Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Graduate and Professional Studies
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Connect with emerging and established professionals in an online MBA program that is dedicated to meeting your career goals right away.

York College of Pennsylvania’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program has helped guide community advocates, business leaders, and working professionals to reach personal and career goals.

Built for professionals in a wide range of industries, York’s MBA program is offered completely online in an asynchronous format during the fall, spring, and summer semesters to provide maximum flexibility.

Gain the knowledge and skills required to excel in the business world without putting your career or personal commitments on hold. York’s online MBA helps professionals expand their network and gain the necessary leadership and management skills in a compact and flexible 30-credit degree program.

About the Online MBA Program

MBA Requirements and Curriculum

York’s online MBA program curriculum is designed for experienced professionals who seek to develop as a leader, building skills in problem-solving, policy formulation, and communication. 

In asynchronous online courses, students can tackle assignments at their own pace. A combination of core MBA courses and student-chosen electives allows students to tailor the program to their current or future career goals. Courses often include research or experiential learning components that bring your learning to life in your workplace.

The online MBA requirements include a minimum of 30 course credits: 24 in core courses and at least six in electives. Up to six core credit hours may be waived if approved based on the student’s undergraduate background.

Flexible Online Courses

Online coursework in the Master of Business Administration program ranges from organizational management techniques to high-level financial and business strategies. Gain the expertise and knowledge to fuel career development in your chosen field through core courses including:

  • MBA 512: Business Analytics
  • MBA 531: Strategic Marketing
  • MBA 545: Applied Operations Management
  • MBA 593: Business Strategy

Elective courses provide an avenue for specialized training. Courses offered may include:

  • MBA 554: Human Resource Management
  • MBA 555: Health Care Policy, Organization, and Finance
  • MBA 566: International Business
  • MBA 588: Digital Marketing Strategy
  • MBA 592: Financial Planning

Whether you are working in operations, global markets, accounting and finance, or marketing—enhance your skills to become a practicing manager in your specialization as you develop both technical and interpersonal skills through York College’s flexible online program.

MBA Program Admissions and Aid

Applicants to the online MBA degree program should have at least two years of work (or full-time military) experience, as well as demonstrated proficiency in business fundamentals through an undergraduate degree in the field or other academic preparation.

York College understands the value and importance of affordable education. In addition to affordable online MBA tuition, each year York awards the Dennis Willman Endowed MBA Fellowship to support graduate business students.

Review complete admissions procedures for graduate business programs and find tuition and fee information.

Earn a Master of Business Administration Online at York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania’s online MBA degree program is an ideal solution for working adults looking for quality business education without sacrificing flexibility in their busy schedules.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Request more information or apply today.

Prepare for Advanced Careers in Business

Whether you want to move up the ladder in your company, shake up your industry by running or starting a business, or gain tailored skills in your niche, the online MBA at York College of Pennsylvania offers the skills and networking required for career growth and success.

After earning a Master’s in Business Administration, popular career paths include:

  • Business Operations Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager

If your motivations include career advancement in your current profession or general skill development in business leadership, our highly flexible online MBA provides you with valuable leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills that can be applied to a wide range of industries and career paths.

MBA Salary and Career Prospects

Graduates of the online MBA program have a competitive advantage in the job market, with opportunities for leadership roles and higher compensation in various industries. According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the median entry salary for MBA graduates in 2021 was $115,000, around $50,000 more than candidates with a bachelor’s degree alone. With an MBA, you’re also more likely to be recruited to management-level roles and above.

The specific salary and career prospects for online MBA graduates can vary depending on factors such as industry, location, and years of experience. However, in general, an online MBA can lead to higher salaries and more senior positions within an organization. Graduates in finance environments, for example, can expect to earn higher salaries as financial analysts or investment bankers, while those in healthcare management careers can pursue careers as hospital administrators or healthcare consultants.

Willman Business Center Resources

MBA candidates at York have unique opportunities to practice working in real-world data situations. In online coursework, you’ll learn cutting-edge analytics tools and learn how to solve complex business problems. Then, those skills can be put into practice through the Willman Business Center offerings.

