Overview

Applicants
158
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.16
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
473 - 538
GPA
25 - 75

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
24

100
Full-time
21
Female
8
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Founded in 1971, Shippensburg University’s John L. Grove College of Business is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic, offering three different options for its MBA program: a part-time night program for working professionals (93 percent of students are part time), a full-time cohort program for recent college graduates and young professionals, and an entirely online program. The school’s numerous satellite campuses in Harrisburg, York, and East Stroudsburg offer the convenience and proximity that many of those who attend Shippensburg rank highest on their list of priorities, and the administration is “very flexible with class scheduling and seem to try and accommodate everyone within the three different branch campuses.” “From what I know, they are doing a good job running the program,” says a student.

Overall, students come here because “Shippensburg offers a great curriculum for the cost.” Though the student body is “sometimes challenged with students lacking ‘realworld’ experience,” the conversation and discussion is “animated and good when properly facilitated and creates a great learning environment.” The faculty are “good— some are great,” but their grading standards are sometimes too forgiving: “they pass everyone,” according to one student. One plus that students commend is the faculty’s willingness “to be available for contact almost all the time.” Small class sizes and a “good use of technology” also facilitate “an intimate learning experience between professor and student.”


Concentrations

Information Systems/Information Technology
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology

Certificate Programs

Analytics and Information Management
Business Foundations
Data Analytics
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Ethics and Sustainability

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description

Career Overview


Students Say

The school’s reputation proceeds it within the central Pennsylvania area, and a Shippensburg MBA usually serves the intended purpose of the student, which is to receive an accredited MBA; whether they are trying to switch careers or advance within a current one, most students will take care of their professional development goals on their own. There are no options for students to focus on one area in the MBA program, which a few do regret, but students agree that they “would highly recommend the program to prospective students.” “I have been impressed and thoroughly pleased,” says one.

Prominent Alumni

Dean Kootz
Author

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator

Rob Davis
Retired Professional Football Player - Green Bay Packers

General Tommy Franks
USA Retired Former Commander-in-Chief

Michele Buck
President and CEO of The Hershey Company

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$10,320

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,884

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
42%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
21%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
53%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
21%

New Students Receiving Loans
36%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$8,172
Tuition (Out-State)
$12,258
Fees (In-State)
$2,394
Fees (Out-State)
$2,610

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$500
Tuition (Out-State)
$750
Fees (In-State)
$145
Fees (Out-State)
$145

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$7,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$6,000
Academic Expenses
$1,015

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
46
Part Time
81%

In State
63.0%
Out of State
37.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
3

Demographics

7.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
30.00%
International

30% female
70% male

Campus Life

Students Say

It’s a busy life for most of those who attend Shippensburg, who are often “older, non-tra- ditional students” who come to campus just for classes—the part-time program is two classes a night, one night a week—and then duck out to attend to personal responsibili- ties. “I work nine to ten hours a day, then take two classes away from the main campus. I don’t have time to become involved in much else,” says a student, who is one of many who prefer to keep their experience “simple and basic.” Students are “accepting, caring, and helpful” and range from fresh-out-of-school grads to veterans of the working world, with a fair number of “mid-level employees of government or local companies” enrolling in the part-time program.

Those who attend classes at the satellite campuses, mainly “working professionals from a diverse range of businesses,” “do not have the interactions that people from the main campus do.” Most clubs and activities meet in the late afternoon and so are reserved for full-time students, and part-time students do wish that the school was better at “making the business clubs more accessible to working professionals.” Within class, people find a “very good camaraderie” and fellow students that are “open-minded in group situations and overall supportive and collaborative.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Alix Rouby
Director of MBA Recruitment, Business Internship & Entrepreneurial Outreach

Address
1871 Old Main Drive
Grove Hall 324
Shippensburg, PA 17257
United States

Phone
717-477-1351

Fax

Email
ajrouby@ship.edu


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