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Arcadia University School of Global Business - MBA

Arcadia University School of Global Business MBA Program Structure

The completion of the Arcadia University MBA with a Global Perspective program at the School of Global Business requires 30 (36 credits for those needing the two foundation courses) credit hours to complete, which may include two foundation courses, the nine core courses and two International Business Experiences. The majority of classes are worth three credits, except for the two International Business Experience courses and the final course, Global Strategic Management, which is worth four credits.

The program is designed for working professionals, part-time students can complete the program in 19-22 months on a designated evening (either Tuesday or Thursday).  Part-time classes meet one evening per week and includes two international business experiences.  Full-time attendees can earn their degree in just 12 months, with classes meeting for the latter cohort two evenings per week.  Full-time students have one international trip as well. All classes run from 5:30-10 p.m.


As part of the required curriculum, the two International Business Experiences allow students to study for one week in a developed economy, and an additional week studying in a different developing or emerging economy. Students wishing to earn a concentration during the MBA program must take an additional three courses, totaling 39-45 credits for the entirety of the program. These concentrations can be in finance, leadership, or entrepreneurship, and may extend the length of the program between 19 and 22 months.

Class Profile

The average MBA class at the Arcadia University School of Global Business features less than 40 students that are, on average, under 30-years old. About 60 percent of the cohort is comprised of female students, with 35-45 percent internationally-based and U.S. minority students. The undergraduate GPA for each student was over 3.0. Students enroll with about 4.5 years of prior work experience.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The entirety of the Arcadia MBA program at the Global School of Business costs an estimated $44,280, billed over three, five, or six semesters. Tuition includes international business experiences, accommodations, and some meals.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan options are available for domestic students, in addition to private loan offerings. Financial assistance offerings include the Yellow Ribbon program for U.S. Armed Service veterans and members.


In order to apply to the Arcadia MBA program, it is recommended that applicants must have at least two to three years of prior work experience. The experience requirement will be waived for those applicants with a strong academic record of achievement. The following must also be provided:

• A completed online application
• An accredited Bachelor’s degree
• Official transcripts
• Letters of recommendation
• Professional résumé
• A signed Intent to Study Abroad form

Application materials will be reviewed throughout the year. Semester start dates for the MBA program will be the fall semester of each academic year.  No GMAT/GRE scores are required in order to apply. International applicants can learn more about the application process here.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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