Joint MBA Program | Webster University

Joint MBA Program

Earn your Bachelor's Degree and MBA

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

Why an MBA? 

Webster University’s MBA degree is a recognized brand that signifies highly specialized leadership and management training in a multicultural world.You won’t learn the tricks of the trade, you’ll learn the trade.

Students delve into serious timely issues relevant in today’s business world and learn how to prepare for them. You will be asked to study leadership, and then demonstrate it.

The Joint MBA is an excellent way for students to learn how to apply the theories and skills gained in an undergraduate degree. You will learn to understand the working nature of business in a competitive environment.

Courses in the MBA program integrate information and theories from various disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production operations, and strategic management. The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated business managers who understand the nature of business as a whole, with the tools and techniques applicable to a wide variety of business situations.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business occupations is projected to grow 9% from 2016-2026 and those with a masters degree in Business Administration on average earn $22,000 more per year.  In addition, the fact that 91 percent of Walker School students who have completed their MBA find full time employment upon completing their degree, makes an MBA at Webster a worthy investment.

How It Works:

Webster University Business majors (BSBA, BA Economics, BS Finance, BS Accounting) and Management majors (BA management plus emphasis) who graduated within the past five years can waive up to six credit hours of electives for the MBA. Prerequisite requirements are met through major coursework. This reduces the number of required courses to 30 credit hours, so students can complete the MBA degree in one calendar year. 

Students or graduates who have completed any other undergraduate program at Webster within the past five years may also waive up to six hours of MBA electives, but must still meet the requirement of nine credit hours of graduate prerequisite coursework in addition to the 30 credit hours of the MBA core.

MBA Prerequisite Courses

The MBA requires the completion of three prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program. Webster University Business majors and Management majors meet this requirement through their major coursework. 

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

Students from other majors who wish to reduce the amount of prerequisites could consider taking the following courses as undergraduate electives to prepare for the MBA program:

  • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2000 Survey of Economics
  • BUSN 5000 Introduction to Business

Questions?

For further information, current students should contact their Academic Advisor or schedule an appointment with Academic Advising at (800) 982-3847 or advising@webster.edu. Alumni can contact the office of admission at 800-753-6765 or gadmit@webster.edu