The Willman Business Center is the home of the NASDAQ Trading Lab and Special Operations Lab, each stocked with the technology used by industry professionals. State-of-the-art, remote-enabled classrooms, meeting rooms, and a graduate study room help make for a comfortable learning environment for students who are local or who visit campus.

Learn more about the Willman Business Center.

Collaborative, Real-World Learning

Many classes in the engaging online MBA program require students to complete real-world projects or conduct impactful research. You’ll bring your work experiences to bear on the academic material or project at hand, then bring insights from the classroom back to your workplace to further develop your career.

Students in the MBA program are invited to join the highly collaborative Student Managed Fund. Working together with graduate and undergraduate students from across campus, this group allows students to practice their investment and financial planning skills with a real, six-figure portfolio.

Dialogue With Professionals in Small Classes

In the MBA degree program, students collaborate closely with expert faculty through online communication channels. Faculty members in the Graham School of Business have diverse backgrounds and experience, and they welcome students from various sectors of the economy. This diversity fosters dialogue about contemporary business challenges and provides a multidisciplinary perspective.

Graduate students who pursue individual study can partner with faculty on research projects of mutual interest. In small classes, each professor focuses on developing students' writing, discussion, and presentation skills, as well as ensuring quantitative rigor.

Close Interaction with Local Business Community

A close relationship with York’s surrounding business community is a signature aspect of the Graham School of Business. We know that meaningful interaction with leaders and organizations throughout the region builds a broad network of contacts and helps students succeed in business locally, nationally, and globally.

Local industry experts teach some of York College's most specialized courses, complementing the research and professional experience of our full-time professors and ensuring top instruction no matter the subject. Additionally, local partner businesses open their doors each semester to hands-on studies by our students and professors.

Develop Skills for Your Future

In today’s rapidly changing world and work environments, employers are seeking MBA graduates with a diverse set of skills to help their organizations succeed and think outside of the box. York’s online MBA provides students with the opportunity to develop these high-demand abilities that are essential in today’s job market. Some of the sought-after skills that students can demonstrate after graduation include:

  • Strong leadership and team management skills, including abilities to inspire and motivate teams, manage complex projects, navigate changes, understand team dynamics, and implement conflict resolution
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data to make financial or business development decisions, from statistical modeling to budgeting, forecasting, and cost management
  • Agility in creating innovative approaches to problems in their organization
  • Marketing and branding skills, including the use of analytical tools for making company policies, market research, pricing strategy, and promotional strategy
  • Effective communication at all scales, from strong written and verbal communication skills to the ability to collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Enhanced strategic thinking skills needed to analyze complex problems from all angles and develop solutions

Professional Certificates

The Graduate and Professional Programs certificate offerings allow students to leverage graduate-level coursework for a new credential for their resume/CV. Learn more about business areas of interest by pursuing these certificates outside of the online MBA.

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

The Master of Business Administration program is accredited by ACBSP

Logo: ACBSP Global Business Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

This accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

Business Administration, M.B.A. Courses

Your class schedule will include a series of core courses related to your field and taught by faculty experts.

Course NameCourse CodeCredits
Business AnalyticsMBA 5123 Credits
Strategic MarketingMBA 5313 Credits
Applied Operations ManagementMBA 5453 Credits
Business StrategyMBA 5933 Credits

Careers in Business Administration

A master's degree in Business Administration opens up a variety of career opportunities. Some of your options may include:

Business Operations Manager

Financial Manager

Human Resources Manager

Information Technology Manager

Logistics Manager

Management Consultant

Frequently Asked Questions

Master of Business Administration program tuition is $680 per credit hour. Discounts may apply for community partners, alumni, and government employees.

Review our list of partner organizations offering graduate tuition discounts.

The business program at York College of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Completing an MBA program online or in person can provide students with a wide range of job prospects. With critical training, business expertise, and an expanded professional network, graduates of an MBA program can become independent entrepreneurs or work in managerial positions in business development, finance, marketing, business operations, and more.

Graduate and Professional Studies Staff

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Joshua DeSantis
Joshua DeSantis, D.Ed.
Assistant Provost, Graduate and Professional Programs
Associate Professor, Education
Graduate and Professional Studies
Sueann Robbins
Sueann Robbins
Director of Graduate and Transfer Admissions
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