Widener University School of Business Administration

Introduction

At Widener University's School of Business Administration, we prepare students for successful careers and leadership positions in business. We provide a challenging educational environment that promotes life-long professional and personal growth through experiential,service learning and co-op education. Our commitment to ethics and diversity of thought, experience, and background inspires our students, faculty and staff to become proactive and socially responsible citizens.

Business Internships & Co-operative Education


Our students have opportunities to work in co-op programs with premier companies located throughout the metropolitan region. We work closely with industry to provide a learning environment that offers competencies in core business concepts, critical thinking skills, and effective communication. Students can gain up to twelve months of full-time work experience through two separate placements and still graduate in four years.

Experiential Learning and Service Learning


Students can gain practical experience by participating in experiential learning programs, as well as gaining new skills in service learning opportunities. You can work with local Chester residents to help them complete their income tax forms, or work with non-profit organizations on statistical analysis to help pinpoint opportunities for growth.

If you choose our sport management concentration you can learn first hand how the Eagles manage their team. Spend a Sunday with Dr. Larson, our program director and watch how a professional football team operates. You can be on the field and see and feel the excitement of a career in Sports Management.

At Widener you will gain the experience you need to help you choose the right career!

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Master

Accelerated B.S./M.B.A., B.S./M.S

Campus Part time September 2017 USA Chester

For outstanding students in the School of Business Administration undergraduate programs this is an accelerated path to obtaining a bachelor degree and a master's degree. [+]

For outstanding students in the School of Business Administration undergraduate programs this is an accelerated path to obtaining a bachelor degree and a master's degree. Outstanding students in their junior year may apply for acceptance to the program. This applies to the M.B.A., M.S. in Accounting Information Systems, Information Systems or Taxation programs. - All foundation courses should be completed in the bachelor's degree program. - The GMAT must be taken before the completion of the bachelor's degree. - Two graduate courses can be taken to complete the bachelor's degree and be counted toward the master's degree (one course for M.S. in Accounting). - First contact your undergraduate advisor and after determining your eligibility contact the office of graduate business programs in the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Center. [-]

M.D./M.B.A.(HMSA)

Campus Part time September 2017 USA Chester

The dual program is designed to prepare physician-managers who will operate in the interface between clinical practice and management. [+]

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, together with the Widener University School of Business Administration, has a joint program designed to grant the M.D./M.B.A. (HMSA) degree within five years. As the health care system has become more complex, the need for physician-managers has grown. Many physician managers are needed by health care organizations to serve as boundary spanners. The dual program is designed to prepare physician-managers who will operate in the interface between clinical practice and management. The physician-manager will be trained to make decisions that consider the balance among quality, access, cost effectiveness and efficiency. The curriculum in Widener's health services administration degree programs recognizes the paradigm shift the health care industry is undertaking. The locus of care is moving from inpatient hospital settings to managed care organizations, ambulatory care, home and long term care. There is an increased imperative to balance quality, access and expenditures. In addition to developing management skills, the programs emphasize an understanding of the issues confronting the various sub-sectors of the health care industry. * Course Training Two options are suggested that will allow the completion of degree requirements in five years. One approach calls for the student to attend the HMSA program on a full-time basis between the second and third year of medical school. The other approach calls for students to pursue the M.B.A. courses on a full-time basis after the fourth year of medical school. A suggested sequence of courses is provided in a separate brochure. [-]

M.Eng./M.B.A.

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chester

Completion of the required curriculum leads to the degrees of Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration. [+]

The School of Engineering and the School of Business Administration have collaborated to offer a program for engineers who have managerial and technical responsibilities. Completion of the required curriculum leads to the degrees of Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration. M.B.A. candidates must take the GMAT and acceptance by both schools must be granted before formal admission to the joint program is completed. Students interested in this joint degree program should apply to the Office of Graduate Studies, School of Engineering. [-]

Master of Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chester + 1 more

The graduate program in Business Administration is designed to provide aspiring and practicing managers with the skills, social sensitivity and interdisciplinary perspective needed to assume leadership roles in society. [+]

