Creating a Culture of Learning

A unique benefit for Webster University’s corporate partners is the opportunity to create a cohort academic program for employees.


Corporate Cohorts: Creating a Culture of Learning

A unique benefit for Webster University’s corporate partners is the opportunity to create a cohort academic program for employees. Tuition costs for corporate cohorts are covered in full by the corporate partner. Eligible employees pay nothing out of pocket for a career-enhancing degree experience that adds value to the organization.

Professor Dan Mueller with students

What is a Cohort?

Professor Dan Mueller with students

A cohort is a group of employees who begin and finish the same academic program together. Classes are held weekly after work hours, taught by Webster faculty members, and held on site at the corporate partner’s designated facility or online.

Cohorts can be tailored to provide instruction specific to the corporate partner’s business needs, offering a directly relevant yet robust educational experience to employees.

Benefits of a Cohort

To assist the professional development and educational opportunities of eligible and qualified employees of our partner organizations, Webster University seeks to offer academic programs, including relevant academic support services on site at an appropriate facility provided by the partner. Live Virtual (synchronous) cohorts are also possible. The singular goal is to ensure that Webster works to enhance our partner organization's capacity to recruit, retain and develop talent.

Strengthening Organizational Relationships

Webster’s experience has found that when employees participate in an academic program of study together, organizational relationships between employees are increased and enhanced.

Making Coursework Relevant to Employee and Company Needs and Challenges

While Webster is fully responsible for the planning and development of the academic programs and courses provided at corporate partners’ sites, the University provides partners the opportunity to work with faculty to ensure cohort coursework is relevant to and reflective of the needs and challenges employees and the organization are facing.

Creating a Corporate Culture Where Learning is Emphasized and Supported

By providing this unique and valued opportunity to employees, an organization’s leadership helps to champion the importance of education with employees and drive a culture of learning within the organization.

student getting advice from counselor

Academic Support for Cohorts

student getting advice from counselor

Webster University provides ancillary services, such as academic advising, student registration, textbook facilitation and online access to cohort schedules, and additional information appropriate to student's needs.

Cohorts offer these services at times and in formats most compatible with the work schedules and programs of the partner's employees.

Program Spotlight: Master of Health Administration



Text on screen: Webster University Program Spotlight: Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Text on screen: Daniel Mueller, Visiting Assistant Professor

[An interview shot of Daniel Mueller fades into a montage of photos with students.]

Daniel Mueller: We exist to educate working professionals to be future health care leaders, to serve in managerial leadership roles in our health care system.

Text on screen: Douglas Whitman, Assistant Professor

Douglas Whitman: A business school class is going to teach great detail about running the financial side of a business…

[Another, longer montage of photos of students in health care and administration. Footage switches between shots of Whitman and other photo montages.]

But we need to be able to understand how those apply in health care. For example, Medicare, Medicaid. Those represent a substantial portion of the income to any health care organization, a doctor's office or a hospital, and those are not taught in a standard business school finance class. They are taught in a health care finance class, in our MHA program.

Text on screen: A diverse network of PRACTITIONER FACULTY

Mueller: Our faculty are really well prepared. They bring out real world examples in the classroom, especially in our structured activities and case studies.

Whitman: The examples, the case studies that are used would be from the health care industry.

Mueller: That's correct. All the subject matter that we teach in our course — health, policy, law — is focused on issues specifically designed by health administrative individuals, taught by our practitioners.

Text on screen: An innovative program: LIVE VIRTUAL FORMAT

Whitman: The Webster MHA can be done in the live virtual format in as little as 16 months.

[Montage of photos]


If a student wants to take a full-time program, they will take two classes at a time and they can complete the entire program in 16 months. If a student would like to take it on a part-time basis and take one class at a time, then it would take about 33 months for them to finish.

We want to be able to provide the tools that people will need as they become directors, department leaders and C-suite level executives in an organization.

Text on screen: A diverse and global ALUMNI NETWORK

Webster University is over 100 years old. The MBA program is over 45 years old. There are people that graduated from this program 45 years ago, 40 years ago, 30 years ago, 20 years ago that have already advanced into their careers to the highest levels.

The alumni network is incredibly valuable. We are experienced. We have a long-practiced system of teaching health care leadership to students.

[Music begins as the background changes to blue with a montage of Webster University buildings with the ACBSP logo on it]

Text on screen: Proudly accredited by ACBSP, Global Business Accreditation



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