Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship

Roger Ellis, JD, Dean


Set forth below, the mission of the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship complements and expands upon the Lindenwood University mission statement. In furtherance of the university’s mission, the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship is committed to:

  • Providing a comprehensive core curriculum of business subjects.
  • Instilling a strong and enduring sense of ethical business practices.
  • Providing theoretical tools and analytical skills for lifelong use.
  • Developing the student’s communication and presentation skills.
  • Offering major fields of study to equip students for specialized careers.
  • Providing opportunities to supplement classroom education with real world experience.
  • Expanding the student’s geographical and cultural horizons for success in an increasingly global economy.
  • Instilling the entrepreneurial model as an essential component of American free enterprise.
  • Fostering the scholarship of teaching, application, integration, and discovery among its students and faculty, as appropriate.

Graduate Outcomes

The Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship provides instruction, knowledge, and experience in an environment that encourages students to develop self-motivation and the ethical standards essential to becoming citizens in the global business community. The Lindenwood University Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship expects that its graduates should:

  • Have the contemporary business competencies of their chosen discipline and the aptitude required for life-long learning and personal development.
  • Have the technical, human, and conceptual skills that would contribute to critical analysis, problem solving, operational recommendations, and continuous improvement of dynamic and changing organizations and the ability to professionally communicate those recommendations and improvements.
  • Demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit of being enterprising, resourceful, and productive in their professional lives.
  • Be able to act and build upon the foundation of their course work for the furtherance of their professional careers.

Description of Graduate Programs

The Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship has received specialized accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, The school's graduate degree programs prepare students to pursue careers in the management of business firms or other formally organized enterprises. The programs emphasize knowledge, skills, and techniques useful in designing and maintaining effective organizations. The case method of instruction is used extensively throughout the student’s coursework to enhance decision-making skills. For information on all PSB&E programs, students and applicants may visit the Robert W. Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship page on Lindenwood's website.

Graduate programs in the school of business operate on a five-term calendar, meeting in the Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, and Summer terms. Students may begin their degree programs during any of the five terms. Most courses meet once weekly in four-hour sessions for eight consecutive weeks on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings. Online courses meet asynchronously, and students are expected to participate in their online courses multiple times throughout each of the eight weeks.

Graduate Degrees

The PSB&E offers the following graduate degrees:

  • Master of Accountancy*
  • Master of Arts in Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Nonprofit Administration
  • Master of Arts in Sport Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration online
  • Master of Science in Finance*
  • Master of Science in Marketing*

The Master of Business Administration may also be earned with an emphasis in any of the following areas:


Entrepreneurial Studies


Human Resource Management**

International Business




Nonprofit Administration**

Supply Chain Management**

**Emphasis is available online.

*Master of Science and Master of Accountancy programs have a recommended sequencing of courses; students are encouraged to begin an MS or MACCT degree in a FA 1 or SP I term.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificate programs provide students with a mastery of content within a sub-field of a business discipline. The PSB&E offers the certificate programs in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain management