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Business Administration (MBA)

An MBA from Bloomsburg University means business. Offered both 100% online or on-campus, full-time or part-time, you'll advance your career and be prepared for a leadership role in your field.

Degrees & Offerings
  • MBA
Format Option(s)
  • Hybrid (Online + In Person)
  • Online
Department
College
Program Contact
MBA Program Director, Associate Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales
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Your MBA - Your Way

Complete your MBA in as little as one year or work at your own pace and complete your degree in two or more years. Whether you choose our 100% online program or face-to-face courses, you'll enjoy exceptional flexibility.

Our program is focused on preparing students like you to take on leadership roles in your organization — whether a Fortune 500 corporation, a health care organization or non-profit.

Customize Your Climb Select Your Track

  • Accounting 
  • Analytics
  • Healthcare Management
  • Marketing
  • General Business - Build Your MBA

An MBA from Bloomsburg Means Business

This AACSB-accredited MBA program is focused on developing leadership skills and provides the theoretical, analytical and operational expertise managers need to meet the challenges of managing human and material resources in dynamic, competitive environments.

  • Offered 100% online — Online courses are offered in convenient, intensive six-week sessions.
  • AACSB accredited — It's the gold standard for MBA programs, the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.
  • Designed with you in mind — Pick the Fast-Track MBA (finish in one year) or the Professional MBA (work at your own pace).
  • Five competitive tracks/concentrations to help you tailor your MBA to your career goals.
  • A flexible format – Choose from 100% online or face-to-face courses.
  • A dynamic curriculum – Our MBA includes experiential exercises, case studies, applied projects, and internships.
  • Save more on tuition for every course compared to competing programs.

Are you ready to earn your tomorrow? Your onward and upward await!

MBA-Level Strategic Communications: A Competitive Edge

We're the 16th accredited business school in the nation to offer the MBA-level strategic communications course as part of its MBA curriculum. This program helps students develop — the ability to communicate strategic goals, plans, and operations to organizational stakeholders — in ways that improve communication flows and operational efficiencies. Students with these skills will have a distinct advantage when they enter the workplace.

Admissions Information

There is a rolling admission process, so applications are accepted year-round. Students can be admitted to start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. The program admits students based on an evaluation of past academic achievement, aptitude for advanced study, professional accomplishments, and motivation to succeed.

Complete applications include the following items:

  • Official transcripts from an accredited academic institution indicating an earned baccalaureate degree.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where the applicant earned undergraduate or graduate college credit must be provided. Degrees earned from non-United States universities will be judged individually
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A current resume
  • GMAT or GRE: Waivers available based on academic and/or professional experience
  • A statement of career goals

International applicants whose native language is not English must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score within the prior year as well as current evidence of financial capability. International applications must be complete at least four months prior to the start of the semester of application. A translation of transcripts to a GPA on a 4.0 scale is required.

Courses and Curriculum

Choose your path!

BU’s Fast-Track MBA program allows students to complete their MBA in three semesters, taking take four courses in the fall, four courses in the spring and four courses in the summer to complete their degree. Each semester includes a concentration course specific to the student's chose track.

Fall Semester

  • MGMT 515 - Principled Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Development (3 credits)
  • ACCT 511 - Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ITM 592 - Data Management for Business Intel (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #1* (3 credits)

Spring Semester

  • FIN 535 - Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 560 - Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • MKTG 510 - Marketing Foundation (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #2* (3 credits)

Summer Session 

  • LAW 550 - Law, Ethics and Public Policy (3 credits)
  • ITM 590 - Strategic Information and Technology Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 592 - MBA Practicum (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #3* (3 credits)

MBA 500 - Outcomes Assessment (N/C)

