Master in Business Administration – On-Campus MBA

MBA Coordinator 
Image of  Dr. Beth Berret, an Executive MBA professor.
Beth Berret, Ed.D., SPHR
Associate Professor of Business
Coordinator of MBA Program

   Business & Communications Bldg.
   Room 2

Admissions Staff 

Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-8296
   Fax: 610-796-8367

Cynthia Mensch
Director, Alvernia University
Schuylkill Center

   1544 Route 61 Hwy S.
   Suite 6190
   Pottsville, PA 17901

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027

MBA Brochure

MBA Brochure
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downloadable brochure.   

An MBA from Alvernia opens doors to careers wih a variety of companies throughout the region and the nation.


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On-campus MBA class

Earning a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at Alvernia University is as much about the future as it is about the present. We provide a rich and innovative education in business that provides value in a constantly changing economy. We pride ourselves on providing one of the most cutting edge MBA programs in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Our flexible, pragmatic and ethics-driven program gives you a comprehensive approach to the fundamentals of business administration and the new developments every business professional needs to thrive.

Get your degree on time and on target.

With three semesters a year, our MBA program lets you earn your degree at a faster pace than traditional programs. Most students take two classes per semester, and you can finish your MBA within two to three years. There are several class formats and time slots that you can choose from to help fit your busy lifestyle. The MBA classes are offered on multiple campuses in Reading and Pottsville, which are both accessible to many communities in the area including Harrisburg, Allentown, Lancaster, Kutztown and Philadelphia. This means you can take classes at the campus which is most convenient for you.

The Main Campus located in Reading, PA offers an enriching educational experience and a vibrant campus life. However, if you live close to Schuylkill County, then our Alvernia University Schuylkill Center in Pottsville might be a better option. This area is convenient for students who work or live in northeast Pennsylvania. Classes at both campuses are offered in the evenings after the traditional workday is complete and follow the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

If coming to a campus doesn’t fit into your schedule, we now offer our Master in Business Administration degree online. The online delivery of our MBA program gives you the same comprehensive approach to the fundamentals of business administration and the new developments every business professional needs to thrive.

Personalized learning and attention.

You will develop a course of study that fits into your individual needs and interests based on our flexible course formats - online, blended, and classroom. Our small class sizes help ensure personalized learning and attention. And our cooperative culture emphasizes working with other students to achieve objectives — a powerful and necessary skill in today’s complex, fast-paced business environment. You will also put your business skills into practice during your last semester with a personalized final project in a capstone course we call Executive Leadership Seminar.

Learn from business-savvy faculty and instructors.

Our faculty members and instructors have real-world expertise as impressive as their academic backgrounds. Trained in adult learning and committed to furthering your education, they continually refine what they teach to reflect what’s really happening in the world.

Graduate with an accredited MBA degree.

Alvernia University’s Business Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For information explaining all of the benefits of earning a degree from an ACBSP accredited program, please visit or send an e-mail to

View the curriculum required for this degree, read about the MBA program in our Graduate Brochure (PDF), learn more about our admission process, or request more information. 

Watch, Learn, Apply!

Opportunities abound as Alvernia offers several different business degree programs, each instructed by business-savvy faculty with real-world expertise. Click here to explore business.

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Alumni Perspective
Michael Fishetti online mba alum
Michael P. Fischetti, MBA ‘06
Director, Human Resource Operations
Carpenter Technology Corporation

“Applying what I learned from Alvernia¹s MBA program propelled my advancement within a leading international company.The talented faculty  and challenging curriculum gave me the tools to succeed, while the flexible scheduling and course delivery allowed me to balance work, life, and family.”

Alvernia locations in Reading, Pottsville, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Business professionals from Harrisburg, Lancaster, Allentown, Reading, Kutztown, Philadelphia and the suburbs surrounding these cities attend classes for their MBA either in the classroom or online.

Everything MBA Blog

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Walk into any business setting and you will soon find out how much the numbers matter. Leaders and managers rely on financial data and other information to make major decisions that help achieve their business goals.  That’s why MBA programs include courses in accounting, finance and economics. These skills are beneficial for managers of all [...] Read more