Master’s Degree: Business (MS) – Albright College

Master’s Degree: Business

Today’s businesses are changing at an unprecedented pace and in need of people with skills and knowledge to help foster thriving growth. Albright College’s fully online Master of Science in Business will help you stand out through its innovative curriculum delivered in a format designed to fit your busy life – and empower you to earn your degree in about a year, taking one online class at a time.

$513.33
tuition per credit
1 year
to complete the program
10
online classes total
5-week
accelerated classes
6
start terms per year
4
available concentrations

Groundbreaking coursework and concentrations

Equipped with global survey data on the skills most sought by businesses in today’s workplace, Albright created a graduate-level curriculum with a foundation in strategy and innovation. Through this learning, students develop the ability to identify market opportunities, use quantitative information to manage effectively, and lead through project management and sustainable and globally aware policies.

Graduate students gain deeper expertise and apply management skills via concentration areas of their choice. These include:

Accounting

Hone your accounting skills to contribute to your organization’s financial success and get further preparation for the CPA exam.

Data Analytics

Learn how organizations utilize data for decision-making and become proficient with data visualization, predictive modeling and other methods of business analytics.

Digital Marketing

Refine skills to develop and manage effective digital marketing strategies to reach target markets and meet business objectives.

Inclusive and Ethical Leadership

Enhance sought-after ‘power skills’ to lead others, foster an inclusive work environment and promote ethics and integrity.

Spark new discoveries at Oxford University

Students in the program have the option of attending a week-long fellowship at St Stephen’s House, the Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The program is a unique opportunity to learn from today’s leading pioneers as you explore how creativity and innovation – through multidisciplinary lenses – are used to envision and implement solutions to problems.

Aside from Albright and Oxford faculty, Executives-in-Residence form a key component of the experience. During the trip, they are available in formal and informal settings to help you learn and grow both personally and professionally. Past Executives-in-Residence include Julia Klein, chairwoman & CEO of C.H. Briggs and Board Director of The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Eileen Habelow, Ph.D., president of Leadership-Link and founder of Leadership-Link Learning.

Participants are immersed in all aspects of Oxford residential life, which is a unique, global learning experience that – aside from airfare and regular tuition cost for a course – is no additional expense for students.

MSB 601 Innovation and Change Management 3
MSB 602 Quantitative Research Methods 3
MSB 603 Global and Sustainable Business Strategies 3
MSB 750 Transformational Team Leadership And Effective Project Management 3
Select two of the following concentrations:
Concentration: Accounting
MSB 630 Strategic Cost Accounting 3
MSB 631 Accounting Information Systems 3
Select one of the following:
MSB 632 The Federal Tax 3
MSB 633 Forensic Accounting/Fraud 3
MSB 634 Corporate Governance and Ethics/Professional Responsibilities 3
Concentration: Data Analytics
MBS 640 Data Visualization 3
MBS 641 Business Analytics 3
MBS 642 Statistical Modeling 3
Concentration: Digital Marketing
MBS 670 Digital Marketing 3
MBS 671 Marketing Analytics 3
MBS 672 Integrated Content Strategy 3
Concentration: Inclusive and Ethical Leadership
MAP 601 Positive Psychology, Health, and Wellness 3
MAP 609 Psychological Diversity 3
MAP 610 Professional Seminar: Ethics and Standards of Practice 3
What are the median salaries?

According to the information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in management occupations is projected to grow 9% from 2020-2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for management occupations was $102,450 in May 2021, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

management analysts
$93,000
accountants and auditors
$77,250
administrative services managers
$99,290
top executives
$98,980
marketing manager
$133,380
music producers
$79,000

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook, bls.gov

 

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • At least one 3-credit course in each of the following: Economics, Accounting, Statistics, and Management or Marketing. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Business or Accounting will likely meet these criteria, and those who need to complete courses can do so via undergraduate asynchronous classes. Students who demonstrate proficiency in these areas may request a consultation with the program director to determine credit for professional experience.
  • A minimum grade point average of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required for acceptance. Applicants with 2 or more years of related work experience may be admitted with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Provisional acceptance for applicants with lower GPAs is possible at the completion of three courses in the program.
  • A statement of career interest and goals indicating reasons for pursuing this degree (500 words or less).
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s professional or academic background.

Contact us at sps@albright.edu to have your admission questions answered by an Albright graduate and Online Admission Counselor.

“Business skills apply in so many areas of life and we recognize that each student brings their own interests and career aspirations. Albright’s two concentration Master’s in Business gives students the flexibility to combine a foundation of strategic leadership and change management with two specialized skill areas – specializations that meet their needs and help them reach their goals.”

— Lisa Wilder, Ph.D., Academic Program Chair of the MS in Business and Associate Professor of Economics

Frequently asked questions

How many courses do I need to take? How long does this take?
The complete master’s in business program is 10 courses in duration. Each class is offered online and lasts five weeks.

Can I transfer classes?
Yes! You may transfer in a maximum of six credits.

How much does it cost?
The price per course is $1,540 with no additional fees. Books are not included in this price.

When can I start?
There are eight opportunities throughout the year to begin this online master’s program at Albright. There are three start dates in the fall, three in the spring and two in the summer.

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