • Met Life
  • Topps
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Wells Fargo


I’m a Vaccine Specialist for Sanofi Pasteur in the Washington D.C. metro area.

In my role, I promote the importance and effectiveness of immunizations; educate on recommendations and burden of disease; and drive revenue growth by analyzing market trends, developing and maintaining business, and selling pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines in the healthcare community. With the collaboration of my company and team, I focus daily on our vision: A world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Marywood University’s MBA program helped with my current position by providing a strong foundation to hone my business management knowledge, leadership, and analytical skills.  The small class settings allowed for a personal approach in learning and discussing important current business trends and issues.  This has led to my success in my career and in personal growth.

Specific Program Requirements

We encourage you to submit your GMAT score, but it's not required.

Prerequisites include: accounting concepts, business economics, computer technologies for management, financial tools, managerial concepts, marketing and sales concepts, legal environment of business, and business statistics. If you didn't complete these courses as an undergraduate student, you may be able to fulfill the requirements through equivalency exams (DSST or CLEP) or through 1-credit modules offered by our School of Business.

Additional prerequisites for the MIS concentration include two programming languages (COBOL, RPG, C/C++, Visual Basic, or Java).

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally 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

Find Your Counselor

Lauren Tokash

Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 2271

About me: I joined the Marywood Admissions team in February 2018.  I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Psychology.  I'm also a very proud Mom to my daughter, Vera.

My interests: I love spending time with my family and friends.  During the summer I spend most of my free time at Lake Wallenpaupack.  Whether I'm boating, swimming, or fishing, it's one of my favorite places to be!

My favorite thing about Marywood:  Everyone is so pleasant and welcoming.  From the faculty and staff to the students, you can’t walk around campus without getting a friendly hello.  

My favorite place at Marywood: The entire campus at Marywood is beautiful. But, if I had to narrow it down, I would say the Learning Commons.  Whether it is enjoying a Starbucks tea or just taking in the beautiful view of the mountains, it is a cozy place to be.

You’d never guess: I like to go trout fishing.  It's something I get to enjoy doing with my Dad and Husband and will continue to be by the stream every opening day in April!     

Best advice: Ask questions! This is your investment and your future.  Whether you are confirming the application process with your admissions counselor or learning more about the field from faculty, don’t be afraid to ask any and all questions you may have.