Joint MBA Program

Earn your Bachelor's Degree and MBA

For any undergraduate student at Webster University who is considering the Master of Business Administration degree, the Walker Joint MBA Program enables you to complete your MBA in a shorter amount of time.

How it works:

Webster undergraduate students are permitted to take up to six hours of graduate credit toward their BS or BA degrees. For students considering the MBA, they should take the following two courses during their senior year at Webster:

  • MRKT 5000 Marketing
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior

These courses will be counted as six hours of elective credit toward the BS or BA degree, and also will complete the requirement for those two courses within the MBA degree program. With the completion of these two courses, students will need only 31 hours of graduate coursework to complete the MBA, excluding any necessary pre-requisite coursework.  

Students are required to consult with their Academic Advisor and submit the Joint MBA Application prior to enrolling in MRKT 5000 or MNGT 5590.

MBA Prerequisite Courses

The MBA Program requires the completion of three prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program:

      • BUSN 5000 Introduction to Business
      • BUSN 5600 Accounting Theory and Practice
      • BUSN 5620 Current Economic Analysis

Webster University Business majors (BSBA, BA Economics, BS Finance, BS Accounting) and Management majors (BA management plus emphasis) meet the requirement through major coursework. 

Webster students in other majors are encouraged to use undergraduate elective credit during their sophomore, junior, or senior years to take MNGT 2100, ACCT 2010, ACCT 2025, ECON 2020 and ECON 2030. These courses meet the necessary pre-requisite course requirement for the MBA program. Otherwise, all students applying to the MBA will also be required to complete the prerequisite courses as listed or pass qualifying waiver exams prior to starting the MBA.


For further information, please contact your Academic Advisor or schedule an appointment with Academic Advising at (800) 982-3847 or

Walker Joint MBA Graduate Catalog Page