Integrated program leads to bachelor’s and MBA in five years

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration now offers an option for bachelor of science candidates in accounting,financeinformation systemsmanagement; marketing, and project and supply chain management to enroll in an integrated, continuous program of study leading to both the bachelor’s degree, as well as a master of business administration. The ability to concurrently pursue the two degree programs enables students to earn the two degrees in five years.

“This integrated program presents a unique opportunity for ambitious, motivated and meritorious undergraduate business students to obtain a graduate degree in a timely and cost effective manner,” said Rhoda Joseph, associate professor of information systems, MBA program.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International-accredited MBA program at Penn State Harrisburg allows students to customize their path to a career-enhancing advanced degree, based on discipline background and professional interests.  Students are encouraged to explore specific topics of their choosing through independent study.

"We're excited to provide a unique opportunity to some of our outstanding business majors to begin their pursuit of our MBA during their senior year," said Stephen Schappe, director of the School of Business Administration.

The program also allows students to customize their courses to their professional needs and interests.

The MBA encourages a global perspective, providing students with opportunities to take business courses that include a 10-day international travel experience.

Enrollment begins in spring 2018. For more information, visit