Philadelphia University is a private institute of higher education located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1884 by textile manufacturers who wanted to improve the quality of American textile products. Initially called the Philadelphia Textile School when it was founded, the school changed its name to Philadelphia Textile Institute in 1941 and in 1961, to Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. With the granting of full university status in 1999, the college became officially known as Philadelphia University.
Today, Philadelphia University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools to offer Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in a wide range of majors that include textiles, architecture, business, fashion, design, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, midwifery and science.
Aside from its on-campus classes, Philadelphia University also has an online component for students enrolled in the university’s School of Business Administration. Although the university has been providing distance education for a while now for working students who want to complete their degrees wherever they are, the idea behind making graduate business foundation courses available online is to allow business students to progress and complete their MBA courses at a faster rate.
These foundation courses are only available online and are designed to prepare students for entrance into the MBA program. They include Introduction to Computer Skills; Foundations of Economic Analysis; Introduction to Financial & Managerial Accounting; Financial Management; Marketing Foundations; Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions; Management Concepts; Operations Management; and Decision-Making in the Legal Environment of Business.
Cost of tuition for graduate courses is US$806 per credit plus an estimated cost for books and supplies of US$125 per course. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, assistantships and scholarships for qualified students.