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Widener University School of Business Administration - Online MBA

Widener University School of Business Administration Online MBA Program Structure

The AACSB-accredited Widener University Online MBA is a 33-credit program that takes one year to complete in a full-time format, or two years in a part-time format. Classes are offered online, with some on-campus options.


MBA Credit Breakdown

Total credit hours: 33
Core course credit hours: 24
Elective course credit hours: 9
Total courses: 11 (students may be required to take up to 5 foundational courses depending on prior coursework)
Non-credit professional development hours: 5

Foundations (some or all may be required depending on prior coursework)

BUS 518 Applied Quantitative Analysis (3 credit hours)
BUS 528 Accounting and Legal Environment of Business (3 credit hours)
BUS 551 Organizational Behavior and Management (1 credit hour)
BUS 568 Financial Foundations for Managers (3 credit hours)
BUS 538 Principles of Economics (3 credit hours)

Core Curriculum

BUS 605 Leading Organizations and People (3 credit hours)
BUS 615 Information Systems and Data Analytics (3 credit hours)
BUS 625 Managerial Economics in an Innovative Environment (3 credit hours)
BUS 635 Marketing (3 credit hours)
BUS 645 Accounting and Managerial Decision Making (3 credit hours)
BUS 655 Strategic Financial Management (3 credit hours)
BUS 665 Managing Business Processes (3 credit hours)
BUS 675 Managing for Results (Capstone class) (3 credit hours)

General Track Electives

MGT 622 Developing Management Skills (3 credit hours)
MGT 625 Management of Change (3 credit hours)

Business Process Management Concentration

BPI 600 Business Process Management: Modeling to Monitoring (3 credit hours)
BPI 620 Business Process Strategy and Innovation (3 credit hours)
IS 650 Knowledge Management and Social BPM (3 credit hours)

Health Care Management Concentration

HCM 601 Health Care Policy (3 credit hours)
HCM 661 Community Health Management (3 credit hours)


Required MJ classes:

Introduction to Law (3 credits)
Critical Legal Analysis & Writing (3 credits)
Risk Management & Auditing (3 credits)
Corporate Regulatory Compliance: Rules & Standards (3 credits)
Corporate Compliance & Ethics I (3 credits)
Corporate Deviance (3 credits)
Corporate Compliance & Ethics II (3 credits)
Capstone for Corporate Regulatory Analysis & Compliance (3 credits)
TOTAL 24 credits

Required BUS classes:

Leading Organizations and People (3 credits)
Information Systems and Data Analytics (3 credits)
Managerial Economics in an Innovative Environment (3 credits)
Marketing (3 credits)
Accounting and Managerial Decision Making (3 credits)
Strategic Financial Management (3 credits)
Managing Business Processes (3 credits)
Capstone: Managing for Results (3 credits)

TOTAL: 24 credits

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Widener Online MBA course tuition is currently $1,004 per credit hour, and MJ course tuition is currently $1,224 per credit hour.


The following must submitted in order to enroll in the Widener Online MBA program:

• Application
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
• Minimum GPA of 2.7 (3.0 minimum for the MJ/MBA program)
• Official transcripts from each institution attended
• Statement of purpose: a brief summary of why you want to enroll
• Resume
• Two letters of recommendation
• GMAT – minimum score of 450 (waivers available)

The GMAT requirement may be waived for students with five years of relevant work experience, a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution, or an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Students in the dual degree program have a conditional GMAT waiver. You will be expected to maintain sufficient academic progress in the MJ portion of the dual degree. In the event that sufficient progress is not made in the MJ portion, you’ll be required to take the GMAT and earn a 450 or higher to continue in the MBA program.

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