Learn to lead from industry veterans

The constantly evolving business world requires successful leaders to possess an ever-increasing range of knowledge and skills. Alvernia University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides a strong, ethical foundation for motivated students, helping them to become transformational leaders at for-profit businesses, nonprofits or governmental agencies.

Developed with the input of regional executives and faculty members with academic and practical business experience, Alvernia’s program teaches students how to think strategically while delving into vital topics such as international business, supply chain administration, business analytics and forecasting, artificial intelligence, ESG investing and cybersecurity.

With Alvernia University’s online MBA, you can hone your business skills so that you can advance your career and pursue a leadership role in for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Through the flexible online format, you’ll be able to fit your studies into your busy schedule while learning from faculty who have real-world expertise. The pragmatic and ethics-driven program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

For those interested in Alvernia’s in-person graduate program, click here to learn more.

Estimated Program Length 1 year
Credit Hours 33-42
Course Length 7 weeks
Transfer Credits Accepted Up to 6
Cost per Credit $900*

*Tuition discount available. Ask for details!

Online Programs

Getting Started

Application Instructions

For admission into Alvernia Online’s online MBA, you must have a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (GRE or GMAT required if lower than 3.0). To apply:

  • Speak to an admission advisor
  • Complete an application
  • Provide proof of a baccalaureate degree and all official college and institution transcripts
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources
  • Submit a one-page personal statement on the values of graduate education for your personal and professional goals
  • Submit a copy of your resume outlining your professional and educational experiences
  • Provide additional evidence of potential for success (not required, but encouraged): items such as academic or professional awards, special certifications, samples of scholarly or creative work and completion of specialized examinations
Financing Your Education

There are options to assist in financing your education and making the tuition affordable. Visit our Student Financial Services page for a detailed overview of the process, including a link to complete the FAFSA application, as well as more information about tuition, the tuition payment plan and the tuition deferment program we offer. Alvernia’s Title IV code for the FAFSA is 003233. The Office of Student Financial Services is available to help with any questions you may have. Call 610-796-8201 or email sfs@alvernia.edu.

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Online Learning
Online Learning Benefits
• A nationally ranked comprehensive regional university, Alvernia offers a growing number of online programs to advance your career or prepare you for a new one.
• Online learning with Alvernia offers a high-quality education at an affordable price, with the flexibility to study at your own pace.
• Alvernia's rolling admissions policy allows you to apply at any time. The university continually accepts and reviews applications to fit your schedule, with many programs offering starts throughout the year.
• As an Alvernia online student, you’ll have access to an array of resources including our online bookstore, online library and our Office of Career Development.

Program Overview

Topics of Study

With our comprehensive accredited online MBA program, you will explore philosophies of moral leadership for the community, workplace, society and global world, as well as vital business topics that include:

  • Fundamental financial accounting concepts, including accounting information systems
  • Management theory and foundations of marketing
  • Basic concepts regarding financial decision-making and economic theory
  • Using accounting systems for managerial decision-making and problem-solving, including interpreting financial statements, cash flow, cost-volume-profit analysis and more
  • Effective and creative communication to promote teamwork and provide motivation
  • Marketing strategies and concepts, plus consumer behavior and new product development
  • How legal forces affect nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools and churches, including governmental regulations, employment problems and human resource policies
  • Using economic tools for managerial decision-making, specifically microeconomic theory and how it applies to various organizations
  • Financial management within an organization, including analyzing and planning financial performance and capital

As part of our online MBA, you will also need to assess an organization and develop strategic plans that will help it succeed in the global environment using case studies and applying your knowledge of different business theories.

Curriculum: Required Interdisciplinary Course

The online MBA program consists of 30-39 credits. The degree includes a required interdisciplinary course, an elective and a required capstone course.

  • COR 520: Ethics and Moral Leadership (3 credits)
Curriculum: Required Business Courses

A total of 33 of the program’s credits make up the business courses, of which nine credits may be waived by the admissions committee based on graduate program policies.

  • MBA 502: Accounting for the Workplace*: (3 credits)
  • MBA 504: Management and Marketing*: (3 credits)
  • MBA 506: Economics and Finance*: (3 credits)
  • MBA 510: Managerial Accounting or MBA 555, MBA 565, MBA 575, MBA 640**: (3 credits)
  • MBA 520: Marketing Services (3 credits)
  • MBA 610: Legal Environment (3 credits)
  • MBA 620: Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • MBA 630: Management Finance (3 credits)
  • MBA 655: International Business and Supply Chain Economics
  • MBA 675: Strategic Formulation and Implementation (3 credits)

* May be waived by MBA Admissions Committee based on graduate program policies.

** Course selected may not also count as the student’s required elective.

Curriculum: Elective Courses

3 credits: Choose one of the classes below.

  • MBA 518: Managerial Communications
  • MBA 560: Strategic Human Resource Management
  • MBA 575: Investment and Portfolio Management
  • MBA 590: Special Topics
  • MBA 650: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • MBA 665/PGST 510: Applications of Project Management
  • MBA 678: Fundamentals of Sales Management
Curriculum: Required Capstone Course
  • MBA 680: Executive Leadership Seminar (3 credits)
Career Outlook

After earning your Master of Business Administration online, you can pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Sales Management
  • Operations/Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources
  • Government
  • Nonprofits

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the range of jobs available with an MBA is projected to grow up to 36 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than average for all occupations. The median annual wage in those professions in 2021 ranged from $80,000 to $179,000.

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