Master of Business Administration
Location and Class Format
Waynesburg University offers the 36-credit MBA program 100% online or at any of our Pittsburgh locations in Southpointe, Cranberry and Monroeville. In addition, the MBA program is also offered at the main campus in Waynesburg.
Our program is flexible. You can choose to take face-to-face courses at any of our Pittsburgh locations or take 100% online courses. Your commitment is just one session at a time! We offer two sessions in each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer), and six sessions throughout the year.
Flexible Schedule and Pace
You can step into our program in any session throughout the year. In addition, you control the pace at which you complete the coursework. The program can be completed in as little as one year. You decide when and where you want to take class throughout the year. If you take one class at a time, you can finish the degree in two years!
Waynesburg University provides an affordable MBA program that is designed for working professionals. Click here to learn more about our tuition.
In addition, Waynesburg University offers a deferred tuition option for students who have corporate reimbursement.
Why Should You Pursue an MBA?
- MBA graduates tend to have higher employment rates and increased job security. At Waynesburg University, over 97% of our students are employed full-time while pursuing their degree and 99% are employed after completing the degree.
- While completing the MBA program, you will network with other working professionals in the Pittsburgh region. The learning process involves networking with your classmates as much as learning new content.
- In an MBA program, you will focus on management and leadership skills across industries. You do not need to have a degree in business to pursue an MBA. You will be able to grow in your area of experience and have transferrable skills across industries. Waynesburg University enrolls students with backgrounds in finance, healthcare, technology, non-profit/government, energy media, consumer goods, sales and many more!
- You can select an area of concentration where you can specialize your degree. At Waynesburg, you can choose concentrations in Health Systems Administration, Finance, HR/Leadership, Energy Management, Project Management, Market Development or a combination of any of these areas.
The Department of Business Administration at Waynesburg University has been granted first-time accreditation for a seven-year period by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The IACBE has accredited the business programs in the following degrees:
Master of Business Administration in with majors/concentrations/specializations/emphases in Applied Business, Energy Management, Finance, Human Resources/Leadership, Health Systems Administrator, Market Development, and Project Management.
Bachelor of Science, with majors/concentrations/specializations/emphases in Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Public Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sports Management
To be considered for admission into the MBA program, the student must submit the following:
- Completed Application
- An official transcript indicating a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree earned at an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts of all other undergraduate and graduate coursework (request forms available below)
- A current resumé
- Two completed reference forms (form available below)
Students whose native language is not English must also submit an official report of TOEFL scores or other indication of competency in English. Students seeking admission into a graduate business program may be offered regular or conditional admission. The Director of the MBA Program will review each student's educational background and work experience to determine the student's admission status. Regular admission will be offered to students who demonstrate that they have the preparation necessary to successfully complete the program.
Meet the Directors
The MBA Program at Waynesburg University is comprised of a 36 credit hour curriculum. This includes nine core classes that all students must complete with three elective classes that fall into one of seven concentrations of your choice.
Required Courses for All MBA Students
- Accounting Concepts & Applications
- Seminar in Applied Economics
- International Business
- Financial Management OR Financial Management in Healthcare
- Organizational Behavior
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing Management
- Statistical Methods
- Management Policy
MBA Degree Tracks
MBA candidates will develop quantitative techniques, study interpersonal relationships within organizations and integrate the various areas of business through case studies and written and oral presentations.
MBA candidates will gain an understanding of all energy sources available globally and how those resources impact business decisions and the environment. Included in the curriculum is supply chain and project management.
MBA candidates will advance their financial skills through an intense hands-on curriculum. The focus of the finance concentration includes advanced accounting concepts, risk analysis of investments to create an optimal financial portfolio and international financial theories.
Health Systems Administration
MBA candidates will develop an innovative understanding of the healthcare system in a variety of organized delivery system management scenarios. Laws and ethical issues will be discussed. Students will learn how to transform data into evidence based decision-making.
MBA candidates who choose this concentration will develop knowledge in human resources while becoming leaders in their field. Students become astute business leaders in the areas of organizational leadership, change and conflict resolution.
MBA candidates will become shrewd marketers by honing their skills in diverse marketing concepts including consumer behavior, product and pricing policies, distribution channels, advertising and professional selling.
This concentration is designed to prepare and educate students on the fundamentals of project management that will enable them to lead projects/programs in their own fields. The concentration in project management will provide students with valuable knowledge, networks, and resources to advance their careers in the field of project management.
The typical MBA student who chooses to enroll at Waynesburg University is a working professional or a recent undergraduate student who lives and works in the Pittsburgh region. Our students seek to enhance their management and leadership skills across the discipline of business. In most cases, our students work full-time while completing the degree.
When you begin our MBA program, our goal is for you to graduate. We boast a retention rate of over 80% over the past seven years. In addition, 65% of our graduates complete the degree in two years or less.
Our graduates are employed full time! From our most recent survey, 99% of our graduates are working full time.
Many students choose to pursue an MBA in order to achieve career advancement and earn higher salaries. Based on a recent survey, 80% of our graduates attribute recent promotions to their MBA. In addition, more than half of our MBA graduates earn more than $75,000 annually.
Our graduates are leading organizations across the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Our alumni are employed as managers, directors, engineers, scientists, vice presidents, accountants, nurses, financial consultants, physical therapists, pharmacists, educational leaders, project managers, and many more. Our graduates are employed with organizations like: Bayer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, PNC Financial Services Group, Allegheny Health Network, UPMC, Washington Health System, Crown Castle, Consol Energy, EQT, Federal Express, Highmark, Mylan, BNY, Rice Energy, Noble Energy, Range Resources, Verizon, PPG, and many others.
Invest in your future by completing your MBA today and join our network of successful alumni!