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Overview

Webber International University

Campus: Babson Park, FL

Type: Private

Accreditation: IACBE

Base Program Cost: $22,320

Per Credit Hour: $620

Minimum Credit Hours: 36

GMAT Required: Yes

Minimum Time Commitment: 18 months

Online Concentrations: Generalist/Electives

On Campus Requirements: No

School Site: Overview | Tuition | Financial Aid

Introduction

Webber International University aims to deliver an education that is life transforming, practical in application, global in its scope, and multi-disciplinary in its core. Webber places special emphasis on developing excellent oral and written communication skills as well as critical thinking skills. Although originally established as a women’s college in 1927, the university is now represented by students from 45 different nations.

Not only does Webber International strive to maintain and provide high quality, highly relevant educations to their students, but students are encouraged to grow academically, socially, and personally with the supportive, engaging involvement of staff and faculty. Because Webber is aware of the challenges associated with pursuing a master’s degree while being employed full-time, and in some cases taking care of a family, they have designed their online MBA program to be flexible and affordable. This allows all degree-seeking adult students to have a chance at achieving their educational goals and furthering their careers.

Accreditation

Webber International University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award their associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. Additionally, the business programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Academics

The MBA program offered by Webber International University with a concentration in international business is available completely online for adult students who are interested in advancing their career, but might be too busy to attend classes on campus. The goal of the international business online MBA program is to prepare students with the relevant and important skills associated with a career in a competitive, international business market. Students will be given a development focus on theoretical and applied concepts related to businesses operating in multinational areas.

Instead of just lecturing and using paper cases, Webber International University designed the delivery of their curriculum to emphasis action, and uses live cases to teach business concepts. This in turn encourages team building, innovation, and imagination in the process of applying conceptual theory to real-world dynamic situations. The university integrates practices of entrepreneurship, communication, leadership, ethics, and above all, global perspective into the program.

The International Business MBA program is comprised of 12 courses, 5 of which are specifically focused on the International Business concentration. A full load would represent 2 MBA courses a term and at the earliest, a student could complete the entire online program in about 18 months.

Admission

Admission to Webber International University depends entirely on quantitative and qualitative criteria. Those applying for admission will be required to submit the following:

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 ($75 International)
  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or equivalent preparation from international institutions)
  • Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate work
  • The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or an approved substitute for students with undergraduate degrees from universities whose primary language of instruction is not English
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from academic or professional advisors
  • One page essay stressing professional and personal expectations and goals

Depending on the bachelor’s degree an applicant obtained prior to their application to Webber, they may be required to take a few prerequisite classes to ensure preparedness for the MBA program including economics, accounting, algebra or calculus, statistics, computer applications, finance, and social service. If necessary, the graduate school may require an interview with the applicant to further establish eligibility for admission.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition per credit hour at Webber International University is $620, bringing the total base cost for the online MBA program to $22,320 for 36 credit hours. An additional $63 per credit hour will apply for technology fees.

Webber accepts aid in the form of Federal programs, state grants, Webber International University programs (including a scholarship specifically for business related achievements), and outside resources. They also recommend investigating options that a student’s company of employment may provide for reimbursing tuition costs.

School Resources

A number of resources are available through Webber International University for their online degree students. This includes access to the university’s email, Moodle classroom management system, TurnItIn (for submitting assignments), online help with Office 2007, APA writing style guide, a downloadable PDF version of the student handbook, access to the PASS center, and a list of available research databases through Webber’s library. Webber utilizes the services of Registrar to provide additional assistance to students through transferring credits, supplying helpful advice for registration, evaluating graduation readiness, requesting transcripts, and more.