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Master of Business Administration


Pre-professional M.B.A.

The pre-professional Master of Business Administration program is a cooperation of the College of Arts, Education and Sciences and the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences. The pre-professional M.B.A. program is at the baccalaureate level and provides the basic courses needed for further graduate training for business careers. Undergraduate students intending to complete the pre-M.B.A. option will meet the university's general education and special College of Business and Information Sciences requirements. Students also must complete a CAES in a major of their choice and will be advised to enroll in specific business administration and related core courses. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.


M.B.A. Accounting Specialization

The accounting specialization in the MBA program prepares students for careers in corporate accounting, accounting consulting, Certified Public Accounting, and various financial management positions. Students will have the opportunity to develop broad managerial skills, while developing specialized knowledge and skills in the area of accounting. This program is only available online.

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M.B.A. Business Administration

The major objective of the Master of Business Administration is to provide a basic core of knowledge about various theories, techniques and practices relating to business administration and problem solving. In addition, candidates for the degree have an opportunity for in-depth study in areas of interest. The program is designed for candidates with undergraduate degrees not only in business administration but also in other disciplines. Graduate courses are offered in the evening for the convenience of employed or part-time students. The College of Business Administration at Clarion University is accredited by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This program is offered online.

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M.B.A. Finance Specialization

In today’s highly competitive business environment, managers need financial knowledge and tools to evaluate capital expenditures, make decisions about new products, identify funding sources and manage investments and risk. Having this knowledge is essential to sound decision making and is a valued function within all organizations. By earning our finance specialization with your MBA degree, you will gain knowledge in risk management and derivatives, international finance, financial theory and management of investment portfolios. You will explore real-world problems in finance and develop solutions based on the most current industry practices in this field. This program is only available online.

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M.B.A. Health Care Specialization

The Health Care specialization within the MBA program prepares students for careers in the healthcare, insurance, biotechnology, life sciences, and supporting industries. Traditional MBA courses are combined with healthcare specific courses providing unique insight into the business world of healthcare. Earning this specialization will provide students with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and will build the critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills needed by healthcare administrators. The program is offered online.

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Last Updated 1/7/22