Penn State | Online
A Military-Friendly MBA
Penn State World Campus and the iMBA honor the Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Penn State is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant. Visit our Military and Veteran Services section to learn more about our support services for active duty military personnel, veterans, and military dependents.
This is my Life
Enhance Your Résumé with an Accredited Online MBA
The Penn State intercollege MBA (iMBA) is an AACSB–accredited online MBA incorporating a focus on cutting-edge business strategies, integrative and interactive curriculum, and immersive practical experiences across all functional areas of business.
As a Penn State online MBA student, you will have access to an array of resources to support you. Each semester, we order your books and course materials and have them delivered to you, as well as complete your registration for all courses. Your program adviser and our career services team welcome your questions about courses and career planning, and offer advice. You can access the online catalog and review databases as if you were sitting in a Penn State library. We offer this specialized support so that you can focus more closely on course content, meaningful interactions and discussions with faculty and fellow students, and networking with business and industry leaders.
What Makes the Penn State iMBA Different?
- Diverse virtual teams
- Rich interactions
- Networking opportunities
Because the Penn State online MBA degree program has a selective admissions process, you will work with high-caliber students from around the globe. You will be placed on virtual teams throughout the two-year program to mirror how most high-performance organizations function in a global business environment. Through this extensive team work, you can benefit from diverse industry perspectives and gain valuable insight from the professional experiences of classmates in your network.
Integrated Curriculum and Unique Residency Experiences
In this 48-credit online MBA program, you will focus on six business themes derived from the values and concepts found in all areas of successful organizations: strategic planning, process management, leadership, customers and markets, human resources, and information analysis.
Two defining components of the Penn State iMBA are the Term 3 and Term 8 residencies. In the Term 3 residency, you will study a prominent U.S. firm by spending a week on site, analyzing their organizational structure and strategy. In the Term 8 residency, you will participate in a team business simulation held at Penn State University Park in State College, Pennsylvania. These residency experiences put you in consulting and decision-making roles, allowing you to use the skills you have developed in the online MBA degree program to find solutions to real business problems. At the conclusion of the Term 8 residency, you will have the opportunity to walk at commencement with the other Penn State master’s and doctoral candidates.
Learn more about the Penn State iMBA program in this video: