MBA @ SHIP: Experience. Leadership. Innovation.

The award-winning John L. Grove College of Business maintains a reputation of providing quality education in their nationally-ranked Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The MBA Program is developed with the business professional in mind. We collaborate with corporate executives, who are members of the Grove College of Business Advisory Board and Discipline Advisory Councils, to  provide desired skills and that prepare students to become forward-thinking business professionals and executives.

The 30-credit MBA degree program is AACSB-accredited and delivered in three convenient formats: part-time, full time and online. The requirements are the same in each of the formats and can be completed in Harrisburg or Shippensburg. Our MBA program offers 6-credit concentrations that will give you the opportunity to specialize in a specific area that will help you gain knowledge and experience in the areas of:

Learn more: http://www.ship.edu/mba

Program Highlights

Business Analytics Concentration 

In this 36-credit option, students take the eight MBA core courses and then take the following four management information systems specific courses. 

  • MBA 506 Data Mining for Predictive Analytics I 
  • MBA 507 Data Mining for Predictive Analytics II 
  • MBA 511 Marketing Analytics 
  • ISS 550 Database Design  

This concentration is delivered in hybrid format in Harrisburg and Shippensburg. It is not available online. 

Concentration / Certificate in Health Care Management

This fully online, 36-credit option provides students essential knowledge in the areas of:

  • MBA 581 Health Care Financial Management
  • MBA 582 Health Information Technology
  • MBA 583 Health Care Law
  • MBA 584 Health Care Strategic Management

Your Career Path in Accounting

At Ship, we believe that accounting is the driving force in the decision-making process for any organization, which makes experienced accountants who can help companies manage business expansion opportunities invaluable. Education is key for entering the accounting field and defining your career path. For long-term career planning, becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is ideal for you. For the fourth consecutive year, Shippensburg University’s John L. Grove College of Business is ranked in the top 40 nationally in the success rate of its graduates taking the certified public accountant exam.

Whether you are graduating with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Shippensburg University, with at least 24 credits of accounting coursework, you may be eligible to take the CPA exam. To obtain a CPA license, an additional 30 credits are required beyond the BSBA degree requirements. The 30 credit MBA program is an ideal fit to your accounting undergraduate degree to complete the 150 credits requirements allowing you to sit for the CPA certification exam.