About the School

It's not business as usual anymore, and your education should reflect this reality. Active, collaborative, connected to the real world and infused with the liberal arts, our signature Nexus Learning method provides a “thinking and doing” education. In this approach, the stakes are real and the outcomes rewarding. Whether you are an entering freshman or a seasoned MBA student, our goal is to provide you with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge that will allow you succeed at every stage of your career. Tapping into the dynamic, innovation-focused environment of PhilaU, the School of Business Administration has redesigned our business education to help you navigate a successful future regardless of the economic conditions ahead.

From day one, not only will you dive deeply into your major or concentration, you’ll also work with students from other disciplines, simulating what you will experience in the workplace. You will interact with Kanbar College design and engineering students and others from across the campus, challenging each other to use creativity as well as analytics to conceive of new, valuable, market-driven products and services. Our curricula focus on sustainable innovations that improve customers’ lives; people, planet and profit make up the bottom line. As you earn your degree, you’ll benefit from unique advantages such as study abroad, internships with regional business, and collaboration on projects with industry leaders to build valuable connections that can last a lifetime.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

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Business
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Business

Designed to meet the growing demand from internationally-recognized companies, PhilaU’s business program develops professionals with in-depth business knowledge, advanced technical skills and interdiciplinary problem-solving abilities. In addition to the core curriculum, students have the option to select a traditional business track or build their own.

    Program Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in real-world industry project challenges

  • Travel with opportunities including: India, China, England, Australia

  • Collaborate with students in programs including design, architecture and health sciences

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Fashion Merchandising and Management
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Fashion Merchandising and Management

Fashion has evolved into a billion-dollar business that offers many rewarding career opportunities, and our program emphasizes professional training from day one. This immersive, career-focused curriculum prepares students to contribute to all aspects of the burgeoning global fashion industry. Students take both core fashion courses and specialized courses depending on career ambitions.

    Includes Career-Focused Specializations:

  • Integrated Fashion Communication

  • Global Brand Marketing

  • Fashion Technology

  • Fashion Retail Experience

  • Fashion Product Management

  • Fashion Material Insight and Innovation

  • Fashion Entrepreneurship

  • Fashion Apparel Production

  • Buying and Merchandising

  • Fashion Product Development

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M.S. in Global Fashion Enterprise
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M.S. in Global Fashion Enterprise

Expanding career horizons of forward-thinking professionals with diverse backgrounds in fashion design, merchandising, management, and other industries, the program focuses on global fashion development and a deep understanding of apparel ecosystems. Graduates possess the skills, knowledge and networks to develop value-added innovation and to manage a thriving global fashion enterprise.

    Program Highlights

  • Explore the career-focused customizable curriculum

  • Work directly with successful fashion and apparel companies

  • Take advantage of significant merit-based scholarships

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Innovation M.B.A. with Online option
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Innovation M.B.A.

Heralded by The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wired Magazine as the type of degree that top firms are seeking, PhilaU's iMBA curriculum helps students become leaders and entrepreneurial thinkers who discover valuable solutions for their businesses and careers.

    Program Highlights

  • Explore study abroad opportunities including China, India and Europe

  • Experience flexibility in full- and part-time scheduling options

  • Take advantage of significant merit-based scholarships available

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M.S. in Taxation
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M.S. in Taxation

Designed for practicing accountants, lawyers, financial managers and planners, the M.S. in Taxation prepares students to become professional tax practitioners whether they are seeking to earn their degree, expand their expertise or maintain their CPA license.

    Program Highlights

  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options

  • Advance your career with focused customizable curriculum

  • Take advantage of merit-based scholarships

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Strategic Design M.B.A.
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Strategic Design M.B.A.

Built for high-potential professionals seeking the best of business school with the best of design thinking—a strategy used by Fortune 500 companies—the SDMBA program offers graduates in-demand skills and industry connections, adding long-term value to their careers and organizations.

    Program Highlights

  • Experience intensive industry immersion

  • Enjoy our low-residency, executive delivery format

  • Learn to combine design thinking with the analytical intelligence

  • Explore our significant fellowship opportunities