Haub School Revamps MBA Curriculum

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 24, 2011) - Graduate business students will benefit from a revised MBA curriculum this academic year. The new program was structured in response to an evolving job market and an increased student need for flexibility.

"We listened to our students and the message was clear," says Associate Dean Stephen Porth, Ph.D. '80 "They require skill sets beyond those offered through a traditional MBA. Students desire an opportunity to tailor courses specific to their interests."

In addition to offering students convenience and customization, the new curriculum will also include courses on leadership and sustainability. The former program's strength in business ethics and a foundation in Jesuit mission will continue to pervade all courses.

The revised curriculum has been implemented for the fall 2011 semester. Key changes include:

Innovation: The MBA task force conducted interviews and benchmarking studies to ensure the new curriculum is in concert with the demands of the marketplace. A "Gateway" course, a requirement for all students, will be designed and delivered each semester to reflect cutting edge, emerging and anticipated changes in the business world.

Flexibility: Students have more choice. It is now possible to tailor the program to each student's particular career goals and needs. Faculty also benefit from the flexibility as there is more room for the development of innovative courses.

Convenience: Courses are offered in-classroom and online.

U.S.News & World Report has ranked the Haub School Business' part-time MBA program No. 2 in Philadelphia among private business schools. Programs in marketing, management, finance, and risk management and insurance are ranked within in the "Top 20" of programs nationally. The Haub School is consistently recognized by U.S.News & World Report, The Princeton Review, The Aspen Institute, BusinessWeek, and Beta Gamma Sigma.

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Director of Communications for the Haub School of Business, 610-660-1355 or csteigle@sju.edu

Expand this section