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 of Science in Accounting Information Systems (MS AIS)

Campus Full time September 2018 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 2 years September 2018 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 2018 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. [-]

Master

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

Campus Part time September 2018 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.Eng./M.B.A.

Campus Full time September 2018 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 in HMSA

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

Psy.D./M.B.A.

Campus Full time 5 years September 2018 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 5 years September 2018 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... [-]