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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurial Leadership

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. These 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 online MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

The MBA program at William Woods University is accredited by the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) as well as the Higher Learning Commission. It’s designed to fit the schedules of working professionals and can be completed in two years or less through online courses. To make this an investment you can count on, your tuition will not go up as long as you stay continuously enrolled.

In this program, you can expect rigorous coursework with real-world relevance, designed and taught by professionals who have proven their expertise in the corporate world. The online MBA degree’s strong theoretical background is balanced by an emphasis on practice that puts theory to work.

Your online MBA degree at work

Business and managerial skills are in high demand in today’s job market, with many MBA students transitioning to an entrepreneurial program focus to broaden their career reach. Job opportunities for MBA graduates include:

  • Business partner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial manager
  • Health services manager
  • High-end management consultant
  • Marketing manager
  • Sales manager
  • Information technology director

An online MBA provides a diverse credential for exceptional career flexibility and achievement. The skills you develop in our online program — 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.


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 an oral presentation to an outside panel of business experts.

Courses you may take


Human Resources & Organizational Behavior



Economics for Managers



Accounting for Managers



Business Law



Managerial Ethics



Marketing Research Decisions and Analysis



Financial Decisions



Entrepreneurship/Marketing Planning and Development



Management Systems



Applied Case Project




  • Official transcripts showing degree conferred with a 2.5 GPA
  • You must have 3 hours of accounting, 3 hours of economics, and 3 hours of finance on an undergraduate level. (WWU provides these courses online.)

Your digital classroom. Available anywhere.

William Woods online graduate programs are available to students across the country. From our main campus in Fulton, Missouri and beyond, our online graduates hail from California, Illinois, Kansas, Washington, Arkansas and many more.

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.

One more thing

It’s not always about being the next Warren Buffett. You may have a unique plan to serve the nonprofit world, or develop a social enterprise that does well by doing good. Bring it to us and see what happens. We’re not just committed to helping you move up the ladder; we are committed to creating pathways and possibilities for the most unique and exceptional career plans to flourish.

Admissions Information

Learn more about online admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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