The Moravian MBA Program Experience
Challenge business as usual with:
Deep connections to Lehigh Valley businesses
Moravian University partners with the region’s leading employers to provide real-world coursework, tuition discounts, and internship opportunities. Plus, our vast local alumni network fosters industry connections and future job opportunities!
A flexible program format that works for you
Our eight-week sessions provide the flexibility you need to complete your MBA at your own pace and in your preferred format. Full-time or part-time? On-campus or online? Make your mind up as you go. And did we mention you can finish your degree in as little as one year?
Leadership skills that last a lifetime
Your student experience mentor and highly-trained faculty will work with you to develop your leadership and communication skills—because the boardroom is calling.
Affordable tuition made even more affordable
We want to put an end to costs and fees standing in the way of your MBA. That’s why Moravian offers an MBA Endowed Scholarship, as well as tuition discounts for our partners and alumni.
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Not Your Average MBA Program Academics
Today’s business professionals can’t afford to blend in. They need to be risk-takers and game-changers. Leaders and disruptors. And that’s why our MBA program curriculum can be customized to fit your career goals, while providing a strong foundation in leadership and business competencies. But at Moravian, learning isn’t confined to a classroom or computer. We believe that some of the most valuable lessons are learned outside of the classroom. That’s why we partner with the Lehigh Valley’s leading employers to offer personalized learning programs, internships, and real-world course work.
Build a strong business and leadership core
What does leadership have to do with business? In a word, everything. Leaders understand cultures and how they affect the achievement of organizational goals. Leaders are skilled at developing individuals who work effectively in teams and manage conflict. Leaders know how to use their strong communication skills to present their findings and drive informed decision-making. That’s why before diving into your specialization, our MBA program core curriculum will help you develop your ability to lead people as you build a solid foundation of business skills.
Organizations and businesses need leadership from every individual who works or volunteers to advance its mission and goals. Regardless of style or approach, leadership starts with basic competencies that together create a portfolio for leadership effectiveness. The roster of competencies is fluid and can vary depending on the individual, the workplace and the goals, but the outcome is constant: they contribute significantly to an individual’s ability to lead people. In this course, we will examine what can arguably be considered among the most relevant and substantive competencies for effective leadership currently. Competencies may include emotional intelligence, authenticity, being present, character, creativity, courage and empathy. Incorporating a variety tools and techniques, such as presentations, research, essays and outreach to industry professionals, the course gives students the opportunity to understand, assess, and develop their own capacities and effectiveness in these areas of leadership competencies. Throughout the course, reflective practice, that aligns course theoretical knowledge with student workplace experiences and builds a supportive learning community, will be emphasized. 3 graduate credits. Prerequisite: None.
Leaders and managers achieve goals working with and through others. They must be skilled in developing individuals to work in teams, in facilitating teams, and in managing conflict. Leaders and managers must understand organizational and national cultures and how they affect the achievement of goals. They must not only hold strong ethical values, but also model them. This course examines the role of managers as leaders in organizations and develops knowledge and skills needed by managers in today’s business environment to successfully achieve organizational goals. This course focuses on who leaders are and what leaders do. It is important to know what accounts for effective leadership and how one can become an effective leader. Subsequently, course material will focus upon fundamental principles of leadership and how these principles relate to becoming an effective leader. Emphasis will be placed on self-reflection and analysis in regard to developing one’s own leadership skills. 3 graduate credits. Prerequisite: None.
This course explores the vital relationship between business and the legal, political and social environments, and the impact of self-regulation, market regulation, and government regulations on corporate behavior. Specific topics will include ethics and corporate social responsibility, occupational and industrial codes of conduct, antitrust problems, corporate governance, securities markets, the employee-employer relationship, employment discrimination, consumer protection, product liability, environment policy and social and legal issues of multinational business. 3 graduate credits. Prerequisites: None.
