Widener University MBA

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Type of Degree

MBA in Healthcare Administration

Type of Program


General University Information

Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania.  Its main campus sits on 108 acres (.44 km²), just 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Philadelphia. The university has three other campuses: two in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg and Exton) and one in Wilmington, Delaware.

About 3,300 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students attend Widener in eight degree-granting schools. The university offers associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in areas ranging from traditional liberal arts to professional programs.
Widener was founded in 1821 and has undergone several name changes. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892, and adopted the Widener name in 1972.  The Carnegie Foundation classifies Widener as a Doctoral/Research University and a Community Engagement Institution. Widener was ranked #181 in the National Universities category by US News & World Report for 2012.

Program Description

Health care is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the U.S. It accounts for 16 percent of GDP, employs more than 13 million people, and for the next ten years will generate more jobs than any other industry. With growth comes the challenge of managing costs, retaining staff, and providing high quality care to an aging population.

Now more than ever, health care organizations need competent leaders — people who can position their firm to succeed in a competitive market, design systems to deliver cost-effective care, and build a high- performing workforce. And the place to get these skills is the Healthcare MBA at Widener. We are accredited by AACSB and CAHME. Our graduates occupy leadership positions in every major health care firm in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MHA program requires submission of the following materials:

  • A completed “Application for Graduate Study”
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees
  • An entrance examination score: GRE, GMAT, MAT
  • Once the application process is underway, the applicant meets with the Program Coordinator to complete the application process, to review the program requirements, and to design a course of study.

Admissions Criteria

Application procedures and admission requirements for the Healthcare MBA program are described in the catalog. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 2.5 and minimum GMAT score of 510 to be considered for admission to the program.




Chester, PA or Delaware

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