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Either online or on campus, the part-time DeSales MBA program provides you with more than theories and tools for a successful career — it provides you with opportunities to discuss and apply what you have learned in a supportive environment.

Top-ranked by US News and World Report, the DeSales MBA program is the second largest in the state of Pennsylvania for five years running. Known for our superior personal service and unparalleled flexibility, the DeSales MBA program fits your busy life to take your career to the next level.

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The part-time DeSales MBA program is: 

Flexible: multiple locations and start dates

  • Classes are offered  online  or at our Pennsylvania campuses in Center Valley (main campus)Bethlehem AreaLansdale Area, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Pocono Medical Center, Immaculata University, and Center City Allentown.
  • We offer multiple start dates throughout the year with rolling admission - three 12-week terms in the fall, winter, and spring, and one 6-week term in the summer.  With more than fifty courses offered each session, you'll be able to finish your degree in your own time.
  • Life happens, and we'll support you. If you move, need to dedicate more time to family, change jobs or postpone school for a finite period of time, you can take up to seven years to complete your degree.

Personal: you're more than a number, we want to help you succeed.

  • Your advisor will act as your liaison from the time you inquire about our program, guiding you through your application, acceptance and course selection, and on to graduation. DeSales University may have the second largest MBA program in Pennsylvania, but you will never be just a number to us.

Affordabletuition deferment and no hidden fees

  • The cost of our programs is all inclusive. We show you all costs and fees up front so you won't be surprised – technology fees, tutoring, and any resources needed to support your success are included. If your employer offers tuition reimbursement, you are able to defer your tuition payment until the end of the session when you receive your employer's reimbursement. 

Focused: executive skills development, ethics, and globalization

  • You'll learn the skills you need for success in today's complex and dynamic world in our small interactive classes where you'll receive personal attention from faculty and advisers. Our ACBSP accreditation means you'll learn practical skills in the classroom that you can apply to your career today. Our faculty are working professionals; you'll be taught by active industry leaders who marry textbook theory with real-world application of tools, processes, and methodologies. Every course we teach is infused with business ethics based upon the Christian humanism philosophy of our patron saint, St. Francis de Sales.

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Connect with a DeSales MBA representative at or 610-282-1100 x1450.

KADAC Releases Lehigh Valley Business Sentiment Index: Lehigh Valley Nearing Full Employment

by Janelle Hill | Feb 12, 2018

The newly formed Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center at DeSales University (KADAC) has released its first report, which shows that business sentiment is high in the Lehigh Valley.

Dr. Kamran Afshar, director of KADAC, released the January 2018 update of the Lehigh Valley Business Sentiment Index (BSI) along with four DeSales students — Zach Kratz, Austin Kroegen, Daniel Sulpizio, and Roberto Recchia.

“Businesses are hiring,” said Afshar. “They are not laying off. We are looking at a situation where full employment is upon us.”

The survey found that businesses continued to hire without any decline over the past six months, and they are optimistic going forward. But Afshar warned that the Lehigh Valley’s population is aging faster than the national average.

“We are retiring a little bit faster and our labor force is also starting to drop,” he said. “That is an issue that we will have to face if that trend continues.”

Both purchasing and revenues saw a spike after Congress passed the new tax bill. But despite those increases, the long-term trend for both future purchases and revenues is dropping.

Afshar calls it an interesting process and says the next survey, which will be conducted in April, will better gauge the impact of the tax bill.


The Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center at DeSales University (KADAC) is a consulting firm specializing in market research, customer satisfaction surveys, and economic analysis.

KADAC is a joint effort between Dr. Kamran Afshar, a noted economist, consumer researcher, and data analytics expert in the Lehigh Valley and the DeSales University Division of Business.

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