MBA Programs

Close to DC, NYC and Philadelphia.

Our top-ranked program provides you a solid foundation in leadership, management and analytics. You will have the flexibility to specialize in majors or concentrations and the opportunity to enhance your skills in communication, networking and emotional intelligence.

Choose the format that best suits your work-life schedule: full-time, part-time, online or hybrid. As a Lerner MBA student, you will be supported by award-winning faculty, career services and advising professionals who work together to develop a customized education and career plan for you.


Return on Your Investment

An MBA can be your pathway to a better salary. And it is worth the investment when you get great returns. Lerner MBA alumni from the class of 2020 received an average salary raise of $16,000 while pursuing their degree – by now, they have already earned back their investment.

AVERAGE SALARY: $88,230 (5-year avg.)
AVERAGE SALARY INCREASE: $16,000

MBA Success

After graduation in 2022, 94% of students were employed, earning an average salary of $102,581. The Career Outcomes website reports what our graduates do, where they work and the salaries they make.


 

44 Credits

 

Less than $45,250*

 

2 years*

 

*Tuition for the on-campus program is $45,232; it is less for Delaware residents and online students. Total cost and time to complete the MBA varies, depending on fees, personal schedules and curriculum choices.


A Curriculum Customized for Your Career

Whether you want to advance in your current job or change careers, you need an MBA that adapts to your unique goals. Lerner’s core MBA courses and seminars ensure you develop must-have business skills and techniques. With an MBA specialization, you advance your expertise with a major, concentration or by choosing your own elective courses.

Business Core Courses and Professional Development Seminars
ACCT 600 – Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUAD 620 – Fundamentals of Analytics
BUAD 631 – Operations Management and Management Science
BUAD 640 – Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments
BUAD 670 – Managing People, Teams and Organizations
BUAD 680 – Marketing Management
BUAD 690 – Corporate Strategy
ECON 603 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy
FINC 650 – Financial Management

BUEC 601 – Building Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking (1 credit)
BUEC 603 – Communicating, Branding and Career Networking (1 credit)

Specializations

Focus your MBA with a specialization in one of 9 different fields.

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Health Management
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Strategic Leadership
 

Learn More About Our MBA Specializations


Flexible Format Options

Most in-person classes are offered in the evening. Online classes are asynchronous, meaning you can study at your convenience.

  • Full-Time
    2 years; 3-4 courses per semester
  • Part-Time
    3 years; 1-2 courses per semester
  • Online
    Earn the Lerner MBA from anywhere
  • Hybrid
    Mix and match in-person and online courses

Value Added

You will add depth and dimension to what you learn through the learning experiences you have and the relationships you build.

Experiential Learning:

Become a better leader with the Lerner MBA

“There are a lot of MBAs out there, but there aren’t a lot of leaders with MBAs out there.”

Lerner students develop their leadership skills through the experiences they have in practical application, mentorships and peer connections. Watch the video

Careers & Networking

Take advantage of career and networking opportunities through Lerner’s global alumni network. Delaware is one of the nation’s most important centers of business. Strategically located within an easy commute of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, the state provides access to some of the world’s most influential leaders of industry.


Admissions Information

At Lerner, we read every application individually and use a portfolio approach. This means that we consider your whole application and no single factor will guarantee or disqualify you from admission.


Questions About the MBA?
Meet with the admissions team during one of our upcoming Zoom sessions.

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The Lerner MBA Online
Learn more about the online Lerner MBA.

Dual Graduate Degrees

Dual Graduate Degrees

Combine the strategic business skills of the MBA with a variety of other disciplines.