Arcadia’s Business Degree Focuses on High-Growth Industries
Arcadia’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is 100% online. You’ll gain an executive-level understanding of core business areas, then build experience in one of three specific industries.
Choose a concentration in:
- Healthcare Finance
- Financial Analysis
- Organizational Leadership
Why Choose Arcadia’s MBA Online Degree Program?
Our MBA degree program is online and offers three concentrations, so you graduate with the specific skills required to meet the needs of top-growth industries in the U.S.
Coursework is hands-on through group projects, simulations, life projects, and real-world applications, so you graduate with real management-level experience. Designed for professionals with full-time commitments, there are no GRE or GMAT scores required, and you’ll learn in:
- A flexible online format so you can study when it’s best for you, full-time or part-time
- Small classes that focus on collaboration with your peers and expert faculty
- An accredited program — Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Learn More Today
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Career and Salary Growth with an MBA Degree
An MBA is your pathway to a salary premium. A recent survey shows that U.S. companies plan to offer new MBA hires a median starting salary of $115,000 – compared to the $95,000 offered to those hired with a Master’s in Management degree.1 And while the average salaries for specific roles are impressive on their own, you can earn even more when your employer is in one of the top-paying industries.
Engaging MBA Curriculum. Flexible Online Format.
Arcadia’s MBA is 100% online and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), signaling our faculty’s expertise and curriculum’s rigor. Learning when and where it’s best for you, you’ll build management experience in key business areas, including marketing, operations, economics, finance, and global social responsibility. Then you’ll build your expertise by choosing a concentration in Financial Analysis, Healthcare Finance, or Organizational Leadership.
- Marketing Management
- Operations Management
- Corporate Financial Management
- Managerial Economics
- Global Issues of Social Responsibility and Law
- Strategic Management/Capstone
Arcadia University is here to support you throughout the admissions process. Ready to get started? Here are our admission requirements for applying to the MBA online degree program.
|Completed online application—you can apply now (there is NO application fee)|
|Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA from an accredited institution. If your GPA is under 2.75, a personal statement is required for admission consideration|
|Official transcripts from each college, university, or professional school attended|
|Prior coursework or proficiency in Marketing, Economics, Accounting, and Finance demonstrated by completion of undergraduate coursework and/or work experience|
|Two letters of recommendation|
You can transfer up to six credits to meet part of the MBA online requirements. Students pursuing (or graduating from) the CHS leadership certificate will be able to transfer all of those credits toward the MBA in Healthcare Finance or the MBA in Organizational Leadership.
We welcome applications all year, and you can begin classes in the spring, summer, or fall.
In Arcadia’s MBA online program, you’ll complete 10 courses (30 credit hours) to attain your degree with a cost per credit of $825. Without transferring credits, your total tuition is $24,750.*
Be sure to explore your financial aid options. Arcadia University is also a Military Friendly® School, striving to offer quality and cost-effective education for service members and veterans.
What You Will Learn
Arcadia’s online Master of Business Administration builds the executive-level knowledge, skills, and strategies you need across business to step into senior management roles with success.
- Analyze emerging local and global trends affecting businesses today
- Develop expertise within a specialized area of business through a concentration
- Design and implement more effective strategic plans with enhanced skills associated with data gathering, analysis, and evaluation
- Demonstrate critical thinking and multi-disciplinary problem-solving
- Improve areas such as management information, communication, and productivity with technology
- Lead organizations in achieving their goals and objectives through effective delegating, team-building, and motivating practices
- Integrate cultural awareness and diversity in implementing ethical decisions
Learn From Expert Faculty
Our MBA online program is taught by experienced professors who will expand your understanding of coursework and how it applies to real-life situations.
Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., CPA/PFS, ChFC®, ChSNC®, CGMA, CFE, AEP, Executive Director of the MBA program and Professor of Accounting
Professor Brinker is a tax consultant to the financial services industry and local CPA and law firms. He lectures and writes extensively on the financial and tax planning implications encountered by families with individuals having special needs and is currently Chair for the American College Center for Special Needs at the American College of Financial Services in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He has received awards for teaching excellence, including the PICPA’s Educator of the Year Award and the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Mr. Brinker is the executive director of the MBA program and a professor of accounting. He's a member of the American, Florida, and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and the International Bar Association.
In addition to presenting nationally and internationally on topics that primarily include tax accounting, individual taxation, and taxation for closely held businesses, he has published dozens of articles in numerous journals, including The Journal of Accountancy, The Journal of International Taxation, The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Practical Estate Planning, and The Journal of Financial Services Professionals.
Prior to joining the faculty of Arcadia University and the American College of Financial Services, Mr. Brinker was founding partner in a local CPA firm and member of both the audit and tax departments of Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Young & Company.
Tom graduated cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University in Accountancy and holds master's degrees in Taxation and Accounting from Widener University. In addition to earning his J.D. from Columbia Pacific University in International Law, Professor Brinker earned an LL.M. in International Taxation from Regent University School of Law, where he received the distinction of “Outstanding Graduate” in his class.
Online Learning Experience
Arcadia’s online programs bring together the best aspects of flexibility and personal guidance. You can study at your pace, accessing the online coursework at convenient times for your schedule. At the same time, we built our online environment to provide seamless engagement with your instructors and classmates. Benefit from a highly flexible experience backed by ongoing support for achieving your career goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to common questions about the Master of Business Administration program online. If you have a question not covered here, request more information to connect with an enrollment adviser.
How fast can I complete the MBA online program to earn my degree?
At Arcadia University, you can complete the MBA online program in as few as 19 months. To learn more about the curriculum, visit our courses page.
Does the MBA online program require an entrance exam like the MAT or GRE?
Entrance exams are not required for admission to Arcadia's master's degree program. You can learn additional requirements on our admissions page.
Does the MBA online program require work experience?
Work experience is preferred, but not required to join this master's degree program. You do need prior knowledge of marketing, economics, accounting, and finance, whether through work or undergraduate courses. You can learn about additional program requirements on our admissions page.
How many credits are needed to complete the MBA online program?
You will complete 30 credits to earn the Master of Business Administration. We accept up to six credits to help you finish faster. And, if you're pursuing (or graduating from) the CHS leadership certificate, you can transfer all of those credits toward the MBA in Healthcare Finance or the MBA in Organizational Leadership. Learn about the courses you will take on the curriculum page.
How long do I have to complete the MBA online program?
Arcadia designed the MBA online program for working professionals with busy lives. So, if something interrupts your course of study, you do not have to worry about losing credit for completed courses. You have five full years to complete the degree. To see the curriculum, visit our courses page.
Source and Disclaimer
- Guide to Your Average MBA Salary. MBA.com. Retrieved April 28, 2023, https://www.mba.com/business-school-and-careers/salary-and-roi/guide-to-your-average-mba-salary.
*This is an estimate of the total tuition based on the current school year and is subject to change.