Master of Business Administration

School of Adult & Continuing Education

The accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offers students the option of specializing in Finance and/or Human Resources Management. The Finance major exposes students to a rigorous, multidisciplinary portfolio of theoretical and applied courses in economics, finance, banking, investment, and management. The Human Resources Management major focuses on the strategic management of human capital assets that influence the financial, operational, and competitive direction of the organization. Both majors provide students with an integrated body of knowledge for career advancement as leaders, managers, and executives in private and public sector enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures, as well as preparation for the pursuit of advanced certification and doctoral studies.

Program Detail

  • DELIVERY: Face-to-Face with Learning Management System (LMS) Application
  • SCHEDULE: Saturday and Weeknight Evening
    • 4 Semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer I, and Summer II)
    • 5 Semesters (Fundamentals Track)
    • 36 Credits
    • 45 Credits (Fundamentals Track)
  • MAJOR: Finance and Human Resources Management  
  • ENROLLMENT CYCLES: Fall (August) and Spring (January)

Ashton S. Burrell, Class of 2016

Lincoln University has contributed significantly to my path in life at the undergraduate level and, more importantly, in the graduate program. My participation in the Master of Science in Business (now MBA) program was an unforgettable, enriching experience.  Lincoln University is real; the community at the School of Adult and Continuing Education (SACE) is exceptional.  Faculty, staff, and administration are totally student-centered as they welcome and nurture students with outstanding guidance from matriculation to graduation.  An excellent byproduct of my experience in the Master’s program was the faculty-led study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, through which I was able to learn about a different culture, political, and economic system that was truly exceptional and enlightening.  I am forever grateful for the Lincoln University experience.

Degree: Master of Science in Business in Human Resources Management

Ashton S. Burrell, Class of 2016


MBA Core Courses

  • MBA 700 Business Research Methods 
  • MBA 710 Management Information Systems 
  • MBA 722 International Human Resources Management 
  • MBA 742 International Business Management 
  • MBA 750 Strategic Marketing Management 
  • MBA 756 International Finance and Economics 
  • MBA 790 Strategic Management 
  • MBA 800 Integrated Capstone Research Project
    MBA 800 is the terminal capstone course for the MBA program. It may be completed as a journal article of 25 pages, part of a group project (of recommended pages by the Business Research instructor), or a formal scholarly thesis of 75 – 100 pages. Students who plan to pursue a doctorate are urged to consider the thesis option. Regardless of the selected option, students will be academically advised during the capstone development, writing, completion, and defense (if a thesis option) stages. A formal thesis defense presentation to a committee of graduate and undergraduate professors is required. The journal article and group project are not defended. However, students will present the results of their research to their instructor and invited professors.​

Total Credits = 24

Finance Major Courses

  • MBA 744 Advanced Corporate Finance 
  • MBA 752 Financial Institutions and Markets 
  • MBA 778 Securities Analysis and Investment Management
  • MBA 782 Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Total Credits = 12

Human Resources Management Courses

  • MBA 760 Employee and Labor Relations
  • MBA 762 Compensation, Benefits & Pension Planning 
  • MBA 764 Organizational Staffing 
  • MBA 774 Leadership

Total Credits = 12

Fundamentals Track

Students with non-business or business undergraduate degrees with core business course deficiencies must complete, at a minimum, MBA fundamentals courses MBA 620 Financial Accounting, MBA 630 Economics for Managers, and MBA 635 Financial Management. Additional courses in the fundamentals track may be required to bolster student preparedness for graduate business study. After successful completion of the MBA fundamentals, students can gain formal admittance into their chosen MBA major concentration.

Transfer Credits

The MBA program accepts up to six credits from a regionally-accreditated graduate school in Business and complementary  and/or related disciplines, providing each course is completed with a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Graduate courses that are not business-related may be evaluated for transfer acceptance.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an online application.
  • Transcripts: Submit official transcripts for all accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. 
  • Personal Statement: In 500 words, address what professional skills you bring to Lincoln University; what would you like to accomplish at Lincoln University and how does this relate to your future career goals; how do you hope to use a degree from Lincoln University?
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.
  • GMAT or GRE may be required after undergraduate transcript evaluation​.

You are strongly encouraged to upload your supplemental documents to your student portal. You may also email documents to or mail to:

Lincoln University
School of Adult and Continuing Education
Attention: Office of Admissions
3020 Market Street, Fourth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tuition and Fees

Lincoln University’s tuition and fees are set annually by the university and remain affordable and competitive.

2020–2021 Academic Year

  • Pennsylvania Resident: $567 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State Resident: $949 per credit hour

Learn more about tuition and fees online.

Discover federal and state financial aid options that may be available online.

Career Opportunities

MBA graduates can be employed in ALL public and private organizational sector enterprises domestically and internationally.  Graduates are employed in Financial Services, Human Resources Management, Investment, and Corporate Banking, Brokerage, Insurance, Real Estate, City, State,  and Federal  Government, Municipality, and Education.

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