Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce


Master of Business Administration


East Falls, Center City


On Campus


30 - 46


12 - 24 Months


All MBA students take a core business curriculum, in addition to three concentration-specific courses. CPA Preparation and CFA Preparation students also take a zero-credit review course.

MBA students with business backgrounds may qualify for Advanced Standing waivers from the Gateways Foundation course suite, a one semester, 9-credit set of foundational courses.

The total credit hours for the MBA program ranges from 30-46 credits, depending on previous experience.

Business Foundations (Online) 0–9 credits

  • Foundations of Economic Analysis*
  • Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting*
  • Financial Management*
  • Operations Management*
  • Management Concepts*
  • Marketing Concepts*
  • Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions*

Innovation Core

  • Business Model Innovation (3 credits)  
  • Managing Innovative People and Teams (3 credits)
  • Design Thinking in Business (3 credits)

Business Core

  • Competitive Technical Intelligence (3 credits)
  • Accounting for Management Decisions (3 credits)
  • Financial Policy and Planning (3 credits)
  • Operations from a Systems Perspective (3 credits)
  • International Business Innovation Trip OR International Finance and Economics (3 credits)
  • Strategic Insight and Implementation (3 credits)

MBA Concentration Options 9-10 Credits

This program satisfies the 150-credit requirement to become a CPA and provides students up to $5000 in scholarships to pay for the Becker CPA review preparation and materials. Jefferson fully reimburses exam registration fees as you pass each part.


  • Financial Accounting and Reporting I (3 credits)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting II (3 credits)
  • Audit and Attestation (4 credits)
  • Becker CPA Review (0 credits)


  • Individual Taxation (3 credits)
  • Corporate Taxation (3 credits)
  • Tax Research (3 credits)
  • Becker CPA Review (0 credits)


Combine foundational business knowledge and analytical expertise to transform data into innovative business strategy for marketing, database management, customer relationship management and more.

  • Data Models and Management (3 credits)
  • Business Analytics Modeling (3 credits)
  • Business Analytics Practicum (3 credits)

  • ENGR 621 Introduction to Biopharmaceuticals and Biologics Production
  • ENGR 619 Biopharmaceuticals and Biologics: Regulatory and Quality
  • ENGR 620 Biopharmaceutical Commercialization: Strategy and Analytics

Build specialized skills to help prepare for careers in the fashion design, merchandising, management and other global fashion industries.

  • Fashion Immersion (3 credits)

Plus choose any two of the following electives:

  • Fashion Career Jumpstart Internship (3 credits)
  • Product Lifecycle Management (3 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • Fashion Global Marketing and Sourcing (3 credits)
  • Fashion Supply Chain Management (3 credits)

This program prepares students to sit for Level 1 of the CFA exam in one year and provides a scholarship valued around $2,500 that pays for CFA preparation, membership dues to the Philadelphia Chartered Financial Analyst Society, and professional development. Jefferson fully reimburses exam fees once you pass.

  • Investment and Portfolio Management (3 credits)
  • Speculative Markets (3 credits)
  • Fixed Income Securities (3 credits)
  • Philadelphia CFA Society/CFA Review (0 credits)

Learn to lead interdisciplinary teams through a focus on effective professional communication and a deep understanding of business strategy.

  • Leading Effective Communications and Negotiations (3 credits)
  • Launching & Leading New Ventures (3 credits)
  • Innovative Leadership (3 credits)

Learn how to conduct in-depth marketing research to gain insight to consumer behavior, develop the skills to analyze demand and market segments, and create competitive marketing campaigns.

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Marketing (3 credits)
  • Promotion Management (3 credits)
  • Career Jumpstart Internship OR New Product Development (3 credits)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (36-46 credits)

Qualified students may receive Advanced Standing waivers for these foundation courses (Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Operations Management) based on prior learning, experience, and demonstrated skills or competencies.

Our MBA program emphasizes the importance of the global marketplace through a three-dimensional curriculum that pushes you to examine, explore and engage. Examine and explore through diverse coursework, including a course abroad, and engage by working in teams with students in other countries to develop business plans and find solutions to problems in emerging markets.”

D.K. Malhotra, PhD - Professor of Finance; Director of MBA and MS Taxation Program