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Webster University Offers Students and Faculty Global Mobility

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Well known for its unmatched study abroad opportunity offered to students, Webster University Ghana Campus located in East Legon, has resumed sending students to other campuses within their international network after a two year-long COVID disruption. With a presence in the USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, China, Greece, Uzbekistan and Georgia, undergraduate students are able to travel for study for up to a year, after their freshman year in Accra.

 

Since its opening in Accra in 2013 and the launch of the Study Abroad program in 2015, Webster University Ghana which is accredited in the USA by the Higher Learning Commission and by Ghana’s Tertiary Education Commission (formerly National Accreditation Board), has sent about 30% of students abroad for a semester or year. This opportunity includes a free roundtrip flight from the school in a bid to back the university’s mission of providing high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Students enrolled at the Ghana campus who study abroad continue to pay the local fee which is one of the lowest amongst all of Webster’s campuses. Webster Ghana students can also elect to transfer permanently and continue their studies at the main campus in the US or the others in Europe or Asia.

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“I wanted to study abroad to gain life experience and exposure to different cultures and perspectives,” says alum Nana Mark Hansen, Class of 2020, who applied and spent one semester during the second year of his Bachelor’s degree at the US campus and another semester of his senior year at the Leiden campus in the Netherlands. Hansen who was a Media Studies major, and now works in advertising, elaborates that his study abroad experience with Webster University has had a great impact on his career already.

 

Graduate students at Webster Ghana pursing any of their three Master’s degree options – the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) or the new Master of Arts in HR Management, also have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester though as many are working professionals, this can be a challenge. Master’s degree students, however, tend to be more focused on the advantage of attaining a quality American degree within just about 16 months and the interactive American-style of education as well as Webster’s personalized approach to learning.

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“It’s amazing to have renowned professors from across the continent for some classes, and faculty from the US, and other Webster campuses for other courses. Learning under the tutelage of international faculty with industry experience is a strong example of the Webster Ghana difference,” says alumnus Obed Solomon who graduated from Webster with a dual Master’s degree in Business Administration and International Relations in 2021. Just as students are able to move around within the Webster network of campuses, lecturers also have this opportunity allowing Webster Ghana students to benefit which helps foster cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, needed skills sought by multinational corporations.

 

Webster University’s graduate classes have been tailored to fit the corporate professional’s schedule with top-notch hybrid education systems allowing students to earn an American degree from the classroom and comfort of their home, during this COVID era of social distancing. Master’s classes are held just a few times a week in the evenings after work hours. Dr. Eric Rhiney, Chair of the Management Department of Webster University’s Walker School of Business & Technology, a native of St. Louis, Missouri where Webster’s home campus is located, has taught at the Ghana campus three times over the years. “I love the Ghana campus and being able to work with students in Accra! I have taught students from Nigeria, Cameroon, Togo and South Africa and continue to learn a great deal from them and about business in emerging markets on the continent,” says Rhiney.

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Parents and prospective students are welcome to contact Webster Ghana’s Admissions Office on 054 012 0849/054 012 0869/ [email protected] for further details on applying for the remaining March, May, August and October 2022 intakes and getting up to 50% in scholarships.

 

 

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