Manage and lead in corporate, non-profit, and private business
The purpose of the online Fully Employed Masters of Business Administration in Management degree program (MBA-M), is to equip working professionals for advancements in a variety of senior level positions in business. Students who complete their online MBA will be prepared to guide companies, make strategic decisions, lead effective change, move their small business ideas forward, and impress ethical excellence in the work place.
Students in the online MBA degree program in Management will receive advanced training in a broad set of skills and quantitative methods that will enable graduates to oversee all functional areas of an organization and be responsible for the strategic direction of companies or specific business units within operations, sales, marketing, human resources, and administration. CBU’s online MBA degree program is uniquely designed for full and part-time employed working professionals seeking to develop technical skills and leadership competencies.
Graduates will find an online MBA degree opens up opportunities for advancement in the growing and diverse job market of business. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, students graduating with an MBA are entering the best job market in a decade(1).
The Division of Online and Professional Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). As part of the ongoing accreditation process, regular reports are submitted which identify, among other things, our plan for assessing student learning, faculty qualifications, and the deployment of faculty resources. You may download a copy of our Standard 4 student learning outcomes for degree programs, and Standard 6 rates for graduation, retention, and job placement results here.
The online Fully Employed Master of Business Administration in Management degree program is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the MBA program will be equipped to ethically address complex accounting issues in a dynamic business environment. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.
Discover an MBA program designed to offer you an experience customized to fit your busy lifestyle and career goals while delivering a world-class education.
The Penn State online MBA, led by the Smeal College of Business, in partnership with Black School of Business, Penn State Behrend; Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies; and Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration, focuses on business strategies, collaborative teamwork, strategic leadership, and an integrative and interactive curriculum across all functional areas of business. You will be able to concentrate on the functional areas in which you want to specialize while working at a pace that works for you.
The Penn State Experience Online
As a student in the online MBA, you will receive the same educational support as our residential MBA students. The MBA program team consists of expert full-time faculty, a top-ranked Penn State World Campus Technical Support team, experienced career advisers, and highly qualified administrative staff. The team provides personal assistance and advice in regard to your academic plan and career goals throughout your time as a Penn State student.
Penn State Online MBA Program
Led by the Smeal College of Business and in partnership with business programs across Penn State’s commonwealth campuses, the online MBA from Penn State World Campus is designed to deliver course content in an integrated fashion. The curriculum is interactive, engaging, and flexible.