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#125 Overall Score: 52 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (including MBA)

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Graduate Business Program Overview

Webster University was founded as a traditional brick-and-mortar school in the early 1900s in St. Louis, Mo., where the school's home campus is still based. In addition to taking classes virtually, online students at Webster can take classes at one of Webster's physical locations in more than 23 states and five countries. Webster University is a nonprofit institution that is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a regional accrediting body.

Nearly 10 graduate business degree programs can be earned entirely online through Webster, including an MBA and master's degrees in human resources management, information technology management and accounting. Students earning an MBA have the option to specialize in more than a dozen areas, including environmental management, finance, international business and decision support systems. Webster's business and management degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a recognized accrediting body.

Courses at Webster University follow a structured, week-by-week format. Course work generally includes readings, discussions, assignments, simulations and assessments. Some class work may require students to work together online. Courses are offered in nine-week terms, five times throughout the year. Webster University offers online students academic advising, peer tutoring, virtual library materials and an online writing center.

The application deadline for the online graduate business programs at Webster University, a private school, is rolling. At Webster University, all of the online classes are recorded and archived. Students should also note that the online graduate business programs at Webster University are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the gold standard of business school accreditation.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 1999-2000
Total enrollment 4,201
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $715 (in-state)
$715 (out-of-state)
Application deadline rolling
Admissions URL http://admissions.webster.edu/admissions/graduate/
Admissions e-mail admissions@webster.edu

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U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 145
Faculty Credentials and Training score 71
Student Services and Technology rank 84
Student Services and Technology score 45
Student Engagement rank 100
Student Engagement score 60
Admissions Selectivity rank 131
Admissions Selectivity score 25
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.9

Applying

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website http://admissions.webster.edu/admissions/graduate/
Director of admissions Sarah Nandor
Admissions phone (314) 968-7109
Admissions email admissions@webster.edu

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Academics

School awards MBAs Yes
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 5 full-time
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 221 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 4
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
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Student Body

Enrollment 4,201
Average age of new entrants 35 years
Student gender distribution
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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support No

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $715
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $715
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $715
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $715

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