University of Scranton Online Master of Business Administration

Why University of Scranton? 

This mid-sized private Jesuit university recruits students for its online Master of Business Administration. There are no prerequisites for this program specified. . Applications do not need to include standardized test results. While educational potential will be considered, a minimum undergraduate GPA is not a requirement for admission. 

The university’s Kania School of Business oversees the curriculum. All aspects of an application, including academic history, test scores, and professional experience, are taken into account before making a final decision.

Program Snapshot

University Name University of Scranton
Location Scranton
State PA Grade B+
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Kania School of Business
Credits 48
Cost per credit 965
Tuition for Entire Program $46,320.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Finance
  • Healthcare management
  • Operations management
  • Human Resources management
  • International business
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Responsibility, Sustainability and Justice (capstone/cornerstone)
  • Accounting for management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Operations management
  • Introduction to business Analytics
  • management Information Systems
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing management
  • Concentration courses
Does the Program Include a Capstone? yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Triple Bottom Line approach (an emphasis on sustainable development as it relates to social, fiscal and environmental factors;  small class sizes; personalized career services and connections with recruiters 
Program Description The program’s 48 credits can be completed within 2 years. A capstone is required but there is no required internship or practicum.  Students can specialize within 8 concentration areas: Accounting, Business Analytics. Enterprise Resource Planning, Finance; Healthcare Management, Operations Management, Human Resources Management and International Business.  


What will I Learn?

 Curricular foundations are covered in Accounting for management, Managerial Economics and Financial Management. Students gain skills in daily business functions in Operations management, Introduction to Business Analytics, and Management Information Systems. They build people skills in Organizational Behavior and Marketing management. The remaining credits are fulfilled via courses in the student’s concentration.  All courses are built around the Triple Bottom Line approach, which emphasizes sustainable financial growth.

In keeping with UScranton’s Jesuit ethical context, the capstone course in this program is entitled Responsibility, Sustainability and Justice.

Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Accounting; Business Analytics; Enterprise Resource Planning; Finance; Healthcare management; Operations management; Human Resources management; International business


How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 2 years and pay $965 per credit for a total of 48 credits, or just over $46,000.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Asynchronous instruction is used for every session, which means that students are not forced to log in to their online classes at the specified times. Instead, students are obliged to participate in specific online tasks each week and are provided with frequent opportunities to communicate with both their instructor and other students in the class. Activities conducted online may include watching online lectures, doing interactive practice exercises, and taking part in online group discussions; however, this list is not exhaustive.

There is no requirement to visit the campus. Within this time frame, students will have finished the curriculum. The program welcomes new students in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, giving them three opportunities to begin their studies each year.


Offering small class sizes and personalized career services, Scranton’s program focuses on building students’ networks and helping them make connections with recruiters. The curriculum will be attractive to applicants who are motivated by sustainability, social justice, and the ethical aspects of business management. The program has a moderate cost-to-degree within a fairly flexible course structure. Concentrations in Enterprise Resource Planning and International Business help the program stand out from others.