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Accelerated One-Year MBA , MBA

Overview

You can earn your MBA degree in just ONE YEAR with this accelerated cohort program.

Are you ready to transform your life? Our top-ranked DeSales MBA attracts and nurtures a special kind of leader. You’ll meet amazing people while exploring new opportunities as you learn along with peers who share your drive and intellectual curiosity. 

  • Accelerated one-year or 15-month program.
  • No GMAT required.
  • Build and expand your network. 
    You'll move through the program with your cohort — peers from a diverse mix of industries. 
  • Online or Flex format.
    Learn from the comfort of wherever you are. Or join us at our gorgeous Center Valley campus once the Stay-at-Home regulations are lifted.
  • Shape your own learning. 
    Thirteen elective areas, including in-demand fields of Supply Chain and Health Care.
  • Hands-on, real-world learning. Interact and learn from business executives in classes and as part of the DeSales MBA Consulting Team.
  • Career development support. Free bi-weekly seminars from the DeSales Career Development Center.
  • FREE bonus career development seminars.
    Expand your skillset with optional seminars on a variety of topics.

Are you ready to reach your full potential? Apply or inquire today. 

The Details

  • Students who possess a business related undergraduate degree will complete the program in 12 months.
  • Students who have not taken business courses will take three, 6-week courses in Business Foundations during the summer 2020 session to prepare them for the 12- month program (total 15-month program).
  • Classes will be a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous online formats.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions to the MBA program are on a rolling basis. 

Apply Online
Application Fee: $50 - waived if you attend a free information session
Deadline: Rolling

Application Checklist

  • Current resume
  • Completed application
  • 3 professional references/recommendation letters
  • A personal statement explaining why you want to pursue an MBA and what you feel you could bring to the classroom discussion/experience, etc.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions you attended
  • A GPA of a 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution
  • No GMAT required
  • Interview

Prerequisites

To be eligible for the MBA program, you must have completed the following equivalent undergraduate courses:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Statistics    

Prerequisite coursework should be completed within the seven years preceding the date of acceptance into the program, with course grades of "C" or better. Each course should be the equivalent of at least three credit hours of academic work.

If you have not successfully completed these courses, you must make them up using any one or a combination of the following three options:

  • Undergraduate level CLEP examination
  • Credit By Examination. See the Credit by Examination section of the Graduate Catalog
  • Graduate level foundation course(s):
    • FD 501 Essentials of Economics
    • FD 503 Accounting for Decision Makers
    • FD 506 Managerial Statistics 

    Enjoy at 10% tuition discount on all Summer 2020 foundation courses!

    About the foundation courses:

    • Foundation courses facilitate accelerated coverage of prerequisite subject matter. 
    • The pace is rapid and significant preparation outside of class is expected. 
    • Completion of foundation courses does not reduce or substitute the MBA graduation requirements. 
    • Grades earned in these courses will not be computed in the graduate GPA. 
    • Information about the equivalency between Undergraduate Foundation Courses and Graduate Level Foundation Courses is available through the MBA office.

Deadline to apply August 1, 2020

International Students
English Competency Exam Required: TOEFL
Transcript Evaluation Required: Yes
Certificate of Finances Required: Yes

Curriculum

Summer 2020 Foundational Classes

for those students without previous business classes

  • FD 501 Essentials of Economics
  • FD 503 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • FD 506 Managerial Statistics
  • Free Business Computing Workshop

Fall Session 2020    

  • CR 501 Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • CR 505 Organizational Management
  • CR 504 Marketing Management
  • CR 508 Business Computing
  • Professional Development Seminar

Winter 2021

  • CR 506 Financial Management
  • CR 503 Business and Society
  • PM 501 Introduction to Project Management
  • Elective Select focus course with advisor approval
  • Professional Development Seminar

Spring 2021 

  • MG 504 Managerial Decision Making
  • CR 510 Capstone Integration Course
  • Elective Select focus course with advisor approval
  • Professional Development Seminar

Summer 2021 (6-week course)

  • CR 507 Executive Skills Development
  • Professional Development Seminar

Tuition & Fees

Program Costs for 2019-2020

  • Tuition/credit hour: $855
  • Total Cost (36 credits): $30,780*
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $120
  • Returned Check Service: $30 

*Does not include Foundation Courses.

DeSales University's is an approved training provider with the Pennsylvania state unemployment benefits TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance) and WIA (Workforce Investment Act).

DeSales University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to aid in the education of our veterans.

Tuition Deferment

DeSales University offers graduate students the opportunity to defer payment of their tuition when they will be receiving reimbursement from their employer or when they are eligible to receive financial aid. A copy of your employer's tuition reimbursement policy must be forwarded to the Treasurer's Office and/or all necessary financial aid paperwork must be filed with the Financial Aid Office before tuition deferment is granted. 

Tuition deferment is a privilege given to graduate students at DeSales and can be revoked if this privilege is abused. Please note that you, as the student, are responsible for payment of your tuition balance in the event that your financial aid/loans or employer reimbursement is not received by the Treasurer's Office.

Tuition Reimbursement

When a student is eligible for tuition reimbursement from his/her employer, written evidence of eligibility is required. The student is responsible for requesting this reimbursement from his/her employer. In cases where reimbursement is contingent upon successful completion of the course(s) and the student either withdraws or does not achieve a grade sufficient to warrant maximum reimbursement, the student is ultimately responsible for payment for the course(s).

Refund on Withdrawal

A refund of tuition payments will be made to a student who withdraws from a course. In all cases, credits will be calculated from the date the student completed the official withdrawal form, and the rebate will be based on the schedule shown listed below. 

Refunds apply to tuition only. If a student is allowed to enroll by use of the deferred payment procedure, any funds due the University are immediately due and payable upon withdrawal.

Withdrawal during the add/drop period is 100% of tuition refunded. The schedule below is for withdrawal after the first class after the close of the add/drop period. 

  • Withdrawal after 1st class: 80% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 2nd class: 65% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 3rd class: 50% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 4th class: 25% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 5th class: No refund

     

Info Sessions

Attend an online info session and have your application fee waived!

View & register for upcoming info sessions

The DeSales MBA is Top Ranked

The DeSales MBA program is ranked as one of the best online MBA programs. And, it's ranked as one of the best MBA programs for veterans, too!

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