Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration Online Graduate Degree Program (MBA) - Entrepreneurship Concentration

About Entrepreneurship

Find your niche in today's business marketplace with an online MBA degree.

Your online MBA degree concentration in entrepreneurship at California University of Pennsylvania will equip you with the latest tools and strategies to launch a sound business.

As a Cal U MBA graduate, you will also be prepared for career opportunities in management, business consulting, research and development, fundraising, and more.

Be prepared to lead change in the world.

The MBA degree program curriculum at Cal U is designed to:

  • Prepare students to be agents of change in the world of commerce here in Pennsylvania or across the nation.
  • Provide a well-rounded business education that focuses on quantitative and technology tools to make you job-ready to compete in our global economy.
  • Meet the needs of today's professionals to easily fit courses into busy schedules: Complete your online MBA degree in as little as 12 months full time.


Industry focus
The entrepreneurship concentration helps you build a practical foundation, so you can channel your deep passion into top performance in the workplace. Learn the latest industry trends and issues for business success.

Complete your online MBA in entrepreneurship with a comprehensive exam that tests for competencies in seven functional areas of business covered in your courses, from economics and corporate finance to strategic management.


Cal U has various student clubs to promote business networking and leadership development: Economic Club, Finance Club, Student Marketing Association, Student Accounting Association and Leadership Club.
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online graduate MBA degree can be completed in one year full time or in 24 months part time.
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Degree Benefits

Cal U's 100% online degree program in entrepreneurship offers you convenient course delivery so you can study anywhere, anytime. This MBA program targets what today's business entrepreneurs need:

  • Turning your dream into an action plan.

  • Combining academic theory and practical experience.

  • Preparing for broad career options.

  • Completing your MBA degree in as little as one year.

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Graduate Outcomes

For students with a passion to launch a business, this MBA program provides a strong foundation. Cal U graduates also enter the workforce as qualified professionals in many leading organizations, including:

  • Bank of New York Mellon.

  • PNC.

  • U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Naval Audit Service.

  • National City Bank.

100% Online MBA Degree Program - Entrepreneurship Concentration
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MBA & Nursing

Recognizing the rapidly changing healthcare environment, Cal U also offers dual degrees to train today's nurse leaders: the MSN-MBA dual degree and the MBA-Nursing Administration and Leadership degree. Both are 100% online programs.

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Business Expertise

All MBA faculty members have earned their doctorates. Their areas of specialized expertise range from new firm startups and entrepreneurship to U.S. and Chinese millennial e-shopping habits, HR management, cybersecurity, and more.

MBA - Entrepreneurship Courses

100% online courses provide students with a well-rounded business education to develop skills in such fundamental areas as accounting, strategic management, economics, corporate finance and marketing. Classes begin in fall, spring and summer.



Course Credits
Core Courses  
ACC 711  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 799  Strategic Management 3
ECO 716  Applied Economic Analysis 3
FIN 711  Corporate Finance 3
HRM 711  Human Resource Management 3
MGT 751  International Business Management 3
MKT 711  Marketing Management  3
Concentration Courses  
ENP 701  Entrepreneurship 3
ENP 705  Entrepreneurial Finance 3
Electives (choose 6 credits)  
6 credits of graduate-level elective courses from the following areas: ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MIS, MGT, MKT 6
Total 36



Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (Regular) 

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements. Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or foundation courses, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Foundation Courses

 Foundation Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Microeconomics or Elements of Economics
    • Business Statistics or Statistics
    • College Algebra (if applicable based on SAT/ACT or Placement Testing scores)
  • To satisfy your outstanding foundation course requirements you may take the courses with Cal U, take the equivalent course at another accredited school, or take the equivalent course with Peregrine Academics.   

 How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave. 
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email ( or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

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MBA Entrepreneurship Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Ahmet Akgun
Associate Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Mark Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

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Dr. John Michaels

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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