Financial Times ranks WSU among top 20 online MBAs in the world

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PULLMAN, Wash. (March 15, 2018) — Washington State University’s online MBA program earned a ranking among the top 20 online MBA programs in the world by the Financial Times for 2018.

The Financial Times ranked the Carson College of Business’s online MBA program No. 20 for the best online MBA programs worldwide. It was also ranked No. 4 in career services—based on effectiveness, rated by alumni—and No. 3 for international students in the program.

“Our online business programs provide students with a dedicated support team that guides students from application to graduation and welcomes them into the Cougar community that Washington State University is known for. On top of this, we provide an affordable, high quality, relevant education that attracts students from throughout the Pacific Northwest and worldwide,” said Chip Hunter, dean of the Carson College. “These rankings illustrate our dedication to produce scholars and graduates who regularly become business, industry and organizational leaders.”

WSU’s Carson College of Business offers a top-ranked online MBA program that has previously earned other designations. In addition to the Financial Times ranking, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Carson College of Business No. 12 for “Best Online MBA Programs” and No. 8 for “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” in 2018.

“We are proud for being recognized as a military-friendly institution and a college dedicated to supporting our students. The support of our alumni has been key in building that reputation,” said Hunter.

Eligibility for the Financial Times ranking is based on 18 criteria. Alumni responses, school data and research rank are calculated to create scores relative to other applicable institutions. Schools are ranked against each other using this data and its relation to the mean.

About WSU’s online MBA programs

WSU’s Carson College of Business has provided more than 60 years of academic excellence in graduate education. The WSU online MBA programs are internationally focused and designed to prepare future business professionals to be leaders on a global scale. Students can study a general MBA track or choose one of four in-demand concentrations: finance, marketing, hospitality business management, or international business. For established professionals looking to advance their careers among leaders in business, WSU offers a top-ranked, completely online Executive MBA program focused on executive leadership.

For more information about the MBA and EMBA programs at Washington State University, visit the Carson College of Business MBA programs website at