MBA Program Overview

MBA Program Overview

Penn State Behrend offers its AACSB-accredited MBA in Erie and Pittsburgh to students like Elton Armady.

The Black School of Business offers its AACSB International-accredited MBA program in both Erie and Pittsburgh. You can pursue your degree full-time in Erie or part-time in Erie or Pittsburgh. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time work.

Regardless of where you study, the faculty and curriculum will be the same, emphasizing continual application of best practices, applied research, and forward-thinking ideas.

The MBA is delivered in a hybrid format that is convenient and flexible--ideal for ambitious professionals. Instruction is 75 percent asynchronous online learning and 25 percent class meetings either on campus at Penn State Behrend or at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Woods, Cranberry Township. Classes typically meet four or five times per semester, on weekday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Summer electives are fully online.

Prior to enrolling, students must demonstrate competencies in seven core business disciplines. Competency course work can be taken during the enrollment process, if needed.

Minimum technical requirements for students enrolled in the MBA program

  • Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or higher; Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
  • 2 GHz processor
  • 1 GB of RAM 
  • Monitor capable of 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Microphone, speakers, sound card
  • Broadband cable or DSL
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or later
  • Supported browser 
  • Adobe Reader and Flash Player 18.0 or later

Students enrolled prior to fall 2017 should discuss scheduling with Dr. Al Warner

2017-18 MBA Student Handbook (PDF) | (Word)


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