At Webster, we understand that completing a MBA is challenging. It makes demands on you, your family and your career. That is why, in today's action-oriented business environment, Webster's MBA program offers maximum flexibility. Courses can be taken on campus in Leiden, as well as online in Webster University's World Class Room. All our MBA courses offered on campus are scheduled in the evenings, which are tailored to fit comfortably into your busy schedule. Webster's MBA offers unique networking opportunities with professors and fellow students from around the globe.
A successful organization has a deliberate strategy for maximizing the value it creates. This strategy is effectively communicated to all participants in the business. The internal stakeholders understand their role in implementing the organization's vision and all processes are developed to achieve it. The Walker School of Business and Technology's MBA is developed with this organizational purpose in mind. Its aim is to teach students the business competencies needed to develop and implement value-creating ideas and solutions while building the personal skills necessary to achieve their professional aspirations.
The Master of Business Administration at Webster University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
This purpose is made clear in the following program learning outcomes:
- Students can analyze a business and identify and evaluate opportunities for value creation.
- Students can apply the core business competencies necessary to increase organizational value.
- Students demonstrate the personal effectiveness competencies necessary to achieve their professional goals and to contribute to the accomplishment of the organization's objectives.
To achieve these outcomes, the Walker School MBA focuses on the role each business process plays in creating value and the Business Competencies necessary for students to achieve organizational objectives. The curriculum complements these with Personal Effectiveness Competencies necessary for students to accomplish their personal and professional goals. Both sets of competencies are practiced throughout the curriculum in an innovative delivery method that combines online learning with weekly, two-hour application and discussion sessions, either face-to-face or online.
- Identify and value opportunities for value creation
- Value creation
- Market analysis
- Pro forma analysis
- Capital budgeting
- Quantitative analysis
- Develop an implementation plan
- Project management
- Distribution and pricing
- Product and promotion
- Customer relations
- Manage business processes
- Supply chain and logistics
- Process analysis
- Developing and managing teams
- Developing and managing workers
- Provide decision support
- Information infrastructure
- Database management
- Data analytics
- Managerial accounting
Personal Effectiveness Competencies
- Effective communication
- Collaborative work
- Efficient organization of work
- Independent learning
- Creative problem solving
- Systematic thinking
- Analytical decision making
- Probabilistic thinking
- Spreadsheet analysis
The MBA curriculum is organized into three parts: Value Creation Foundation, Value Creation Components and Value Creation in Practice. The Value Creation Foundation must be completed before progression to the Value Creation Components which, in turn, must be completed before taking the two Value Creation in Practice classes.
Value Creation Foundation (9-12 hours)
- BUSN 5000 Business* (3 hours)
- MBA 5010 Value Creation (3 hours)
- MBA 5020 Quantitative Methods for the MBA (3 hours)
- MBA 5030 Market Analysis and Business Planning (3 hours)
Value Creation Components (15 hours)
- MBA 5100 Adding Value through Human Capital (3 hours)
- MBA 5200 The Financial Value of Capital Projects (3 hours)
- MBA 5300 Providing Value to Customers (3 hours)
- MBA 5400 The Supply Chain and Business Processes (3 hours)
- MBA 5500 Information Support for Decision Making (3 hours)
Value Creation in Practice (6 hours)
- MBA 5910 Cases in Value Creation (3 hours) • MBA 5920 Walker Consulting Project: Adding Value to Organizations (3 hours)
- Electives (3-6 hours)
Areas of Emphasis
Requirements for an area of emphasis in the MBA program include the MBA core (30-33 hours) and additional course requirements as identified below for each individual area of emphasis. A student may be required to complete electives to meet the minimum number of hours required. Prerequisites may be used to meet the emphasis course requirements, depending on program — students should see an advisor for details.
MBA with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
42-45 Credit Hours
The MBA with an emphasis in cybersecurity must include the following courses:
- CSSS 5000 Introduction to Cybersecurity (3 hours)
- CSSS 5120 Cybersecurity Infrastructures (3 hours)
- CSSS 5210 Cybersecurity Law and Policy (3 hours)
- CSSS 5220 Cybersecurity Threat Detection (3 hours)
Dual Degree with MA in Management and Leadership
48 to 51 Credit Hours
The MBA with an emphasis in management and leadership must include the following courses:
- MNGT 5000 Management (Required Course) (3 hours)
MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior* (3 hours)
HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources (3 hours)
- MNGT 5650 Management and Strategy (3 hours)
- MNGT 5670 Managerial Leadership (3 hours)
- HRDV 5630 Organization Development and Change (3 hours)
- MNGT 6000 Integrated Studies in Management (3 hours)
- *MNGT 5590 may substitute for MBA 5100
MBA with an Emphasis in Project Management
39 to 42 Credit Hours
The MBA with an emphasis in project management must include the following courses:
- BUSN 5100 Introduction to Project Management (3 hours)
- BUSN 5300 Project Procurement Management (3 hours)
- BUSN 5700 Advances in Project Management (3 hours)
- Graduate Catalog
This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in the United States. We have been accredited by the HLC for more than 95 years. This program is not Dutch accredited and does not lead to a degree based on Dutch law, Wet op het Hoger Onderwijs (Law on Higher Education).
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