Graduate Admissions

MBA Student and Alumni Testimonials

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David Begis

MBA Tuition and Costs

Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

Tuition adjustments take effect each fall semester. Fees may increase during summer semester.


GMAT Review Course - Pittsburgh

Behrend Section: 
Graduate Admissions

Penn State New Kensington has scheduled the next GMAT Review course for Wednesdays, Oct 22 to Nov 19, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. They will be held at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Woods. 

International Graduate Students

Please note that if you are an international student who requires an I-20 visa, you cannot enroll in our MBA program as our 75% online delivery doesn't allow for a student visa to be issued.

If you are in the U.S. on a work visa, you will need to submit additional information for your application to be complete.

1. TOEFL or IELTS scores

MBA Faculty

To help students succeed in an increasingly global marketplace, Penn State Behrend has assembled an exceptional faculty with business experience in nearly every part of the industrialized world. Educated at leading universities, Penn State Behrend faculty members value high-quality teaching and research. To further ensure excellent instruction, almost all MBA classes are taught by full-time faculty.

GMAT Information


Many advanced degrees require a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or a GRE (Graduate Record Exam) for admission consideration. 

These standardized assessments help assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study; schools use the test as a predictor of academic performance in graduate level programs.  Scores are valid for five years. 

MBA Semester Dates and Application Deadlines

  • Applications are processed on a rolling basis.
  • A complete application (including GMAT) must be submitted by domestic applicants by the deadline date.
  • Individuals who require a student visa should not apply to this program; due to the 75% online delivery, a student visa cannot be issued.
  • Applications are being processed now for fall 2017.
  • Penn State's academic calendar

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MBA Curriculum / Course Descriptions

MBA students are required to complete 30 credits; 21 credits of Advanced Required course work and nine (9) credits of Electives that allow students to pursue more in-depth study in areas of special interest.

Prior to taking any Advanced Required courses, students must demonstrate competence in seven business disciplines via recent coursework or online modules.

MBA Program Overview

MBA Students 2The Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend has offered their AACSB-accredited MBA program for three decades. Our program is offered both in Pittsburgh and on campus in Erie.