Widener University Online MBA & Dual MJ-MBA Programs - AACSB-Accredited

Widener University School of Business offers an AACSB-accredited, online MBA with a general track or two concentrations: business process management and healthcare management. In addition, the MBA is offered as a dual degree with a master of jurisprudence (MJ) in corporate and business law in cooperation with Widener University Delaware Law Graduate and Compliance Programs. Through these integrative programs, students learn innovation, ethics, team-building, financial strategies, legal skills, and organizational leadership skills.

Those pursuing the business process management concentration are prepared to become credentialed by the Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP) as a Certified Business Process Professional. Career options for this MBA concentration may include process analyst, quality assurance manager, and business process analyst.

The healthcare management concentration prepares students for leadership positions in healthcare and related industries such as pharmaceutical companies, research facilities, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Those without a healthcare background are required to complete a local internship.

The dual MJ/MBA degree reduces total credits from 62 to 48, allowing the degree to be earned in just 2.5 years. It offers a unique degree combination in both business administration through the MBA portion and legal and regulatory compliance through the MJ portion which is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).

Widener University, located in Chester, Pennsylvania combines theory, professional development, and hands-on activities to offer outstanding online master’s degrees. All students complete the required courses and electives in addition to five non-credit professional development workshops to enhance real-life application. Students without a business background may be required to complete up to five foundational courses before beginning the core MBA courses.

What to Expect from the Widener University Online MBA & Dual MJ-MBA Programs

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the Widener online MBA or MJ/MBA dual degree must hold a BS (or graduate degree) with a 2.7 GPA or higher. A GMAT is required for MBA students. A waiver is available for those with five years relevant work experience or a master’s degree. Those pursuing the MJ/MBA dual degree do not need a GMAT; however, they are expected to maintain sufficient academic progress in their MJ studies. If students do not maintain proper academic progress they must take the GMAT and earn a 450 or higher to continue in the MBA program.

Application materials include an application, statement of purpose, resume, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. International students must have a score of 80 or higher on a TOEFL test in order to participate in the online MBA and MJ/MBA degrees.

Study Plan: The online MBA consists of 11 courses and can be completed in 18 to 24 months. The dual MJ/MBA degree includes 16 courses and can be completed in 2.5 years. There are six terms per year of seven weeks each in length. Students complete one capstone course for the online MBA and two capstone courses for the MJ/MBA dual degree. Students without a business background must complete foundation classes before beginning the MBA program unless waived due to prior academic experience. Students also complete five professional workshop modules that take one to three hours each, during school breaks. The programs begin in the fall, spring, or summer.

MBA Curriculum: The Widener online MBA consists of 33 credits: 24 core credits and nine elective credits. Core courses include leading organizations and people, managerial economics in an innovative environment, information systems and data analytics, accounting and managerial decision making, marketing, strategic financial management, managing business processes, and a capstone course (managing for results).

Those pursuing the general MBA track choose electives from both general offerings and business process innovation classes. General electives include developing management skills and the management of change.

Business process management concentration electives include business process management (modeling to monitoring), business process strategy and innovations, and knowledge management and social BPM.

Healthcare management concentration electives include healthcare policy, community health management, and developing management skills.

Students may need to take up to five foundation courses prior to beginning the MBA program. Some or all of these courses may be waived depending on one’s academic background. The foundation courses include applied quantitative analysis, accounting and legal environment of business, organizational behavior and management, financial foundations for managers, and principles of economics.

In addition to the core courses and electives, students complete five non-credit professional development workshops that take one to three hours each to complete. These are completed during each two-week semester break. Workshops include leadership presence, ethics, advanced interviewing, negotiation, and working your career plan.

MJ/MBA Curriculum: The MJ/MBA dual degree reduces the course load from 62 credits to 48 credits and includes the following MJ courses: introduction to law, critical legal analysis and writing, risk management and auditing, corporate regulatory compliance (rules and standards), corporate compliance and ethics I, corporate deviance, corporate compliance and ethics II, and a capstone for corporate regulatory analysis and compliance.

MBA courses include leading organizations and people, information systems and data analytics, managerial economics in an innovative environment, marketing, accounting and managerial decision making, strategic financial management, managing business processes, and the capstone managing for results.

Online Experience: The online MBA and MJ/MBA degrees offer an experiential curriculum and include reading assignments, lectures, discussion boards, group projects, video, chat, email, instant messaging, and professional workshop modules. Most of the courses and coursework are asynchronous, but some synchronous activities may be included. Each student works with a program manager and a personal student services coordinator. In addition, students have 24/7 technical support, financial aid advisors, and a career services department.

On-Site Requirements: There are no on-site requirements for any of the programs. Students are also welcome to visit campus and participate in campus graduation.

Paying for the Widener University Online MBA & Dual MJ-MBA Programs

Widener University charges $1,004 per credit for the online MBA and $1,578 per credit for MJ courses. Students should always verify current tuition with the college or university.

Financial aid is generally available in the form of federal graduate student loans. Students must fill out the FAFSA to determine eligibility. Widener participates in military discounts and programs as well, and may have a limited number of university-endowed scholarships depending on the program of study. Other outside funding sources may be found through community organizations and societies. Students can also check with their employer about tuition reimbursement programs. For more information, prospective students can contact Widener University Financial Aid Services.

Widener University Dual Master of Jurisprudence in Corporate and Business Law / Master of Business Administration

  • Dual degree reduces credits from 62 to 48
  • Courses include Leading Organizations and People, Corporate Deviance, Managing for Results, Critical Legal Analysis & Writing, and more
  • Focuses on service, hands-on learning, and career skills preparation.
Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits Needed to Graduate 48
Time to Complete? Graduate in 2.5 years.
100% Online? Yes
Program Accreditation AACSB, CCB
Areas of Concentration Criminal Justice
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? 3.0 or Greater
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 48
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,004/$1,625
Estimated Program Tuition * $48,192

Widener University Master of Business Administration

  • Choose the general track or 1 of 2 concentrations
  • Courses include Information Systems and Data Analytics, Manegerial Economics in an Innovative Environment, Strategic Financial Management, and more
  • Includes professional development workshops to prepare you for a competitive and changing business environment
Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits Needed to Graduate 33
Time to Complete? Graduate in 18-24 months.
100% Online? Yes
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration ERP, Healthcare Management
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? 2.7 or Greater
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 33
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,004
Estimated Program Tuition * $33,132

Widener University Master of Business Administration - Business Process Management

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits Needed to Graduate 33
Time to Complete? Graduate in 18-24 months.
100% Online? Yes
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration ERP
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? 2.7 or Greater
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 33
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,004
Estimated Program Tuition * $33,132

Widener University Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits Needed to Graduate 33
Time to Complete? Graduate in 18-24 months.
100% Online? Yes
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Healthcare Management
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? 2.7 or Greater
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 33
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,004
Estimated Program Tuition * $33,132

* Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the currently published tuition rate. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the out of state, part-time student rate. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Total cost of tuition does not include additional fees. Please see the school website for the most up-to-date tuition costs.