Arcadia University School of Global Business has a mission to “develop socially responsible decision-makers through a comprehensive curriculum and experiential learning environment committed to ethical and sustainable business practices.” All of the business programs are centered around a set of core values that shape the curriculum and learning experience. These values include student-centered learning, a commitment to excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship, a culture of engagement, outcome-oriented assessments, and ethical decision-making skills.
Helping students gain a global perspective of business is also an important part of education at Arcadia. Programs like X-Culture, which allows students from around the world to collaborate virtually, allow students to practice working with peers from other cultures first hand. During the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition, groups of students run a simulated business and work together to analyze goals, discover business challenges, develop strategies, and prepare quarterly reports. The competition culminates in California with teams from around the world. The University is a member of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. This membership gives Arcadia students access to international trade speakers, first-hand looks at local world trade events, and connects students and faculty with experts from a variety of areas of expertise.
Bachelor’s degrees can be earned in Accounting, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, International Business and Culture, or Sports Management. Undergraduate business students at Arcadia take part in internships with top companies like Aflac, Prudential Financial, Johnson & Johnson, and the Philadelphia Flyers. These internships give students work experience and also allow them to complete an important project for the organization. Some Arcadia majors include a semester or year study abroad requirement, in which case the internship can be completed overseas and may also include modern language proficiency. A few of the international destinations to choose from are Australia, Scotland, England, and Italy. All Seniors wrap up their studies with a comprehensive capstone project that requires them to develop a business or organizations, prepare a business plan, and make a professional presentation to local business executives.
Arcadia University’s MBA takes learning to a truly global perspective with two international experiences that allow students to observe both emerging and developed economies. This Master’s of Business Administration can be completed in one year on a full-time basis or in 19-22 months on a part-time schedule. Outcomes include the ability to analyze emerging global trends, collaborate across borders, apply technology, integrate cultural awareness, and lead organizations.
The School of Global Business strives to give students opportunities to connect and grow both inside the classroom and out. The Society for Advancement of Business Administration is a club where students schedule trips to visit local employers, plan talks with business leaders, and organize social events for business students as a whole. Every year Arcadia students participate in the Global Asset Management Education Forum in New York City. This competition brings together over 1,000 international college students.