Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration Online and On Campus

About the Master of Business Administration

Excel in a dynamic business marketplace with your MBA degree.

If your goal is to be a top business professional and an agent of change in your organization, the Master of Business Administration at California University of Pennsylvania will equip you with solid knowledge and in-demand skills. Our high-quality education and premier learning experiences will prepare you for positions in business, industry and government.

Cal U business professors provide a broad-based education in the core disciplines of business administration, including mathematical/quantitative skills, analytical/problem-solving skills and information technology skills for effective decision making in today's dynamic global economy.

Be prepared to lead change in business, nonprofits, industry and more.   

Students can choose to complete their Cal U MBA either on campus or 100% online. As a Cal U MBA graduate, you will be prepared for career opportunities in management, business consulting, research and development, fundraising, and more. 

Cal U's MBA degree program is in candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


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

Concentrations:  MBA students can choose from three concentrations: business analytics, healthcare management and entrepreneurship. Business analytics enables MBA students to explore trends in information technology and learn how to transform data into meaningful tools to drive business strategies. The healthcare management MBA provides the necessary tools and skills for students who want to pursue careers in a variety of healthcare settings. The entrepreneurship concentration helps students develop business fundamentals to transform start-up ideas into results-focused enterprises. 


14 %
growth in employment for business analysts is predicted through 2024 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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 MBA program, available on campus or 100% online, targets what you need to stand out in today's business world. We are one of the largest MBA programs in the region, offering a variety of courses in all functional areas of business. Students can count on excellent advising support and a dedicated faculty. You can choose to specialize your studies with concentrations in business analytics, healthcare management or entrepreneurship. Your courses will combine academic theory and practical experience, so you're ready to apply what you learn immediately. You'll also be prepared to explore broad career options and advance into new employment opportunities in the future. You can complete your MBA online in as little as one year.

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Graduate Outcomes

Cal U's MBA gives students the skills necessary to be valuable business managers. As a Cal U MBA graduate, you will be ready to pursue career opportunities in management, business consulting, research and development, and fundraising. Our graduates are working in such organizations as the Bank of New York Mellon, PNC, U.S. Department of Energy, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, National City Bank, 84 Lumber, PWC and other top accounting firms, and many more. Cal U's Career & Professional Development Center connects you to potential employers through networking events, job shadowing opportunities, on-campus and off-campus recruiting, job and internship fairs, and organizational contacts.

MBA Degree Program Online and On-Campus
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Faculty Experts

Our MBA classes are relatively small and provide for close interaction with the faculty. 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. Students can work alongside their MBA professors on individualized research projects. Some of our quantitative courses require analytical research projects as part of course requirements.

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Student Resources

Cal U has various student clubs to promote business networking and leadership development, including the Economics Club, Finance Club, Student Marketing Association, Student Accounting Association and Leadership Club.

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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.

MBA Courses

MBA students receive a well-rounded business education in such fundamental areas as accounting, strategic management, human resource management, economics, corporate finance and marketing.

Course Examples
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Investment Management
  • International Business Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Production Management
  • Human Resource Management


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Master of Business Administration

Concentrations and Dual Degrees

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MBA Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Assistant Professor

Dr. M. Arshad Chawdhry
Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

Mark Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ismail M. Cole

Dr. Paul Hettler

Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

Dr. John Michaels

Dr. Clyde A. Roberts