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Costs – Master of Business Administration


Tuition rates are assessed every semester of enrollment.

$1,185 per credit

The cost for the Online MBA program covers all tuition, residency lodging, and meals during the residency. Transportation to the residency is not included and is the responsibility of the student. There is no additional charge for non-Pennsylvania residents.

The information technology fee is assessed every semester and is automatically added to your semester bill:

  • 9 or more credits: $252
  • 5 to fewer than 9 credits: $189
  • Fewer than 5 credits: $86

Scholarship Opportunities

A few highly competitive merit-based scholarships are available to Online MBA students who have demonstrated extraordinary personal, professional, or academic achievements, or the ability to contribute a unique perspective to the class. Students who have been accepted to the program are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Because all applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship, you are encouraged to submit your completed application portfolio at least three months prior to the application deadline. Scholarship award decisions will be made by the Online MBA admissions committee.

Penn State Installment Payment Plan

Penn State offers a payment plan, which allows you to pay your tuition bill in installments over three months. This payment plan, as well as eCheck and credit card payments, is explained on the payment options page of the Penn State Office of the Bursar .

Third-Party Payments

Penn State World Campus accepts payments made by a third party your company, for example. If your company is paying for your tuition and fees, our World Campus and Continuing Education Bursar Office must receive an authorization to bill. An authorization to bill is a form from your company on letterhead and must include your name, semester of enrollment, company address, and payment amount. Once Penn State receives an authorization to bill, your employer has 30 days to make the payment.

World Campus Employer Reimbursement and Tuition Deferment Program

World Campus offers an employer reimbursement and tuition deferment program to students whose employers offer tuition reimbursement. The program allows you to defer your tuition payments until completion of the semester with no finance or interest charges. View the Employer Reimbursement Application for complete details.

Note: This program is under review for GI Bill eligibility, and you may experience delays attempting to use GI Bill benefits toward this program until it has been officially approved.


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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

AACSB–accredited Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Earn a credentialed degree that sets you apart from the competition. Penn State’s online Bachelor of Science in Accounting, offered through World Campus in partnership with Penn State Harrisburg, is one of only a few AACSB–accredited programs available online, an honor reserved for the top 5% of business schools worldwide. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or to pursue another certification, including:

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

This program can start you on the path to graduate school or help you pursue an accounting career in public accounting, industry, government, or the not-for-profit sector.

The Penn State Difference

U.S. News World Report recently ranked Penn State No. 1 in the United States for its online bachelor’s degree programs. As an expert in adult learning online, the World Campus provides you with exceptional flexibility and support to study when and where it suits you. From online tutoring to career advising, you will receive the tools and skills you need to secure a better job for yourself. You will also acquire the relevant work-related skills to become an accounting generalist while pursing electives that support your specific career goals.

The B.S. in Accounting from Penn State World Campus, renowned for excellence and its vast alumni network, can help open doors for you in the highly competitive business world.

Your Online Accounting Courses

The B.S. in Accounting curriculum is both comprehensive and diverse, giving you an appreciation of how the discipline of accounting intersects with other areas of business. You will complete business-focused course work on topics like finance, business strategy, business law, marketing, and supply chain management. In later semesters, you will refine your studies by taking accounting courses specific to your career aspirations.

Upon graduation, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate competence across a variety of accounting disciplines, including the preparation of financial accounting information, cost accounting, tax accounting, and auditing
  • effectively evaluate the impact and implications of relevant business functions and develop an integrative, interdisciplinary appreciation of business situations, problems, and solutions
  • think critically, communicate effectively, and conduct business in an ethically and socially responsible manner

Preparing for the CPA Exam

There are multiple paths to achieving the requirements to sit for the CPA exam and become certified. These requirements vary somewhat from state to state. Please consult your state’s licensing requirements and consult a World Campus adviser to select a path that is right for you. Learn more about CPA regulations by state .

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Residents will perform the majority of their rotations at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Founded in 1874 as the nation’s first teaching hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the flagship hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The facility provides a comprehensive range of both in- and out-patient services, including highly specialized tertiary and quaternary levels of care in more than 200 specialty programs and clinics. For 2014-2015 HUP had 36,737 adult admissions, 65,365 emergency department visits, and 1,515,612 outpatient visits.

Hospital of the University of Pennysylvania, located at 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Pennsylvania Hospital

The original Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in the United States and over the years has had a long teaching and faculty affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania hospital has evolved into a 496-bed tertiary care hospital with a very busy subspecialty surgical component. The hospital was acquired by the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 1997 and provides an excellent addition and a very strong clinical volume for resident education. For 2014-2015, Pennsylvania Hospital had 19,854 adult admissions and 34,390 emergency department visits. The rotations at Pennsylvania Hospital are under the direction of five full-time faculty providing an emphasis in high volume general otolaryngology, laryngology, facial plastic surgery, and head and neck and reconstructive surgery.

