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Widener University Launches Accredited Online MBA Program

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CHESTER, PA – Widener University introduced its online MBA program, available in a general business track or with focused concentrations in the high growth fields of health care management and business process innovation. The program is now enrolling for the Fall 2014 semester.

“With the immense growth potential of the health care and business process sectors, we felt it was an important time to expand access to our competitive MBA programs,” says Penelope Sue Greenberg, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies at Widener University. “Our recognition as a top university for civic engagement doesn’t end on our campus. We look for ways to engage professionals nationwide to prepare them with the specialized skills needed for areas of high opportunity, so improving access to our competitive programs made perfect sense.”

Widener’s MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In addition, the Health Care Management concentration is one of only a few programs of its kind nationwide to also be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries, projected to employ more people in the next 10 years than any other industry, with a high demand for skilled management professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business process and operations research analysts are projected to see a higher than average job growth with an expected an increase of 27% through the year 2022

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, PA, and Wilmington, DE, serve approximately 6,300 students. Professionals eager to become inspirational leaders who promote positive change in areas of growing demand are invited to learn more about Widener’s online MBA offerings on the program page, or by speaking with a program manager at 1-844-386-7321.