Fast Track Your Future
While the traditional two-year MBA has certainly stood the test of time, Webster University recently launched a one-year MBA program in response to demand for an accelerated degree option.
“Webster’s 1-Year MBA Program is unique because it delivers more than the typical training that is found in other accelerated MBA programs,” said Debbie Psihountas, PhD, MBA program director and professor of finance. “From leadership development to communications training, live case studies and opportunities for global immersion, our program enables students to earn the coveted business credential in one year while gaining the qualifications they need to advance in their careers.”
In this program, students build global networks as they engage in coursework with other students from around the world. Students also have the option to take Global Hybrid courses for elective credit. In these courses, students explore a global business, technology or management issue during eight weeks of online study, and then immerse themselves in the new culture during a one-week travel experience with their classmates.
Distinctive Learning Opportunities
Webster University supplements this international perspective with live virtual classes taught by industry experts. To help students transition to higher levels of responsibility, these classes build upon business fundamentals and provide students with essential soft skills in the areas of leadership development and communications.
In addition to the leadership and communications training they receive, students gain real-world problem-solving experience by working on live case projects with corporations. Together as a team, students function like external consultants to analyze the client’s data and propose solutions that will address the company’s business challenge. From issues in operations management to corporate social responsibility and more, the live case experience culminates with a formal presentation in which students pitch their recommendations in real-time to members of the company’s executive management team.
Through Webster University’s partnership with Right Management, students gain access to invaluable resources to help them leverage their degree for career success. From career coaching to support in developing a career action plan, personal branding advice, access to jobs boards and more, Webster’s Career Management Program equips students with the critical career management and career development skills needed to be competitive in their specific job markets. Find out more about Webster University’s Career Management Program.
“There is more to an MBA than just financial gain,” said Psihountas. “Webster’s 1-Year MBA program enables students build leadership experience and a supportive network that will help them immediately and throughout their careers.”
Webster’s 1-Year MBA launched at three campus locations, St. Louis, Missouri; Orlando, Florida; and Geneva, Switzerland, in fall 2014. Beginning in fall 2015, the program will be offered at additional Webster University campus locations around the world as well as online.