Master in Business Administration

The John L. Grove College of Business Master in Business Administration degree program offers high quality and outstanding value.

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Our award-winning AACSB-accredited online MBA program is nationally ranked with U.S. News & World Report, and designed to help you succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.

Graduate students find the Ship MBA reputable, affordable, challenging, and convenient. Faculty are committed to teaching and helping you understand the business world and find your place in it.

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Undergraduate course work and degree, relevant work experience, and goals statement will be evaluated and form the basis for admission.  For more information visit

Welcome to the John L. Grove College of Business.

Our rigorous curriculum, qualified faculty and training modules ensure you receive an ideal business education.

We have tremendous success in job placement—more than 90% of our students find a job within 3 months of graduation.

We have a long history of excellence in business education, and are AACSB accredited since 1981.

Accredited in 1981, Ship is the first university in the PASSHE system and among the first nine within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

What does that mean for you?

  • We have a sound strategy in place and reputation of stability and quality.
  • We care committed to the ongoing assessment and improvement of our programs.

As per US News and World Report as well as Princeton Review, we are one of the ranked universities within the 850 that are AASCB-accredited at this point.

Our online MBA program is designed to meet the specific needs of those who are unable to make it to classroom lectures. This program has been crafted with care, to ensure the courses you take are all helpful, exciting and take you to the next level in your career trajectory.

Our large alumni network is spread nationally and internationally; and remain closely engaged with the university and are willing to mentor and hire Ship graduates. Many alumni are on our advisory board, and are active with the professional and financial support, proving their dedication to the University that helped them succced.

I look forward to having you join our esteemed alumni.

Dr. John Kooti

Grove College of Business

Our 30-credit program consists of 8 required core courses (3-credits each) and 2 elective courses and is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct business successfully in both a domestic and international context.

The courses are delivered in a 100% online format using a mix of asynchronous and synchronous lectures, discussions, and exercises.  All synchronous components are optional, allowing you to adapt your class schedule to your life schedule.

We bring you the value of the Ship MBA program combined with the convenience that only a fully online program can provide. This program has been designed to give you the maximum efficiency and flexibility that you may need to balance work, life, and your professional development.

Our classes are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions in a 100% online format. You can work on classes anytime day or night. You also have optional opportunities to interact with faculty and students through live online video conferencing during each 8-week session.

Exams are given online or at an approved proctoring site (we will help arrange an appropriate site near you). The Ship Online program emphasizes the international dimension of business and will prepare you to compete effectively in today’s global economy.

Courses are taught in accelerated, eight-week sessions. This helps you concentrate fully on each course and complete them more quickly. You are required to have a computer along with a high-speed internet connection, webcam, and headset/microphone meeting minimum specifications in order to participate in video conferencing sessions as well as other online activities.

As a Ship MBA Online student, you are also allowed to take up to three courses from the Ship MBA Professional program (via the classroom at one of our several locations), if you wish.

A total of 10 courses (3 credits each) are needed to complete the MBA program; You can attend full-time and complete the program in 1 year (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter) or you can take 2 courses each semester (Spring, Summer, & Fall) and finish the program in only 2 years.  

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There are many career choices that an online MBA degree will provide you. With more than 90% of Grove College of Business students finding a job within 3 months of graduation, we are confident that you will enter the workforce Ship Ready.

Upon successful completion of our program, you may be able to advance your career, earn higher wages, start your own business, become a leader in an emerging field, gain networking resources, and enjoy greater job security in your chosen field of business administration.