Most of the learning at the University of Scranton is informed by the principle of Cura Personalis, which translates from the Latin to mean "Care for the Entire Person." What this essentially describes is a respect for and appreciation of another 's unique needs, circumstances, and gifts. These Jesuit values add an element of social responsibility to the work students do at the Kania School of Management (KSOM). Being a Jesuit institution does not, however, mean that the program is in any way light or insufficient. The MBA program at Scranton is accredited by the AASCB and "has a great reputation." It simply means that in the process of achieving their goals, students can rely on each other for a sense of camaraderie and support. The program places an emphasis on globalization and the intersection of technology and business. "At KSOM the diversity of the learning environment mirrors the global and diverse business setting of today's world. It offers an environment which is collaborative, values different ideas, encourages discussion, and lets the students think about phenomena in a very creative manner."
"The school offers many classes every term," and in addition to the general MBA, students are invited to specialize in the following disciplines: accounting, finance, international business management, information systems, marketing, and operations management. There are also programs that allows students to jointly pursue both a BS and an MBA. In addition to the University of Scranton's reputation and "forward thinking" attitude, are a multitude of amenities. The Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center has a simulated trading floor where students can learn via market simulations. It even has an electronic ticker and news and data feeds. Also, the wireless system at Kania ensures twenty-four-hour access to business applications and other online resources. The school prides itself on remaining "focused on what will be required of an MBA graduate in today's marketplace." Both a full-time and part-time track toward the MBA are offered at Kania, and those already in the workplace commend the "convenience" and "proximity" of the school. The Kania School of Management is described as an "excellent learning atmosphere," where "everyone is friendly and willing to help." "Professors are outstanding" and "provide critical insight." They are great at bringing real-world experience "into the four corners of a classroom." "They are all very well educated individuals, who take a lot of pride in teaching." Professors are also described as "accommodating to their students." As far as the administration is concerned, some say that "everything is smooth," while others complain of miscommunications with advisors and possible language barriers for international students.
This course revolves around one of the most significant and controversial concepts of the 21st century. Sustainable development (SD) involves ethical, environmental and economic issues. The course will analyze and reflect on the relationship between SD, business and all affected stakeholders through case studies, reading, discussions, and guest lecturers.
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Sustainability is the main focus of the cornerstone course.
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Discipline specific sustainability issues are integrated throughout the curriculum
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Sustainability is the primary focus of Kania School of Management's strategic plan as well as the University's
The Office of Career Services at the University of Scranton helps both graduate and undergraduate students find internships and full-time employment. They host work- shops on various career-enhancing skills, as well as maintain an online job database. Still, students feel there are too "few job fairs," and that more of an effort needs to be made to assist students in finding "job opportunities after graduation." The Kania School of Management has "a very strong reputation" regionally. This means that students, who are up for jobs in Scranton usually get them. Of those students who responded to the poll, 95 percent had accepted employment three months after graduation. They were placed mainly in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. Some of the employers who hired graduates were Kraft Foods, Lowe's, PNC Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Sanofi Pasteur.
Christopher M. "KIP" Condron '70
President, CEO & Director (retired), AXA Financial, Inc. (New York, NY)
Paul M. Montrone , Ph. D. ’62
Chairman, Liberty Lane Partners; Chairman Perspecta Trust, LLC, Past Chair/CEO/President (Hampton, New Hampshire)
Susan M. Swain '76
President and Co-COO, C-SPAN (Washington, DC)
John A. Walsh '66
Executive Vice President & Executive Editor, ESPN, Inc. (Bristol, CT)
Jason Miller ’61 (Deceased)
Actor, writer, director: Wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning play “That Championship Season.” He also starred in motion pictures such as “The Exorcist” in which he received a “Best Supporting Actor” nomination.
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"The overall environment at the University of Scranton is very inviting. The University is open to its students and has created a very comfortable environment to learn and grow as a person." Students are "supportive, understanding, mature, and family-like." They also tend to help each other out and share "similar goals." They abide by "the found- ing moral principle of respect and care to all people." "There are limitless offerings of activities." It seems "everyone is involved in the University and the overall community." Students span a wide range. "Some are five-year MBA program majors with little real- world work experience, while others are working adults expanding their professional backgrounds and career opportunities." The MBA Student Association "works to get all MBA students involved outside of the classroom. They have socials and presentations a few times a semester in order to get MBA students socializing."
The campus is located in downtown Scranton, in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. It is situated in the Lackawanna River Valley and has a population of roughly 76,000 people. The school itself encompasses fifty-eight acres and has been described by stu- dents as "scenic."
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Director, Graduate & International Admissions
Office of Graduate Admissions, University of Scranton The Estate, 800 Linden Street Scranton, PA 18510-4631 United States