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New Cohort for Alvernia University’s Online MBA in Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas Starts January 14, 2013

Date: 11/8/2012

November, December and January Test Dates available for GMAT, GRE and MAT

For anyone thinking about getting an MBA, now is the time to put that thought into action. Popular with working professionals, the online MBA in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and other Eastern Pennsylvania cities is starting a new cohort in January 14, 2013.

Benefits of the Cohort Model

The students who study for their online MBA at Alvernia all begin as a group on January 14 and stay together for the entire two-years it takes to complete the degree. This promotes a cooperative culture among the students and enables them to receive personalized attention from the faculty.

The courses provide fundamental business skills with a choice of an elective to personalize the degree and are taught by the same instructors and professors who teach in the MBA program on campus. The online classes are offered in 8-week modules, which gives the students the ability to focus on one course at a time. During the last semester, all MBA students put their skills into practice with a final project in the executive leadership seminar.

Embedded librarian and technical support are available throughout the program. For those using a Mac computer, the suggested operating system is Snow Leopard 10.6 or Lion. It is suggested that PC users have at least Windows 7.

Enrollment Requirements

While Alvernia does have a rolling admissions policy, those who are interested in the online MBA are encouraged to apply early to guarantee a spot in the next cohort. Requirements are a bachelor’s degree plus the test scores from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). At Alvernia, the test may be waived if a minimum of 5 years has passed since earning a bachelor’s degree.

Alvernia is an official test site for the MAT, which is offered on their main campus in Reading on November 2, 2012, December 7, and January 4. It’s also offered at Alvernia’s Philadelphia center on December 1, 2012. For more information regarding the MAT, click here.

Test dates for the GMAT and GRE are available on their respective websites.

For those looking for an easy, low-pressure way to ask questions, Alvernia offers an online, real time chat with admissions counselors every Wednesday from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. EST.

About Alvernia Traditional and Online MBA Programs

As Jennifer Krow, who graduated from Alvernia’s online MBA program in 2011 can attest, the degree has the power to open doors.

“Alvernia gave me the skill set I needed to succeed in the business world. I attribute my accomplishments to my Alvernia MBA experience,” explains Jennifer, currently a senior financial analyst at Walt Disney World Resort. “The faculty are absolutely amazing; they really had an impact on me.”

Alvernia, a leading provider of traditional and online MBA in Philadelphia, Reading and Pottsville and the surrounding Pennsylvania communities of Harrisburg, Allentown, Lancaster and Kutztown, offers classes accredited by ACBSP. All classes are taught by experienced faculty and with several course formats, most students complete their degree in just two years or less.

 
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  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.