Assistant Dean’s Message

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As a business professional, there is no greater time than now to think creatively and react strategically to gain and sustain competitive advantages. Broadening your horizons and enhancing skills are key as you strive to make a difference as a global leader. The Washington State University MBA equips you with the knowledge to excel in a variety of areas and thrive in diverse and challenging business environments. Our faculty help you acquire and develop the analytical and conceptual skills required to master challenges in globalized, dynamic and increasingly competitive markets.

At WSU, you can customize your program to meet your immediate needs. We offer specializations in marketing, finance and international business, each of which apply to the MBA and result in a graduate certificate. You can further explore your leadership philosophy and understanding of global markets by participating in an optional 10 day faculty-led international business immersion program that offers students a global business perspective with visits to businesses and incorporates cultural tours and interaction with local MBA students and or business professionals.

WSU’s online MBA is distinctive because of the many important advantages we offer. In addition to the flexibility and relevance you expect, we provide the connection to live faculty, other working professionals like you and a variety of enrichment resources only available at a world-class accredited university. Ranked No. 7 by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Graduate Business Programs, our short class schedules are designed to offer you the utmost convenience. You can complete your degree in as little as 22 months, with no residency required.

We are a top military-friendly school, ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans. Whether you are working to satisfy the requirements for a promotion or are a veteran seeking to transition into a civilian career, we provide you with assistance to meet your objectives and navigate the administrative processes that may be required as you work to earn your degree Not only does WSU have regional accreditation, we are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. We take this accreditation seriously and to that end engage in rigorous assessment activities to measure our efforts to deliver you a meaningful, useful education.

Our impressive network of accomplished business alumni represents WSU and its students throughout the world. Their involvement provides WSU students with valuable support and networking throughout their professional lives.

I encourage you to explore this website and contact an enrollment advisor to learn more about the online MBA programs. I am confident that our programs will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Best Regards,

Cheryl A. Oliver
Assistant Dean for Online and Graduate Programs