Degree At A Glance

  • Credits: 36
  • Tuition per Credit: $775
  • Online and in-person classes
  • Rolling admissions
  • 8 week courses
  • Earn your MBA in as little as one year. Part-time students can earn an MBA in two years.
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Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead an organization as you move into positions with more authority and responsibility. Juniata’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed for professionals aspiring to do well in leadership roles. Fulltime students can complete the program in one year.

A Distinct Experience

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Like traditional MBA programs, Juniata’s curriculum focuses on developing technical expertise in the functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, economics, human resource management, and operations. But, we also go a step beyond, inspiring you to be an innovative leader by providing meaningful international study, project management and consulting experience, and executive mentors who will help you on your journey.  

Formats offered: Online (January 2019 Pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education) on campus (August 2019).

Courses/Curriculum

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Curriculum

MBA-502 21st Century Leadership

This graduate level course is designed to strengthen students' leadership abilities by exploring leadership concepts, theories and student's experiences of leading. The role and function of leaders looks very different today than years ago. Change is the norm. Leaders must understand today's challenges and be able to function effectively given a borderless, multicultural, virtual, and diverse group of partners, stakeholders and constituents.

Fall & SpringYearly3 Credits  


NP-522  Marketing in Info Age

This course examines traditional marketing and how it has adjusted as a result of the challenges and opportunities of marketing in the Information Age. Information technology as manifested in the Internet and other enabling technologies creates a valuable marketing opportunity, and a great peril. As customers and competitors learn the power of real-time information, companies must learn to compete in a world where location and other long-held advantages may be less important.

VariableYearly3 Credits  


NP-540  Social Entrepreneurship

The goal of the class is to expose students to the field of social entrepreneurship, with a particular emphasis on understanding how social entrepreneurs effect positive social change. The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of social entrepreneurship, understand what makes it distinctive from traditional entrepreneurship, and identify and understand the framework needed to start and grow a sustainable social venture. The course will explore the assessment of the variations of social entrepreneurship, from the creation of an organization aimed at creating positive social change, to social responsibility initiatives within the concept of corporate social entrepreneurship.

VariableYearly3 Credits  


MBA-511 Quantitative Analysis & Research Methods

Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods will examine some of the principle analytical tools for decision-making in business and investigation in the social sciences.

VariableVariable3 Credits  


MBA-512 Organizational Behavior

In this graduate level course students will understand and interpret the theories and professional practices as related to organizational behavior. This will help students to acquire and use vital business knowledge and skills, and will invite students to think critically. Students will be able to explain relevant business, organizational, and leadership terms, facts, and processes. This will help students to acquire and use business knowledge and skills, and will encourage students to identify and transform data into useful information for decision-making. Students will analyze information to inform organizational decisions. This will help students to acquire and use business knowledge and skills, will encourage students to identify and transform data into useful information for decision-making, will force students to think critically, and will help students to recognize and evaluate the broad effects of business decisions. Students will demonstrate professional communication skills. This will assist students, as they move forward into their lives and careers, to communicate professionally. Students, working in teams, will propose solutions to a business or organizational case. This will provide students with the benefit of learning to work as members of teams.

Fall & SpringYearly3 Credits  


MBA-531 Professional Ethics & Social Responsibility

This graduate level course examines the responsibilities of management and senior executives as they lead organizations. The course will focus on stakeholder management, corporate social responsibility, ethics and morality, sustainable development. Students will learn to analyze, question critically, challenge and change ethical and moral standards, priorities, points of trade-off and compromise to be applied to business and professional behavior.

Fall & SpringYearly3 Credits  


MBA-571 Strategic HR Management & People Analytics

This graduate level course examines the fundamental issues behind current theory, techniques and practices encountered in human resource management.

VariableYearly3 Credits  


MBA-580 Project Management and Cntg

MBA 580 is the Capstone Course in the MBA program that examines the challenges of providing project management in the information age of global and cultural contexts. Project management as manifested in today's workplace provides both opportunity and great responsibility. The role and function of project managers looks very different today than years ago. Change is the norm. Project managers must understand today's challenges and be able to function effectively given a borderless, multicultural, virtual, and diverse group of team members.

VariableYearly3 Credits  


MBA-590 International Business Strategy

MBA 590 is an advanced level international business strategy course that focuses on the development of skills to understand a variety of business issues that professional managers face when managing organizations in international markets. Students will first develop an understanding of the conceptual frameworks that are the cornerstones for establishing global businesses. Specifically, the course will explore matters related to politics, laws, economics, cultures, ethics and norms that will affect how business professionals operate organizations in a global market. Students will be expected to learn tools relevant to international trade and investment that are critical to multinational enterprises (MNEs). Some of the key topics we will explore in this course includes entry mode choice, organizational architecture design, internal control and incentive mechanisms; and assessing the challenges of global citizenship, ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility for international business.

Fall & SpringYearly3 Credits  


MBA-523 Managerial Economics

Microeconomics is crucial to understanding the environment in which a manager operates, and as such facilitates better decisions under uncertainty. The main goal of this graduate level course is to employ microeconomic models to guide business decisions and to analyze industries. Undergirding this goal is crystallizing one's understanding of the ethical tradition of the mainstream Neoclassical economic framework and other ethical traditions that critique the Neoclassical tradition.

VariableYearly3 Credits  


MBA-532 Financial Reporting

The course examines current practices in corporate financial reporting and fundamental issues related to asset valuation and income determination. The emphasis is on financial statement analysis and interpretation of financial disclosures to help improve risk assessment, forecasting, and decision-making.

VariableYearly3 Credits  


MBA-541 Operations & Information Management

Operations and Information Management is designed to expose you to many of the widely accepted quantitative and qualitative methods for solving a wide range of business problems.

VariableYearly3 Credits  


AC-537 Cost Accounting

An analysis of the use of cost accounting systems to accumulate and allocate costs to support decision-making and managerial control. Emphasis is on solving real business problems. We will also explore socio-economic theories of the firm so that you may better understand the reasons/rationale for the many cost management techniques and procedures used to aid in making business decisions.

FallYearly3 Credits  


AC-563 Financial Markets & institutions

Financial Markets and Institutions is a graduate level economics course. Students develop a deeper understanding of the purpose of financial markets, what is required for them to operate well and why they sometimes fail, and also the important role of monetary policy in the economy. 

SpringOdd Years3 Credits Prerequisites: EB222 and graduate status.


AC-564 Financial Theory & Analysis

AC564 Financial Theory & Analysis develops the skills and knowledge you need to effectively evaluate investment choices and put together an appropriate investment portfolio for an individual or an institution.

SpringVariable3 Credits Prerequisites: EB361 and EB211 or ND.SS214


Over time, the MBA will add concentrations in areas to include Business Analytics, Health Care Administration, and others.  

Prerequisites include an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and the completion of accounting, microeconomics, statistics, and marketing courses.


For more information, please contact:

For more information, please contact:

Jason Moran
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
814-641-3419
moranj@juniata.edu