Advanced technology, alternative business models and the rise in entrepreneurship are redefining the way we do business and creating new and innovative platforms for global commerce. Alvernia University’s business programs put students at the forefront and prepare them to excel in the workforce of the future.

Combining classroom and experiential learning, business education at Alvernia provides the foundations for careers in accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and specialized areas of management. Students learn from accomplished practitioners who not only have years of experience in their respective fields but also research and publish on the latest business trends. Every program emphasizes ethical business practices in the spirit of the university’s rich Franciscan tradition.


The Alvernia Business faculty has solid academic qualifications and years of business experience to provide students with expert instruction on the most current trends and practices in the business world. Students learn from professors who currently practice, publish and impart contemporary and cutting-edge practices. Courses are renewed constantly as knowledge gained through faculty research enters classrooms to enrich the experience of students.

    Business Programs

    Associate of Science Degree in Business (2 years)

    Bachelor of Science Degree in Business (4 years) with concentrations in:

    Minor in Business

    MBA - Masters of Business Administration


    John R. Post Center at Reading CollegeTowne
    Enhanced Business Programs at John R. Post Center at Reading CollegeTowne
    The downtown Reading facility — home of the College of Business, Communication and Leadership — adds new ways for students in the college to learn, research and engage with the community.
    Bloomberg Terminal at Alvernia University
    Bloomberg Terminal
    Business students have access to the Bloomberg Terminal, a service used by leading business and financial professionals worldwide, at the John R. Post Center at Reading CollegeTowne.

    Unlimited Career Paths

    Alvernia's College of Business, Communication and Leadership develops high performers who are prepared to make a positive difference. Our interns and graduates are in high demand and are making an impact at globally recognized brands such as Amazon, Ernst & Young, the Hershey Company, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg's, Penske and Bank of America. Other recognizable organizations include:

    • Black and Decker
    • Citizens Bank
    • EnerSys
    • Enterprise Car Rental
    • FirstEnergy Corporation
    • First Union
    • Fulton Bank
    • Mail Shark
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Nestle
    • NFL
    • Penske Corporation
    • Philadelphia Eagles
    • Philadelphia Phillies
    • Prudential
    • RKL LLP
    • Sherwin-Williams
    • Tower Health
    • U.S. Department of Finance
    • U.S. Department of Treasury
    • UGI Energy Services
    • University of Houston
    • University of Pennsylvania Health Care System
    • Vanguard
    • Wells Fargo


    Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu
    Chair of Business Department

    For more information about Alvernia’s business programs, contact the Admissions Office at 1-888-ALVERNIA or 610-796-8269 or email your questions to admissions@alvernia.edu.