Graduate Programs Webber International University offers a Masters in Business Administration and four concentrations: Accounting, International Business (Online), Criminal Justice Management, and Sport Business Management. The M.B.A. program is designed to utilize in-class instruction, modern information technology, team projects, and practical consulting experience to prepare its graduates for global business competition. Our commitment at Webber is to advance the business careers of our partners – the students. We believe that human development is of critical importance and that growth is nurtured by interdependence. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our close-knit, friendly environment. Interactions between faculty members and students are not the exception but the rule. The design and delivery of our curriculum emphasizes action rather than lecture. We make use of live cases, not just paper cases. The focus fosters team building, imagination, and innovation as students learn to apply conceptual theory to real-life situation. Leadership, entrepreneurship, ethics, communication, and global perspective are interwoven in our interdisciplinary curriculum. MBA Program: Gaining a Competitive Advantage Contemporary business environments require competitive organizations to foster a culture where employees continuously and actively develop skills that allow the firm to take full advantage of business opportunities. The global business arena has recognized the value that is created through capitalizing on the following trends: Leveraging information technology Minimizing the cost of capital inputs Cultivating and nurturing powerful brands through quality programs Integrated global markets organizational commitment to ethical dealings and financial reporting that creates information symmetry between stakeholders and shareholders. Through an enhanced understanding of business practices, managers can sharpen strategic skills which can be utilized to seize opportunities which will manifest themselves well into the next century. It will be the responsibility of each business professional to seek additional training and expertise. The Webber MBA aims to assist students in enhancing managerial skills through the delivery of techniques and best practices that integrate academic theory with contemporary applications. The program places a premium level of focus on developing critical thinking skills, so that they may more easily adapt to paradigm shifts within business. Instruction Methods & Strategies The Webber International University Graduate School of Business offers an MBA program which focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of business practices. The program capitalizes on the faculty’s ability to focus on proven traditional methods of teaching which integrate the various facets of effective business administration, while utilizing information technology to enhance problem-solving skills. The new technologies include electronic sharing of pertinent information (interconnectivity), access to a vast amount of information through the information superhighway, and expertise with business application programs. With all classes being taught by full-time Webber International University faculty, classes will meet one night a week over the course of a ten-week term. The program will be made available through a four-term format offered annually (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer). Each class will meet from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Webber International University Campus in Babson Park, Florida. The International Business courses will be taught online with the exception of MBA 684: Travel Experience in International Business which has a study abroad component. The traditional methods of instruction include course structures that develop analytic skills which stress an interdisciplinary emphasis, participation-based learning through group case studies and exposure to conceptual foundations leading to sound strategies.