Master of Business Administration(MBA) in Entrepreneurial Leadership

MBA degree program

Master of Business Administration


MBA Program Overview

William Woods University MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership is a 30-credit-hour program recognized as one of the best programs in the state. The university’s exceptional faculty lead you through rigorous curriculum and coursework. The MBA program can be completed in less than two years, giving most students an accelerated option toward career advancement. Designed for working professionals, the program provides the academic advantage you need to excel in a competitive workforce. You work to build an arsenal of skills and knowledge, including a strong theoretical background that emphasizes the practice of learned skills to overcome business challenges in a complex economic environment.

Program Advantages

The William Woods University MBA program is designed for working individuals. The cohort model allows students to develop lasting relationships with peers focused on pursing similar career goals. Cohorts are situated in convenient locations in Fulton, MO and in many other cities like Columbia, Jefferson City, Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, Joplin and others around the state. Once accepted into the MBA program you are registered for all courses listed on your cohort calendar. Tuition is maintained at the same rate, providing there is no interruption in enrollment.


MBA Program Alumni

William Woods University MBA program alumni are employed in various industries including educational services, healthcare and social services, finance and insurance, manufacturing, and government administration.

  • 94% of recent MBA graduates are working full-time or continuing their education.
  • 83% of recent MBA graduates are employed in a position that requires an MBA.

MBA Graduate Employers

MBA graduates Columbia Missouri MBA graduates manufacturing MBA program graduates telecom MBA program graduates banking MBA program graduates healthcare

Accreditation & Memberships

  • WWU is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • William Woods University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, which is one of 6 regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
  • William Woods University is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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Admission 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.)

Tuition & Fees

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BMT517 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior

This course provides an overview of individual and group behavior within the context of an organization. The primary objective of the course is the development of each participant's potential for becoming an effective member of an organization. The course will follow the basic outline of reviewing organizational behavior in general, examining individual behavior within organizations, investigating group and social processes and analyzing organizational processes. Course content also focuses on developing effective leadership skills, and provides students with the opportunity to begin to form the organizational framework for their proposed Capstone business. 3 credits

BMT524 Economics for Managers

This course will provide students with a general overview of basic economic concepts and their practical application to issues confronting them as managers, business leaders, business owners, employees, voters, and consumers in the marketplace. Throughout this course, students will practice the economic way of thinking by analyzing both micro and macroeconomic concerns of society as a whole. 3 credits

BMT538 Accounting for Managers

A study of financial statement preparation and analysis, accounting information systems and accounting principles as they apply to managers with emphasis placed on operations, investing and financial functions within the enterprise. 3 credits

BMT539 Business Law

The law consists of rules that regulate the conduct of individuals, businesses and other organizations within society. It is intended to protect persons and their property from unwanted interference from others. In other words, the law forbids persons from engaging in certain undesirable activities.

Law, in its generic sense, is a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and having binding legal force. That which must be obeyed and followed by citizens subject to sanctions or legal consequences is a law.

This course focus is that the legal environment of businesses, and government, as well as business and society takes an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing elements of law, political economy, international business, ethics, social responsibility, and management. The material in this course is focused on the managerial issues confronting executives as they plan, organize, staff, and control the operations of a company. 3 credits

BMT545 Managerial Ethics

This course is designed to immerse the student in organizational ethical decision-making processes and issues, as well as an introduction to basic leadership theory and its role in ethical decision-making within organizations. This course is designed as an application-oriented ethics course. 3 credits

BMT552 Marketing Research Decisions & Analysis

This course will help train the student to perceive and define problems and/or opportunities important to enterprises and to devise action plans for solutions and implementation. This course emphasizes the need for and execution research activities to answer business questions. 3 credits

BMT566 Financial Decisions

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with commonly used financial terminology, obtain a better understanding of the preparation and interpretation of financial statement data and to provide a foundation which will better enable the student to utilize quantitative methods for financial decision making within the firm. By the completion of this class the student will have a completed and final copy of the financial component of their capstone project. 3 credits

BMT569 Entrepreneurship/Marketing Planning and Development

We are living in a time of extraordinary change. The economic, technological and ecological threat is very clear. U.S. firms must not only design and produce better products and services, but also find innovative ways to market them. This demand challenges the way all firms define marketing management.

Today’s profit and non-profit firms face incredible challenges as they adapt to change. What once was "good enough" now is no longer competitive. What once were unlimited resources now must be used more efficiently. What once was contentment with domestic growth now dictates increased multi-national expansion for survival.

These changes have important implications on the marketing decisions of any organization, including decisions made on design of products and services, on prices, on promotional methods and distribution systems affected by new environmental constraints. This course will address these changes, putting you in the shoes of today’s marketing professional. 3 credits

BMT580 Management Systems

This course will provide an overall vision, framework and pedagogy to understanding information systems in the workplace. It will provide students an essential core of guiding Information Systems principles to use as they face the career challenges ahead. The application of these principles to solve real-world problems is driven home throughout each class. The ultimate goal of the course is to develop effective, thinking, action-oriented employees by instilling them with principles to help guide their decision making actions. In addition, the course will give students exposure to a number of online Web 2.0 tools. The goal is to allow students the opportunity to experience first-hand how these tools could be effective communication devices for collaboration in business today. 3 credits

BMT590 Applied Case Project

This course represents the capstone course for the MBA. Each student completes a written business plan as a culminating project and defends the plan in an oral presentation to an outside panel of business experts. 3 credits

Next Steps

Making Education Accessible for Working Professionals

WWU programs can be brought to any community within Missouri and select communities in Arkansas. We would appreciate the opportunity to bring a degree program to your hometown. If there is interest in your area, call 1.800.995.3199 or email today!

How do I get started?

Visit us at to inquire about or apply to one of our evening programs. After you submit your information, you will be contacted by an enrollment representative to discuss the opportunities in your area.

How do I apply?

Visit us at to complete the FREE online application.

Is there a program starting near me?

To view an orientation schedule, visit us at or contact us directly at 1.800.995.3199 or

How do I register for classes?

After you have been accepted into your program of study, you will be registered for all courses listed on your cohort calendar. Your academic adviser will answer any questions about potential schedule changes once you have started the program.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available to most students. To start this quick and easy process, simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at, and enter the WWU school code 002525.