Integrative Experience–Organizations are facing many environmental challenges including new technologies, new methods of organizing, diverse consumer demands, new competitors, and diverse employee skills and backgrounds. The common denominator is change. This course examines innovation and organizational change from a strategic and operational perspectives. Students’ knowledge and skills related to innovation and change management are developed with an emphasis on strategy and organizational goals. Applied projects with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations allow students to apply their knowledge of innovation and change management in the real world situations. 3 graduate credits. Prerequisite: Final semester status, or permission of instructor.
In this course, participants explore the role of economic theory and analysis in the formation of business strategy and policy. The course examines the importance of understanding the competitive environment, including market structure, strategic interactions among competitors, and government antitrust policies, as well as economic forces internal to the firm such as costs. The course emphasizes the importance of economic reasoning in the strategic management process. 3 graduate credits. Prerequisite: None.
This course focuses on the integration of both the theoretical and practical aspects of financial and investment decisions in the corporate environment. Students will learn to fully utilize accounting and financial information to make sound, ethical decisions. Topics include financial statement analysis, risk and return, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, financial decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, corporate valuation, working capital management, multinational finance, and current issues such as derivatives, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate governance. The legal and ethical aspects of financial management are examined within the context of the existing legal and regulatory environment. 3 graduate credits. Prerequisite: None.
This course focuses on the strategic and tactical issues associated with managing the creation and distribution of goods and services. Concepts, techniques, and tools of process and project management are emphasized. Specific topics include, among others, operations strategy, quality management, time-based competition, and supply chain management. The application of these techniques in various settings including the industrial, service, healthcare, and not-for-profit sectors is also examined. 3 graduate credits. Prerequisite: None.
Good business decisions and strategy depend on drawing inferences from data. Today businesses gather and store vast amounts of data on customers, markets, and the business itself. In this course students will learn how to predict and explain phenomena in the environment through the gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting of information that makes business decision makers more effective. The course focuses on methods of conducting business research, including data collection and sampling, measurement, hypothesis testing, basic quantitative analysis, and multivariate statistical techniques. Students will design and execute their own analysis of data in a business discipline of their choice. Excel is used extensively in the course as an analysis tool. 3 graduate credits. Prerequisite: None.
Focus on your interests with 10 concentrations to choose from
Get credit for what you already know
Say, for example, you’re a guru in Financial Management. Should you have to pay for full course credit to take 8-weeks of Corporate Financial Management when you already know it? We don’t think so and with Prior Learning Assessments (PLAs) you don’t have to.
Interested in making your MBA even more affordable and earning your degree even faster with PLAs? Schedule a call with Stephanie, your student experience mentor, so she can review your eligibility for PLAs and figure out which courses you can place out of.
"What I found most beneficial about the Moravian MBA was how easy it was to apply what was learned in the classes."
Libario Obeid, MBA
Learn from MBA faculty who lead by example
The MBA program faculty are some of the best in the business—they’ve been in the boardrooms and leadership positions. And now they want to share their experiences with you.
Executive Director, Graduate Business Program
Joseph earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from New York University. Both his M.A. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation were in the field of Predictive Analytics. With a professional career spanning 40 years in business and teaching, his business background includes work in statistical programming, forecasting, data analyst, managing organizations of data analysts and as a financial architect structuring large complex business proposals using the tools of data analytics.
He has taught a wide range of courses in Predictive Analytics, Economics, and Finance at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also served as an academic journal referee and editor. He has been associated with Moravian University since the early 1990’s.
Katie P. Desiderio
Associate Professor of Management
Assistant Vice President, Corporate-Educational Partnerships
Dr. Desiderio earned an MBA from Wilkes University and a Doctorate in the field of leadership with a specialization in human resource development (HRD) from Barry University. Her research interests in the area of employee engagement and human connection associated with employees' happiness and performance at work, stimulate her overall work as a professor. As a collaborator by nature, she embraces research with fellow HRD scholars in the area of performance through learning. She is the recipient of the 2018 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award and, after her first career working several years in corporate marketing, Dr. Desiderio is excited to be able to share her knowledge and experience with students in a career where she has found the essence of embracing mindful leadership at work.
