Get Your MBA from One of the Nation's Best Business Schools
Earn your MBA degree completely online at your own convenience through The University of Scranton's online Master of Business Administration. Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, this online MBA offers you rigorous academic preparation, AACSB accreditation, and on-demand access to courses taught by our world-class faculty.
You can pursue a General Online MBA, or choose from multiple specializations to stand out even further to potential employers:
- Business Analytics
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Healthcare Management
- Human Resources Management
- International Business
- Operations Management
Today's business world is challenging and ever-changing. Our comprehensive online MBA enhances your organizational effectiveness through courses that are relevant to the demands of that environment. You will acquire the knowledge and expertise essential for proactive leadership rooted in technology-enhanced management to help you make even smarter business decisions.
Beyond the essential business competencies, you will learn sustainable, ethical and socially just business practices, including how to design and optimize delivery systems, create value with financial strategies, and make effective decisions with limited information in an uncertain environment.
Our online Master of Business Administration curriculum emphasizes the integration of technology in business and enhances your understanding of globalization, ethics, and sustainability.
Specializations Aligned to Your Career Goals
Whether you want to develop yourself as an entrepreneur, find your way as a consultant, or advance where you currently work, our online MBA prepares you to reach your career goals.
Entirely online, you will receive the same rigorous academic preparation as you would on campus. Plus, we've designed our flexible curriculum to help you refine your professional skills and bolster your current knowledge according to what interests you most. All without sacrificing your job or family commitments.
Scranton also has a Flex* option to cater your degree to what you want to learn. For the same amount of credit hours, you may choose from up to two of eight specializations or up to six advanced elective courses in your preferred areas of study — tailoring your MBA to your career goals.
Students may earn up to two of these specializations within the 36-credit hour program:
Enhance your organizational effectiveness within the context of a real-world business environment. Bring your expertise to the next level with a leadership core grounded in ethics, social responsibility, and technology-enhanced management skills. Learn more about the career outlook and curriculum for the General MBA track.
Build on your traditional business foundation and learn how to use advanced accounting approaches to solve business problems while gaining an understanding of how the global environment and critical leadership roles affect the broader business context.
Harness data from your organization's enterprise systems and transactions, machines and sensors, and social media and internet sources to extract insights that lead to better business decision-making. The 12-course, online MBA in Business Analytics program has a hands-on curriculum that builds on the above functional knowledge to explore analytics-specific topics like data mining, data visualization and statistical modeling, predictive analytics, database management, business intelligence, and simulation.
Enterprise Resource Planning
Combine training with the advanced business expertise of an MBA with The University of Scranton's innovative specialization in Enterprise Resource Planning. Offered in conjunction with SAP — the world's largest ERP software company — our program prepares you to become more proficient in the configuration and use of ERP software, enhance your managerial and technical skill sets, and apply your knowledge of ERP systems to any software environment or industry.
Develop the skills and foundational knowledge you need to accelerate your career with the online MBA with a specialization in Finance. Learn to evaluate financial health, assess financial risk, and manage financial operations to ensure success and sustainability. Increase your earning potential and prepare yourself for a career as a financial executive with this powerful specialization.
Master the essential skills, training and practical applications needed to make an impact in this high-growth field. Learn the ins and outs of supervising healthcare facilities, planning and directing healthcare operations, and managing teams of healthcare staff members. Regardless of your current employment or educational background, you can achieve success with an online MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management.
Human Resources Management
Gain the strategic expertise and subject knowledge to manage an organization's plans and goals for effective staffing. Courses from The University of Scranton's MS in Human Resources Management are aligned with the guidelines of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and prepare you for high-level advancement in a role vital for growing an organization.
Qualified managers with international expertise are in demand as businesses of all kinds move into new global markets. The International Business specialization tackles the complex economic, financial, and management challenges of conducting business in other countries and cultures.
The online MBA with a specialization in Operations Management gives you the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to succeed. Focused on the efficient coordination, production, and distribution of goods and services, our comprehensive program will give you a competitive advantage in the ever-changing job market.
The excellence of our faculty and curriculum are confirmed by the highest designation possible for a business school — AACSB accreditation. The Kania School of Management is among a small number of institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
An Elite Network
As one of just 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, we belong to an elite group with a long history of dedication to excellent education suited for the challenges and opportunities of today's world.
Thanks to small classes capped at 20 students, you'll have opportunities to develop a strong network with your peers throughout the program. MBA faculty members also serve as mentors as they become acquainted with students on an individual basis.
After you earn your online MBA degree, you will become part of a network of more than 45,000 accomplished alumni in nearly every state and over 20 countries. Kania School of Management graduates are leaders in every field of business and management, offering you the advantage of a huge network of contacts and support.
Accolades for Our MBA
The University of Scranton MBA degree carries the prestige and status that employers value and colleagues respect. You can be confident knowing that your credentials come from a university with a solid reputation for quality.
As a regionally accredited university, The University of Scranton has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" ranking for more than 20 consecutive years among the top 10 regional universities in the North and the top 30 best value schools in the country.
The online MBA is ranked as one of the Top Online MBA Programs in U.S. News & World Report's national 2018 rankings of best colleges in the nation—with three of our MBA concentrations ranked in the top 30:
- No. 15 Operations Management MBA concentration
- No. 23 Finance MBA concentration
- No. 28 Accounting MBA concentration
Since 2004, The Princeton Review has recognized the Kania School of Management among the "Best Business Schools" in the United States. In addition, Forbes magazine named The University of Scranton one of the nation's top universities.
Benefits of The University of Scranton Online MBA Degree
- Earn the same prestigious MBA degree credential as students who attend The University of Scranton campus-based program
- Learn business management steeped in the values and traditions of a Jesuit education, dedicated to providing an excellent education suited to meet the challenges and opportunities of today's world
- Access your coursework anywhere via convenient, online courses supported by professional, 24/7 technical assistance
- Collaborate with classmates from a variety of professions and industries around the country through online discussions and virtual meetings
- Develop a strong network with your peers, enhanced by small class sizes of 20 students maximum
- Study and complete assignments on your own timetable and schedule
- Interact one-on-one by email, phone, webinars, and online discussion boards with highly credentialed professors who also serve as mentors
- Benefit from The University of Scranton's alumni organization with more than 45,000 accomplished members nationwide and in more than 20 countries — in every field of business and management — providing a huge network of contacts and support.
No GMAT or Entrance Exams Required
At The University of Scranton, we value your experience and the skills you've already learned in the field. That's why our online MBA program requires three years of professional work experience for acceptance.
The online MBA does not require any entrance exams, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
To complete your admissions process, you'll need to submit:
- An online application
- Three letters of reference
- References should be from someone with whom the applicant has an academic or professional relationship
- A statement of intent
- Your professional resume
- Must have at least 3 years of professional or supervisory work experience
- Case study**
- Academic transcripts from all schools attended
- Students from non-English speaking countries are required to verify proficiency in English through one of the following methods: TOEFL, IELTS, or STEP
When you apply, you'll be well on your way to enhancing your skills as an independent, analytical, strategic thinker. You'll take the first step toward a program that fortifies your professional marketability and gives you the knowledge to advance your career.
Discover how The University of Scranton online Master of Business Administration (MBA) can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.
*The Flex curriculum requires 36 semester credit hours (excluding 12 semester credit hours of foundation modules, which may be required depending on your qualifications). You will take the cornerstone and capstone courses, then select at least four core courses and three to six electives of your preference. This allows you to tailor the MBA curriculum to explore your specific interests through the option to select more electives while still gaining an in-depth understanding of core business functions.
**A written response to a business case study may be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.