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Business Administration

Dr. Zhen Ma

The Business Administration Major permits students to freely fashion their study to meet their professional and personal needs. The curriculum contains sufficient flexibility to meet most needs and expectations of the students, both those who intend to go on to graduate school and those who see immediate entrance into the profession. 

Students who major in business administration choose to focus on a specific area of business. The business administration major allows students to choose a specialization sequence in areas such as management, marketing, health care management, sport management or management information systems.

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Specialization Options

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Pre-DPT Health Care Management
  • Pre-DPT Sport Management
  • General business
  • Select specialization



Diverse Program Options

ARCH Accelerated Degree Program

ARCH Accelerated Degree Program

You can earn your Bachelor of Science in as little as 2 1/2 years by attending classes part-time. The convenient and predictable schedule allows you take classes either once a week or online up to 12 credits per semester. Courses are offered face-to-face in 5-week sessions at Luzerne County Community College on the Nanticoke Campus, or online in 7 1/2 week sessions.

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Jayme DeMedio

Jayme DeMedio

My experience at Misericordia University has undeniably been the best four years of my life! Being able to be a student of the college of business and having the opportunity to major in business administration has given me opportunities that other higher education institutions would not have provided.

Matthew Collins

Matthew Collins

I think the Business department is truly special here at Misericordia. You are more than just a number. The professors care not only about your success in the classroom, but also in your professional career. They bring their prior career experiences into the classroom to better prepare you for your career after school.

Antonio Whyte

Antonio Whyte

As a Business major at Misericordia, you have chances to do service work, business simulation exercises, and critical thinking scenarios everyday that elevate your ability to become the most well rounded business major you can be by the time you walk out of Misericordia four years later. 

Program Information

MBA 5th Year Program

MBA 5th Year Program

Why wait to begin the MBA program when you can get started as an undergraduate student?
Who’s eligible?

Accounting majors
Business Administration majors
Health Care Management majors
Sport Management majors

Find out more by emailing Karen Cefalo at 

The BS/MBA 5-Year program is for eligible rising Misericordia University seniors within a business-related major or seeking a bachelor of science degree in a major which affords the ability to take all MBA pre-requisite courses and contains adequate free elective space. Accepted students will take up to 12 MBA credits* within their senior year to also serve as the fulfillment of required undergraduate free elective credits within their current program.

*Students pursuing the Accounting Specialization will take a maximum of 6 credits.

Student Testimonial

Antonio Whyte

The 4+1 program is a great opportunity to challenge yourself during the end of your undergraduate journey and get a third of your MBA completed at rates that save you money. 

Zhen Ma

For questions regarding the Business Administration major, contact Dr. Zhen Ma, Business Department Chair, at zma@misericordia.edu or 570-674-6158.

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