Adjunct Professor of Management
Dr. Orlando is currently Associate Chief Academic Officer at St. Lukes University Health Network in the office of Medical Education. He has served at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of Medical Education at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Professor Orlando holds a Doctorate of Education and Master of Science in Education in Organizational Learning and Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education in Organizational Development from Temple University College of Education and Bachelor of Arts in Management & Political Science from Moravian University.
Kevin is a Principal Engineer in Data Science at a major telecommunications company. He has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry holding various roles within operations, engineering and data analytics organizations. Kevin is an adjunct instructor currently teaching MGMT 618 - Data Visualization and has a rich history with Moravian University. He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Moravian, his spouse and son have also attended the university.
A flexible MBA program format
Skip the commute—join in on lectures and class discussions right from your computer.
Learn best in person? Meet us on campus in Bethlehem, PA.
Get the best of both worlds at Moravian University. You can mix and match your course formats as you go.
Timing and Pace
Want to finish your MBA in just one year? Attend Moravian Graduate full-time by taking two courses every eight weeks.
Looking for an MBA program you can complete part-time? No problem! Take one course every eight weeks and you’ll finish in two short years.
At your own pace
We know life can get hectic. So if you need to take 1 course this session, 0 next session, and 2 the session after that, it’s perfectly fine. It’s up to you and your schedule.
Affordable Tuition and Financial Aid
Moravian offers an MBA Endowed Scholarship which can be used to cover tuition, fees, and required textbooks. Selection is based on financial need, an application essay, and a personal interview (if necessary). Want to learn more about your eligibility? Contact your student experience mentor to discuss!
Moravian University is pleased to offer tuition discounts to our alumni, as well as many of our partners throughout the Lehigh Valley. Discounts are available to employees as the following companies:
Applying to the Moravian MBA Program
Career success that makes your MBA worth it
You’ve probably asked yourself this before: “Is an MBA Worth it?”. It is when it comes from Moravian. And we have the proof to back it up with career statistics, real student success stories, and lifelong access to career services.
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See what you can do with these student and alumni stories
Not sure if an MBA is right for you? Trying to figure out if Moravian is a good fit? Our students and alumni have been there before and we’re sharing their stories to help you get the best perspective.
Mary Zacher ’18
Moravian is a place that definitely has a community feel. It’s a place that will support you throughout your journey and enhance the way you think about things.
Career services to help turn an MBA into a promotion
We see career advancement as an equal part of your education, and we’re committed to going the extra mile by teaching you how to use your degree to build the career you deserve. That’s why we offer lifelong access to our Career Services and Advisors with all of these opportunities:
- Career coaching and reflection
- Interview help/prep, including how to showcase a Capstone Project and build your portfolio
- Resume help
- Access to career fairs
- On-campus network opportunities
MBA Program Info Session
Join our program director, Joe Szmania, and your Student Experience Mentor, Stephanie Morrison, for a quick information and Q&A session about Moravian’s MBA program. Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session—we’ll send you a recording just for signing up.
Instant Decision Day
When you participate in our Instant Decision Day, you’ll apply and get your admissions decision on the same day. That means no more “Did I get in?” questions looming over your head. You get to focus on what really matters, like deciding if our MBA program is right for you.
"Instant Decision Day gave me the opportunity and peace of mind to further my career without the uncertainty or long drawn out processes that I have seen with other programs."
Andrew Lee, Moravian Graduate Student
Take the stress out of your master’s journey with these program resources
Speak with your Student Experience Mentor
Stephanie Morrison is your one stop shop for all things MBA related. Financial aid, admissions, student support, you name it. She'll be there to help pave the way.
Assistant Director of Graduate Admission