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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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Valley Forward Scholarship

Alumni, community members, and friends of LVC are eligible for the $1,000 Valley Forward scholarship if they qualify for admission to LVC's MBA, master of clinical mental health counseling, master of music education, or master of STEM education programs.

MBA Program Quality Indicators

Assessment Results Comparison (previous 3 academic yrs)

 

 
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Inbound
Outbound
Inbound
Outbound
Inbound
Outbound
Competency Area:
Aggregate Scores (%)
Accounting
44.33 51.05 45.45 60 39.21 49.03
Business Ethics
48 57.89 44.55 59.69 54.74 58.71
Finance
44.33 50 40.91 50.31 38.42 49.03
Business Integration
& Strategy
46.67 56.84 49.55 60.31 42.89 58.71
Economics
45 54.21 40 54.38 42.37 56.77
Macro
46 52.11 34.55 51.25 41.05 59.35
Micro
44 56.32 45.45 57.5 43.68 54.19
Global Dimensions
of Business
37 51.58 45.45 54.06 42.11 54.19
Information Management
Systems
48.67 54.74 47.73 54.06 49.21 55.16
Legal Environment
of Business
47 48.16 47.73 59.38 50 54.52
Management
51.67 60.26 55.45 54.06 45.53 56.77
Human Resource
Management
54.9 61.79 57.33 52.78 41.13 53.77
Operations Management
52 50.39 43.24 53.33 47.37 53.4
Organizational Behavior
47.96 68.75 66.2 56.07 47.97 63.37
Marketing
46 52.11 53.64 55.31 49.47 65.48
Quantitative Research
Techniques & Statistics
36.33 47.63 40.91 52.19 40 51.61
TOTALS
45 53.13 46.49 55.80 44.9 55.45

MBA Program Enrollment & Graduation Data

Total Graduate Enrollment - MBA Program

  Fall Semester
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Full-time
13 17 17 11 11 *
Part-time
115 88 79 66 65 *
Headcount
128 105 96 77 76 *
MBA FTE
77.2% 63.7% 60.7% 45.7% 41.7% *
*in progress

Total MBA Degrees Awarded

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
48 74 51 49 32 35 35 *
* In progress

Retention and Time to Graduation Data

 
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
# new enrollees
45 75 39 39 50 tbd tbd *
of those newly enrolled...
Returned next semester
38 69 31 33 39 tbd tbd *
Retention rate (%)
84.4 92 79.5 84.6 78 tbd tbd *
Graduated within 2 yrs
12 21 14 17 tbd * * *
2-yr Graduation rate (%)
26.7 28 35.9 43.6 tbd * * *
Graduated within 4 yrs
32 59 tbd * * * * *
4-yr Graduation rate (%)
71.1 78.7 tbd * * * * *
* In progress