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The business department at Alvernia University embraces the Catholic, Franciscan tradition. Therefore, Alvernia's business programs examine the contemporary business world from both practical and ethical standpoints.


Opportunities are available for business majors to combine classroom learning with real world knowledge through experiential learning opportunities and Cooperative Education Internships. This broad-based approach prepares Alvernia business majors to succeed professionally by developing the supervisory and managerial skills necessary for career advancement.

Alvernia offers students several different business paths:

Associate of Science Degree in Accounting or Management (2 years)

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business (4 years) with concentrations in:

Human Resource Management
Sport Management

Minor in Business

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)


Alvernia University’s Business Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For information explaining all of the benefits of earning a degree from an ACBSP accredited program, please visit or send an e-mail to

Each institution accredited by ACBSP must file a Quality Assurance (QA) report with ACBSP every two years until each reaffirmation of accreditation, which occurs every ten years. The purpose of the QA determination can be made that the business unit remains in compliance with ACBSP accreditation standards. Any activity or change within the institution and/or the business unit that alters the status of accreditation standards must be reported. The business unit must inform ACBSP how they routinely provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement, in their quality assurance reports. The following is a link to our most recent QA report for your information.


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Opportunities abound as Alvernia offers several different business degree programs, each instructed by business-savvy faculty with real-world expertise. Click here to explore business.

Contact Information


Dr. Scott Ballantyne, PRSBA
Associate Professor of Business
Department Chair

     Bus/Comm Bldg
     Room 4
     Phone: 610.796-8288
     Fax: 610.796.8292