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Master of Business Administration


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Master of Business Administration

1160 McDermott Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610-436-2608
Fax: 610-436-2439

Welcome to West Chester University's Master of Business Administration Program!

We offer the Master of Business Administration degree and an Entrepreneurship Certificate in both the hybrid classroom and online formats.

The Master of Business Administration office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Wednesday November 25 through Sunday November 29. Classes will be held as scheduled. Our offices will reopen at 9am on Monday, November 30.


We are accredited by AACSB International - the premier global accrediting body for business schools. "AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools."

100% Online and Hybrid Classes - Your Choice

We provide a graduate business education that exposes students to a wide-range of business issues taught by high quality, real-world focused faculty. You may elect to complete your degree in our hybrid classroom format, or through our 100% online courses, or you may choose to mix and match our format offerings in order to fit your lifestyle and needs. Our hybrid classes are offered at the West Chester University Graduate Center, our state-of-the-art classroom and office facility, located minutes from the Boot Road exit of Route 202, in the heart of one of the nation's leading business regions. Our flexible options mean that you may complete the MBA, Certificate, or both at the the same time.

We Provide Value

Our programs continue to be one of the best educational values in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. Our 2015-2016 Tuition Rates have been released. Out of state students taking online courses pay just $1,437 in tuition per 3 credit course. Pennsylvania residents pay even less. Apply now and begin courses in January or March 2016!

Graduation, Information and Orientation Sessions


Monday, December 14, 2015 in Hollinger Field House at 7:00 p.m. Each graduate will receive 4 tickets only.

Information about the ceremony and cap and gown ordering can be found at :

The deadline for cap and gown ordering is: Friday, November 13th.

Information Sessions

Upcoming information Sessions will be announced soon!

Orientation Sessions

New local admitted students must attend an on-site Orientation Program. The entirety of the rest of the program may be completed online or in class. Online only students do not need to attend the Orientation Program and may complete the entire program without coming to our West Chester campus.

The next Orientation Program will be offered in January 2016 in conjunction with the office of Graduate Studies.


  • Monday, January 11, 2016
  • Students may come as early as 4:00pm to acquire WCU ID’s and visit the bookstore.  (ID’s will be taken and the bookstore will be open until 6:00 pm.)
  • The Orientation Presentation will begin promptly at 6:00pm
  • If you cannot make it until 6pm or attend the event, you can receive your ID through the first two weeks of classes.
  • Located in Sykes Student Union (110 W. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, Pa. 19383)
  • Parking is available behind Sykes Student Union (110 W. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, Pa. 19383)
  • Please RSVP to by January 5, 2016 if you plan to attend or with any questions


4:00-6:00pm: Registration, WCU ID’s, Bookstore

  • Registration tables will be located at the Sykes Student Union. Check-in here first.
  • Students will receive free ID cards from the SSI Window in Sykes Student Union, ground floor (Government issued photo -drivers’ license, state ID, passport, or military ID is needed)

6:00pm: New Student Orientation Presentation begins, Sykes Student Union Ballrooms

  • Welcome by: Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. PhD MPA, Associate Provost & Dean, Graduate Studies (interim), Professor of Public Policy & Administration
  • Representatives from the following departments will speak:
    • GSA
    • Bursar
    • Financial Aid
    • Academic Computing Services
    • Public Safety
    • Library
    • OSR
    • Writing Center
    • Career Center
    • Veteran Center
    • Alumni Relations
  • Light food and drink will be provided during this time

Parking Permits

If you would like to purchase a permit for the academic year:: . Student lots are opened after 4pm and do NOT require a permit. MBA Students do NOT need a parking permit for the Graduate Business Center.

Meet Our Students

Welcome to West Chester University! Our MBA program is a joint effort of four premier departments on campus - the Accounting, Finance and Economics, Marketing and Management departments. It is truly a collaborative environment. The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International - the premier global accrediting body for business schools.

The program is specifically structured to accommodate professionals who work full-time and want to enhance their professional credentials on a part-time basis. All classes are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening hours (6:00pm - 9:00pm once per week). Online courses don't require students to commute to campus or to log in at set times.

Our students come from all walks of life and a variety of backgrounds. Many students are traditional students who have recently started their careers. Many students are advanced professionals furthering their own knoweldge and careers. Below is just a sampling of our diverse student body:

Matthew Seavey, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Seavey is currently a Senior Manager in Product Development at Teva Pharmaceuticals.  He received his Ph. D. in Immunology from University of Rochester.  Some of his accomplishments in the Biochemical and research fields include discovering a new use for Phase II cancer therapeutic treatment and assisting in the startup of an oncology drug discovery company focused on targeting mutated p53 in cancer.  Dr. Seavey also built an immunology lab and lead R&D initiatives. Dr. Seavey is also a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board Member for Biochemical Pharmacology.

