Penske + Alvernia = Success

Alvernia University is a fully accredited institution, combining the small class sizes and personal attention of a small private college with many of the opportunities of a large university. With many on campus, online and blended academic programs taught by full-time and adjunct faculty who are experts in their fields, Alvernia gives you easy, convenient and flexible options that let you earn your degree while working full-time.

Exclusive Penske Benefits

Our partnership objective is to assist Penske employees in pursuing higher education conveniently and affordably. The Alvernia + Penske partnership is unique in that it enables Penske employees to earn their MBA onsite at Penske (Reading) or access any of our other adult and graduate programs at a preferred tuition rate, while taking advantage of Penske’s tuition reimbursement program. Partnership benefits include:

  • Preferred pricing on Alvernia University tuition
  • Access to associate degree programs, bachelor’s degree and degree completion programs, master’s degree programs and certificate programs
  • Convenience of earning an MBA onsite at Penske (Reading cohort) taught by industry-leading professionals bringing real-world insights and a custom curriculum
  • Transfer credits already completed
  • Get credit for life experience – time in the workplace can be considered for credit toward undergraduate degree
  • Assistance in applying and enrolling at Alvernia
  • Access to professional development events through our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • A vast network of professionals in the Greater Reading business community

Learn more about Alvernia's MBA programs or our other Graduate and Adult Education programs.

Tuition Discount & Deferment Available

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We’re here to help you every step of the way. Contact our Graduate and Adult Admissions team at 610.796.5187 or with questions or to enroll today.


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Alvernia Advantage
Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Through its main campus in Reading and locations in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the university serves 3,000 students of diverse backgrounds from around the country.

Alvernia offers a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts core education for development of the mind, strong technical training in many high demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and engagement with the community through our Franciscan-based community service model. We call our model of transformational education the Alvernia Advantage, and we believe this style of education transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage.