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Online MBA Curriculum

The Foundation of Leaders

At Widener University, academics, leadership, and service come first. Students are challenged to connect curricula to societal issues and to take responsibility for their role in today’s global society through hands-on learning, service projects, and advanced career preparation.

Our online MBA curriculum consists of 33 credit hours, 24 of which are from core courses, and the remaining nine credits are earned through elective courses. Students are also required to complete five non-credit hour professional development courses taught by seasoned career development professionals. You will learn how to outline your personal career plan, build your professional network using social media sites, approach potential misconduct, and enhance your ethical decision-making skills. The courses take 1-3 hours to complete and include video presentations, writing or discussion activities, readings and are completed over each two week semester breaks. Courses cover topics such as ethics, advanced interviewing, career planning, negotiation, and leadership.

Widener’s online MBA program offers up to 5 foundation courses that must be met prior to beginning the online MBA program or select courses. Graduates with an undergraduate business background from a U.S. institution may be able to waive the foundation requirements based on previous academic study. If you hold an undergraduate degree from a non-business background, see below for a list of foundation course requirements. Foundation courses are self-paced allowing students to take two at a time.

Inspire your inner leader with our comprehensive general business administration track or choose a concentration in Business Process Innovation or Health Care Management.

The MBA Curriculum at a Glance


Core Curriculum

Professional Development Coursework

General Electives*

Business Process Innovation Concentration

Health Care Management Concentration