Faculty members bring the best of both worlds to the classroom - an ideal blend of academic credential and career experience in the subjects they teach.
This well rounded perspective exposes students to the latest theory and real-world practice. You will enjoy small classes and personalized attention that are the hallmarks of the rewarding and productive educational experience.
Assignments involve real-world situations and case studies to make learning exciting and relevant. The knowledge you acquire in the classroom can be applied the next day at work and throughout your career.
The degree requires satisfactory completion of 27 credit hours of the master of business administration curriculum and 9 credit hours of graduate electives for a total of 36 credit hours, or if an area of emphasis is selected for a total of no less than 48 credit hours. Students who require prerequisite courses may have to complete more than 36 or 48 credit hours to receive the M.B.A.
Business and Organizational Security Management
The complexities of modern society have combined to generate a variety of threats to business organizations, information networks, military installations, government operations, and individuals. The curriculum of the program is based primarily on the social sciences. The program is designed to give maximum exposure to security management skills and to provide flexibility for the specific needs of the individual student. The content of the business and organizational security management program complements and assists the student in preparation for the Certified Protection Professional Program.
The counseling program is designed for preparing individuals for a career in professional mental health counseling or marriage and family counseling. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary theory and skills for working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of mental health settings. Depending on the specific Webster University campus, students have the option of either an emphasis in professional mental health counseling or an emphasis in marriage and family counseling.
M. A. Human Resources Development
The human resources development curriculum focuses on the development of the skills and knowledge necessary for working with people in various work settings. The courses in the program draw upon the theory of the social and behavioral sciences and management and are designed to help the student understand the human relations issues confronting both individuals and organizations. The program combines human relations training and development (T&D) with organization development (OD) training, allowing students the opportunity to investigate all aspects of human resources utilization and development. The human resources development core courses as well as the program electives are concerned with maximizing the importance of the human element in organizational structures.
M.A. Information Technology Management
As management in business and industry has adapted to rapidly changing technology, computer applications have emerged as vital components of business systems. The computer resources and information management curriculum is designed to inform students about emerging technologies and to help them manage both the technologies and the people working with these technologies. Through these courses, a student can attain a better understanding of information technology as a management tool in facilitating the flow of information throughout the business enterprise. The curriculum is designed for middle managers and others with similar management responsibilities. Applications of computer technology to business operations and the development of effective communication and management strategies with computer and information technology centers are included.
M.A. Management and Leadership
The objective of this curriculum is to provide the student with exposure to the tools of management and to provide some experience in simulations of decision-making situations. Students acquire familiarity with the analytical techniques of management decision making and development ability in the application of the techniques in actual problem solving.