WWU Offers MBA Options in Columbia

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 health management or human resources.


The programs will begin with an information meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Columbia site, 3100 Falling Leaf Court.


For students fresh out of college, WWU also offers the MBA Direct, which does not require work experience. An information meeting for that program will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Columbia site.


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


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 is a 19-22 month MBA with 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 designed to equip the student with a broad array of skills and knowledge for professional practice. It is 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.


The Direct Admissions MBA meets two nights a week for the first six core courses. It requires 50 percent more classroom time because these students typically do not have much work experience and need more theory courses.


However, students complete a Capstone project, giving them the same practical experience gained in the regular MBA program offered by William Woods. The final six Capstone courses only require one night a week of class.


In addition to the various MBA options, 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.