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Overview

Campus: Webster Groves, Missouri

Type: Private

Accreditation: ACBSP

Base Program Cost: $25,020

Per Credit Hour: $695

Minimum Credit Hours: 36

GMAT Required: Yes

Minimum Time Commitment: 18 months

Concentrations Available Online: Business and Organizational Security Management, Decision Support Systems, Environmental Management, Finance, Gerontology, Human Resources Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology Management, International Relations, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Media Communications, Procurement and Acquisitions Management, Web Services

On Campus Requirements: No

School Site: Webster University

Introduction

Webster University was founded in 1915 by the Sisters of Loretto, a Catholic organization created in 1812 to provide education for the less fortunate. The school was originally named Loretto College and was the only Catholic women’s college west of the Mississippi River. The institution changed its name to Webster College in 1924.

The school opened its doors to men in 1962, but with limited options for courses. The school became fully coeducational six years later. It officially became Webster University in 1982. The home campus is in Webster Groves, Mo., but there are more than 100 locations worldwide in China, Britain, the Netherlands, Thailand, Austria and Switzerland.

Accreditation

Webster University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Academics

The GHW School of Business & Technology Master of Business Administration program requires the student to complete 36 credit hours of course material, which includes nine credit hours of graduate electives. There are 13 concentrations offered through the online MBA program: Business and Organizational Security Management, Decision Support Systems, Environmental Management, Finance, Gerontology, Human Resources Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology Management, International Relations, Management and Leadership, Media Communications, Procurement and Acquisitions Management, and Web Services.

A student can finish the online MBA program in 30 months. If students meet the prerequisite requirements, they can finish in 18 months. There is no expiration date for the online MBA program and if students take time off, they can continue within the catalog year in which they started.

Admission

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 from an accredited four-year undergraduate school or a previous graduate degree is required.

There are additional requirements for international students. The GMAT, along with work experience and letters of recommendation, are not required for admission into the program.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2011-12 academic year was $695 per credit hour. The school offers discounts for active duty military, reservists and National Guard members. There is a $50 application and a $50 graduation fee, both of which are nonrefundable. Students may qualify for financial aid.

School Resources

Webster University hosts a student-run online television network that features information about the school.


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