A Guide to Philadelphia Business Schools

So you want to study business here in Philadelphia? Check out this guide on business schools in the Philadelphia area and find the school you’ve been looking for!

Arcadia University

18 month accelerated MBA program with an international focus. Program designed for working adults. Classes are one night a week. More information and an application can be found on the website.

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business
1-800-2-DREXEL (undergraduate)
Rob Palachick 215.895.6804 (graduate)

LeBow College has various programs for undergraduates as well as graduate students. There is also a 1 year MBA programs for select elite students. Drexel has an absolutely beautiful campus and is a prestigious college. See website or call for more information! Drexel is run on the quarter system and is located in Downtown Philadelphia.

Katharine Gibbs School

Located in Norristown, PA, right outside of Philadelphia, Katharine Gibbs school has an Associate’s degree in specialized business program. Degree can be earned in as little as 18 months. See website or call for more information.

Philadelphia University

Beautiful school with a 5 year BS/MBA program. Program available “to qualifying students majoring in accounting, architectural studies, business and science, fashion merchandising, finance, human resource management, international business, management information systems, marketing, small business/retailing, textile marketing and management, or textile technology. Some graduate courses are taken in the fourth year of undergraduate study that count toward both the B.S. and the M.B.A. degrees. This program may also be pursued by other business majors, but these other majors do not have the capacity for as many M.B.A. courses in the fourth year of study.” (Taken from website). Contact school for more information.

Strayer University

Strayer has various business programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. You can obtain an AA in Business Administration. You can earn a BS in International Business or Economics. You can also earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in: Acquisition and Contract Management, Banking, E-Business, Finance, Human Resource Management, Legal Studies, Management, or Marketing. Request information through their website.

Temple University Fox School of Business

Taken from The Fox School of Business Website “In January 2006, the Financial Times has ranked the Fox MBA #1 for International Mobility of Graduates and the only U.S. MBA Program in the Top Ten in all International categories. Among U.S. public institutions, Fox was ranked among the Top 20 for the second consecutive year and the #1 Value among Public-urban business schools. The Financial Times has also ranked the Fox MBA among the Top 50 Programs in the Nation and among the Top 75 MBA Programs in the World.” Temple is a wonderful school located in an urban neighborhood. Bill Cosby is among the alumni of Temple University! Located near Downtown Philadelphia.

University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School
215.898.6183 phone

Graduate MBA program founded in 1881. Various programs. Located in Downtown Philadelphia. From their website “The Wharton MBA is unique in its emphasis on experiential leadership development. The program serves as a “learning laboratory” where students apply the theories and knowledge they gain in the classroom to a wide diversity of personal and professional settings.” See website or call for more information.

West Chester University

Located in West Chester, PA, this is the second largest university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and one of the largest universities in the Philadelphia region. Fully accredited. The MBA program is located off campus in a state of the art professional graduate business center. Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and admission is determined by GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and GMAT score. See website or call for more information.

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