Master in Business Administration - Online 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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An MBA from Alvernia opens doors to careers wih a variety of companies throughout the region and the nation.


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online MBA students

Earning a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, online at Alvernia University, is as much about the future of business as it is about the present. We provide a rich and innovative education in business that provides value in a constantly changing world. Our online MBA courses will give you the fundamental knowledge you need to take on today's challenges.

Our flexible, online, and ethics-driven program provides a comprehensive approach to the fundamentals of business administration and the new developments every business professional needs to thrive. Students in the MBA program delivered online follow the same curriculum as their on-campus counterparts. The virtual setting allows students to share the classroom from any location.

Get your degree on time and on target.

Offered as a cohort based model, students begin and complete the program together as a group. Instruction is asynchronous with embedded librarians and technical support available throughout the program. Courses are offered in 8-week modules that provide students the opportunity to focus on one course at a time.

A strong business skill set.

Our small cohort size helps ensure you’ll receive personalized learning and attention to build a strong business skill set. 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 customized skills into practice during your last semester with a final project in the capstone course 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 online learning and committed to furthering your education in an online format, they continually refine what they teach to reflect what’s really happening in the world.

Graduate with an Accredited MBA in 2-Years.

Accelerate your career goals by immersing yourself for two years and taking between 36 and 45 credits. The core courses in this program provide an understanding in foundational business skills, while a choice of an elective helps to personalize the degree to any field. The elective choice will be made from the following areas: corporate, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing and communications, and not-for-profit/government.

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.

View the curriculum required for this degree, read the course descriptions, look at the MBA delivered online course schedule, 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
Jennifer Crow online mba alum
Jennifer Krow '03, M'11
Earned MBA Online
Senior Financial Analyst
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“Alvernia gave me the skill set I needed to succeed in the business world. I attribute my accomplishments to my Alvernia experience. The faculty are absolutely amazing; they really had an impact on me.”

MBA Campuses

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

Juggling Classes & a Job Just Got Easier for Alvernia MBA Students

March 21, 2014 9:34:37 AM EDT
From checking Twitter while eating breakfast to sending emails when in a meeting, multi-tasking has become the new normal.  Sometimes, though, it’s easier to concentrate on one thing at a time. Which is one of the reasons Alvernia’s MBA program now offers classes in a modular format. With a modular format, classes meet once a [...] Read more

Addressing the Top Three Myths of Online MBA Programs

December 11, 2013 8:43:00 AM EST
You know an MBA will help your career, you’re ready to enroll in a program but you’re just not sure if you should study online or in the classroom. Review this list of common myths about studying online to help make your decision. MYTH: Online classes are easier than traditional classes Reality: The online and [...] Read more