Specialized MBA degrees offered by William Woods University

In a continuing effort to meet the needs of working adults, William Woods University is offering Jefferson City area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) degree in one of four concentrations.

MBA degrees with an emphasis in accounting, agribusiness, health management or human resources are available. The programs will begin with an orientation at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the William Woods Campus in Jefferson City, 919 Wildwood Dr.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university’s Graduate & Adult Studies program prior to then, but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 1-800-995-3199 or contact WWU by e-mail at AdultEd@WilliamWoods.edu.

The MBA accounting degree at William Woods is a 36-hour program. It was created in response to the accounting industry educational requirements adopted to better prepare accountants to deal with the many facets of their jobs. In Missouri, anyone registering for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam is required to have 150 hours of education and a baccalaureate degree.

WWU is one of the few universities in the United States that offers an MBA with agribusiness emphasis. Courses for the 36-credit-hour degree include agriculture law, agriculture policy and futures trading, in addition to traditional MBA courses in executive management, economics, organizational business, entrepreneurship, marketing research, marketing planning and development, accounting and financial decisions.

This MBA is intended to enhance the knowledge of the agriculture professional by emphasizing common business concepts as they relate to today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing agriculture industry.

The MBA health management degree is a 36-hour degree program designed to equip the healthcare management professional with focused skills and knowledge for professional practice. This MBA has four specific healthcare courses integrated into the program: Overview of Healthcare Management, Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management, Healthcare Economics and Healthcare Human Resources.

The human resources concentration is a 36-hour program intended for the professional who is involved in management decisions and practices that directly affect or influence the people who work for the organization. The program focuses on three distinct areas of human resources: Employment Law and Labor Relations; Compensation and Benefits, and Performance Management, Training and Development.

William Woods offers several Graduate & Adult Studies undergraduate programs, including the ACCESS program of general education, an associate of arts degree in liberal studies, a B.S. in management (BSM), a BSM with human resources emphasis, a B.S. in paralegal studies and a new bachelor of social work degree.

In addition to the MBA, graduate programs include a master of education (M.Ed.) in administration, curriculum/instruction or athletics/activities administration and a specialist of education (Ed.S.) in school administration or curriculum leadership.

William Woods can tailor any of its programs for a particular business or community. More information is available on the William Woods website at TheWoods.edu/evening.