Pennsylvania Hospital, located at 8th Spruce Streets.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center provides complementary experience in general otolaryngology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, otolology, as well as facial trauma. Outpatient surgery is performed in an ambulatory surgery center within the new Penn Medicine University City building. The Level 1 Trauma Center for the University of Pennsylvania Health System is located at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, which is now a 331 bed facility with the recent addition of the Pavilion for Advanced Care. For 2014-2015, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center had 14,634 adult admissions and 38,048 emergency department visits.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, located at 39th and Market Streets.

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC)

The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located only two blocks from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The hospital is a 453-bed facility with 170 surgical beds and a large otolaryngology service under the direction of three faculty providing general otolaryngology services as well as specialty care in head and neck oncology, laryngology, and rhinology. The Philadelphia VAMC is a referral hospital for other VA hospitals in the region. Our faculty are actively involved in basic science research with laboratories located at the Philadephia VAMC.

Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located at 42nd and Woodland Streets.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the oldest children’s hospital in America. CHOP and is consistently ranked as one of the best children s hospitals in the United States. CHOP attracts patients from across the globe who wish to receive world-class care. CHOP is a 530 bed facility with 31,262 inpatient admissions and 88,212 emergency department visits in the last year. Annually, over 8,000 otolaryngology operative procedures are performed at CHOP. The variety of these procedures spans the breadth of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. CHOP maintains a Cochlear Implant Program as well as a Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders. The pediatric otolaryngology research scientist and clinical faculty direct a diverse program of basic science and clinical research projects.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, located at 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard.


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Campus/Location: Penn State Abington Date Announced: 01/26/2017 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 68881 Classification: Exempt Work Unit: Penn State Abington Department: Academic Affairs


Penn State Abington invites applications for the Diversity Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. This award is designed to provide support and mentorship for a promising scholar who is committed to diversity, with the goal of preparing the scholar for a successful academic career, perhaps including a tenure-track appointment at Penn State or elsewhere. The fellowship will be for the academic year 2017-2018, with the opportunity for renewal for an additional year. The fellow will teach two courses per semester in their field of expertise. Annual compensation will be $40,000 with a $3000 budget for moving expenses. The fellow will enjoy access to the resources of Penn State University’s library system, mentorship from senior colleagues, and support for conference travel comparable to that of Penn State Abington’s research faculty. The fellowship is open to a wide range of fields, but preference will be given to scholars in fields with existing degree programs at Penn State Abington or areas of need for the college. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the U.S. authorized to work in the U.S. and demonstrate a commitment to and engagement with equity issues. Special consideration will be given to applicants from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented at Penn State Abington. The fellow must have an approved dissertation proposal and have advanced to candidate status at their home institution. Successful candidates will show evidence of outstanding academic achievement and promise as teachers and scholars. Candidates should have a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy. This position is supported, in part, by the Office of the Vice Provost for Education Equity at Penn State. Applicants should submit a current C.V. and cover letter describing the applicant’s dissertation project. The letter should address the dissertation’s aims, methodologies, and contribution to its field, and any other information the applicant would like to present; a letter from the dissertation adviser, commenting on the student’s performance, potential, and expected time to degree; and an official transcript. Penn State Abington is a commonwealth campus of The Pennsylvania State University. It is located approximately 15 miles north of center city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The campus is set on 45 acres of wooded land, and includes a duck pond, wooded trails, and many species of hardwood trees. The roughly 4,000 undergraduate students comprise a remarkably diverse group. The campus is served by a full-time faculty of approximately 110 professors, with an average class size of 24 students. Penn State Abington offers two associate degree programs and 18 baccalaureate degree programs. Students may also complete the first two years of any of 160 Penn State baccalaureate programs at the Abington campus and then change assignment to the Penn State University Park campus. Penn State Abington has full NCAA Division III status. For more information about the campus, visit

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Pennsylvania Act of 1988 require that crime statistics for Pennsylvania colleges and universities be made available to applicants upon request. Penn State’s combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain this information for the Penn State campus to which you are applying by accessing the website at A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to University Police Public Safety, The Pennsylvania State University, 161 University Support Building I, University Park, PA 16802 or by calling 814-863-1273.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Bachelor of Science in Business

Your Business Degree Online — Built Your Way

Employers are looking for versatile business professionals to evaluate and respond to their organization’s challenges. As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Business program, offered online through Penn State World Campus, you will gain broad exposure to the most important disciplines of business, including accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Then, you will tailor your program by electing an 18-credit specialized option based on your unique career aspirations and areas of strength.

