Ship MBA at ESU

Shippensburg University offers its internationally accredited program at East Stroudsburg University to meet a growing need in the region. The program is offered through Shippensburg’s John L. Grove College of Business with classes taught at East Stroudsburg by Shippensburg faculty. Students must meet admissions requirements set by Shippensburg and will receive their degree from Shippensburg.

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Quality Program

The John L. Grove College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, which certifies the quality of the curriculum, faculty, and support services. The program consists of 10 courses (30 credits), which includes 8 core courses and 2 elective courses. The core courses cover critical elements of business management in today's technologically advanced and global business environment.

The course sequence is flexible, as the core courses do not have prerequisites beyond the basic requirements to enter the MBA program.

MBA Degree Requirements

Ship’s 30-credit MBA consists of 8 required core courses (3 credits each) and 2 elective courses (3 credits each). The requirements are the same in each of the three delivery formats. The required courses are:

  • MBA 502 Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 529 Global Managerial Finance
  • MBA 552 Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 554 International Business
  • MBA 556 Organizational Leadership
  • MBA 565 Information Management and Analysis for Decision Making
  • MBA 577 Supply Chain Management
  • MBA 593 Strategic Management

Supply Chain Management Concentration

In this 36-credit option, students take the 8 core courses and then take 4 supply chain specific courses Select 4 courses from the following:

  • SCM 510 Introduction to Logistics and Transportation Management
  • SCM 515 Procurement Management
  • SCM 555 Supply Chain Quality Management
  • SCM 570 Supply Chain Management Theory and Practice
  • SCM 590 Warehousing and Distribution Management

This concentration is delivered in a 100 percent online format and is available to all MBA students regardless of location or track selection.


Weekday, evening classes are held at the Center for Research and Economic Development, located approximately 1 mile from the main campus at ESU. Easily accessible directly off of Interstate 78 with plenty of parking (no parking permit required).

Center for Research and Economic Development
East Stroudsburg University
314 Independence Road
(Route 447 and E. Brown Street)
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

The Electronic Classroom

Video conferencing technology provides students with the opportunity to attend class at Shippensburg, and at ESU, simultaneously. Classes are taught in an electronic classroom and broadcast to ESU via video conferencing technology, thus providing students the opportunity to interact with the professor and other students, face-to-face, in real time, from multiple sites.

Students spend two-thirds of each course utilizing the electronic classroom, and one-third on web-based activities, thus providing students with flexibility and convenience in completing coursework. Also, each class meeting is recorded, therefore if students cannot attend class due to their professional work requirements, emergencies, etc., they may view the missed class via online video streaming.

Admission & Cost

Contact Us

MBA Director/MBA Secretary
Grove Hall 324
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1483

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