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The Wilkes MBA program, in its continuing effort to maintain excellence in teaching, serves as a resource to the University and to the community of businesses, entrepreneurial enterprises, not-for-profits, and government agencies, by preparing students for lifetime leadership roles and professional and personal contributions.
The learning-centered business program maintains an integrated curriculumfaculty, and facility designed to provide students and the community with knowledge and information to address the traditional functional and cross-functional content areas of the business and accounting disciplines.
It also offers course work and real-world active learning experiences that provide analytical, problem-solving interpersonal, technological, and communication competencies; and challenges students to develop sensitivity to the public policy and ethical dimensions of decision-making in an economy that is closely interrelated with a rapidly changing, diverse, and global economy.
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).
The curriculum leading to the Master of Business Administration degree at Wilkes emphasizes a general, broad-based approach to graduate business education. Students acquire the quantitative and judgmental skills necessary for a manager to succeed. The program provides advanced training in the functional areas of business and also provides the opportunity for specialization in selected fields through additional training. The core objectives of the MBA include:
To develop professional managers, with emphasis on the organization, operation, and control of an enterprise;
To enable individuals to create and evaluate alternative courses of action as a procedure for making decisions;
To give business persons an understanding of international business policies and practices;
To prepare these business persons for the challenge of understanding and appreciating the cultural and sub-cultural similarities and differences in various business environments;
To prepare students for further training through post-graduate and/or doctoral studies in business and related disciplines.
The program provides management education at the master's level for students with varied undergraduate backgrounds: business and economics, engineering and science, and others. Master of Business Administration courses are offered on weekday evenings and on weekends.