This online business degree, offered in partnership with the business schools from 17 of Penn State’s campuses, integrates a theory-to-practice approach that strengthens your problem-solving skills while delivering an experience that is contemporary and relevant. You can learn to:

  • maximize marketing strategies
  • think, speak, and write about organizational issues
  • analyze business data to make inferences and solve business problems
  • understand capital risk and reward metrics
  • use finance and accounting measures to drive business decisions
  • execute contract agreements
  • prepare your business for the cultural implications of a global marketplace

Customize Your Studies with Options

Specialize in a particular business discipline with one of these 18-credit options:

Accounting Option: Gain a deeper understanding of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, taxation, and auditing

Entrepreneurship Option: Explore topics like idea generation, opportunity analysis, new product creation, and business plan development

Financial Services Option. Build skills highly valued by employers, in wealth management, risk management, estate planning, portfolio analysis, and personal financial and retirement planning

Health Services Option. Pursue careers in the health services sector with emphasis on the financial and administrative aspects of health care enterprises

Management and Marketing Option: Develop advanced management and marketing techniques related to sales, global marketing, small business marketing, and more

Individualized Option: Create a business-focused plan of study drawing upon course work in different disciplines, and developed in conjunction with your adviser and approved by the program coordinator

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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Specialize with Penn State’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30-credit degree program offered by Penn State’s College of Education and delivered online through Penn State World Campus, recently ranked No. 9 by U.S. News World Report for having the Best Online Graduate Education Programs. This curriculum and instruction master’s program is taught by the same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus.

With this online Penn State graduate program, you can advance your knowledge about curriculum, teaching, learning, teacher education, or educational supervision through exemplary scholarship and research. Prepare now to meet the challenges facing education, in diverse and changing social, cultural, economic, and physical environments. This program does not lead to a teacher certification.

What Makes Our Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Different?

Penn State’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction offers:

  • five emphases — Children’s Literature, STEM Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Supervision, and Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages
  • an additional path that allows you to work with an adviser to customize your own master’s degree in curriculum and instruction
  • online courses replicating those in our rigorous, prestigious, high-quality residential program
  • a program from a university long renowned for preparing and supporting teachers and education professionals
  • the use of asynchronous communication so you can study and interact in a “classroom” from anywhere in the world

Choose Courses in One of Five Emphases

A set number of required core courses anchor each emphasis. For each emphasis, there are suggested emphasis and elective courses. A culminating master’s paper approved by your adviser and the department fulfills the requirements for the master’s degree. The emphases include:

Children’s Literature
Develop your skills and knowledge in working with and transforming the lives of young readers. Hone your strategies for encouraging reading, enjoy engaging with many different forms of children’s and adolescents’ literature, and inspire further exploration of literature for young readers.

STEM Education
Deepen your understanding of education in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subject areas and their interactions. Sharpen and enhance your STEM teaching practices to teach your students more effectively. This program presents cutting-edge, research-based instructional STEM practices that you can begin to start using immediately in your classroom.

Elementary Education
This program is intended for professionals in an elementary education or related setting. Learn the latest in language and literacy, classroom management, second language teaching, and science or mathematics education. Collaborate with other professionals to become better equipped to provide leadership in a variety of roles and to improve on educational practices.

Curriculum and Supervision
Pursue your passion for student, teacher, and school development. In this multidisciplinary program, you will explore curriculum, professional development, teacher leadership, and instructional supervision holistically, using the broad perspective of schooling. Along with other students and faculty, you’ll study and conduct research that will contribute to your understanding of how teachers learn and develop in both formal and informal learning communities.

Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages
As an educator in this program, you will explore pedagogical and literary practices for designing curriculum and instruction in English language arts, social studies, and world language classrooms. The flexibility in course selection will enable you to study how literacy practices integrate print, oral, media, and multimodal representational tools for communication. You can learn how classroom instruction supports the development of these literacies for young people, and how to develop the most effective curriculum in your subject of focus.

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Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations

Advance Your Career with a Master’s in Human Resources and Employment Relations – 100% Online

Penn State’s online Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER) degree program balances advanced theory with practical knowledge, making it an important credential for you, the experienced HR professional. You can be prepared to help top executives factor human resources into their strategic plans.

As you earn your degree online while continuing to work, you can meet the challenges of complex employee benefit plans, new labor laws, and employee rights more efficiently and with greater confidence.

The Penn State online master’s program in HRER can also prepare you for upper-level positions in:

  • human resources, as manager of compensation and benefits, or training and development
  • labor relations, to meet the growing demand for a graduate degree needed for a position as union leader, professional staff, director of industrial relations, contract negotiator, mediator, or arbitrator

What Makes Penn State’s Online HRER Program Different?

Penn State’s online HRER program is offered in partnership with Penn State’s renowned School of Labor and Employment Relations, which has been designing high-quality degree programs since 1942. Now, their programs are:

  • aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Template
  • granted Approved Provider status by the HR Certification Institute

As a student studying online, you can expect the same quality education that our residential students experience — high academic standards for courses taught by the same faculty with real-world experience. who have been trained to teach online.

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