Wilkes University


The master of business administration degree provides students with the business leadership and organizational skills necessary to advance their careers.

Be a leader. Advance your career. Excel in a new one. Start a business. Manage someone else’s. Whatever your professional goals, Wilkes can help you get there, in a mentoring and supportive environment designed for adult learners.


You will leave the Wilkes MBA program with the business acumen, leadership and organizational skills to make an immediate difference in your career.Over 1,800 graduates have chosen Wilkes as their pathway to career advancement, and so can you. 

Wilkes provides students of all academic backgrounds with the leadership skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive business world. Choose courses in topics that align with your business interest, including finance, marketing, health care, human resources, entrepreneurship and international business. 

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Designed for working professionals

Going back to school is a big step, so we offer a support system to help you along the way.

Wilkes offers:


  • Affordable tuition
  • Locations in Wilkes-Barre and Mesa, Arizona
  • Convenient classes on evenings and weekends
  • Advisors to help map out your academic path
  • Doctoral-level faculty who are experts in the field

The Wilkes MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This distinction shows potential employers, doctorate programs, and professional schools the comprehensiveness and excellence of Wilkes University’s curriculum. The ACBSP accreditation creates a competitive advantage over others seeking a career in business or admission into a doctorate program.  The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is also a member of the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Jay S. Sidhu

Alumni Spotlight

Jay S. Sidhu, MBA '73, graduated from what was then Wilkes College, with the leadership skills and business acumen he needed to become one of the most influential financial executives in the Mid-Atlantic. Sidhu is currently Chairman and CEO of Customers Bank, a $1.9 billion asset bank with 14-branch bank headquartered in Wyomissing, PA.

In 2014, Sidhu was honored by Philadelphia Business Journal with its Most Admired CEOs award.

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