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Webster University Thailand's MBA Program Structure


Each generation of business students faces new obstacles and challenges. That’s why Webster’s MBA program attracts people from a variety of industries and cultures and leverages this diversity into unique educational opportunities. Webster University’s MBA degree is a recognized brand that signifies highly specialized leadership and management training in a multicultural world. Students don't just learn the tricks of the trade, they master the trade itself. Students will pursue serious issues relevant in today’s business world and learn how to overcome these challenges through management and leadership skills.

The program provides training for students interested in understanding the working nature of business in a competitive environment. Courses in the MBA program integrate information and theories from various disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production operations, and strategic management. The objective of this program is to develop students into business managers who understand the nature of business as a whole, with the tools and techniques applicable to succeed in a wide variety of business endeavors through experiential and transformative learning. 

Webster University’s Walker School prepares lifelong learners for professional fulfillment in the fields of business and technology. The MBA is offered online, in-class, or a combination of both.
The MBA degree requires the satisfactory completion of 12 courses (36 credit hours) of the MBA curriculum. An MBA with an area of specialization requires at least 16 courses (48 credit hours), consisting of core MBA coursework plus the emphasis requirements.

Duration of studies and full-time enrollment 

The full-time course load in a graduate degree program for a fully admitted student is 6 credit hours per term or 9 credit hours per semester. Webster University Thailand offers 9-week courses, 5 terms a year. A student must be enrolled in 18 credits per year to be considered a full-time student. Students enrolled in the General MBA (36 credit hours) will typically complete the program between 18 and 24 months. A student must receive written authorization to enroll in more than 6 credit hours per term or more than 12 credit hours per semester. Webster University Thailand does not currently offer the one year MBA program.

Program Description

The master of business administration (MBA) program provides training in business for students interested in understanding the working nature of business in a competitive environment. Courses in the MBA program integrate information and theories from various disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production operations, and strategic management. The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated business decision-makers who understand the nature of business as a whole, with the tools and techniques applicable to a wide variety of business situations.

The capstone for the MBA program gives students the chance to bring together all of the theories, skills, and tools studied during the program and integrate them into a learning experience that highlights the nature of competition and the kind of strategic maneuvering that must be done in order to succeed.

The degree requires the satisfactory completion of 27 credit hours of the MBA curriculum and 9 credit hours of graduate electives for a total of 36 credit hours. If an area of emphasis is selected, the total required hours may be greater. Students who require prerequisite courses may have to complete more credit hours to receive an MBA. Electives for the MBA may be selected from any Walker School of Business graduate offering, or with permission, from one of the other four schools or colleges.


acbsp logo The MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate foundation knowledge in each of the primary functional areas of business.
  • Students will be able to solve semi-structured business problems.
  • Students will be able to solve unstructured business problems.

Walker Joint MBA Program

For any Undergraduate Degree student at Webster University who is considering the master of business administration degree, the Walker Joint MBA enables completion of the MBA in a shorter amount of time.

Those students who have completed an ACBSP accredited undergraduate program at Webster within the past five years may waive six hours of MBA electives, reducing the number of required courses to 30 credit hours. The degree can then be performed in as little as one calendar year. Those students who have completed a non-ACBSP accredited undergraduate program at Webster within the past five years may also waive six hours of MBA electives. However, these students may be required to take up to nine graduate hours of program prerequisites. Those students wishing to reduce the number of prerequisites may consider taking the following courses as undergraduate electives:

  • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2000 Survey of Economics

Alternatively, students may elect to take a waiver exam to attempt to bypass some prerequisite hours.

Prerequisites (MBA):

  • BUSN 5000 Business (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5600 Accounting Theory and Practice (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5620 Current Economic Analysis (3 hours)
Program prerequisites are for those students who have not completed prerequisite courses (or an appropriate equivalent) within five years of entering the program and having earned a grade of B or better. The prerequisites are to be completed before beginning coursework for the MBA.
If the appropriate prerequisite course content was completed more than five years prior to entering the program, the department will allow a waiver of BUSN 5600 or BUSN 5620, if the student demonstrates command of the content area by successfully completing a waiver examination. Prerequisite courses may not count as electives in the 36-credit-hour MBA.

The required courses in the MBA program are:

  • MRKT 5000 Marketing (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5760 Applied Business Statistics (3 hours)
  • FINC 5000 Finance (3 hours)
    (Prerequisites: BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5760)
  • FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 hours)
    (Prerequisite: FINC 5000)
  • BUSN 6070 Management Accounting (3 hours)
    (Prerequisites: BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5760) 
  • BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management (3 hours)
    (Prerequisite: BUSN 5760)
  • BUSN 6120 Managerial Economics (3 hours)
    (Prerequisites: BUSN 5620 and BUSN 5760)
  • BUSN 6200 Strategy and Competition (3 hours)
    (Prerequisites: all of the above)
Elective Courses (3 courses, 9 credits) 
Students studying in the Thailand campus have to defend a thesis at the end of their MBA Program.
  • BUSN 6140- Business Research Analysis (Mini-thesis)
    OR
  • BUSN 6250- Thesis
  • Two Elective Courses
Area of Emphasis 
Requirements for an area of emphasis in the MBA program includes the MBA core (27 hours) and additional course requirements as identified below for each individual area of emphasis. A student may be required to complete electives to meet the minimum number of hours required. 

Dual Degrees

Requirements for a dual degree with the MBA program include the MBA core (27 hours) and the core required courses in the additional degree program, as listed in the respective sections of the catalog. Upon completion of all required credit hours, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement. 

Dual Degree Options with the MBA are:

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