News Release:

Penn State Great Valley Extends MBA Program to Abington and Brandywine Campuses

Program offers choice, convenience and affordability.

MALVERN, May 1, 2018 -- Penn State Abington and Penn State Brandywine are the latest campuses to offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program through the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies. Individuals looking to accelerate their career can earn their MBA at a convenient location close to home or work.

Designed specifically for working adults who want to complete the degree on a part-time basis, courses are presented in a flexible format. Classes meet one night a week on campus from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., either face-to-face or via video conferencing, with additional online coursework. Seven week terms allow students to focus on one course at a time and still complete the program in fewer than three years.

“We are excited to provide an affordable and accessible program for professionals seeking to advance their careers,” said Damian J. Fernandez, chancellor of Penn State Abington. “The MBA opportunity at Penn State Abington prepares tomorrow’s leaders to become strategic thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, innovators, and ethical leaders.”

Premier faculty combine their research with business enterprise expertise to give students a valuable and innovative classroom experience.  

The curriculum is designed to equip professionals with the intellectual and practical tools to run organizations, articulate a vision, and motivate colleagues and employees. The applications-oriented program explores real-world issues through case studies, projects, simulations, and guest lecturers who are leaders in business and industry.

“It makes sense to partner with other Penn State campuses to offer more convenient locations and opportunities for those looking to advance their careers but maintain a healthy work/life balance. A Penn State MBA opens doors, and we are excited to ease their entrance to success,” said James A. Nemes, chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Great Valley.

The MBA program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, a standing earned by less than 5 percent of the world's business programs.

Applications are being accepted now for fall 2018. To learn more about the MBA program at Penn State Abington or Penn State Brandywine, or to attend a webinar on May 3 or May 17 visit or  


About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible, and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st century public higher education within a world-class research university. With nearly 4,000 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 19 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more.

About Penn State Great Valley
For over 50 years, Penn State Great Valley has been dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs to professionals in southeastern Pennsylvania. Located in Malvern, the campus offers graduate degrees and certificates in accounting, business, data analytics, engineering, finance, and leadership in addition to a variety of noncredit professional development programs. Evening and hybrid courses are held in a flexible, seven week format, allowing students to meet the demands of work, family, and life in general.