Business Administration

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) -Credits: 36 (program code: 0328)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Entrepreneurship - Credits: 36 (program code: 0827)
MBA in Nursing Administration and Leadership - Credits: 33 (program code: 0828)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business Analytics - Credits: 36 (program code: 0829)
Certificate - Business Analytics - Credits: 15 (program code: 0329)

Program Description

The demand for skilled managers in the business community today far outweighs the availability of qualified candidates. The scope of business activities has assumed a level of sophistication where the more significant opportunities require skills and abilities that exceed the capabilities possessed by most baccalaureate degree holders.

The Master of Business Administration degree directly addresses the needs of today's progressive business enterprise and nonprofit institutions. This rigorous program is designed for the student desirous of advanced managerial skill development in the areas that significantly affect all aspects of operations. The use of analytical skills for efficient decision-making and problem-solving is emphasized.

Successful completion of this curriculum will effectively equip the graduate for a more challenging role in the business, industry and nonprofit sectors of the economy.

The program is particularly appropriate for those currently employed, as well as those recent graduates who desire to expand their current level of marketable skills. With many of the courses being offered at appropriate hours and on the Web for those currently employed, this advanced degree is easily within the reach of most who are willing to devote the time and effort required, on either a full- or part-time basis.

Delivery Mode

Two options are offered:

Traditional (on-ground, face-to-face delivery with some online/distance elements) - MBA

Global Online (100 percent online delivery) - Three options: MBA Business Analytics, MBA Entrepreneurship, MBA in Nursing Administration and Leadership

Admission Criteria

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Students in the business program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

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Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

Arshad Chawdhry, Ph.D. (University of Illinois), M.S. (University of Illinois), M.A. (University of Maryland), M.Sc. Honours (University of Agriculture (Pakistan), B.S. Honours (University of Agriculture (Pakistan)
          Phone: 724-938-5990

Program Faculty

Ismail Cole, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), M.A. (Tufts University), B.A. (Harvard College), Professor

Adnan Chawdhry, D.Sc. (Robert Morris University), M.S. (University of Pittsburgh), M.B.A. (California University of Pennsylvania), B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Assistant Professor

Paul L. Hettler, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Pittsburgh), B.A. (Pennsylvania State University), Professor

Richard J. LaRosa, Ph.D. (Cleveland State University), MBA, B.S. (Drexel University), Assistant Professor

Shirley A. Lazorchak, Ph.D. (Ohio State University), M.S. (Robert Morris University), B.S. (West Virginia University), Associate Professor

Nan Li, Ph.D. (City University of New York), B.A., M.A. (Zhongshan University, China), Associate Professor

John Michaels, D.B.A. (George Washington University), MBA, B.S. (American University), Associate Professor

Clyde A. Roberts, D.D.A. (University of Kentucky), B.S., MBA (Marshall University), Professor

Louise E. Serafin, E.M.B.A., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor

Joseph J. Schwerha IV, J.D. (University of Pittsburgh), B.S. (Carnegie Mellon University), Associate Professor

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