Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Online)

You don’t need a business degree to get a Master of Business Administration. Our MBA program is designed to provide leadership skills and give you the foundation to succeed in any field, regardless of your background

There is high demand for well-rounded leaders who can bring both business and leadership skills to the table. The MBA prepares professionals for career enhancement and personal development in the high-tech, 21st century global marketplace. It seeks to develop leaders committed to creating sustainable, social, environmental, and economic value through effective and responsive business practices.

You’ll engage with highly qualified faculty on your schedule and experience an accelerated online MBA with the rigor and personal attention you need to get the most out of your education. Upon graduation, you’ll have the communication and teamwork skills necessary to compete in a global environment, a firm understanding of advanced business concepts, knowledge of relevant emerging business trends, and key leadership skills necessary for managerial roles.

Our MBA program is offered in a participative online learning environment. The 10-course program can be completed in as little as 12 months, and students may enroll on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

At Virginia Wesleyan University, discover one of the most affordable online MBA programs in the region and master your future in business and leadership.

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Master of Education (MEd) (Online)

The Education Department offers an online Master of Education Degree (MEd) with a concentration in Teacher Leadership designed for licensed teachers who are passionate about teaching and learning and seek to become teacher leaders. Core courses in the program require teachers to take part in reflective and responsive teaching through open-minded reflection on current practices in education with a focus on contemporary reform and education research. Aligned to the National Competencies of Teacher Leadership, the courses within the Teacher Leadership concentration provide educators the tools to become leaders in advocacy, innovation, and to become change agents in their school districts and the educational community at large.

The ten-course program is offered in a fully online learning environment, delivered by full-time faculty in collaboration with highly qualified adjunct instructors who bring practical expertise to the program.  Students may enroll on either a full-time or a part-time basis. Courses are taught in 8-week sessions.  Teachers can complete the course of study in as few as 16 months, taking classes part time during the school year and full time during the summer.

Program Highlights

  • Taught completely online
  • Can be completed in as little as 16 months
  • 10 required courses
  • Students can enter the program in any online term
  • Concentration in Teacher Leadership

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Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) (On-campus)

Virginia Wesleyan University offers a Master of Arts in Education ​(MAEd) Program that leads to initial licensure in ​one of 13 secondary 6-12 ​or preK-12 ​endorsement areas ​and prepares ​teachers​ who will inspire a love for learning in their students and in the communities they will serve. ​

This 5th-Year (4+1) Program requires students to complete a bachelor's degree at VWU in one of the approved majors in order to be eligible for admission to the MAEd Program. Students who want to be teachers in one of the secondary 6-12 or preK-12 endorsement areas are encouraged to apply as early as the second semester of their sophomore year. 

The MAEd Program is a three-semester course of study that begins each Summer,​ ​​includes multiple opportunities​ ​for fieldwork ​in diverse secondary or preK-12 education settings, and culminates with a 10-week student teaching experience in the Spring. Program candidates will learn through predominantly face-to-face classroom experiences and will be exposed to innovative instructional media and technology to prepare them for the changing education landscape of the 21st Century. 

Additional highlights of the Program include coursework in cognition and human development, exceptional student populations to include special needs as well as gifted and talented, and collaborating with families and communities. The course of study will be staffed by full-time faculty and in collaboration with highly qualified public school personnel who bring exceptional expertise and experience in vital areas. 

Students pursuing the MAEd degree must be enrolled full-time. However, with proof of licensure, teachers can register as part-time students for MAEd courses through the Take Five Program with a 50% reduction in Evening and Weekend tuition costs.  

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