The world is changing at an accelerated pace. The "Informational" age is here. The world is shrinking as it struggles to realign itself and larger companies are painfully trying to adapt their cultures amidst dynamically shifting industries and competitors. Small and medium sized companies are becoming a larger part of our economic system. Individuals must prepare for these changes by insuring they are career ready. In order to address these opportunities in the coming years, the Master of Business Administration Program has been redesigned to prepare individuals to meet these challenges. The new program integrates the following: - A global perspective - The impact of technology on business - Human resource implications - Ethical issues in business - Decision-making issues in the everyday work place - Total Quality Management - Diversity implications. * PhilosophyThe graduate program in Business Administration is designed to provide aspiring and practicing managers with the skills, social sensitivity and interdisciplinary perspective needed to assume leadership roles in society. By combining a core curriculum with a variety of electives for advanced studies in applied fields, the program offers an integrated and reasonably comprehensive exposure to the knowledge believed to be of essential and lasting value to the business or institutional manager. The program has been designed to take full advantage of the working status of the majority of its students. Unlike the full-time student, the student/employee is immersed daily in the realities of organizational life. This concurrent relationship provides students with an immediate opportunity to test and validate the relevancy of classroom learning. The blending of directed classroom study and daily work-related experience reinforces learning while supplementing it with the fuller understanding of how theoretical principles must be modified and adapted to fit particular environments. The curriculum consists of a core program comprising key elements of economic and administrative theories that underlie managerial and entrepreneurial activity, and advanced courses in functional areas. The core program includes course work in accounting, finance, economic analysis, marketing, quantitative methods, and behavioral aspects of management, operations of technology and strategic management. Elective courses are offered in accounting, environmental management, finance, marketing, taxation, international business, human resources, economics and management information systems. A nationally accredited program in health and medical services administration is offered as well as joint degree programs with the School of Engineering (M.B.A./M.E. and M.S. in Management and Technology), the Law School (J.D./M.B.A.), and Jefferson Medical College (M.D./M.B.A. and M.D./M.H.A.). Admission to the program is open to all qualifying college graduates, regardless of undergraduate field of study. * ObjectivesThe educational objectives for the M.B.A. were developed over a two year period. A faculty task force worked in conjunction with the curriculum committee to formulate objectives. The School of Business Administration Advisory Board and the School of Business Administration Alumni Association provided feedback for the M.B.A. program design and objectives. After completion of all degree requirements, students will be able to demonstrate the following: - Proficiency at the graduate level with the concepts and applications of accounting, management, finance, quantitative analysis, economics and information systems. - Understand the requirements for creative and innovative thinking including the ability to integrate and communicate knowledge across different business disciplines. - The ability to apply business concepts in the solution of problems, specifically the definition and identification of viable alternatives and the selection of the best solution. - An appreciation of academic research and its application to business problem solving. - Proficiency in oral and written communications including presentation skills. - An understanding of the global implications of business including an appreciation of other cultures. - An increased awareness of ethical considerations in the conduct of business and to provide a greater appreciation of the importance of business ethics in the decision-making process. - An understanding of how the structure and viability of an organization can affect and is affected by strategy, technology and human relationships including cultural diversity. [-]

Master of Business Administration in HMSA

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chester + 1 more

The program (M.B.A./HMSA) offers a balanced curriculum in health care management. [+]

Health Care is one of the largest industries in the United States, accounting for 15 percent of the Gross Domestic Product and employing approximately 8 million people. It is an extremely dynamic and complex industry. Pressures to balance cost, access and quality of care have created a challenging environment that requires well prepared managers with a variety of skills and backgrounds. * PhilosophyThe Graduate Program in Health and Medical Services Administration (HMSA) offers programs for people interested in preparing for or furthering their careers in health care management. The program (M.B.A./HMSA) offers a balanced curriculum in health care management. The program is interdisciplinary, calling upon the fields of organizational behavior and management, economics, finance, policy, public health, law, institutional practice, information systems, accounting, marketing, planning and strategic management, and health services research. The program is designed for the self-paced adult learner and stresses theory building, the practical application of learning, and individual professional development. With classes offered primarily in the evening hours, it is ideal for those individuals wishing to continue their employment while working for a graduate degree. However, it is also flexible so that those who want to pursue their degrees on a full-time basis may do so in a compressed time frame. Over 70% of HMSA students are employed full-time in the health care industry. The ability of faculty to synthesize practical organizational experiences with cutting edge theory is one of the strengths of the HMSA graduate program. The program is oriented primarily towards students with prior work experience in the health care field. However, exceptionally qualified students without experience in health care organizations are admitted. The philosophy of the HMSA Department can be seen very clearly in its Mission Statement: MissionThe mission of the HMSA Program is to: - Provide a relevant, high quality education in health administration to adults working in the health care field. - Prepare clinicians and non-clinicians for entry level and advanced management positions in health care and enable them to assume leadership roles in their field. - Meet the needs of part-time students through excellence in teaching, program flexibility, and continuous improvement of the educational experience. - Conduct research that improves health care management practice and policy decisions and facilitate the active dissemination and application of this research. - Serve our stakeholders: Widener University local and regional health care organizations the health administration profession health care providers the local communities * ObjectivesThe educational objectives of the HMSA program were developed by the faculty consistent with the recommended standards of the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration which accredits the HMSA degree. Input was also solicited from the HMSA Program Advisory Board and the HMSA Alumni Association. In designing the curriculum, the faculty has been responsive to the expressed needs of senior health care executives for well-prepared graduates to fill entry level and middle management positions in the health care industry. The program is also designed to prepare graduates for future leadership roles in the health care field. This is accomplished by a sound curriculum that synthesizes management concepts and techniques applicable to any organization and skills that can be specifically applied to the health care industry. The program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable field experience through clerkships, residency projects or applied research. Offered in the evening and on weekends, the program is designed especially for the part-time learner - the person who is currently employed but has not had graduate education in health care management. [-]

Psy.D./M.B.A.

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chester

The joint degree program is available for those students wishing to earn both the Psy.D. and the M.B.A. [+]

The Psy.D is guided by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology training modes. The dual degree programs in psychology and business provide training to strengthen such competencies as intergroup relations, consultation, education, supervision, management, and the use of assessment and intervention strategies in the work setting.

