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Business Administration (M.B.A.)

An MBA from Commonwealth University means business. Offered both 100% online or on-campus, full-time or part-time, you'll advance your career and be prepared for a leadership role in your field.

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Our Program

Your MBA - Your Way

Our MBA program is focused on preparing students like you to take on leadership roles in your organization — whether a Fortune 500 corporation, a healthcare organization or a non-profit. This AACSB-accredited MBA program is focused on developing leadership skills and provides the theoretical, analytical, and operational expertise managers need to meet the challenges of managing human and material resources in dynamic, competitive environments.

  • Offered 100% online — Online courses are offered in convenient, intensive six-week sessions.
  • Perfect fit for students from any undergraduate major! Whether you studied communications, psychology, political science, or business — our MBA can enhance the skills you already have and prepare you for a leadership role in your field.
  • AACSB accredited — It's the gold standard for MBA programs, the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.
  • Designed with you in mind with three program options — Accelerated MBA (complete bachelor’s and MBA in four years), Fast-Track MBA (finish in one year), or the Professional MBA (work at your own pace).
  • Seven competitive concentrations to help you tailor your MBA to your career goals, including Accounting, Analytics, Build Your Own MBA, Healthcare Management, Leadership and Human Resources, Marketing, and Strategic Global Decisions.
  • A flexible format – Choose from 100% online or hybrid/on-campus delivery formats.
  • A dynamic curriculum – Our MBA includes experiential exercises, case studies, applied projects, and internships.
  • Save more on tuition for every course compared to competing programs.
Accelerated MBA

The accelerated MBA allows students from any major to use MBA classes towards upper-level undergraduate coursework. Students participating in the MBA Accelerated Program should meet the following qualifications:

  • Senior Status
  • Any Major
  • 3.0 GPA or Above
  • Complete the MBA Graduate Admissions Application
  • If accepted, students will be enrolled as provisional admission.

Provisional admission: Students participating in the Accelerated MBA Program will need to maintain the following while participating in the program:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Graduate with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Achieve a B+ or higher in MBA courses taken

Coursework Details:

  • Business Students: MBA graduate courses may be used in exchange for undergraduate courses within the Zeigler College of Business. Up to 4 MBA graduate courses can be applied to undergraduate courses with the approval of the advisor, department chair, program coordinator, and dean. These courses can be existing undergraduate business courses or electives. This assessment will be through a collaborative case-by-case process.
  • Non-Business: Students With the permission of their advisor, department chair, MBA program coordinator, and business dean, Majors outside of the Zeigler College of Business may enroll in up to 4 MBA graduate courses. These courses may be applied at the discretion of their program and college, for example, undergraduate electives.
  • Performance: Students enrolling in the Accelerated MBA Program must meet the MBA program's expectations and complete the required courses that lead to the award of an MBA degree. If a student's cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 or a letter grade below B+ is received, an assessment will be conducted between the MBA Coordinator and advisor, potentially leading to the removal from the program. Students do have an opportunity to take a second concentration (Duo) and would require 9-credits for the chosen concentration.
Fast-Track MBA

The Fast-Track MBA program allows students to complete their MBA in three semesters, taking four courses in the fall, four courses in the spring, and four courses in the summer to complete their degree. Each semester includes a concentration course specific to the student’s chosen track.

Fall Semester

  • MGMT 581 - Principled Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Development (3 credits)
  • ACCT 511 - Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • INFT 520 - Business Intelligence and Analytics (3 credits)
  • Concentration Course #1

Spring Semester

  • FIN 535 - Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 584 - Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • MKTG 510 - Marketing Foundation for the Digital Age (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #2 (3 credits)

Summer Session 

  • LAW 550 - Law, Ethics, and Public Policy (3 credits)
  • INFT 572 - Strategic Information and Technology Management(3 credits)
  • MGMT 592 - MBA Practicum (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #3* (3 credits)

MBA 500 - Outcomes Assessment (N/C)

Professional MBA

The MBA on the Bloomsburg campus offers a unique blend of face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses to offer students exceptional flexibility and minimizes professional and personal conflicts!

