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Come Soar With Us Exploring Graduate Business Programs

Today's highly competitive marketplace is more crowded than ever. What are you doing to stand out? Whether you are looking to get a promotion, land your dream job, or start a new business, a graduate business degree from WGU will ensure you have the right skills to achieve your goals. Join us for a 30-minute webinar detailing both the benefits and streamlined process of continuing your education at a University built with YOU in mind. 

Meet Our Presenters

Ted Cross Dr. Ted Cross
Casey Clark Casey Clark
Michelle Love Michelle Love
Tricia Polley-Culberth Tricia Polley-Culberth

Dr. Ted Cross is the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in the College of Business at Western Governors University.

Previously, Cross was a clinical assistant professor of leadership and management, as well as the director of online programs at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Before joining ASU, Ted worked in a variety of faculty and leadership positions at Grand Canyon University. Cross holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, an M.A. from Arizona State University, an M.S.Ed from The University of Pennsylvania, a doctorate from Pepperdine University, and a post-graduate certificate from The Wharton School of Business.

Casey Clark is the Director of Graduate Business Programs at Western Governors University.

Before his time in higher education, he spent over a decade in corporate finance and banking and founded a financial counseling business. He is a two-time WGU alumnus holding a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in education and recently finished a leadership and management certificate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Michelle Love is an Academic Program Chair in the College of Business at Western Governors University.

A creative thinker and innovator with a background in marketing, entrepreneurship, education, and the arts, her unique perspective helps drive the vision of the college’s graduate credentials. She has a particular passion for the transformative potential of business and the role business education plays in developing stakeholder-oriented leaders and change-makers. Michelle joined WGU in 2018 and led both the undergraduate and graduate business course faculty prior to her role as a program chair. She has held several leadership positions in higher education over the last 10 years and has extensive teaching experience with a variety of student populations and modalities. Michelle holds an MBA from City University of Seattle and a BFA from Washington State University.

Tricia Polley-Culberth is a Senior Manager of Program Faculty serving graduate business programs at Western Governors University. 

Before joining WGU, she enjoyed a 20-year career in college store management. Tricia received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, and holds two Master’s degrees from WGU, an MBA in IT Management and a Master of Education in Instructional Design.

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WGU's Graduate Degrees in Business

Master of Business Administration

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business...

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on...

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business management, strategy, and leading teams:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Executive director
  • Chief strategic officer

Our competency-based model gives you an innovative learning experience you won't find anywhere else—and our MBA grads tell us they loved accelerating their program to see a faster ROI.

MBA Information Technology Management

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT...

Earn the online college degree that can move your...

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Chief technology officer
  • Director of IT services
  • Senior systems administrator
  • Management information systems director
  • Computer and information systems manager

Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.

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MBA Healthcare Management

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare...

Prepare for a career leading private or public...

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: Graduates can finish within 12 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Administrative director
  • Chief financial officer
  • Other executive-level roles

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy.  Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

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Management and Leadership – M.S.

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An online master's degree focused on change management, innovation, and leading teams:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Director of operations
  • Executive director

Develop a comprehensive suite of leadership skills and your confidence to navigate changing business structures.

Accounting – M.S.

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Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public and private accounting positions:

  • Time: 70% of grads finish within 23 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting manager
  • Internal audit manager
  • Senior accountant
  • Other specialized finance roles

This MAcc program is designed to prepare you for the CPA exam and also the CMA or CIA exams.

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