Webster University is accredited in the USA and is available for the first flow of students this year in Georgia too. The Georgian campus of the university plans to implement a variety of programs: Bachelor’s degree – International Relations, Business Administration Management, Media Studies Master’s Degree – International Relations, Business Administration, and, from next year, a master’s program in Media Studies will be added to the list. The annual tuition for undergraduate programs will be $7900 and for graduate programs $8600. According to the decision of Webster University, during its first year in Georgia, each student will receive a grant of $1000 from the university. Students can graduate the university with two professions, as all students have Major and Minor classes, and can conditionally master any program we have in Georgia and when they go to another country through an exchange program, choosing an additional program that is not in Georgia, for example, Law, IT, Marketing and so on. After completing their studies, they will officially have two professions which will simplify the job search process. To find out more, GEORGIA TODAY spoke to the director-general of Webster University Global Campuses Ryan Guffey and vice-rector Emin Hajiyev.
“Webster University was founded in 1915 and so is one of the oldest American institutions West of the Mississippi River,” Guffey tells us. “Seeking to capitalize on its positive reputation internationally, over 43 years ago, the institution was invited to open its first international campus in Geneva, Switzerland, which houses our Office of Global Campuses today. Since that time, Webster has opened multiple educational study locations in Africa, Europe, Asia, and now Georgia, all with the United States Higher Learning Commission Accreditation and ACBSP Business Accreditation, a leading global business accreditation. Since 1915, Webster has fostered over 215,000 alumni between 100+ countries.”
Where are the campuses located?
Webster University is a global university, with 13 global locations in 9 different countries around the globe. With this, we provide every opportunity for students to think about the world while in the classroom and experience it when they are ready. Webster University students can participate in our student mobility program, where we provide financial support to study for a term or a year at another Webster University location, including even the flight to and from their new international study location. Webster University uses one set of admission standards and a single academic course catalog, thus allowing any Webster admitted student to travel to another Webster site and receive the same courses and level of education as their campus.
Tell us about the prospects for our region.
“The Republic of Georgia lies in the heart of the South Caucasus; we are honored to be here to offer the opportunity of American education to students from the region and beyond,” Hajiyev says. “Georgia has centuries of history, great traditions, and culture. We estimate that we will have students from Azerbaijan, Israel, Jordan, and more during the upcoming year.
Tell us about the programs presented in Georgia.
We have decided to offer three programs at the Bachelor’s and two at the Master’s levels. Students will have a chance to pursue degrees in Business Administration, Media Studies, and International Relations.
At the graduate level, we will offer an MBA and Master of Arts in International Relations.
Students will also have an opportunity to also register in a minor or a second major, meaning they can combine their degrees and become even more competitive on the job market.
What makes Webster University unique?
We mentioned our multiple locations all over the world, so that is our uniqueness; imagine you are an 18-year-old student living in Georgia, and a year later you continue your studies in Switzerland, then move to the Netherlands, then to Athens, perhaps Ghana, or visit our main campus in Saint Louis, Missouri. This is what makes us unique.
By Mariam Mtivlishvili