Master in Business Administration - Online MBA

Alvernia Online students are responsible for communications software and internet service. There are both minimum and suggested requirements for computer setup. The Blackboard learning management system, where students access their online courses, is accessible through the Alvernia website at Students who enroll in Alvernia online courses must possess basic computer skills and have regular access to appropriate computer hardware, software and Internet connectivity in order to fully participate in coursework.




Processor Core2Duo i5 or i7
OS Windows XP Windows 7
Disk space 100 GB 250 GB or higher
Connection DSL Broadband, Cable
Browser Microsoft IE 7 Microsoft IE 7,8 Firefox 9, or Chrome
Java 6.29 6.30




Processor Core2Duo i5 or i7
OS Tiger 10.4 Snow Leopard 10.6 or Lion
Disk space 100 GB 250 GB or higher
Connection Broadband Broadband, Cable
Browser Safari 4.0 Safari 5.1.2 Firefox 9, or Chrome
Java 6.22 6.30

Free programs and players

Free programs, tools and media players:
Below is a list of free downloadable browsers, programs and players that can be used to help you through your online learning experience.

Mozilla Firefox - web browser
Google Chrome - web browser
JAVA - required for Blackboard and Wimba to function properly
Adobe Reader - to view pdf files.
Macromedia Flash Player - to view video podcasts
Windows Media (players, encoders and codes)
QuickTime Player - to view and stream multimedia
VLC Video Lan Player – best free multimedia player
Skype – to communicate by audio, chat and video - share your desktop screen

Additional recommended technologies can be found on our Website at:
MBA Coordinator 
Image of  Dr. Beth Berret, an Executive MBA professor.
Beth Berret, Ed.D., SPHR
Associate Professor of Business
Coordinator of MBA Program

   Business & Communications Bldg.
   Room 2

Admissions Staff 

Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-8296
   Fax: 610-796-8367

Cynthia Mensch
Director, Alvernia University
Schuylkill Center

   1544 Route 61 Hwy S.
   Suite 6190
   Pottsville, PA 17901

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027

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