To help you stay on track for your preferred start term, please refer to this academic calendar for each term’s course start date. Our application deadlines are rolling, so please speak with an enrollment advisor for more detail.
|Spring 1 2018||Spring 2 2018||Spring 3 2018|
|Start Date||January 8, 2018||February 19, 2018||March 26, 2018|
|Summer 1 2018||Summer 2 2018||Summer 3 2018|
|Start Date||May 7, 2018||June 25, 2018||July 16, 2018|
|Fall 1 2018||Fall 2 2018||Fall 3 2018|
|Start Date||August 20, 2018||October 1, 2018||November 5, 2018|
The Carson College of Business MBA at Washington State University prides itself on our land grant mission. We are keen to attend to our purpose to provide quality education to those willing and able to participate successfully in our programs. To that end, we evaluate the whole of a person’s experiences. No one thing defines an individual’s candidacy for this prestigious program. As such, we consider the following for which you can find more information below; a complete program application, a history of academic performance through transcripts, a complete resume or curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Exam scores are requested of all candidates but may be waived for those meeting specific criteria.
ApplicationAll persons wishing to be considered for our MBA must have completed and signed the graduate application. Completion of the application will be facilitated by an enrollment advisor who will support you as you collect the various materials required for review.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from each college or university attended are required prior to review. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution or have the international equivalent* at the time of applying. Alternately, you may communicate an expected conferral date that takes place prior to your desired MBA enrollment term. Typically, successful candidates have achieved a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, however, the age of GPA and the level of degree and rigor will be considered in the evaluation. Candidates with professional degrees (i.e. MD, PharmD, DVM, and others) who may not have completed a bachelor’s degree are also encouraged to apply.
Resume/Curriculum Vita (CV)Please submit a comprehensive resume or curriculum vita so that we can best assess your ability to succeed in the program and ensure that program features will support your success.
Three Letters of RecommendationPlease submit letters from those persons intimately familiar with your professional and/or academic experiences. All three can be from professional sources. Be sure to select individuals capable of detailing why you will be successful in the MBA program.
Statement of purposeIn about 500 words (or thereabouts), demonstrate how your professional and academic experiences have prepared you for success as an MBA student Be sure to let us know why the Carson College of Business at Washington State University is right for you. Once you complete the program, you will be a Coug for life and we want to make sure you and we are able to commit to that relationship.
GMAT/GRE Score ReportThe GMAT is required for admission, but may be waived for individuals exceeding the minimum MBA admission requirements as detailed above or for those with a previously earned a graduate or professional degree. Demonstrating seven or more years of progressive managerial experience in position(s) requiring supervisory decision-making and leadership is another way to potentially have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived. If you would like to be considered for the GMAT/GRE waiver, please contact an enrollment advisor.
Online MBA Business Foundation Course RequirementsTo best ensure students will be successful in the program, it is important for students to possess core business competencies. If you earned your bachelor's degree in business, or took equivalent courses with an average grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with no more than two grades below a 3.0, you may satisfy that requirement. If not, we offer the foundation courses to cover these basics, which will be required. Please consult with your enrollment advisor to confirm. Should you need to take the prerequisite courses, these are also offered online.
We offer the following foundation courses in a five- to seven-week format:
MBA Online Foundation CoursesIntroduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting (Acctg 550) – 3 credits Data Analysis for Managers (BA 500) – 2 credits Foundations in Marketing (BA 501) – 2 credits Foundations in Operations Management (BA 502) – 2 credits Foundations of Business Law (BA 503) – 2 credits Foundations in Finance (BA 504) – 2 credits Managerial Economics (Econs 555) – 3 credits Note: WSU may accept transfer credits from qualified institutions.
* International StudentsPlease submit all of the materials as required in addition to the following:
- Official copies of certificates and/or diplomas
- School Code: 4705
- Score: 580 (237c) (93 IBTS)
- Pearson Test of English
- Code: 8Z2-GT-38
- Score: 62
Tuition and Fees*Below is a breakdown of the costs related to the online MBA:
- Total tuition: $27,891-$40,287 (36 - 52 credits, based on foundation coursework needed; and excludes books)
- Tuition per credit hour: $775
- Tuition per credit hour for active military and veterans: $680
- Application fee: $75 (waived for active military and veterans)