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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Why Earn an MBA Online at Etown SGPS?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offered by Elizabethtown College's School for Graduate and Professional Studies focuses on a unique blend of practical, real-world business skills and forward-thinking knowledge, essential for career advancement in today's competitive landscape. Tailored for ambitious professionals, the program focuses on key areas like finance, marketing, corporate social responsibility, and diverse management styles. What sets the Etown MBA apart is its emphasis on the practical application of theories, not just theoretical learning. This approach, centered around real case studies, equips students to immediately apply their learning in their daily work, enhancing their professional skills and career prospects. Through case studies, group projects, and interactions with industry experts, students gain practical skills and an understanding of contemporary business challenges.

Program Outcomes:

  • Apply academic business theory to practice.
  • Combine leadership and management skills to address organizational issues.
  • Integrate fiscal responsibility into planning and budgeting.
  • Conduct forecasting through the use of management science and information technology tools.
  • Develop strategic planning skills that incorporate critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Implement decisions that incorporate ethics and social responsibility.
  • Lead in the workplace by developing and using interpersonal competencies.
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What Career Opportunities Could I Have With an MBA?

Enrolling in an MBA program at Etown presents a unique opportunity for students to delve into various business realms through a curriculum that mirrors real-world scenarios. This program is designed to cover diverse career paths such as Human Resources, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Development, and Communications, ensuring comprehensive learning. Ideal for those seeking to transform their business acumen and leadership capabilities, the Etown MBA program is a gateway to immediate and impactful career advancements in various business sectors. The effectiveness of this approach is reflected in the notable success of graduates, who have found prestigious positions in companies like Highmark Health, GlaxoSmithKline, Exelon, Johnson & Johnson, and The Vanguard Group.

Since receiving my MBA I have been promoted twice and helped to launch two departments in my company. I also gained a better understanding of process and project management, which is what I am doing today.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is priced at $675 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

Tuition & Aid 

Online Master of Business Administration Requirements and Concentrations

The MBA from Elizabethtown College SGPS requires 36 credit hours of academic work. (Depending on your educational and professional background, foundational courses may be recommended). MBA concentrations are available in Data Analytics, Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Health Care Administration, Non-Profit Leadership, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Strategic Leadership, Sports Management, and Wealth Management. Degree candidates must take at least 30 credits from Elizabethtown College.

The MBA offers two tracks to completion, a full-time one-year program and an accelerated part-time option taking 2+ years:

  • The full-time, one-year track enables qualified candidates the opportunity to complete the program in one year. Candidates choosing this track benefit from a discounted tuition rate for committing to this full-time program.
  • The accelerated part-time track allows busy candidates the flexibility they need to manage a work, life, and graduate school balance. Candidates in this track usually complete the program in two years but have the flexibility to extend that timeframe and step in and out of the program as life requires.
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Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate the usefulness of different statistical techniques and their real-world application.
  • Explain the management implications of the use of business intelligence and knowledge management systems.
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of descriptive statistics (populations and samples, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, measures of distribution) and their real-world application.
  • Analyze problems in business and accounting using appropriately selected data visualization tools.
  • Apply intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills in SQL.
  • Sit for: 1Z0-061: Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals (OCA) and pass at a 60% level or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate the steps to start, innovate, and grow a business.
  • Analyze the strategies involved in running a successful business.
  • Articulate leadership skills and practices to optimize business performance.
  • Critique governance structures and succession planning as a vital component of a business model.
  • Develop a business plan for a new entrepreneurial business idea or possible innovation.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Manage people and processes in health care organizations.
  • Drive strategy and improvement in health care organizations.
  • Ensure required policies are applied to health care administration.
  • Apply principles of economics to manage finances in health care organizations.
  • Develop insight into one of the following elective areas: managing information systems or human resources in health care organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe strategies for strategic revenue generation, such as fundraising techniques, grant writing, and donor engagement.
  • Explain the principles of governance, advocacy, and the role of boards in non-profit organizations.
  • Compare different governance models and advocacy approaches in the non-profit sector.
  • Analyze ethical dilemmas and propose ethical solutions in leadership and decision-making scenarios.
  • Construct a governance and advocacy framework that aligns with the organization’s values and fosters positive change.
  • Reflect on personal leadership practices and ethical decision-making, identifying areas for further development and growth.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify critical management skills such as negotiating, working effectively within a diverse business environment, ethical decision-making, and use of information technology.
  • Apply current purchasing & procurement procedures utilizing case problems and problem-based learning situations.
  • Apply project management skills, including demand forecasting (data analytics), Lean, and Six Sigma concepts to operations and supply chain management.
  • Evaluate current Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) from a production, quality management, continuous improvement, and execution standpoint.
  • Articulate the industry’s impact on the environment, sustainability, and government (ESG).
  • Recognize the emerging concept of enterprise and resource planning (ERP).
  • Express how to leverage key tools and systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Warehouse & Logistics Management Systems, and Supply/Demand Forecast.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply strategic leadership decision-making and ethics related to sports business.
  • Analyze social, cultural, and political influences on sports business.
  • Evaluate sport program administration, philosophy, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Develop an understanding of sports administration communication, networking, and marketing.
  • Examine personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills and competencies.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a leadership philosophy.
  • Recognize how diagnosis and solution generation are important to problem-solving.
  • Navigate organizational change using leadership and management skills.
  • Build teams to collaborate across sectors.
  • Communicate strategically.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand major principal knowledge topics established by the CFP® exam.
  • Gain essential skills in financial planning considering clients’ unique circumstances.
  • Design and develop strategies and approaches to wealth management.
  • Communicate in writing regarding financial goals and portfolio risk-return metrics.

Application Requirements & Process

To enter our Master of Business Administration (MBA) you will need to:

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (waivers possible based on work experience and other factors).
  • Minimum of three years of professional leadership/management experience (can include undergraduate experience).
  • Show a commitment to devote considerable time to coursework in an accelerated program.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the graduate application via the online portal which includes the submission of a $50 nonrefundable application fee, which is waived for Elizabethtown College graduates.
    • You will need to request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you have attended and upload your current resume.
    • Additionally, prepare a 1-2 page essay outlining your professional goals, your current approach to leadership and management, and how you intend to apply the graduate degree to your long-term professional life.
    • The application process also requires two recommendations; one must be from your current supervisor, and the other can be from someone who can vouch for your professional and academic capabilities. Detailed instructions for these recommendations are provided within the admissions portal. Rest assured, these recommendations will be kept confidential and only used as part of your application assessment.
  •  International students interested in applying to the program are required to submit several specific documents as part of their application process.
    • This includes the College Board Certification of Finances form, which is essential for assessing financial readiness.
    • Additionally, a copy of the photograph page of your passport must be provided for identity verification. Standardized test scores from exams such as the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, PTE, or Cambridge English are also necessary, unless your bachelor’s degree was taught in English.
    • Finally, transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Services (WES) to ensure that your academic credentials meet the program's standards.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.

Etown seniors, alumni, and employees may be able to take advantage of our two-step, fast-tracked application process.

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