Specialized MBAs offered in Columbia by William Woods University

In a continuing effort to meet the needs of working adults, William Woods University is offering Columbia area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) degree with an emphasis in accounting or agribusiness.

The programs will begin with an orientation at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at the William Woods site in Columbia, 3100 Falling Leaf Ct.


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 designed to equip accounting professionals with a broad array of skills and knowledge for professional practice. 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. The MBA is designed 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.


In addition to the MBA, William Woods offers several other Graduate & Adult Studies 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 and a B.S. in paralegal studies.


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.