Year One

Fall Semester

  • MGMT 581 - Principled Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Development (3 credits)
  • ACCT 511 - Financial and Managerial Accounting(3 credits)

Spring Semester

  • FIN 535 - Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MKT 510 - Marketing Foundations for the Digital Age (3 credits)

Summer Session

  • LAWL 550 - Law Ethics and Public Policy (3 credits)
  • INFT 572 - Strategic Information and Technology Management (3 credits)

Year Two

Fall Semester

  • INFT 520 - Business Intelligence and Analytics (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #1* (3 credits)

Spring Semester

  • MGMT 584 - Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #2* (3 credits)

Summer Session

  • MGMT 592 - MBA Practicum (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #3* (3 credits)

MBA 500 - Outcomes Assessment (N/C)


*Concentration Degree Requirements

Certificate of Management 

Complete your Graduate Certificate of Management in as little as two semesters by taking six MBA courses (18 credits).

Schedule of Courses

Fall Semester (Required)

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting - ACCT 511
  • Marketing Management MKTG 551

Spring Semester (Required)

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management - MGMT 560
  • Financial Management - FIN 535

Choose Two Courses

Fall Semester

  • Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Development - MGMT 515
  • Human Resource Management Skills for Managers - MGMT 582

Spring Semester 

  • Global Business - MGMT 576
  • Managing People in Organizations - MGMT 567

Summer Session 

  • Strategic Information and Technology Management - ITM 590
  • Strategic Management - MGMT 581
  • Managerial Decision Making - MGMT 580
MBA Concentrations

Concentration Requirements (9 credits)

Accounting Concentration

  • ACCT 525 - Data Analytics for Accounting
  • ACCT 551 - International Accounting
  • ACCT 552 - Controllership

Analytics Concentration

  • INFT 510 - Business Application Development, Programming, and Evaluation
  • INFT 530 - Enterprise Architectures and Cybersecurity
  • INFT 522 - Data Analytics for Business Strategy

Build Your Own Concentration

  • Elective (Any approved graduate course at Commonwealth University)
  • Elective (Any approved graduate course at Commonwealth University)
  • Elective (Any approved graduate course at Commonwealth University)

Healthcare Management

  • INFT 568 - Healthcare Informatics
  • INFT 577 - Healthcare Analytics
  • Special Topics in Healthcare Management

Leadership and Human Resources

  • MGMT 580 - Managing People in Organizations
  • MGMT 593 - Strategic Management
  • MGMT 583 - Human Resource Skills for Managers

Marketing Concentration

  • MKT 530 - Behavioral Insights
  • MKT 551 - Marketing Management
  • MKT 552 - Marketing Research and Analytics

Strategic Global Decisions Concentration

  • MGMT 582 - Global Business Management
  • MGMT 590 - Managerial Decision-Making
  • MGMT 593 - Strategic Management
Application and Admission Process

Program Admissions

There is a rolling admission process, so applications are accepted year-round. Students can be admitted to start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. The program admits students based on an evaluation of past academic achievement, aptitude for advanced study, professional accomplishments, and motivation to succeed.

Complete applications include the following items:

  • Official transcripts from an accredited academic institution indicating an earned baccalaureate degree.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where the applicant earned undergraduate or graduate college credit must be provided. Degrees earned from non-United States universities will be judged individually
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A current resume
  • GMAT or GRE: Waivers available based on academic and/or professional experience
    (GMAT or GRE waivers are granted after evaluating an academic GPA above 3.0 and/or significant professional managerial work experience.)
  • A statement of career goals

International applicants whose native language is not English must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score within the prior year as well as current evidence of financial capability. International applications must be complete at least four months prior to the start of the semester of application. A translation of transcripts to a GPA on a 4.0 scale is required.

 

 

 

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Graduate Admissons

Ronda Mariani, D.B.A. 
365 Sutliff Hall
(570) 389-3772

Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
admissions@lockhaven.edu
(570) 484-2027

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