Pennsylvania State University—​World Campus

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Finance
Master of Business Administration
Master of Project Management
Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Penn State’s online graduate business programs are AACSB-accredited and offer students high quality and rigorous educational experiences. Students network with high-caliber peers in positive learning environments. The curriculum is designed to integrate traditional theory with practical application skills which students report they immediately apply to their work. Courses are taught by Penn State faculty and involve quality interaction among industry experts, students, and professors.

School type Public
Terms Semester
AACSB accredited Yes
ACBSP accredited No
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 4
Concentrations offered
Accounting Manufacturing and Technology Management
Consulting Marketing
E-commerce Management Information Systems
Economics Production/Operations Management
Entrepreneurship Organizational Behavior
Finance Public Policy
General Management Supply Chain Management/Logistics
Human Resources Management Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research
Industrial Management Technology
International Business Transportation
Leadership Other

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 41
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. No


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 47 full-time; 3 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 91% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 36
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 46 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 21
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No face-to-face students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All
Dedicated business school career center Yes
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 8 years

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