The University of Scranton's online MBA degree is offered by Graduate and Continuing Education Services in collaboration with the Kania School of Management, named for distinguished alumnus Arthur J. Kania ’53, who earned a law degree from Villanova University Law School in 1956. In addition to many other honorary and board positions, Kania is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Trustee Emeritus of The University of Scranton. The school is housed in The University of Scranton’s most technologically advanced building, Brennan Hall, completed in 2000.
The Kania School of Management is distinguished by being at the forefront of new technologies and developments such as globalization, cross-functional teamwork and e-commerce. Students benefit from an alliance between the Kania School and global software leader SAP to incorporate enterprise resource planning concepts into the curriculum.
The Kania School of Management is among a small number of institutions accredited by the AACSB International (association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Only about 5 percent of educational institutions worldwide that offer business degrees have achieved this distinction. Our online MBA is one of the few offered by accredited schools that is available completely online.
For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review ranks The University of Scranton's business school among the "Best Business Schools" in the United States.
For the 20 consecutive years, US News & World Report's "Best Colleges" guidebook has ranked The University of Scranton among the 10 top master's universities in the North, the survey's largest and most competitive region. In the 2014 edition of "Best Colleges," The University of Scranton placed 8th in the North. U.S. News & World Report also ranked The University of Scranton among America’s "up and coming" school to watch. The University of Scranton was among just 61 universities in the nation recognized for making "the most promising and innovative changes in aread of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities."
The University of Scranton's MBA program is among the top 15 in the nation for general management according to a national ranking of business schools published by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review. For the past 12 yearsThe Princeton Review has included The University of Scranton among its "Best Colleges." Outstanding academics is the primary criteria for inclusion in the book, which lists only about 15 percent of American's 2,500 four-year colleges.
The mission of the Kania School of Management is to provide a Jesuit-inspired business education within a culture of excellence, which prepares women and men for success. To achieve this mission, the Kania School of Management is committed to:
- Instilling intellectual curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning
- Disseminating and creating knowledge
- Facilitating student development of business skills and independent thinking
- Fostering a comprehension of, and sensitivity to, international issues and social justice
- Modeling personal integrity and ethical decision-making
- Providing and promoting opportunities for service to others
The Online MBA requires 36 semester credit hours, excluding the 12 credit-hours of foundation modules, which may be required depending on the student’s qualifications. Currently, students can opt for:
- General Management Online MBA
- Online MBA – specialization in Healthcare Management
- Online MBA – specialization in Human Resources
- Online MBA – specialization in Operations Management
- Online MBA – specialization in Enterprise Resource Planning
- Online MBA – specialization in International Business
Additional programs and certificates from the Kania School of Management include:
- Online Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
- Online Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
- Enterprise Resource Planning Certificate
- Supply Chain Management Certificate