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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Online MBA
Credit: Ugur Akdemir

College of Business Administration and Information Sciences Online MBA


List of Courses Offered

The following are the concentration options available for students enrolled in this program:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Non-Profit Business

Additionally, the following core courses are administered to students enrolled in this program, regardless of their chosen concentrations.

  • Leadership and Organization
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Legal and Ethical Environment for Business
  • Advanced Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Decision Making
  • Operations Management and Information System
  • Strategic Management and Business Politics


  • The target time for students to complete this program is 2 years.

Cost Structure

  • Per credit hour, this program costs $675.60 for in-state students and $769.10 for out-of-state students. Therefore, for the 30 credits for the duration of the program, in-state students pay a total of $20.268 while out-of-state students pay $23,073.
  • For veterans and active military service members, the tuition is fixed at $675.60 regardless of in-state or out-of-state status. Also available for this category of students, as well as others, are several opportunities for financial aid and scholarships as can be accessed on the institution’s financial aid website.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Academic background: Candidates must have acquired a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.25 to be considered eligible for the program. Candidates with less than 3.25 in their undergraduate degree will be required to provide GMAT scores.
  • Work Experience: This is an important requirement for applicants to be considered eligible for this program.
  • Language: TOEFL is a prerequisite for international students to be admitted into this program. To be considered eligible, international students must score a minimum of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test and 80 on the internet-based test. Alternatively, international students can prove their language proficiency through IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0.

Class Profile and Potential Salary

  • The total number of students enrolled in this program is 140.
  • Minority students make up 14% of the student body.
  • International students form 4% of the student body.
  • The average age of students enrolled in the program is 29 years.
  • The average class size for the program is 29.
  • The maximum class size for the program is 35.
  • 5 veterans or active service members have been enrolled in the program.
  • 82% of the students are employed upon enrollment.
  • The gender distribution for this program is balanced at 50% male student participation and 50% female student participation.
  • Information regarding the potential salary for graduates of this program is unavailable.

GMAT Requirements and Scores

  • GMAT or GRE is required for admission into this program.
  • Information regarding the minimum GMAT and GRE scores are, however, unavailable.

Application Procedures

In order to apply for this program, interested candidates are required to do the following:

  • Completion of the online application.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Submission of GMAT or GRE test scores.
  • Submission of resume showing professional work experience.
  • Submission of recommendation forms.
  • Payment of $40 nonrefundable application fee.

Application Timeline

  • Fall Admission: Rolling (Fall 2018).

Acceptance Rate

  • According to US News and World Report, 81 students were accepted and enrolled into the program out of 88 applications. Therefore, the acceptance rate for this program stands at 92%.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1: Can I request a waiver for the GMAT requirements?

Ans: GMAT is automatically waived for applicants with a 3.25 GPA or higher in their undergraduate admissions. It is also waived for applicants with five or more years of related work experience.

Q 2: Is there a minimum GMAT score?
Ans: Information regarding the minimum GMAT score cannot be sourced at this time.

Q 3: How long does it take to complete this program?

Ans: The target time for students to complete this program is 2 years.

Q 4: Are there any veteran benefits?

Ans: Yes. Veterans pay in-state tuition regardless of their location and also gain access to specific financial aid options.

Q 5: Does the program require any on-site presence?

Ans: No. The program can be completed 100% online. It can also be completed abroad.

Q 6: Is the tuition the same for residential and non-residential students?

Ans: No. Out-of-state students pay a higher tuition fee of $769.10 per credit hour while in-state students pay $675.60 per credit hour.

Q 7: Is the program accredited?

Ans: Yes. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Q 8: What are the concentration options for students of this program?

Ans: The following concentrations are available for students to specialize in:

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Healthcare
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Non-Profit Business

Q 9: Must I be employed to be enrolled in this program?

No. Only 82% of students enrolled in this program were employed upon admission. However, work experience is a vital requirement for eligibility.

Q 10: What is the credit requirement for the completion of this program?

Ans: To complete the program, students must earn the requirement of 30 credits.

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