Description of Program
La Salle University provides an innovative Master of Business Administration Program that enables students to develop and strengthen the leadership skills and functional knowledge necessary for the advancement of their current careers and life goals. It is a program where experienced people from diverse professional backgrounds come together in the traditional classroom setting to integrate their broad range of professional experience with theoretical knowledge. The Part-time MBA allows students to choose between traditional classroom teaching, online learning, and a hybrid format MBA.
Traditional MBA programs teach students how to manage “things” more than educating how to lead. The new approach to teaching business professionals is to help students learn how to use the informational tools available to them and develop the kinds of people-oriented skills that prepare them for success as leaders in an expanding global business environment. This new approach makes for a more effective educational experience for part-time working professionals. The School of Business and the MBA Program are accredited by one of higher education’s most prestigious accrediting bodies—AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
La Salle understands the lifestyles of its MBA students and is committed to making sure it is as easy as possible to register for courses, meet with a professor before class, or take a semester off, if necessary. The MBA is offered at three convenient locations: Main Campus in Northwest Philadelphia; the Bucks County Center in Newtown, Pa.; and the Montgomery County Center at the Metroplex Corporate Center in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. La Salle offers evening courses and a Saturday MBA program on Main Campus. Additionally, La Salle offers a hybrid MBA format at the Metroplex Corporate Center. This format blends online learning with face-to-face course instruction.
It is important that motivation be augmented with real business know- how. La Salle’s MBA faculty challenge students to maximize their “natural” resources for success. The faculty stress the interaction of theoretical knowledge with practical experience and shared ideas.
The part-time nature of this program brings students in direct contact with other business professionals, creating a classroom experience that blends current business theory with practical, hands-on instruction. Professors are committed to the Lasallian tradition of teaching, which means being accessible, focusing on the individual, and contributing to a sense of community.