MBA

Alvernia University

Program Description

MBA

Alvernia University

You can now earn an ACBSP Accredited MBA from a ranked university in the USA for under $15,000!
Located in the Greater Metropolitan region of Philadelphia, the 8th largest metropolitan economy in the USA, Alvernia University offers international students excellent opportunities to earn a high-quality education and exposure to leading US companies. Founded in 1958, the university supports a campus population of more than 2,900 students pursuing a range of undergraduate and graduate degree options.

The highly rated Alvernia MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The program is designed for working professionals who place equal value on intellectual achievement and professional growth. Traditional format MBA classes are offered on campus in Reading, Pennsylvania. Evening classes are offered at several locations in the Philadelphia area. Upon completion of the first academic year, international students will be given authorization to pursue Curricula Practical Training (CPT), providing experience and exposure in top US companies.

Attractive scholarship opportunities are also available for qualifying international students. After scholarship, the MBA (30 credit hour) tuition is only US$14,650. It is one of only a few ACBSP accredited programs not requiring GMAT. Research reports point to Post-MBA starting pay increasing 41-50% over Pre-MBA pay. MBA starting salaries in the US can range from US$55,000 to US$85,000 depending on concentration and experience.

MBA Fees and Scholarships

Attractive, merit-based scholarships are available for qualifying international students. The university offers a 30 and 39 credit hour MBA (39 credit hours for students who have not studied business previously).

Admission Requirements

Minimum 6.5 IELTS (or equivalent) and a minimum 3.0 GPA is required for admission. Alvernia MBA is one of only a few ACBSP accredited MBA programs to waive GMAT requirements.

Day MBA Program

Alvernia's day MBA program is for the full-time student looking to complete their MBA in as little as one year. This program is for students who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees or with early career experience.

This program is ideal for students who have recently completed their undergraduate degree, with early career experience, or those who are looking for a full-time MBA program.

Our flexible, pragmatic and ethics-driven program gives you a comprehensive approach to the advancement of business administration and the new developments every business professional needs to thrive. We pride ourselves on providing one of the most cutting-edge MBA programs in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Personalized learning and attention.

Our small class sizes help ensure personalized learning and attention. And our cooperative culture emphasizes working with other students to achieve objectives — a powerful and necessary skill in today’s complex, fast-paced business environment. You will also put your business skills into practice during your last semester with a personalized final project in a capstone course we call Executive Leadership Seminar.

Learn from business-savvy faculty and instructors.

Our business faculty members and instructors have real-world expertise as impressive as their academic backgrounds. Committed to furthering your education, faculty continually refine what they teach to reflect what’s really happening in the business world.


Evening MBA Program

Attend on-campus classes at our Reading, Pottsville or Pottstown locations. With six accelerated 7-week terms a year, our MBA program lets you earn your degree at a faster pace than traditional programs. Students can complete their degree in as little as one year.

Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Alvernia University is as much about the future as it is about the present. We provide a rich and innovative education in business that provides value in a constantly changing economy. We pride ourselves on providing one of the most cutting-edge MBA programs in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Our flexible, pragmatic and ethics-driven program gives you a comprehensive approach to the advancement of business administration and the new developments every business professional needs to thrive.

Get your degree on time and on target.

Our evening MBA program lets you earn your degree at a faster pace than traditional programs. Most students take two classes in a 7-week term that allows students to complete their degree in as little as one year. There are several class formats and time slots in the evening that you can choose from to help fit your busy lifestyle. MBA classes are offered on multiple campuses in Reading, Pottsville, and Pottstown which are accessible to many communities in the area including Harrisburg, Allentown, Lancaster, Kutztown, and Philadelphia. This means you can take classes at the campus which is most convenient for you.

Personalized learning and attention.

You will develop a course of study that fits into your individual needs and interests based on our flexible course formats - online, blended, and classroom. Our small class sizes help ensure personalized learning and attention. And our cooperative culture emphasizes working with other students to achieve objectives — a powerful and necessary skill in today’s complex, fast-paced business environment. You will also put your business skills into practice during your last semester with a personalized final project in a capstone course we call Executive Leadership Seminar.

Start Dates

January, May, and August

Duration

12-24 months

Study and Career Opportunities in the USA

The United States has the largest international student population in the world due to its reputation for providing world-class education. This is supported by 61 universities included in the World Top 100 rankings.

However, the opportunity goes beyond earning a degree. International students on F-1 visas are also legally provided with the opportunity to work at major companies via Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during their studies, and Optional Practical Training (OPT) following graduation. If a student is pursuing studies in the fields of STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) they can legally pursue OPT and work full-time for up to 3 years. At Master’s level, this can mean students accessing employment with significant salaries, providing an excellent return on investment and creating a platform for a meaningful career. With unemployment rates at records low levels (4.1% as of January 2018), there has never been a better time to invest in studying in the USA.

Another feature of US universities is the opportunity to access high value scholarships. Many universities will provide merit based scholarships for academic performance.

The Greater Metropolitan region of Philadelphia is the 8th largest metropolitan economy in the USA. International students pursuing a degree with Alvernia University will have access to major US employers right on their doorstep. Highly rated, and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.org), the program is designed for working professionals who place equal value on intellectual achievement and professional growth. Traditional format MBA classes are offered on campus in Reading, Pennsylvania and evening classes at several locations in the Philadelphia area. Prerequisite business classes are also available to students without a business undergraduate degree.

Attractive scholarship opportunities are also available for qualifying international students. After scholarship, the MBA (30 credit hour) tuition is only US$14,650 for Nigerian students. It is one of only a few ACBSP accredited programs not requiring GMAT. Research reports point to Post-MBA starting pay increasing 41-50% over Pre-MBA pay. MBA starting salaries in the US can range from US$55,000 to US$85,000 depending on concentration and experience.

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Alvernia University

Last updated October 29, 2018
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