Master of Business Administration Online MBA

Take your career to the next level and become a business leader through an ethics-driven and practical program.

Next Start Date
May 15th
Est. Program Length
1 year
Credit Hours
Course Length
7 weeks
Credits Accepted
Cost per Credit

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Alvernia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Online MBA Overview

With Alvernia University’s online MBA, you can hone your business skills so that you can advance your career and pursue a leadership role in for-profit and non-profit sectors. Through the flexible online format, you’ll be able to fit your studies into your busy schedule while learning from faculty who have real-world expertise. The pragmatic and ethics-driven program can be completed in as little as one year and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

2020-2021 Colleges of Distinction Business badgeAlvernia University earned the 2020-2021 Business Field of Study badge from Colleges of Distinction for 2020-21. Through a comprehensive vetting process, COD recognizes business programs that exhibit high-impact practices and criteria based on stability, multidisciplinary, practical experience, collaborative learning, business ethics, dedicated advising and counseling and industry connections.

Topics of Study

With our comprehensive accredited online MBA program, you will explore philosophies of moral leadership for the community, workplace, society and global world, as well as vital business topics that include:

  • Fundamental financial accounting concepts, including accounting information systems
  • Management theory and foundations of marketing
  • Basic concepts regarding financial decision-making and economic theory
  • Using accounting systems for managerial decision-making and problem-solving, including interpreting financial statements, cash flow, cost-volume-profit analysis and more
  • Effective and creative communication to promote teamwork and provide motivation
  • Marketing strategies and concepts, plus consumer behavior and new product development
  • How legal forces affect nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools and churches, including governmental regulations, employment problems and human resource policies
  • Using economic tools for managerial decision-making, specifically microeconomic theory and how it applies to various organizations
  • Financial management within an organization, including analyzing and planning financial performance and capital

As part of our online MBA, you will also need to assess an organization and develop strategic plans that will help it succeed in the global environment using case studies and applying your knowledge of different business theories.

Our Online MBA Program Is For Those:

  • Wanting to develop valuable management skills that can apply to almost any industry
  • Desiring to earn credentials to advance their career in the business realm
  • Seeking to broaden their knowledge on how businesses are managed and technical skills related to it

For those interested in Alvernia’s on-campus program, click here to learn more.


The online MBA program consists of 30-39 credits. The degree includes a required interdisciplinary course, an elective and a required capstone course. A total of 30 of the program’s credits make up the business courses, of which nine credits may be waived by the admissions committee based on graduate program policies.

Admission Requirements

For admission into Alvernia Online’s online MBA, you must have a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (GRE or GMAT required if lower than 3.0). To apply:

  • Speak to an enrollment counselor
  • Complete an application
  • Provide proof of a baccalaureate degree and all official college and institution transcripts
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources
  • Submit a one-page personal statement on the values of graduate education for your personal and professional goals
  • Submit a copy of your resume outlining your professional and educational experiences
  • Interview with the MBA program coordinator or committee. After all required application materials have been received, applicants will be contacted if an interview is necessary.
  • Provide additional evidence of potential for success (not required, but encouraged): items such as academic or professional awards, special certifications, samples of scholarly or creative work and completion of specialized examinations

Tuition & Fees

Full Program Tuition$690 per credit hour$26,910
Full Program Student Fees$50 per credit hour$1,950
Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 6)$690 per credit hour$22,770
Fees with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 6)$50 per credit hour$1,650
Total with Transfer Credits$24,420

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes about one year to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of time to completion, call an enrollment counselor at (888) 536-1251 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Alvernia offers loans, grants, scholarships, payment plans and GI Bill benefits to help make your education more affordable. Our enrollment counselors can help you determine your financial aid eligibility. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

Yellow Ribbon

Alvernia University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the GI Bill, provides those who served the U.S. military on active duty with free tuition and fees, as well as a book allowance. For more information, visit our Veterans page.

Career Outcomes

After earning your Master of Business Administration online, you can pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Finance executive
  • Marketing executive
  • Chief executive officer
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