Experienced Instructors

"I aspire to obtain an MBA because I want to pursue another career after I retire from the military. I specifically want an MBA from LVC because I want to become a college professor. The MBA program keeps me up-to-date with the latest business trends, theories, and best practices and supplements my own personal research. I also wanted to address some of the areas in an MBA I wasn’t as familiar with, such as Management Information Systems.

I could not be happier with the level of experience LVC instructors possess in the MBA program. I have had instructors working for the following companies in my first 9 classes: economist for GE, Spokesperson for the PA Department of Agriculture, consultant from Deliotte, management information systems manager from AT&T, international business manager from Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, along with instructors from other great companies from the area. They have all been open and willing to share their firsthand experience working in some of the biggest, most technologically advanced, and profitable companies imaginable."

—LVC MBA Student Matthew Schreckengost, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army National Guard, PA Army National Guard


Valuable Professional Relationships

"I wanted to receive business-related content and skills at a deeper, extended level, one that offered both real-world and theoretical knowledge of how effective businesses and organizations operate. I chose LVC because the MBA program offered several business leadership-related courses that integrated educational leadership components. In addition, LVC maintains a reputation for having professors with strong professional and educational qualifications and experiences relative to business administration—and who are personable and engaging.

"The LVC MBA program will undoubtedly challenge and enrich your professional growth. Beyond the in-depth learning about topics such as project management, strategic leadership, and marketing, I also gained valuable professional relationships with leaders from the business field who were in my program. I was able to develop and expand my professional network.

"I found the flexibility within the time frame of the courses offerings, as well as the ability to take courses off campus, to be highly beneficial. For example, some of the courses were held at the Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit campus, which helped with the balancing of my work schedule with the MBA schedule. Also, I did have some flexibility taking courses outside of the typical sequence, which helped the MBA program align with my work schedule."

—Dr. Robin Felty, M'14, Superintendent, Manheim Township School District

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MBA Program Quality Indicators

Inbound vs Outbound Assessment Results

Academic Leveling (Prereq) Module Results

Graduate Business Programs Enrollment & Graduation Data

Total Enrollment - Graduate Business Programs

  Fall Semester
17 11 11 11 21 14
79 66 65 49 61 82
96 77 76 60 82 96

Data as of the Fall 1 term - opening Enrollment Census Date.

Retention and Time to Graduation Data

# new enrollees
43 37 34 38 50 63 24* NA
of those newly enrolled...
Returned next yr
38 31 32 31 44 55 * NA
Retention rate (%)
88.4 83.8 94.1 81.6 88.0 87.3 * NA
Graduation Rates:
Graduated within 2 yrs
20 16 16 21 26 6 * NA
2-yr Graduation rate (%)
46.5 43.2 47.0 55.3 52.0 9.5 * NA
Graduated within 4 yrs
31 26 25 26 * * * NA
4-yr Graduation rate (%)
72.0 70.3 73.5 68.4 * * * NA
Graduated within 4+ yrs
32 28 25 * * * * NA
4+ yrs Graduation rate (%)
74.4 75.7 73.5 * * * * NA
* In progress

Total MBA Degrees Awarded

74 51 49 32 35 35 30 42

Graduate Business Programs Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the graduate business program is to provide students with a balance of theory and application that prepares them to become influential and ethical leaders, who communicate effectively, critically evaluate their environment, analyze appropriate data, make informed decisions, and execute plans successfully in a global business environment.

Program Goals

  1. Understand and apply the fundamental principles and skills of business, leadership, and organizational theory in a global environment (Knowledge/Application/ Global Awareness)

  2. Develop skills in making and implementing ethical decisions in leadership (Ethical Leadership)

  3. Understand and use effective written and oral forms of communication as well as team member dynamics (Communication Skills) 

  4. Develop and apply quantitative analysis skills for decision making (Quantitative Analysis)

  5. Evaluate, synthesize, critically analyze, and communicate appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and resources  to make strategically aligned decisions in a dynamic and global environment (Critical and Strategic thinking)