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MBA (Master of Business Administration)


A top 20 Best Buy! ranked Clarion University's part-time online M.B.A. program as a top 20 best buy based on factors that included the cost of tuition and the AACSB International accreditation. No other state supported or state related M.B.A. program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania even broke through the top 50 programs. In bang for the buck, Clarion's part-time M.B.A. program stands alone. (for the list of rankings, click Here)

MBAGeneral Information

The College of Business Administration's AACSB International-accredited M.B.A. is offered in different formats to meet the varied needs of our students. A traditional program is available for students without an undergraduate business background. A three-semester and an 11 month program are available for those with undergraduate degrees in a business related field. A part-time online program is offered through Clarion's Virtual Campus to benefit working professionals and others seeking a fully accredited, on-line M.B.A.

Click here to read about the on-line M.B.A. experience from a student perspective.

Return on Investment

Are you looking for an affordable, accredited, traditional M.B.A.? An affordable, accredited, on-line M.B.A.? Are you a working adult needing a part-time on-line M.B.A.? In-state, out of state, or online from across the globe, we challenge you to compare our tuition rates with other AACSB International accredited M.B.A. programs and on-line M.B.A. programs from for profit institutions. You will soon see that our accredited M.B.A. program is a value that's hard to beat.

The MBA, Accounting and the 150 Credit Hour Requirement for CPA licensure

For those students interested in obtaining CPA licensure we offer a five-year course of study, which requires completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (four-year accounting major) along with the Master of Business Administration (one additional year).  The Clarion MBA program enables undergraduate accounting students to fulfill the 150 credit hour requirement for CPA licensure in Pennsylvania.  This flexibility provides Clarion students with the option of a four-year degree or a five-year undergraduate/graduate course of study. Click here for more information on the MBA CPA offering.

Student Life

Click here to check out the Association of Graduate Business Students page.