Kutztown University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides you with the practical skills, strategic mindset and innovative vision to elevate your career. Key features of our program include:
Due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), GMAT or GRE test scores are not required upon submission of your application for the Academic Year 2020/2021 admission. However, after a review of your application, we may require test scores for a more thorough evaluation, especially in consideration of an applicant with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0.
Students applying to the KU MBA program must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. In order to apply, please submit:
You may initiate the admissions process with only the application and the application fee, later adding elements to your application. However, you will not receive an admissions decision until all elements are submitted. Please submit the application form, along with payment of the application fee to Office of Graduate Admissions or Office of International Admissions (for international students only) first.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), GMAT or GRE test scores are not required upon submission of your application for Fall 2021 admission. However, after review of your application we may require test scores for a more thorough evaluation, especially in consideration of an applicant with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0.
The GMAT/GRE could be waived if you meet one of the following:
The GMAT/GRE can be deferred and eventually waived if you have graduated with a 3.0 GPA in any undergraduate discipline and have at least 2 years business experience. The GMAT/GRE will be waived if you complete your first four courses in the MBA program with a B or better in each course and an overall MBA GPA of 3.3.
Waivers may be considered in other situations at the discretion of the Dean.
Pre-program course requirements ensure each MBA student has the basic knowledge required to be successful in the MBA program. Proficiency in the following areas is required to start the MBA program:
Applicants with undergraduate degrees in business will have completed most or all of these courses. Applicants with other undergraduate majors have several options for demonstrating or acquiring the required knowledge, including coursework, training, certifications and licenses and/or professional experience. Upon your initial contact with us, we will review your transcripts and your resume, determine which pre-program requirements are not satisfied, and work with you to design a plan that works well for you.
Up to 1/3 of the credits required for the MBA program may be transferred from another institution. All coursework must be approved for transfer credit. A grade of “B” or higher is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit. Reference the Graduate Transfer Credit policy for additional information.
Our MBA Information Sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about the MBA program, including the application process, the curriculum, and how the hybrid e-learning and face-to-face schedule complements your family and work commitments.
The next MBA Information Session will be held on: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Please click here to Register. The day prior to the information session, the Zoom link will be e-mailed to you at the address provided in your registration.
If you are unable to attend, but would like information about our MBA program, please email us at email@example.com or call 610-683-4575.
Graduate Assistantships cover the cost of tuition and provide a yearly stipend of up to $7,500.00. There are a limited number of Graduate Assistantships available at Kutztown University, including opportunities with the College of Business and the PA-Lead-Office Small Business Development Center. The Graduate Assistantships webpage provides a list of available positions with application information. Graduate assistants are selected based on their academic and professional backgrounds. You must have earned admission to a graduate program to be selected for a position.
The MBA program requires completion of 10 graduate courses (30 graduate credits), including nine required courses and one elective course. While the program is typically completed in 1.5-2 years, all course requirements must be completed within 6 calendar years of admission to the program.
The required courses are:
|Management Accounting Control Systems (ACC 520)|
|Managing Enterprise Technology (BUS 572)|
|The Global Economy (ECO 561)|
|Financial Management (FIN 530)|
|Ethics in the Workplace and Society (MGM 545)|
|Operations Management Theory and Practice (MGM 570)|
|Organizational Leadership (MGM 582)|
|Marketing Strategies and Planning (MKT 550)|
|Business Policy and Strategy (Capstone) (MGM 590)*|
|Elective: A 3-credit elective course can be one of the following: Independent Study with a faculty member, an MBA elective course or a graduate course from another college/university.|
*Must have at least 18 credits completed to take MGM 590 (capstone).
The MBA Advisement Form provides additional information.
MBA students may add a certificate in Data Analytics to their degree program. Students learn the techniques of data mining and predictive analytics. The certificate can be completed with two courses in addition to the required MBA coursework (two certificate courses replace MBA courses, for a total of four courses required for the certificate). In addition, the certificate has a prerequisite programming course. Refer to the MBA Advisement Form. More information on the certificate can be found on the Data Analytics Graduate Certificate website.
Our schedule of MBA courses begins in August and January. Independent Studies and International Immersion experiences usually occur during summer sessions which are scheduled from May to June or July to August.
Full-time students who have completed the foundation courses can earn an MBA degree in as little as 16 months.
MBA students accepted into the program must complete all requirements within 6 calendar years.
MBA Semester Schedule(s):