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Accelerated One-Year MBA , Master's


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.
  • Shape your own learning. 
    More than a dozen elective areas, including the in-demand fields of Supply Chain and Health Care. 
  • Career development support. The DeSales Career Development Center is available to you. 
  • FREE additional professional development opportunities 
    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 the following Business Foundations (or their equivalencies) prior to beginning the core curriculum:
    • FD501 – Essentials of Economics
    • FD503 – Accounting for Decision Makers
    • FD506 – Managerial Statistics
  • 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
  • 2 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

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 — 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

Session 2    

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

Session 3

  • 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

Session 4 

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

Session 5

  • CR 507 Executive Skills Development
  • Professional Development Seminar

Tuition & Fees

Program Costs

  • Tuition/credit hour: $880*
  • Total Cost Grad Certificate (12 credits): $10,560
  • Total Cost Master's Degree (36 credits): $31,680**
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $120
  • Returned Check Service: $30 

*Tuition costs will remain the same for the 2022-2023 academic year. Tuition costs are subject to change with notice.
**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!

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Center Valley