Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Name: Kathy Koval
Position: Assistant Dean, Director of Business and Public Management Programs
Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Assistant Dean
Name: Danah Allen
Position: Communication and Digital Media Manager
Name: Laurie Christie
Position: Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Name: Julie Ferris
Our programs feature small classes and highly qualified faculty who are committed to teaching excellence and a wide range of research interests. Our programs provide students with internship opportunities.
West Chester University's Master of Business Administration program features a dynamic curriculum that exposes students to the core business topics relevant to a global business environment, while also presenting options for acquiring more specialized knowledge. It is ranked annually in the top 100 in U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the Best Online MBA Programs, and it is one of the best educational values in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice offers a multidisciplinary curriculum to give students the sophisticated working knowledge of the major systems within the field. Students will take challenging and rigorous courses rooted in history, law, philosophy, research, psychology, management, and political science that involve critical analysis of complex issues.
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography prepares students for a variety of career choices in planning, environmental work, and population and site analysis. It can also prepare students for entry into many government agencies such as the EPA, Census Bureau, CIA, and Forestry Service, as well as private sector jobs. Another option for students with a M.S. in Geography is entry into selective Ph.D. programs.
West Chester University’s 30-credit online Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and aligned with the curriculum standards developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The degree prepares individuals to advance within the human resource profession at the highest levels. It trains students in all facets of human resource management across industries and organizational types. The curriculum focuses on the development of core competencies in the areas of: compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; ethics; global human resources; human resource metrics; leadership and change management; and workforce planning. The program is offered entirely online in a seven-week format to meet the needs of working professionals.
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an advanced practice degree designed to equip students with the skills necessary to enhance the field of public service through positions both inside and outside of government in the nonprofit and even private sector, e.g., as consultants to governmental organizations or as governmental service providers. This program plan is designed for individuals with professional work experience who desire to enhance their administrative and public management skills as well as pre-service students who do not have professional experience. Students can pursue this option concurrently with a graduate certificate such as Urban and Regional Planning.
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is a professional degree that prepares students for careers as professional planners or in related fields. The program is designed to develop skills and expertise in land use planning, economic development planning and environmental planning. Geospatial analysis and techniques are integrated throughout the program. Students develop analytical and communication skills essential to a career in planning.
The Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) degree at West Chester University is designed to meet regional employer and student needs by preparing individuals to advance the practice of public affairs and administration at the highest levels. DPA courses will focus on the development of core competencies in the areas of strategic management, public sector economic and financial decision-making, and policy advocacy and leadership