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University of Scranton, Kania School of Management Part Time MBA

The Arthur J. Kania School of Management at The University of Scranton provides a Jesuit-inspired business education within a culture of excellence that prepares women and men for success. It offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate business programs and an on-campus and on-line MBA degrees. Accredited by AACSB International since 1996, Kania programs are increasingly garnering the respect of national and global entities. Adding value to the Kania experience are the school's membership in SAP University Alliances, its state-of-the-art Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center and Bloomberg Professional Services, and its Center for Practical Learning.

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Program Type Part Time

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University of Scranton The Kania School of Management Says

The Arthur J. Kania School of Management at The University of Scranton provides a Jesuit-inspired business education within a culture of excellence that prepares women and men for success. It offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate business programs and an on-campus and on-line MBA degrees. Accredited by AACSB International since 1996, Kania programs are increasingly garnering the respect of national and global entities. Adding value to the Kania experience are the school's membership in SAP University Alliances, its state-of-the-art Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center and Bloomberg Professional Services, and its Center for Practical Learning.

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 14% accepted out of 346 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.2
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 516

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

The admissions committee requests the following from its applicants: Official GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Of those materials, GMAT score and GPA are of primary importance to the committee. Work experience will also be considered. Proficiency in English is an additional requirement. Admitted student...The admissions committee requests the following from its applicants: Official GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Of those materials, GMAT score and GPA are of primary importance to the committee. Work experience will also be considered. Proficiency in English is an additional requirement. Admitted students had an average GPA of 3.2 and an average GMAT score of 510. The Kania School of Management has a high acceptance rate.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 144
Percent International Students 35%
Total Full-Time Faculty 46
Full-Time Faculty 89%

Student Life

“The overall environment at the University of Scranton is very inviting. The University is open to its students and has created a very comfortable environment to learn and grow as a person.” Students are “supportive, understanding, mature, and family-like.” They also tend to help each other out and share “similar goals.” They abide by “the founding moral principle of respect and care to all people.” “There are limitless offerings of activ­ities.” It seems “everyone is involved in the University and the overall community.” Students span a wide range. “Some are five-year MBA program majors with little real-world work experience, while others are working adults expanding their professional backgrounds and career opportunities.” The MBA Student Association “works to get all MBA students involved outside of the classroom. They have socials and presentations a few times a semester in order to get MBA students socializing.” The campus is located in downtown Scranton, in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. It is situated in the Lackawanna River Valley and has a population of roughly 76,000 peo­ple. The school itself encompasses 58 acres and has been described by students as “scenic.”

Career

The Office of Career Services at the University of Scranton helps both graduate and undergraduate students find internships and full-time employment. They host work­shops on various career-enhancing skills, as well as maintain an online job database. Still, students feel there are too “few job fairs,” and that more of an effort needs to be made to assist students in finding “job opportunities after graduation.” The Kania School of Management has “a very strong reputation” regionally. This means that students, who are up for jobs in Scranton usually get them. Of those students who responded to the poll, 95 percent had accepted employment three months after graduation. They were placed mainly in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. Some of the employers who hired graduates were Kraft Foods, Lowe’s, PNC Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Sanofi Pasteur.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Most of the learning at the University of Scranton is informed by the principle of Cura Personalis, which translates from the Latin to mean “Care for the Entire Person.” What this essentially describes is a respect for and appreciation of another’s unique needs, cir­cumstances, and gifts. These Jesuit values add an element of social responsibility to the work students do at the Kania School of Management (KSOM). Being a Jesuit institution does not, however, mean that the program is in any way light or insufficient. The MBA program at Scranton is accredited by the AASCB and “has a great reputation.” It simply means that in the process of achieving their goals, students can rely on each other for a sense of camaraderie and support. The program places an emphasis on globalization and the intersection of technology and business. “At KSOM the diversity of the learning envi­ronment mirrors the global and diverse business setting of today’s world. It offers an environment which is collaborative, values different ideas, encourages discussion, and lets the students think about phenomena in a very creative manner.” “The school offers many classes every term,” and in addition to the general MBA, stu­dents are invited to specialize in the following disciplines: accounting, finance, interna­tional business management, information systems, marketing, and operations manage­ment. There are also programs that allows students to jointly pursue both a BS and an MBA. In addition to the University of Scranton’s reputation and “forward thinking” atti­tude, are a multitude of amenities. The Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center has a simulat­ed trading floor where students can learn via market simulations. It even has an electron­ic ticker and news and data feeds. Also, the wireless system at Kania ensures 24-hour access to business applications and other online resources. The school prides itself on remaining “focused on what will be required of an MBA graduate in today’s market­place.” Both a full-time and part-time track toward the MBA are offered at Kania, and those already in the workplace commend the “convenience” and “proximity” of the school. The Kania School of Management is described as an “excellent learning atmos­phere,” where “everyone is friendly and willing to help.” “Professors are outstanding” and “provide critical insight.” They are great at bringing real-world experience “into the four corners of a classroom.” “They are all very well educated individuals, who take a lot of pride in teaching.” Professors are also described as “accommodating to their stu­dents.” As far as the administration is concerned, some say that “everything is smooth,” while others complain of miscommunications with advisors and possible language bar­riers for international students.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    As a member of the SAP University Alliance, our students also have the opportunity to work with the latest enterprise software such as the R/3 Enterprise Resource Planning corporate suite, which is used in many courses.
    One of our latest technological enhancements is the Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center through which business students at Scranton are getting hands-on experience with financial markets. The Center simulates a trading floor, complete with electronic ticker and news and data feeds, and in innovative courses such as Currency Trading and Analysis, students can experience professional applications of the stock and other financial markets through market simulations.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://academic.scranton.edu/organization/intlclub/

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups
  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://matrix.scranton.edu/studentlife/studentaffairs/multicultural-affairs/index.shtml

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    http://matrix.scranton.edu/academics/ctle/

  • Research Facilities:

    As a member of the SAP University Alliance, our students also have the opportunity to work with the latest enterprise software such as the R/3 Enterprise Resource Planning corporate suite, which is used in many courses.
    One of our latest technological enhancements is the Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center through which business students at Scranton are getting hands-on experience with financial markets. The Center simulates a trading floor, complete with electronic ticker and news and data feeds, and in innovative courses such as Currency Trading and Analysis, students can experience professional applications of the stock and other financial markets through market simulations.

  • Women Support Groups:

    http://academic.scranton.edu/organization/wwomen/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Scranton The Kania School of Management include:

Jason Miller ’61 (Deceased) - Actor, writer, director: Wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning play “That Championship Season.” He also starred in motion pictures such as “The Exorcist” in which he received a “Best Supporting Actor” nomination.

John A. Walsh '66 - Executive Vice President & Executive Editor, ESPN, Inc. (Bristol, CT)

Susan M. Swain '76 - President and Co-COO, C-SPAN (Washington, DC)

Paul M. Montrone , Ph. D. Â’62 - Chairman, Liberty Lane Partners; Chairman Perspecta Trust, LLC, Past Chair/CEO/President (Hampton, New Hampshire)

Christopher M. "KIP" Condron '70 - President, CEO & Director (retired), AXA Financial, Inc. (New York, NY)

School Employment Information

Three Month Employment 93%
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