Delaware Valley University is a private school offering exceptional business programs through the School of Business and Humanities. The SoB is proud to be accredited by the ACBSP. In 2020, DelVal was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges by the Princeton Review and Best Regional Universities-North by U.S. News and World Report. Professors dedicate the time to learn students’ names at this close-knit school, featuring a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students have access to the neighboring business hubs of Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. via Septa’s Regional Rail, which stops right on campus. DelVal awards financial aid to 97% of its students.
Matriculated undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. This program offers specializations in Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Sports Management, and prepares students for a broad spectrum of business careers. Accounting students are eligible to take the CPA exam. Faculty bring years of industry expertise from corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, the Container Corporation, and big four firms. Ambitious students are able to graduate in less than four years, and students can also earn a joint BSBA/MBA in five years.
Students can build on their previous knowledge by pursuing a Master of Business Administration. The MBA program consists of just ten courses and offers specializations in Accounting, Food and Agribusiness, General Business, or Supply Chain Management. Featured electives are also offered each semester, covering relevant topics faced by management professionals, such as Business Analytics and Crisis Communication. Classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate working professionals, and students may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. Seven entry points are available throughout the year, so students can begin working towards their dreams immediately.
All business students participate in the Experience360 career preparation program. In addition to the required internship component, students also gain valuable experience through service-learning projects, research, and study abroad programs. Study abroad programs are offered in Belgium and Denmark and range from one-week spring break trips to semester-long encounters.
The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center gives students the opportunity to help students on campus enter business ventures and share their knowledge with local businesses. Students work under the guidance of professional volunteers. Outstanding students are invited to join the Sigma Beta Delta business honor society. Members are able to attend conferences and apply for special scholarships. The Business Club and the National Agri-Marketing Society are other organizations business students participate in. Other campus leadership opportunities exist as Presidential Fellows and Resident Advisors. Presidential fellows are mentored by campus administrators and business leaders and get a glimpse into the complexities of managing a large team of employees. Students can also attend the six-day Leader Shaper Institute.
Students can find a work/life/school balance with the convenient online Master of Business Administration degree. This 30-credit hour flexible program allows students to take some classes on campus if they would like, or it can be completed fully online. Classes integrate online discussion board debates that shape students’ business perspectives.