Drury University is launching a new MBA program aimed at helping students learn the process of creating and leading business ventures.
The program is called MBA Ventures, and in addition to the focus on starting new ventures students will be taught international business and ethical practices which has been a standard for Drury business programs.
“We asked ourselves: ‘What questions come naturally in the course of taking on a venture larger than you’ve taken on before?’” Dr. Clif Petty, interim dean of the Breech School, said in a statement. “Those were the professionally focused, naturally occurring, multi-faceted questions that drove our thinking in fully rebuilding the MBA program for today’s business environment.”
The two-year program consists of 30 credit hours in 10 courses that are sequenced in a way that builds course work on case studies, field studies, and small groups. The students will be taught business leadership skills in year one and then be put in a place to apply those skills in year two.
“The entire program can be seen as an in-depth case study. We want students to see a business venture as a process,” Dr. Robin Soster, associate dean of the Breech School and director of the MBA program at Drury, said in a statement. “Today’s business professionals must see the bigger picture for what it is – a problem to solve and an opportunity to make an impact.”
Students interested in the program but who do not have an undergraduate business degree can take the “Drury MBA Boot Camp”, a 5-week intensive session, that would prepare them for the MBAV program.