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Webster Launches One Year MBA Program

Thursday, April 16, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

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April 15, 2015 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Release: April 15, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology will launch a one-year Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program this fall in the Jacksonville area. Open to students from all majors, program participants will complete their MBA in one year in a cohort-based format that provides opportunities for them to build a global network, gain an international perspective and acquire substantial leadership development skills.

The program will be offered on Saturdays at several of Webster’s Jacksonville location to better accommodate the needs of working adults.

“This program recognizes that not everyone can afford long interruptions to their lives or career paths to obtain a graduate degree,” said Benjamin Akande, dean of the Walker School. “The program does this without sacrificing quality, including practice and theory from various disciplines, and offering an integrated global curriculum that Webster is well known for weaving into all of its courses.”

The first class of the one-year MBA starts in August. Those students will graduate in July, 2016. Along the way, they will collaborate in person and via online tools, strengthening their business expertise and making global connections. Students will be offered career management support, leadership and professional presentation skills, one-on-one coaching and opportunities to travel to Webster University campuses around the world.

The curriculum and coursework will draw from various disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production operations and strategic management.

Webster University’s Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

This new program was launched last year at Webster University’s home campus in St. Louis, Missouri. Courses in this program integrate applications and theories across various business disciplines and provide students with the option to participate in a global immersion travel experience.

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About Webster University

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University ( is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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