Widener University began offering high-quality business education in 1918. The School of Business Administration at Widener prepares students at all levels for leadership positions and successful careers in business. The business school provides a challenging educational environment that has been designed to promote life-long professional and personal learning through experiential and service-based education. A commitment to diversity of thought, background, and experience inspires the School of Business Administration students and leads them on a path to strong ethics. The staff and faculty strive to help students become socially responsible, proactive citizens. As teacher-scholars, the educators value scholarship and curate knowledge that is valuable to the business community. The mission of the business school includes leadership embracing the interests of stakeholders and engaging them in the college’s programs and activities. One point of pride for the business school is the small class sizes advertised within the university. Widener and the business school report a ratio of 13 students per one educator in each classroom on average.
There are undergraduate and graduate programs provided at the School of Business Administration at Widener. Degrees offered to both bachelor and master students include the areas of Management, Accounting, Marketing, Business Analytics, Economics, and Finance. Graduate certificates in the areas of Accounting Information Systems, Enterprise Resource Management, Business Process Innovation, Organizational Leadership, Taxation & Financial Planning, and SAS Business Intelligence & Analytics are also provided. The Accelerated Bachelor’s program the business school offers allows students to complete an undergraduate and a graduate degree in just five years.
Widener University supports a vibrant and diverse student body. While scholarship athletes may play on any of the school’s 24 varsity teams, there are six club sports teams and over 15 intramural sports opportunities available to students at all levels. Clubs and organizations abound at Widener University. Business-related clubs and organizations found at the business school include the Association of Business Process Management Professionals, Beta Gamma Sigma, the Money Club, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Student Sports Network, and the Accounting Society. Some of these organizations are national groups, while others have been generated within the business school and are unique to the university.
The sole online degree currently offered at the School of Business Administration is the online MBA. Completion time for the online MBA is one year for full-time students and 24 months for part-time distance learners. Some graduate students seeking this degree will pursue it as a general management option, while others will take advantage of the two specializations offered by the business school. Health Care Management and Business Process Management are the two concentrations that can be added to the program’s curriculum. The AACSB International accredits Widener’s online MBA.