WWU’s MBA Program Ranked in Top 10 by Ingram’s Magazine

Ingram’s, Kansas City’s business magazine, has once again cited William Woods University for having one of the top MBA (master of business administration) programs in Missouri and Kansas. WWU is ranked 10th in enrollment for fall 2006.

Also in the top 10 are five St. Louis-based schools—Webster University, Washington University, Lindenwood University, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Saint Louis University. Others listed are Baker University, Rockhurst University, Missouri State University and University of Missouri-Kansas City.

William Woods, which showed a fall 2006 enrollment of 353 in its MBA programs, offers specialties in accounting, human resources, health management and a new specialty in agribusiness. Programs are offered throughout the state for the convenience of students.

Established in 1993 to meet the needs of working adults, WWU’s accelerated program takes 18-22 months to complete. The average age of its MBA students is 34, and 100 percent work full time. At $305 per credit hour, it is among the most affordable of the top 10, with only the public schools—UMSL, UMKC and Missouri State University—charging less.

WWU prides itself in its personalized attention, with a student to teacher ratio of 9:1. Only two schools in the top 10—Washington University and Missouri State University—have a lower ratio.

David Forster is dean of graduate business programs and Sean Siebert is dean of Graduate & Adult Studies enrollment services. For more information, consult the website www.williamwoods.edu/evening.

“The ranking is a testament to the extraordinary success of our program and I give full credit to the outstanding quality of our faculty, staff and student population,” Siebert said.