Aaron M. Giltner, M.D.

Dr. Aaron M. Giltner is currently a Physician and Partner at Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia and an Attending Staff Physician at Main Line Heath at the Paoli Hospital.  Dr. Giltner’s primary specialty is interventional cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and board certified in cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography.   Dr. Giltner chose West Chester because he felt that our MBA program provided tremendous overall value compared to other options and offered the flexibility he required given his busy schedule.

Michael G. Wolf, C.P.A.  

Michael Wolf is currently the V.P. Controller for Physiotherapy Associates. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.  He is a very experienced financial executive with experience in both public and private accounting.  He has expertise in financial reporting and analyses as well as budget management.  Mr. Wolf chose West Chester because of our excellent academics, great location and affordable tuition.

Dr. Hsingchien James Cheng, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Dr. H James Cheng is currently a staff dentist at Wilmington VA Medical Center where he serves the dental needs of all veterans. He is also a Senior Navy Reserve officer and has held a variety of leadership positions inNavy Medicine during his 30+ years of service. Dr. Cheng received his DMD dental degree from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cheng chose West Chester because of our AACSB accredited MBA program and our flexible online study schedule.

Dominique Masters

Dominique Masters is currently an Administrative Specialist for MaximTrak Technologies. Dominique received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Drexel University where she graduated Manga Cum Laude before commissioning into the U.S. Air Force. During her time of service, Dominique reached the officer rank of Captain (O3). One of her highest duties was serving as an Executive Officer for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base. Dominique received many awards during her time of service, which include Staff Company Grade Officer of the Year for the 388th Fighter Wing Staff and Maintenance Professional of the Year for the 388th Fighter Wing. Dominique chose West Chester because we provide her the opportunity for a high quality, affordable and flexible education to best prepare her for a future in the civilian business world.

Eric L. Barnes

Eric Barnes is currently the Information Technology Engineering Manager for Wawa Inc. Mr. Barnes is a highly experienced manager of I.T. Technology and specializes in systems design and architecture. He has worked in both manager and director roles in the retail petroleum industry. Mr. Barnes chose West Chester because of our convenient location, reasonable tuition and online and hybrid course offerings. As Eric says, “I have been delighted with the MBA program and the fact that I can truly apply the subject matter covered to my daily job duties, which is making me more effective as a manager and business leader.” 

Stephen Connor

Stephen Connor is currently working as the Graduate Research Assistant for the MBA program under Dr. Brian Halsey.  Stephen received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Shippensburg University where he graduated Cum Laude.  He decided to pursue his MBA at West Chester immediately after graduating this past May.  He is currently completing scholarly research for multiple publications and he is assisting in the design and implementation of a next generation database system for the MBA program.  After Stephen earns his degree he hopes to go on to obtain his CPA.  Stephen chose West Chester University because of the high value of an AACSB accredited MBA degree combined with the affordable tuition and flexibility that WCU offers.

Mission Statement

The mission of West Chester University's School of Business is to foster economic and social development through education, research and service. As a public institution centered in southeastern Pennsylvania, the School is committed to:

  1. Providing quality business programming at the undergraduate and graduate level for a diverse student body;
  2. Working with regional businesses, governments, and nonprofits to develop innovative curriculum; and
  3. Supporting the evolving economy and workplace through rigorous and relevant scholarly and applied research.

Learning Goals

The West Chester University MBA program provides businesses and non-profits with managers who are able to:

  1. Critically analyze and identify business problems and opportunities;
  2. Use quantitative methods and technology to support problem analysis and decision-making;
  3. Use and communicate information to influence an organization;
  4. Build teams, empower colleagues, and motivate subordinates within an organization;
  5. Integrate decision-making across all business functions to develop effective strategies; and
  6. Understand the importance of ethical decision-making.

These skills and abilities are achieved within the following Learning Goals of the West Chester University MBA:

  1. Communication Skills
    Students should be able to communicate business information
  2. Knowledge
    Students will understand basic business terminology and concepts
  3. Information Literacy/Critical Thinking
    Students will be able to critically analyze and identify business problems and opportunities
  4. Teamwork
    Students will be able to build teams, and motivate subordinates within an organization
  5. Ethics
    Students will be able to understand the four areas of business ethics - social responsibility, corporate governance, ethical decision making and ethical leadership
  6. Business Tools and Processes
    Students will be able to use business tools and processes to support problem analysis and decision-making
  7. Decision Making
    Students will be able to integrate decision making across all business functions to develop effective strategies
  8. Satisfaction
    Students will exhibit an overall satisfaction of the program, the teaching methods utilized and advising