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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: Hiring Spikes in the Lehigh Valley

by Janelle Hill | May 09, 2018

Hiring in the Lehigh Valley has hit its highest level in more than a decade.

That’s according to the Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center at DeSales University (KADAC), which released The Lehigh Valley Business Sentiment Index (BSI) for April 2018. Dr. Kamran Afshar, director of KADAC, compiled the report along with students Roberto Recchia ’19, Austin Kroeger ’19, and Dan Sulpizio ’18. 

“The results were somewhat exceptional compared to our other surveys,” said Afshar. “You have to go back to 2005 to find anything comparable. The Lehigh Valley is in a tight labor market.”

The number of businesses that are planning to hire in the next six months is also spiking. Although, according to Afshar, Lehigh Valley businesses can be overly optimistic in their predictions, the fact that they have significantly and consistently increased their level of expected hiring is a sign of further increases in demand for labor in the already tight Lehigh Valley labor market. 

Businesses are also feeling the impact of the tax law that Congress passed late last year, which has pushed up the level of purchasing. “We fully expected the optimism and we are seeing it,” said Afshar.

While he expects the rosy outlook to remain through the summer months, he also warns of red flags ahead, including higher interest rates and inflation, an increasing deficit, and a possible trade war with China.

“Some of the enthusiasm that we see going on, some of the shine will fall off.”

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