*Concentration Degree Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits
Marketing 1 MKTG 530 Strategic Buyer Behavior 3
2 MKTG 551 Marketing Management 3
3 MKTG 552 Marketing Research 3
    Course # Course Name Credits
Analytics 1 ITM 510 Business Application Development and Evaluation 3
2 ITM 522 Data Science for Business Strategies 3
3 ITM 530 Enterprise Network Architectures, Platforms,
and Security
3
    Course # Course Name Credits
Accounting 1 ACCT 524 Managerial Reporting 3
2 ACCT 551 International Accounting 3
3 ACCT 552 Controllership 3
    Course # Course Name Credits
Healthcare Management
(**Note: HLTH 605 and HLTH 641 will be offered by Lock Haven University)
1 HLTH 605** Assessment and Planning for Health Programs I 3
2 HLTH 641** Applied Healthcare Finance and Data Management 3
3 ITM 598 (Special Topics) Healthcare Informatics 3
    Course # Course Name Credits
General
(Build Your Own MBA)
1 ELECTIVE Any approved graduate course in the Zeigler College of Business 3
2 ELECTIVE Any approved graduate course in the Zeigler College of Business 3
3 ELECTIVE Any approved graduate course in the Zeigler College of Business 3

The MBA on the Bloomsburg campus offers a unique blend of face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses to offer students exceptional flexibility and minimizes professional and personal conflicts!

Year One

Fall Semester

  • MGMT 515 - Principled Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Development (3 credits)
  • ACCT 511 - Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 credits)

Spring Semester

  • FIN 535 - Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MKTG 510 - Marketing Foundations (3 credits)

Summer Session

  • LAW 550 - Law, Ethics, and Public Policy (3 credits)
  • ITM 590 - Strategic Information and Technology Management (3 credits)

Year Two

Fall Semester

  • ITM 592 - Data Management for Business Intel (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #1* (3 credits)

Spring Semester

  • MGMT 560 - Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #2* (3 credits)

Summer Session

  • MGMT 592 - MBA Practicum (3 credits)
  • Concentration Class #3* (3 credits)

MBA 500 - Outcomes Assessment (N/C)


*Concentration Degree Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits
Marketing 1 MKTG 530 Strategic Buyer Behavior 3
2 MKTG 551 Marketing Management 3
3 MKTG 552 Marketing Research 3
    Course # Course Name Credits
Analytics 1 ITM 510 Business Application Development and Evaluation 3
2 ITM 522 Data Science for Business Strategies 3
3 ITM 530 Enterprise Network Architectures, Platforms,
and Security
3
    Course # Course Name Credits
Accounting 1 ACCT 524 Managerial Reporting 3
2 ACCT 551 International Accounting 3
3 ACCT 552 Controllership 3
    Course # Course Name Credits
Healthcare Management
(**Note: HLTH 605 and HLTH 641 will be offered by Lock Haven University)
1 HLTH 605** Assessment and Planning for Health Programs I 3
2 HLTH 641** Applied Healthcare Finance and Data Management 3
3 ITM 598 (Special Topics) Healthcare Informatics 3
    Course # Course Name Credits
General
(Build Your Own MBA)
1 ELECTIVE Any approved graduate course in the Zeigler College of Business 3
2 ELECTIVE Any approved graduate course in the Zeigler College of Business 3
3 ELECTIVE Any approved graduate course in the Zeigler College of Business 3

Complete your Graduate Certificate of Management in as little as two semesters by taking six MBA courses (18 credits).

Schedule of Courses

Fall Semester (Required)

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting - ACCT 511
  • Marketing Management MKTG 551

Spring Semester (Required)

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management - MGMT 560
  • Financial Management - FIN 535

Choose Two Courses

Fall Semester

  • Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Development - MGMT 515
  • Human Resource Management Skills for Managers - MGMT 582

Spring Semester 

  • Global Business - MGMT 576
  • Managing People in Organizations - MGMT 567

Summer Session 

  • Strategic Information and Technology Management - ITM 590
  • Strategic Management - MGMT 581
  • Managerial Decision Making - MGMT 580

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