Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • 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


Arthur Comstock, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Chairman
Investments and Corporate Finance
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

Meghan

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

Stanley Kania

Graduate Admissions Counselor
stankania@marywood.edu
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 2271

About me: I joined the Marywood Admissions staff as a Graduate Admissions Counselor in August 2011. A native of Northeast PA, I am a two-time graduate of Marywood University receiving my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science/Law in 2011 and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2014. In May 2016, I began my two year term as President of PAGAP, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals. I also serve my alma mater as the 2nd Vice-President of the Marywood Alumni Association Board of Directors. Currently, I am pursuing my doctorate degree in Marywood University’s Ph.D Program in Human Development focusing my studies in Organizational Leadership. My research interests include alumni engagement in collegiate recruiting, leadership in higher education, and the utilization of post-secondary institutions as incubators for entrepreneurship. My goal in obtaining my PhD is to become a college professor or an enrollment management administrator.

My interests: In my spare time, I love to golf, cook, travel, and hang out with family and friends.

My favorite thing about Marywood: There are endless opportunities for students to get involved in clubs and extra-curricular activities on both the undergraduate and graduate level.

My favorite place on campus: The Admissions Office because I have the privilege of having the best colleagues anyone can ask for.

You'd never guess: I was so indecisive as to what I wanted to major in as an undergraduate that I changed my major nine times.

My best advice: When it comes to applying for graduate school, it is important to do a few things: plan accordingly to get all materials submitted in time, visit campus and tour the academic department of your intended program, and stay in constant contact with your counselor if you have any questions or concerns.


Master of Business Administration

Each candidate for the Master of Business Administration degree must select an area of concentration. Twelve credits are required in the concentration. Students taking additional concentrations in the MBA program can cross-reference one course or three credits. The available areas and core requirements are as follows:

36 semester hours

I. CORE COURSES

24 semester hours

BUS 531 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
3
BUS 541 Organizational Behavior and Development
3
BUS 542 Financial Planning and Management
3
BUS 548 Operation Analysis and Management (Quantitative Methods)
3
BUS 568 Legal Aspects of the Administrative Process
3
BUS 570 Marketing and Strategic Planning
3
BUS 590 Research Methodology
3

BUS 554

Policy Formulation and Strategy Management
(capstone course: to be taken after completion of at least 24 graduate credits.)
3

Core courses that are prerequisite to concentration courses must be completed prior to taking the concentration course.

A. Finance and Investments

(Select four courses)

BUS 556 Business Venture and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 581 Acquisition and Divestment
3
BUS 582 Business Taxation
3
BUS 583 Retirement and Estate Planning 3
BUS 584 Managerial Economics
3
BUS 585 Risk Management and Insurance 3
BUS 586 SEC and the Financial Markets
3
BUS 587 International Trade and Investment
3
BUS 588 Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets
3
BUS 589 Advanced Topics in Real Estate Management 3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

B. General Management

(Select four courses)

BUS 509 Leadership
3
BUS 510 Management Role of the Information Professional
3
BUS 513 Web-based Marketing 3
BUS 534 Business Intelligence 3
BUS 543 Human Resources Management
3
BUS 546 Managing the Organization in the Marketspace
3
BUS 549 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
3
BUS 550 Production Management: Quality Approaches
3
BUS 551 Management of International Business Organizations
3
BUS 553 International Marketing
3
BUS 556 Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 569 Management of Innovation and Technology
3
BUS 581 Acquisition and Divestment
3
BUS 584 Managerial Economics
3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

C. Management Information Systems*

(Select four courses)

BUS 509 Leadership in the Information Age
3
BUS 510 Management Role of the Information Professional
3
BUS 513 Web-based Marketing 3
BUS 514 Web-based Systems Development 3
BUS 534 Business Intelligence
3
BUS 535 Data Mining and Warehousing 3
BUS 546 Managing the Organization in the Marketspace
3
BUS 556 Business Venture and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 562 Systems Analysis and Design: Industrial Problem-Solving
3
BUS 563 Information Systems-Database Management
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 566 Telecommunications for Business Systems
3
BUS 569 Management of Innovation and Technology
3
BUS 592 Web Application Design and Development 3
BUS 593 Business Information Security and Continuity 3
BUS 594 ERP Systems 3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

* This track requires proficiency and satisfactory completion of courses in two computer languages, one or both of which must be an object-oriented language.

Master of Science

36 semester hours (plus the required prerequisites)