Our New Focus: Value Creation
The successful business organization correctly identifies and efficiently manages those activities with the potential to generate the greatest possible value, congruent with the overall organizational direction, and the needs of clients or markets they serve.
Webster’s new MBA curriculum, launched in Fall 2020 (see brochure), takes the Value Creation paradigm as a guiding principle to drive program content.
The program also acknowledges the paramount importance of quality business leaders for the ongoing sustainability of the business enterprise; so the program will concurrently address competencies needed for your personal effectiveness that are aligned with professional success.
Courses build the capacity for critical thinking and creative problem-solving, including the latest concepts in design thinking--each of which are imperative for managers in the current global business landscape.
More About Our MBA in Value Creation
The MBA is a 12-course sequence, delivered by a combination of research professors and practitioners who are at the forefront of their field in areas ranging from organizational behavior and behavioral finance to strategic management and leadership.
Courses are delivered on weekday evenings, and each course runs for an 8-week term (ie, for a half-semester). Webster offers five such terms per year (Fall 1 and Fall 2, Spring 1 and Spring 2 and one 8-week Summer term).
This allows busy professionals to attend, and for those who may be seeking employment or internships to keep an open daytime schedule.
Each week includes an online session prep in a 'flipped classroom' model. So, students arrive to class with an understanding of the basic principles and concepts and our professors can maximize the shared classroom time discussing applications of these concepts, case examples, etc.
Students commit to a study pace of two nights per week (standard full-time) or one night per week (part-time), based on their work and family commitments.
Admissions for the upcoming 2021-22 Academic Year will be available for starting in our Fall semester (begins in late August) and Spring semester (begins in mid- January). Depending on your prior learning and waivers, there may also be options to begin with courses during other entry dates in October 2021 or March 2022.
Webster University carries both American accreditation as a university (institution-wide), as well as a specific ACBSP accreditation for our business programs, which ensures the long-term recognition of your degree around the globe (see also our accreditations page).
The following are required courses in the MBA Degree:
Foundation courses (4)
• Business 5000 *
• Value Creation
• Quantitative Methods for the MBA *
• Marketing Analysis and Business Planning
Value Creation (CORE) Components (5)
• Adding Value through Human Capital
• The Financial Value of Capital Projects
• Providing Value to Customers
• The Supply Chain and Business Processes
• Information Support for Decision Making
Value Creation in Practice (2):
• Cases in Value Creation
• Walker Consulting Project
The program includes a minmum of one course elective. See Electives & Options, below.
* Waivers of one or both of these courses may be granted for those who have AACSCB
ACBSP-accredited bachelor degrees or equivalencies (students will choose an alternate/elective course).
Students with a non-accredited business degree may request to take a waiver exam for ‘Business 5000’ (if successful, the student would replace hours with an elective).
All students pursue a minimum of one elective. Those who were granted waivers may use their elective hours to for a variety of electives, including:
•The Leadership Edge
• Academic Internships
• Elective courses in Finance
• Courses from the Management and Leadership curriculum
“Our unique value creation approach to developing the future business professional emphasizes critical and creative thinking, analytical and quantitative skills, entrepreneurship, as well as complex decision-making abilities.”
Webster MBA graduates have been employed by companies & organizations including:
Julius Baer & Co
“I wasn’t a typical business student applicant on paper.”
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