Webster University Reviews - MBA
Some of the negative reviews amaze me. My experience at Webster was very rewarding. I learned a tremendous amount that expanded my knowledge base and help to excell me to higher levels within my organization. As far as accreditation, Webster is a regionally accredited school. This accreditation is the standard for reputable colleges/universities. Programs within the school can have additional accreditations depending on the major. In business education there are two widely accepted accreditations that create standards for business programs. The AACSB is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. It is a voluntary, non-governmental accrediting agency that oversees the standardization of collegiate schools of business and accounting nationwide. The AACSB accredits approximately 5% of all business programs in the world. Their standards are geared toward the world of academia and focus on research and teaching. The AACSB is the odest business accrediting agency and is considered the gold standard by many. The other accrediting body is the ACBSP . The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs mission is to continually seek improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. Their vision is to find every quality business program worldwide is accredited. The ACBSP accredits associate, baccalaureate, master and doctoral degree levels worldwide in regarding to business-related programs. They reward teaching excellence and was the first to offer specialized business accreditation to all degree levels. The purpose of the council is to instill the need for continuous research in colleges and universities as they feel this is of utmost importance in the business world in order to enhance the quality of the curriculums in which they teach. The ACBSP doesnt focus on research and teaching as much as the AACSB does because their focus is the practical use of business principals in real world applications. With less than 5% of the over 13,000 business schools being accredited by the AACSB, many feel the accreditation is reserved for the schools that cater to the elite and privileged. Nevertheless, most of the highest rated business programs are AACSB accredited and if you are in a position to gain admission and pay for the education go for it. Webster Universitys business programs are accredited by the ACBSP and are held to their standards. The commnents about transferring the classes are comical. It doesnt matter what institution you attend, you are limited on the credits that are eligible for transfer. On the graduate level most universities only accept 6 hours from another school, so that would equal 2 classes. You cant transfer more than that at most schools. Your education is like everything else in life...you get out of it what you put into it. My experience was great, the material was challenging, the professors were knowledgeable and responsive and my peers were experienced and engaging.
The Webster MBA program is designed for working professionals who want to challenge themselves to enhance their business acumen and take their careers to the next level. The program has some fantastic teachers with excellent credentials and public private experience. I found the courses to be relevant and the learning environment intellectually stimulating. I would highly recommend Webster to prospective MBA students who may not have the time or resources to attend out-of-state business schools. My MBA degree opened many doors for my career and allowed me to work on challenging and financially rewarding initiatives.
I attended Webster University through a cohort offered through SSM. Over the 3 yr period I developed many relationships. With both my fellow students and professors, some I keep in contact with today. I found the staff to be very professional and most importantly very supportive. I'm a RN so this was a very challenging program for this nurse brain but I did it! Classes were just once a week and very convenient. The professors were very encouraging but at the same time challenging. I would definitely refer this program to friends and family. Keep up the great work Webster University you are making a difference!!! I would recommend the development of a collaborative effort with the HR department offering the cohort and Webster on job placement post graduation.
I work for one of the largest healthcare providers in St. Louis and my company designed a cohort based program with Webster University that allowed us to earn a Master's in Business Administration over close to a 3 year time span. We found that the classes were challenging yet relevant to what we face every day in the healthcare industry. A lot of the coursework was taught by experts in their fields and we were able to apply the material on the job to make headway. I found the Managerial Leadership course and the Healthcare Policy course to be helpful and all of the professors were clearly informed of what we wanted to accomplish through personal engagement. I know that Webster offers a similar cohort based program with at least two other healthcare institutions locally because I have friends in each of them.
Webster is a great school. All the professors bring real word experience to the classroom. My current professor, brings valuable experience as a top Boeing manager. He has even helped me a work through some issues I am experiencing iny current role as a hospital administrator. I highly recommend Webster.
I did my research before applying to business school, and I am very pleased that I went with Webster University. The 1-year accelerated MBA program was a big challenge. The university ensured the same curriculum in the regular MBA program mirrored the 1-year program, as it should. Classes ran one right after the other, and there was only a two week break over the Christmas holiday, but I'm very happy with my experience. My cohort classmates were successful working professionals and offered a great conversation throughout the entire 1-year program. My instructors were knowledgeable, responsive, professional and inspiring. The curriculum was challenging but applicable to the every day corporate world, which was extremely important to me. I have been working for 8 years, and didn't want to enroll in a program with students who just earned their bachelor's and were just rolling into their next degree program. Not that this is a problem, it just wasn't the academic environment I wanted while earning my MBA. I really enjoyed the way Webster's curriculum encouraged students to discuss experiences, study them and then apply course material to make them better in the future. For me, the Statistics and Corporate Finance courses were the most challenging, but my instructors were great about answering questions and supplying examples to help me out, not to mention many students used the online messaging to work together on homework questions. I would highly recommend Webster University's MBA program.