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. 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.
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.
MBA Curriculum, Accreditation & Faculty
Courses will develop managerial hard and soft skills, with fresh course content and co-curricular MBA events that bring exposure to the forefront of global business dynamics--including areas of transformation that all companies and sectors are facing. These include the agility to adapt to rapidly changing market demands, the shift to digital and mobile, increased demands for data protection and cybersecurity, the impact of FinTech, use of big data and capacity for advanced analytics.
Courses rotate each 8-week period (each half-semester), and 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 commit to each 8-week term at a time, for either one or two nights per week, based on their work and family commitments. You can adapt your study pace as needed, as you progress through the program.
Admissions are also offered for starting in our Fall 2 term (begins in mid-October) and Spring 2 term (begins in mid-March). Depending on your prior learning and waivers, there may also be options to begin with courses during other entry dates in September, January or May.
The MBA is a 12-course sequence (reduced by one or two, depending on waivers), 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. Webster University carries both institution-wide, American accreditation as a university, as well as a specific ACBSP accreditation for our business programs, which ensures the long-term recognition of your degree around the globe.
• Business *
• Value Creation
• Quantitative Methods for the MBA *
• Marketing Analysis and Business Planning
Value Creation (CORE) Components:
• 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:
• Cases in Value Creation
• Walker Consulting Project
* Waivers may be granted for those who have AACSCB or
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’ (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
• Special seminars
In addition, students with particular interest in finance, can continue with the dual MBA/MS Finance degree
“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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