WWU Offers New MBA Degree with Health Management Emphasis

William Woods University is bringing its new master of business administration (MBA) degree with health management concentration to Jefferson City. It is a 36-hour degree program delivered in cooperation with the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The program will begin with an orientation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the university’s Jefferson City facility, 3405 W. Truman Blvd. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university’s Graduate & Adult Studies (G&AS) program prior to then, but walk-ins will be accepted.

Non-traditional students reflect a growing national trend as more full-time working adults realize the value of maintaining a sustained involvement in higher education. Many adult students recognize that they need additional education either to advance in their current positions or to change careers.

Developed for the full-time working professional, the new health management program is designed to equip the health management professional with focused skills and knowledge for professional practice.

According to Betty R. Tutt, vice president and dean of academic affairs, the program will “provide the classes necessary to make sound judgments necessary for assuming leadership roles in the complex health care field.”

She explained that classroom activities of the entire curriculum are designed to provide the proper blend of theory and practice, thereby making for a truly applications-oriented program.

The new program includes a concentration of nine hours of on-line classes delivered electronically—health care law and ethics, health care finance and administration-health care organizations.

In addition to the new MBA with a health management concentration, William Woods offers a number of other G&AS programs, including an associate of arts in liberal studies (AA), ACCESS (general education), a bachelor of science degree in management (BSM), a bachelor of science in computer and information management (CIM), a master of business administration (MBA), an MBA with an accounting emphasis, an MBA with human resources emphasis and a master of education (MED) in both administration and in curriculum/instruction.

In the beginning, the G&AS programs were located only in mid-Missouri. Now, thanks to the growing demand, William Woods has expanded G&AS programs to more than 30 locations across the state for the convenience of interested students.

These programs make it possible for a person with a full-time job to complete a degree while remaining employed. Courses are facilitated by practicing professionals. Classes meet one night a week for four hours and courses normally run six weeks.

Employing a model of accelerated learning developed especially for the working adult, educational programs are structured so that a degree may be completed in as little as 22 months.

“William Woods University is a leader when it comes to designing quality programs for nontraditional adult students. Everything we do here at WWU in our Graduate & Adult Studies program is specifically designed to help adults succeed in reaching their goals as efficiently as possible,” Tutt said.

To learn more about the William Woods G&AS programs, call 1-800-995-3199 or contact WWU by e-mail at cgas@williamwoods.edu or by fax at (573) 592-1164.

William Woods University can also bring programs to a business or community. If there is interest, call to schedule an information meeting.