Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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.No other degree gives you such a broad overview of business across all functional disciplines. No other degree prepares you better for entrepreneurship. Webster's MBA offers unique networking opportunities with professors and fellow students from around the globe.At Webster University, we have been offering part-time graduate programs specially designed to meet the needs of the working professional for half a century. Our programs are practical, innovative and flexible - tailored to fit comfortably into your busy schedule. Courses can be taken online in Webster University's World Class Room, or on campus in Leiden or Amsterdam.

Program Curriculum:

The degree requires satisfactory completion of 36 credit hours/ 12 courses after completion of the Pre-MBA courses. In addition to the ten core MBA classes, students must also take two electives to be chosen from the other Webster course offerings in Business, Finance, International Business, Management or Marketing.

In addition to the basic MBA, students may focus on an area of special emphasis instead of choosing electives, giving the student an extra edge and expanded knowledge in a specific area of study. MBA students may earn an emphasis in the following areas: Finance, International Relations, Management and Leadership and Media Communications.


The Master of Business Administration at Webster University is ACBSP accredited (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).

Learning Outcomes:

The 36 credit hours required for the MBA must include the following courses:

  • Students will demonstrate foundation knowledge in each of the primary functional areas of business.
  • Students will be able to solve semi-structured business problems.
  • Students will be able to solve unstructured business problems

MBA prerequisites - 9 credits/ 3 courses:

Each student brings to the MBA program a different academic background and different career and personal goals. Webster University offers prerequisite courses to students without a recent academic background in business, accounting and/or economics. These courses prepare students for the content, vocabulary and theories contained in the core courses. Pre-MBA courses cover the same 8 weeks scheduling and are offered in our WorldClassRoom.

MBA program prerequisites:

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

For specific details on a possible waiver for any of the prerequisite MBA courses, please contact admissions. For further information about the Pre MBA courses, please have a look at the Pre-MBA Waiver Form (PDF). This form should be submitted at the time of application and will be evaluated during the admissions process”

Required Courses - 27 credits/ 9 courses:

  • BUSN 5760 Applied Business Statistics
    The student examines the application of statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis in business decision making. The course should focus on the utilization of statistical methods as applied to business problems and operations.
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior
    This course introduces students to many of the basic principles of human behavior that effective managers use when managing individuals and groups in organizations. These include theories relating to individual differences in abilities and attitudes, attribution, motivation, group dynamics, power and politics, leadership, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and organizational structure and design.
  • MRKT 5000 Marketing
    Students examine the character and importance of the marketing process, its essential functions, and the institutions exercising these functions. Course content focuses on the major policies that underlie the activities of marketing institutions and the social, economic, and political implications of such policies.
  • MNGT 5990 Corporate Responsibility and Society
    In this course students evaluate the role of business in society and the demands managers face in maintaining moral integrity while fulfilling their obligations as agents of organizations and firms. Special emphasis is placed on ethical issues confronted by middle managers.
  • FINC 5000 Finance
    The student examines the general nature of financial management, the American financial system, taxes, and the major financial decisions of corporations. Specific attention is given to present value and capital budgeting; risk and asset pricing; financial analysis and forecasting; financial decisions and market efficiency; and capital structure. Problem-solving methodology is used to illustrate the theories and tools in financial decision-making. Prerequisites: BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5760. (BUSN 5200 cannot be substituted for FINC 5000.)
  • FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance
    This advanced study of corporate financial analysis and planning includes capital budgeting, cost of funds, and capital structure and valuation. Selected topics that may be covered are leasing, mergers, takeovers, business failure, reorganization, and liquidation. A combination of problem-solving and case study methodologies is used to illustrate theories and techniques helpful in financial analysis and planning. Prerequisite: FINC 5000.
  • BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management
    This is a course that focuses on the major managerial issues in manufacturing management and the tools that can be used to manage them. Special attention will be given to project management, including PERT, critical path scheduling, and time-cost models, in operations management and other business settings. The major operations management issues are quality management and control, capacity management, plant location, layout and design, production planning and scheduling, supply chain management, and inventory management. The analytical tools covered include queuing theory, statistical quality control, linear programming, and learning curves. Where appropriate, the use of operations management techniques in service and distribution organizations will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: BUSN 5760
  • BUSN 6070 Management Accounting
    The student examines advanced topics in management accounting as these relate to management information needs for planning, control, and decision making. Topics include interpretation of standard cost variances; application of quantitative techniques; evaluation of divisional performance; activity-based costing; and the behavioral impact of accounting systems.Prerequisites: BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5760
  • BUSN 6120 Managerial Economics
    The student examines the application of microeconomic theory as applied to the managers' responsibilities within the organization. This course should emphasize the quantitative and qualitative application of economic principles to business analysis. Prerequisites: BUSN 5620 and BUSN 5760.
  • Capstone Course - 3 credits/ 1 course:

    BUSN 6200 Strategy and Competition
    The student examines the conceptual and practical aspects of business policies and policy decision making by utilizing all the concepts, theories, and tools that were presented in the previous courses. The student should be able to analyze and recommend a comprehensive and workable approach to the situation. The course should cover current business issues and developments. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses in the MBA.

    Elective Courses - 6 credits/ 2 courses:
    MBA students choose 2 elective courses to adapt their MBA to the particular field of interest or the area they are currently employed.Electives can be selected from the programs offered in the School of Business & Technology and can be completed online, on campus in Leiden, Amsterdam or at another Webster campus: (note that not all courses are offered on campus in The Netherlands).

Alternatively, they can choose a Global Hybrid Course. Hybrid courses consist of a blend of online and immersive travel learning. They are composed of 8 weeks of online work with a one week travel component offering students the opportunity to explore a global business, technology or management issue in locations around the world. Click here for options.

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