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Peirce College MBA

Philadelphia's Online MBA for Working Adults

Peirce College’s new Master of Business Administration (MBA) prepares you to take your career to the next level as a successful business leader without sacrificing your career or your personal responsibilities.

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The Philadelphia MBA That Fits Your Life

  • 100% online.
  • Attend full time or part time.
  • Open to students who do not possess a bachelor's in a business-related field.
  • One of the most affordable MBA programs in the Philadelphia region.

What You Can Expect

  • Earn your MBA in 12-18 months via 6 or 7 courses
  • GRE or GMAT optional
  • Weekly, optional, live online sessions with your professors
  • Seminars with business leaders from the region's top companies
  • Lively interaction with other adult learners and business executives 
  • Areas of study available to tailor your program to your career goals

The program is ideal for mid-level professionals, young professionals and busy executives with various backgrounds who are interested in upskilling and professional advancement.


Upcoming Start Dates

 

Fall 2022 (Session 1)

  • Applications due:  August 12, 2022
  • Classes start:  Week of September 6, 2022

Spring 2023 (Session 3)

  • Applications due:  August 16, 2022
  • Classes start:  Week of January 9, 2023

Program at a Glance:

Credits:

30-36 via 6 or 7 courses

Format:

100% online

Transfer Credits:

Up to 6 transfer credits can be applied to the MBA

Estimated Total Tuition for MBA*:

$18,750 - $23,160 (30 credits)

$22,500 - $27,792 (36 credits)

$26,250 - $32,424 (42 credits)

*based current tuition rates of $772 per credit (general) and $625 per credit (corporate partner discount). Tuition estimates do not include fees or books. 

See if you are eligible for a corporate tuition discount.

Bachelor's to Master's: Up to 12 graduate credits can be earned by our bachelor’s degree students at the undergrad rate. Learn more. 

 

 

MBA Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Employment in management occupations are projected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030.
  • The median annual wage for management occupations was $109,760 in 2020 - the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council:  

  • 91% of corporate recruiters plan to hire MBA graduates in 2021
  • 96% of corporate recruiters from the technology sector plan to hire MBA grads in 2021

Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Graduate Management Admissions Council, Corporate Recruiters Survey, June 2021

Affordable MBA Tuition & Earning Credit for What You Already Know 

Peirce College offers one of most affordable MBA programs in Philadelphia. Tuition is $772 per credit, which means students can complete the 30-credit MBA for less than $24,000 in total tuition. For students who receive a corporate tuition discount, tuition is $625 per credit.

You can also earn up to 6 credits of your MBA at Peirce for college-level knowledge you already have. This includes expertise and skills you have acquired in your career and through specialized training. The cost of earning credit in this manner, which is know as Prior Learning Assessment, is just $350 per course. 

Students can also transfer up to 6 credits of graduate-level credit into the MBA.

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. These grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare and transportation. Learn more.

Take the Next Step! For more information on MBA admissions, contact Kyle Richardson at kmrichardson@peirce.edu or 215.670.9331. You can also make an appointment with Kyle

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Curriculum

Total Credits: 30 (for students with a business-related bachelor's degree)

 

Requirement PrerequisiteCredits
OLM 501Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice
3
OLM 521Ethical Decision Making OLM 501 completed or concurrently enrolled3
BUS 610Principles of Managerial Accounting & Financial Analysis 6
BUS 630Marketing & Communication Strategy
6
OPM 540Data Analytics 6
BUS 640Strategic Leadership in Business - PracticumTaken in final term of the program6
Total  30

Areas of Study: Customize your MBA

Students have the option of selecting an area of study in Operations Management or Healthcare Administration. Each area of study requires an additional 6 credits, making the MBA with an area of study a 36-credit program for those with a business-related bachelor's degree. 

  • Operations Management students take OPM-520: Supply Chain Management and Logistics, or OPM-560: IT Leadership, which are both 6-credit courses.
  • Healthcare Administration students take HCA-510: Introduction to Healthcare Administration and one of the following: HCA-520: Healthcare Informatics; HCA-530: Healthcare Law and Compliance; or HCA-550: Risk Management and Insurance in Healthcare. All courses are 3-credit courses. 

About our MBA Courses

  • 6-credit courses are 14 weeks long
  • 3-credit courses are 7 weeks long.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Curriculum

Total Credits: 36 (for students with a non business-related bachelor's degree)

 

Requirement PrerequisiteCredits
BUS 500*Fundamentals of Business Administration* Required for those without a business-related bachelor's degree6*
OLM 501Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice
3
OLM 521Ethical Decision Making OLM 501 completed or concurrently enrolled3
BUS 610Principles of Managerial Accounting & Financial Analysis 6
BUS 630Marketing & Communication Strategy
6
OPM 540Data Analytics 6
BUS 640Strategic Leadership in Business - PracticumTaken in final term of the program6
Total  36

*Students who possess a bachelor's degree that is not a business-related degree are required to take BUS-500.

Areas of Study: Customize your MBA

Students have the option of selecting an area of study in Operations Management or Healthcare Administration. Each area of study requires an additional 6 credits, making the MBA with an area of study a 42-credit program for those with a non business-related bachelor's degree. 

  • Operations Management students take OPM-520: Supply Chain Management and Logistics, or OPM-560: IT Leadership, which are both 6-credit courses.
  • Healthcare Administration students take HCA-510: Introduction to Healthcare Administration and one of the following: HCA-520: Healthcare Informatics; HCA-530: Healthcare Law and Compliance; or HCA-550: Risk Management and Insurance in Healthcare. All courses are 3-credit courses. 

About our MBA Courses

  • 6-credit courses are 14 weeks long
  • 3-credit courses are 7 weeks long.

MBA Admissions at Peirce

  • Candidates are required to possess a bachelor's degree completed with GPA of 2.75 or higher*
  • Candidates must complete a Graduate Application and submit a resume, personal statement and one reference

*Students with a GPA below 2.75 are encouraged to apply. Students, especially those with a GPA below 2.75, may also submit GRE/GMAT scores, interviews and other supporting documentation.

For students without a business-related bachelor's degree (such as Business Administration):

  • Complete 6-credit MBA Bridge Program (BUS-500) to align with ACBSP Common Professional Core
  • Current Peirce undergraduate students can complete a guided sequence of 9-12 credits from within our Business Administration courses or via credit-by-exam/test-out options
  • Eligible Peirce students can apply to the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program for the MBA

For more information on MBA admissions, contact Kyle Richardson at kmrichardson@peirce.edu or 215.670.9331.
You can also make an appointment with Kyle

 

 

    Program Outcomes

    Graduates of the MBA program will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate and apply strategic leadership skills to promote organizational change.
    2. Demonstrate ethical and analytical data-driven decision-making practices to implement strategy.
    3. Demonstrate and apply strategic organizational development practices.
    4. Develop and communicate a personal brand of leadership.
     



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