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Online Pre-MBA program


The Clarion University College of Business Administration's Online Pre-MBA program is designed to prepare prospective students for our MBA program and to provide distance learners knowledge of business principles that will equip them for potential success. These online courses are taught by faculty in the College of Business Administration. These are the same faculty who teach on-campus and are readily available to communicate with their online students. Clarion University is a regionally accredited university and the programs in the College of Business Administration are accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, these accreditations assure our learners that the education they will receive meets the most rigorous standards in business education.


The Online Pre-MBA program, designed for learners in the workforce, offers 2 to 3 courses each semester and 3 to 4 courses through the summer. Each course is 3 credit hours. The entire program is 8 courses; totaling 24 credit hours. The course offerings are listed below:


Financial Accounting                                

ACTG 251


ECON 211


ECON 212

Economic and Business Statistics I         

ECON 221

Economic and Business Statistics II              

ECON 222

Management Theory and Practice          

MGMT 320

Principles of Marketing                            

MKTG 360

Financial Management                            

FIN 370

Program Requirements. Students do not need to be accepted into the MBA program to participate in the Pre-MBA program*. Standard, post-baccalaureate admissions requirements apply to all students in the program who have already completed a bachelors degree in any discipline, from any regionally accredited college or university. Distance learners who have not yet completed a bachelors degree may participate in the program after successfully completing the undergraduate admissions process.


*Program participation/completion does not guarantee acceptance into the MBA program in the College of Business Administration at Clarion University.