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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. Our flexible options mean that you may complete the MBA, Certificate, or both at the the same time. You also may choose to complete your degree in our hybrid classroom format, or 100% online, or you may choose to mix and match our format offerings in order to fit your lifestyle and needs.

We are accredited by AACSB International - the premier global accrediting body for business schools.

We provide a graduate business education that exposes students to a wide-range of business issues taught by high quality, real-world focused faculty. Our programs continue to be one of the best educational values in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. 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.

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 October 2015!


Information and Orientation Sessions

Information Sessions

On Wednesday October 7 please join us at Sykes Student Union for an Open House from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Drop in for more information about the MBA and Certificate programs and to see the West Chester University Main Campus. No RSVP is necessary.

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.

Message from the Director

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.

Our program has a healthy balance of non-traditional students who are mid career professionals, including doctors, lawyers, and managers, adults contemplating a second or third career, and traditional students who are just beginning their career. Our faculty all have experience working in the fields that they teach and many continue to work in the private sector while contributing to your education in the classroom and online and conducting relevant research that they apply directly to the classroom experience. The diversity of experience that all of our stakeholders bring to the MBA experience stimulates a dynamic, productive environment.

To learn more about our program, we encourage you to explore this website. We trust that it will prove a useful source of information for you and answer many of your initial questions. In addition, we'd be happy to talk with you at anytime; please contact us.

Thank you for your interest in the MBA and Certificate programs at West Chester University.

Enjoy your visit,
Brian J. Halsey
MBA Programs Director
Professor of Business Law

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