Top Part-time MBA Programs in Pennsylvania

By | April 20, 2019

We have found 17 business schools in Pennsylvania that offer part-time MBA programs leading to an Master of Business Administration degree. Check the following list to see average GMAT score, acceptance rate and total enrollment for each of Pennsylvania MBA universities.

  • ASK4BEAUTY: Brief history and politics of state Pennsylvania. Also covers latest population and geographical information of Pennsylvania.

List of Top MBA Schools in Pennsylvania

Rank MBA Schools
1 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
Acceptance rate: 0.789
Part-time Enrollment: 156
Average GMAT score: 638
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
2 Temple University (Fox)
Acceptance rate: 0.765
Part-time Enrollment: 414
Average GMAT score: 594
Location: Philadelphia, PA
3 University of Pittsburgh (Katz)
Acceptance rate: 0.923
Part-time Enrollment: 557
Average GMAT score: 557
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
4 Villanova University
Acceptance rate: 0.773
Part-time Enrollment: 124
Average GMAT score: 618
Location: Villanova, PA
5 Lehigh University
Acceptance rate: 0.82
Part-time Enrollment: 223
Average GMAT score: 612
Location: Bethlehem, PA
6 St. Joseph’s University (Haub)
Acceptance rate: 0.52
Part-time Enrollment: 1161
Average GMAT score: 525
Location: Philadelphia, PA
7 Pennsylvania State University–Erie, The Behrend College (Black)
Acceptance rate: 0.818
Part-time Enrollment: 56
Average GMAT score: 532
Location: Erie, PA
8 Duquesne University (Donahue)
Acceptance rate: 0.927
Part-time Enrollment: 207
Average GMAT score: 495
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
9 Pennsylvania State University–Harrisburg
Acceptance rate: 0.957
Part-time Enrollment: 177
Average GMAT score: 580
Location: Middletown, PA
10 Pennsylvania State University–Great Valley
Acceptance rate: 0.743
Part-time Enrollment: 447
Average GMAT score: 539
Location: Malvern, PA
11 University of Scranton
Acceptance rate: 0.643
Part-time Enrollment: 587
Average GMAT score: 500
Location: Scranton, PA
12 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Acceptance rate: 0.92
Part-time Enrollment: 73
Average GMAT score: 500
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
13 La Salle University
Acceptance rate: 0.7
Part-time Enrollment: 408
Average GMAT score: 485
Location: Philadelphia, PA
14 Robert Morris University
Acceptance rate: 0.863
Part-time Enrollment: 261
Average GMAT score: N/A
Location: Moon Township, PA
15 Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Acceptance rate: 0.826
Part-time Enrollment: 64
Average GMAT score: 470
Location: Clarion, PA
16 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Grove)
Acceptance rate: 0.838
Part-time Enrollment: 130
Average GMAT score: 532
Location: Shippensburg, PA
17 West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Acceptance rate: 0.821
Part-time Enrollment: 73
Average GMAT score: 535
Location: West Chester, PA

Part-time MBA Programs in Pennsylvania

State of Pennsylvania before Independence

Before the arrival of Europeans in North America, the tribes of the Delaware (Lenny-Lenape), Susquehannock, Iroquois, Erie, and Shawnee peoples lived on the territory of the modern state of Pennsylvania .

The first European explorer to see the coast of Pennsylvania was the Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano, who sailed along the east coast of North America in 1524.

At the beginning of the 17th century, the rights to the lands of Pennsylvania were disputed by England and Holland. The British believed that these territories were part of the colony of Virginia, even the name of the Delaware River (and the state of Delaware) was given in honor of the first governor of the English colony in Jamestown, Thomas West, Lord De La Warr. However, in fact, the first European settlements in Pennsylvania were founded in the twenties of the 17th century by the Dutch – these were trading posts of the West India Company.

In those years, the North American colony of New Holland, owned by the West India Company, was led by Peter Minuit (by the way, it was he who bought the island of Manhattan from the Indians, where modern New York later grew up). In 1631, he quarreled with the leaders of the company, was fired and, with the help of his friends in Sweden (which was then one of the leading European powers), organized in 1638 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware several settlements under the Swedish flag – the colony of New Sweden.

But already in 1655 the Dutch regained control over the territory, and in 1664 all the Dutch possessions in North America were captured by the British.

On March 4, 1681, King Charles II of England transferred the rights to a vast territory in North America to William Penn, a British businessman and philosopher. The lands were given as repayment of a royal debt of £16,000 to Penn’s father, Admiral of the British Navy Sir William Penn.

The new owner named his colony “Pennsylvania”, “Land and Woods of Penn”. The lands of Pennsylvania remained the property of the Penn family until the end of the 18th century, when the state of Pennsylvania, one of the original thirteen states of the USA, was created in the new independent country, the USA.

William Penn, by religious convictions, was a supporter of the Quakers, one of the directions of Protestantism, preaching religious tolerance, equality of all people and rejection of violence. It was these principles that he tried to embody in the new colony – Pennsylvania. He even founded the new city of Penn in the Delaware Valley called Philadelphia, “City of Brotherly Love.”

Also, the structure of the government of Pennsylvania (essentially the provincial constitution) developed by William Penn was the most liberal at that time. Among other provisions, it provided for the emancipation of slaves, freedom of religion, a humane penal code.

Many religious and political refugees from Europe poured into Pennsylvania, mostly Germans, Scots and Irish. Philadelphia grew rapidly and soon became one of the most important cities in North America (and later one of the largest cities in the United States).