The joint degree program is available for those students wishing to earn both the Psy.D. and the M.B.A. The student receiving both degrees can expect a wider range of opportunities in clinical psychology and the more generic health care management marketplace. Students must be admitted by both the School of Human Service Professions and the School of Business Administration. ... [-]


Psy.D./M.B.A.(HMSA)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chester

The program awards the M.B.A. (HMSA) offered by the University's School of Business Administration and the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree offered by the University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. [+]

The joint degree program is available for those students wishing to earn both the Psy.D. and the M.B.A. (HMSA). The student receiving both degrees can expect a wider range of opportunities in clinical psychology and the more generic health care administration marketplace. Students must be admitted by both the School of Human Service Professions and the School of Business Administration. * PurposeThe Psy.D./M.B.A. (HMSA) program is based on the premise that the mental health and medical care fields are in need of well-trained leaders and advocates who integrate psychological and business-organizational knowledge. The program integrates the two fields to deal more effectively with issues related to managing, programming and advocating services in health and mental health; addressing complex organizational/professional needs; dealing with and promoting regulations as they have an impact on professional organizations, their needs and resources. The program awards the M.B.A. (HMSA) offered by the University's School of Business Administration and the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree offered by the University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Jointly, the health administration/psychological training is designed to enable graduates to pursue a variety of career choices, including a director-administrator, teacher, consultant, advocate, policy maker and practicing clinical psychologist. * Course Training Students spend five years in full-time residence in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Within that time frame, the MBA (HMSA) program can be completed by adding courses in each semester including summer. In addition to fulfilling the essential requirements of the separate degrees, students are required to participate in a number of non credit learning experiences that are specifically designed to help them integrate their training and develop unique skills. They are expected to earn their Psy.D./M.B.A. (HMSA) degrees within five years of study. [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Accounting Information Systems (MS AIS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chester

The Master of Science in Information Systems is designed to be a practical, applications oriented degree covering state-of-the-art information systems technology and how that technology is integrated into the organization. [+]

 

Program FocusMany traditional accounting functions are now embodied in accounting information systems that require a different combination of technical and financial expertise.  The Accounting Information Systems (AIS) track is designed to enable the student to design, use and audit sophisticated accounting information systems and to act as a consultant to advise organizations as to the liabilities and risks associated with changing technoloty.  Emerging career opportunities in technology related fields include electronic commerce, information technology auditing, business ystems consulting, information risk assessment, and web assurance. These areas are going to continue to be critical to the accounting professional in the future.The Master of Science in Information Systems is designed to be a practical, applications oriented degree covering state-of-the-art information systems technology and how that technology is integrated into the organization.  This program is relevant to professionals in the field wishing to gain further knowledge and advance their careers.... [-]


MS in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chester

The educational objectives for the MHR program were developed by the Human Resource faculty in conjunction with the curriculum committee over a two year period. [+]

The educational objectives for the MHR program were developed by the Human Resource faculty in conjunction with the curriculum committee over a two year period. Feedback was solicited from colleagues in the Management Department and the School of Business Administration Advisory Board. At the completion of all degree requirements, students will be able to demonstrate the following: - An in-depth level of expertise based on comprehensive exposure to the areas of knowledge that are essential for the practicing Human Resource manager beyond the foundation of management theory. - Enhanced expertise in the area of interpersonal skills. - A proficiency in oral and written communication skills. - A proficiency in analytical skills and conceptual and critical thinking such that students challenge contemporary Human Resources on a theoretical, practical and conceptual basis. - An understanding of International Human Resource Management issues and problems that have developed as a result of the emerging global marketplace. - An awareness of the importance of professional networking and of developing business relationships with other Human Resource professionals. [-]

MS in Taxation

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chester

The graduate program in taxation is designed for practicing accountants and attorneys, recent accounting majors, and non-accountants wishing to enter the field of taxation. [+]

The graduate program in taxation is designed for practicing accountants and attorneys, recent accounting majors, and non-accountants wishing to enter the field of taxation. Emphasis is placed on tax research and planning as well as technical competence in practical applications of the current tax law. Successful completion of the curriculum requirements will lead to the degree of Master of Science in Taxation. * PhilosophyThe goal of the M.S. in taxation program is to foster the students' professional and intellectual growth in the specialized area of taxation. Practical as well as analytical skills are emphasized. The program is tailored to enable the tax professional to effectively analyze client problems and to cope with the challenge of new tax laws in the future. * ObjectivesThe educational objectives of the Master of Science in Taxation program were developed by the Accounting faculty in conjunction with the curriculum committee over a two year period with input from the Accounting Department's Professional and Academic Advisory Board. At the completion of all degree requirements, students should be able to demonstrate the following: - A breadth of expertise and specialization in taxation. - A proficiency in oral and written communication skills. - Enhanced analytical skills in the application of the new tax law. - An awareness of ethical issues in tax practice. - Enhanced understanding of the international aspects of doing business abroad. - An appreciation for a team approach to problem solving. [-]