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Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurial Leadership

MBA degree program
Becky Odneal

MBA '02

Owner - Education Link, LLC

More than a traditional MBA

The MBA is a time-honored milestone in the path to business leadership. But more and more, businesses are looking for skills that go beyond the traditional. They’re looking for entrepreneurial leaders who are driven to pursue growth in a business climate that is diverse, dynamic and demanding. The new skills include the ability and willingness to take calculated risks and build smart, agile teams that deliver results. You can expect to develop these talents as you complete the William Woods University MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership program.

This degree is designed to fit the schedules of working professionals and can be completed in two years or less through evening courses taught in convenient locations around the state. You can expect rigorous coursework with real-world relevance, designed and taught by professionals who have proven their expertise in the corporate world. The MBA degree’s strong theoretical background is balanced by an emphasis on practice that puts classroom theory to work.

We structure the schedule intentionally to keep students together, allowing you to develop lasting relationships with peers focused on similar career goals. And, to make this an investment you can count on, your tuition will not go up as long as you stay continuously enrolled.

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Your MBA degree at work

The skills you develop — leadership, financial competency, organizational theory, information systems and more — will show your organization that you are ready to take your place among its leaders. Chief among these skills is entrepreneurship, which will help you find new ways to lead and create solutions in a world of constrained resources, environmental challenges and competitive global markets.

Requirements/Curriculum

You will earn the degree by completing ten 3-credit courses, including a final applied case project where you will complete a written business plan and defend it in a video presentation to an outside panel of business experts.

Courses

BMT517

Human Resources & Organizational Behavior

3

BMT524

Economics for Managers

3

BMT538

Accounting for Managers

3

BMT539

Business Law

3

BMT545

Managerial Ethics

3

BMT552

Marketing Research Decisions and Analysis

3

BMT566

Financial Decisions

3

BMT569

Entrepreneurship/Marketing Planning and Development

3

BMT580

Management Systems

3

BMT590

Applied Case Project

3

Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts (2.5 GPA or higher) mailed from the college/university you graduated from
  • Prerequisites: You must have 3 credit-hours of accounting, 3 credit-hours of economics, and 3 credit-hours of finance on an undergraduate level. (WWU provides these courses online.)

Locations:

Fulton, MO
Columbia, MO
Jefferson City, MO
Blue Springs, MO

William Woods in the Real World

94% of our MBA graduates are working or earning an advanced degree. You’ll find them in some amazing positions. Here are some examples:

Mardy Leathers, MBA ‘14 Accelerator & Founding Principal, ICS Advisors

Mardy describes himself as “Elected Official, Policy Wonk, Economic Developer and Planner.” He is the Founding Principal of ICS Advisors, a project management and business advisory firm specializing in financial analysis, business planning and development, M&A, economic planning and forecasting, and social media marketing.

Makele Ndessokia, MBA ’13 Human Resources Director at Missouri Department of Agriculture

Makele has 10 years of federal and state government experience in the area of Human Resources, collaborating with Missouri Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Animal Plant and Health Inspection Services, Administrative Hearing Commission, and the Bureau of the Public Debt.