Meeting the needs of leaders looking to enhance their managerial and business knowledge skill sets, William Jessup University now offers a master’s of business administration degree program that equips graduates to be highly competent, principled, innovative leaders in business and society.
The new MBA offering allows students to quickly accelerate career opportunities while obtaining a broad spectrum of skills and expertise with ethical foundations geared toward making decisions based upon principled decisions and frameworks.
“Graduates of the WJU Master’s of Business Administration program will be able to construct an ethical framework to make principled, effective business decisions,” said Department Chair, Dr. Roger Salstrom. “For ethical servant-leaders (Christian and non-Christian) this perspective is based solidly on the scriptures. Thus the focus is making ethical and effective decisions within this principled framework, and not solely on the outcome or results.”
Delivered in a blended cohort model, the program allows students flexibility to attend a series of courses meeting one night a week over a seven-week period. Students can complete the program in two years through evening courses to permit full-time business professionals to earn their graduate degree in business administration.
Woven throughout the curriculum and pivotal to its foundation is ethical servant-leadership. Jessup’s distinct approach avoids the more typical practice common to other MBA programs that tend to evaluate multiple theories and frameworks focusing on obtaining the best results no matter how practitioners get those results to achieve the goal. The ethical framework is integrated throughout the curriculum making WJU’s MBA distinct and different on purpose.
The MBA curriculum is relevant, quantitative and applicable for servant-leaders in both for-profit organizations including churches, para-church ministries, healthcare and government organizations.
Upon graduating from the program, learners will be ethical and responsible administrators, critical analytical decision-makers, innovative and entrepreneurial managers, collaborative and effective communicators and transformative business leaders with a global perspective.
According to the 2013 report from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), more companies are planning to hire recent MBAs around the world. Companies in Asia-Pacific are experiencing robust growth and planning for market expansion and are creating higher demand for MBAs and master-level candidates. The GMAC also shows that eighty-five percent of the class of 2014 alumni was employed as of October 2014.
In addition, the cohort delivery model provides an environment fostering strong relationships among students while building business connections and providing new career opportunities for those enrolled in the program.