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Accelerated One-Year MBA , Master's


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

  • Full-time 12-15 month program
  • No GMAT required
  • Online or hybrid format
  • 7 areas of focus
  • Career development support
  • FREE additional professional development opportunities

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 the FD505, Foundations in Business course.
  • Classes will be a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous online formats.

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

    Admissions Requirements

    Admissions to the MBA program are on a rolling basis. 

    Apply Online
    Deadline: Rolling

    Application Checklist

    • Current resume
    • Completed application
    • 2 professional references/recommendation letters (if required)
    • 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

    International Students

    • English Competency Exam Required: TOEFL
    • Transcript Evaluation Required: Yes
    • Certificate of Finances Required: Yes
      • Contact Graduate Admissions at 610-282-1100 x1768 or


    Session 1

    for those students without previous business classes

    • FD 505 Foundations in Business

    Session 2    

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

    Session 3

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

    Session 4 

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

    Session 5

    • CR 507 Strategic Thinking and Leadership

    Academic Catalog

    Tuition & Fees

    Program Costs

    • Tuition/credit hour: $940*
    • Total Cost Grad Certificate (12 credits): $11,280
    • Total Cost Master's Degree (36 credits): $33,840**
    • Graduation Fee: $120
    • Returned Check Service: $30 

    *Tuition/credit hours listed are for 2024-2025 academic year. Tuition and fees are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change with notice.
    **Does not include Foundation Courses.

    View a comprehensive list of financial aid forms and graduate program information sheets

    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

    acbsp accreditation

    ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

    Business Programs at DeSales University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

    Download DeSales ACBSP Self Study (pdf)

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