Students looking to advance their career in a given field can choose from a variety of specializations or customize their own.

Accounting

Overview

One of Delaware Valley University's unique offerings is specialty in accounting, which meets the needs of the legislation passed in 2008 requiring the completion of 150 hours of post-secondary education in order to sit for the CPA exam. This is the only specialization that requires 31 credits for the MBA, rather than 30. Students on the accounting track will graduate with a Master of Business Administration degree and be fully prepared to take the CPA exam. With course topics including auditing, commercial law and financial reporting, students are sure to be prepared for an accounting career by graduation.

Required Advanced Courses

  • GB 6310 Auditing
  • GB 6320 Commercial Law for Accountants
  • GB 6330 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • GB 6340 Advanced Accounting Theory (four credits)

Format

Due to the complex nature of the topics in this specialization, the four advanced courses required for this degree are generally delivered on campus. Please notify us when applying if you will need this degree delivered in a virtual format.

Food and Agribusiness

Overview

Delaware Valley University has always been a pioneer in the food and agribusiness. With its founding as the National Farm School in 1896, DelVal has been an innovation leader and transformative influence in both the food and agricultural industries. At the core of this program, you will learn the principles of economics, marketing, operations and business management and be able to apply these concepts to food and agricultural businesses. Students gain an in-depth understanding of domestic and international food and agribusiness systems processes, products and services that consumers demand. Within the context of policy development, you will examine the industry’s needs to increase volume, yield and quality while maintaining profitability. This degree provides a unique opportunity to learn skills that can be applied across a wide range of jobs – in and out of the food and agribusiness sector.

Required Advanced Courses

  • GB 6111 Current Issues in Food and Agribusiness
  • GB 6112 Food and Agribusiness Marketing
  • GB 6115 Topics of International Food and Agribusiness

Format

Advanced courses in this specialization are delivered either on campus or online, depending on student demand.

General Business

Overview

The general business specialization is the most flexible offering in the MBA program, both now and in the future. As a student, the general business path provides the most options in terms of class offerings and scheduling. In the future, a general business MBA degree helps provide you with a diverse skill set required to compete for any job. For these reasons, general business is the most popular specialization among our student body. If you are interested in completing your degree within a specific timeframe or if your work schedule demands flexibility in scheduling, the general business specialization is the best option for obtaining your MBA your way.

REQUIRED ADVANCED COURSES Select three from the following:

  • GB 6020 Advanced Computer Applications
  • GB 6040 Human Resources Management
  • GB 6050 Managerial Economics
  • GB 6211 Business Ethics
  • GB 6210 Contemporary Business Issues
  • GB 6215 Corporate Governance
  • GB 6347 Crisis Communications
  • GB 9902 Business Analysis and Communication

Format

Advanced courses in this specialization are delivered either on campus or online, depending on student demand.

Supply Chain Management

Overview

In both the private and public sector, the demand for logisticians and other supply chain experts is growing. This specialization prepares graduate students with contemporary decision-making skills and best practices to manage the supply chain process. Course topics cover both domestic and international businesses. Students will graduate with knowledge in transportation and distribution systems, critical issues of managing the flow of products, services and information in a global environment, core logistics functions, cost integration and relationships with suppliers, customers and other firm functions. Students will be able to identify ways to collaborate with suppliers, build and retain good supplier relationships and ensure that suppliers meet quality and delivery requirements.

Required Advanced Courses

  • GB 6225 Supply Chain Management
  • GB 6217 Transportation and Distribution
  • GB 6244 Strategic Procurement

Format

Advanced courses in this specialization are generally offered online.