Test the Waters
Students considering the MBA program may take a graduate business course and experience our program firsthand through our non-degree Test the Waters enrollment.
Courses are led by premier faculty, who combine their research with business expertise, and are scheduled in convenient seven-week sessions. Plus, many courses are delivered partially online.
Test the Waters requires submission of a resume and an official or unofficial transcript. The preferred candidate for the program should have an undergraduate average of "B" or higher, but other factors may be considered.
Current tuition rates apply.
Graduate Course Offerings and Schedule
Test the Waters program students are permitted to enroll in one course prior to formal admission to the MBA. Courses are each three credits and may be applied to the MBA program if admitted as a degree-seeking student.
BA 800 – Marketing Management, 50% online
March 13–April 24, Wednesdays and web, 5–8 p.m.
Development of a marketing management focus, including market analysis, competition analysis, and decisions in pricing, product, promotion, and distribution channels.
BUSAD 811 – New Ventures: Ideation and Feasibility, 50% online
March 12–April 25, Tuesdays and web, 5–8 p.m.
Ideation process and determining whether an idea has commercial potential in both an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial setting.
BUSAD 822 – New Ventures Start Up, 50% online
May 7–June 20, Tuesdays and web, 5–8:00 p.m.
Examines the financial and legal issues that are critical in the formation, development, and management of new ventures.
MGMT 823 – Organizational Change: Theory and Practice, 70% online
June 25–August 8, Tuesdays and web, 5:00–8:15 p.m.
Provide students with an overview of current theory and practice in organizational change and development.
Students may also elect to take a Test the Waters course at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern.