Online Executive MBA

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Give Your MBA an Executive Edge

You’ve established yourself as a manager or director, but desire to lead your organization more effectively. You thirst for strategic expertise beyond what a traditional MBA can offer. And you’re looking for an executive edge―with the freedom to earn it on your time.

The WSU Executive MBA Online is a high-quality experience backed by one of the world’s premier research institutions. That means our faculty experts, support services, and convenient online format are focused on you. In the WSU Carson College of Business, you’ll have the opportunity to study under experienced business authorities and thought leaders who understand what it means to succeed in the changing business landscape—because they’ve already done it.

This degree isn’t just about “business management.” The WSU Executive MBA Online is designed to empower you to learn about what drives global commerce and how to build an organization that fits into it.

 Build your aptitude for big-picture decision-making as you learn from a cohort of business leaders from across industries. Prepare to become a leader among leaders. Choose to earn your Executive MBA Online from the WSU Carson College of Business.

Online EMBA Program Highlights


Flexible 100% online format

Flexible 100% online format

Graduation cap

Graduate in as few as 16 months

Graduate in as few as 16 months

Qualified Applicants list

No GMAT required for qualified applicants

No GMAT required for qualified applicants


Optional international field study


Optional leadership conference

Why Earn Your Executive MBA Online from WSU?

Learn to lead with authority and authenticity.

Time is money—and yours is valuable. That’s why the WSU Executive MBA Online is meant to be applied in real time, empowering you to make career strides long before you graduate.

In fact, as an EMBA online student, you’ll have the opportunity to bring projects from your workplace into the classroom. You’ll also have the chance to develop and deploy a scalable business plan with the assistance of world-class Carson College of Business educators.

Graduate with an Online Executive MBA from WSU, and you’ll be prepared to:

  • Formulate an actionable business strategy that is grounded in theory and practice from multiple business disciplines.
  • Conduct data-driven analyses to identify significant business problems, recommend feasible solutions, and justify a course of action.
  • Use leadership skills to improve the organization and business situations.
  • Apply ethical decision-making approaches and frameworks that consider internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate a global business perspective that takes into consideration cultural and international context differences.

Consider attending the EMBA international field study.

Broaden your horizons—and your network—with this transformational student experience.

The international field study is an optional program that takes Executive MBA Online students to countries with some of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

Through this program, you’ll have the opportunity to examine how culture and institutions shape business across Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America.

Connect with peers at the EMBA Leadership Conference.

Don’t just learn from the best—talk to them one on one. The WSU Executive MBA Leadership Conference features presentations from prominent subject-matter experts and provides you the opportunity to grow your professional network with experienced industry practitioners.

This optional event provides an exciting opportunity to meet your peers and network with classmates, faculty, alumni, and the rest of the Cougar community.

Learn from accomplished leaders: the WSU EMBA faculty.

As an Executive MBA student, you’ll enjoy direct access to world-class faculty, each of whom possesses dynamic strategic knowledge that they love to share with EMBA students.

While this level of availability and commitment to student development is rare among most EMBA programs, you’ll find that it’s typical of your professors at WSU.

Get to know your WSU EMBA faculty now.

Join a community of successful EMBA grads.

The WSU Executive MBA Online boasts a long tradition of helping entrepreneurs and innovators like you learn the skills and build the knowledge to achieve your goals through business. Consider WSU grad Karli Barich, who utilizes her business acumen to make her community a better place.

Earning her online EMBA gave Karli the tools to use data and strategy to assert herself further in male-dominated energy and tech spaces—and to serve her community. Today, she manages a seven-figure award program benefiting at least 12 nonprofit organizations in the greater Portland area.


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Hear from Our Executive MBA Online Program Students

Karli Barich
Executive MBA Online, Class of 2020
Clackamas County Recovery Program Manager

“I’ve achieved exponential growth, and greater impact, in comparison to the people who doubted me. And not only for myself, but for the communities and team members I support.”

Get to know more graduates of the EMBA program now. Read their stories. Find inspiration.

What Can You Do with an Executive MBA from WSU?

Create your own future.

You already have significant work experience, and you understand the essentials of business. Now it’s time to take your next step—to go further and do more.

That’s why you’re set on an Executive MBA—so you can build the high-level strategic thinking, tactical expertise, and leadership skills to push beyond the status quo.

With your Executive MBA, you can prepare for high-demand, high-salary careers that maximize your ability to create organizational value—and enhance your lifetime earning potential—with marketable skills that set you apart even among business leaders.

This is where your EMBA Online serves as a powerful stepping stone. It’s designed to prepare you to conduct business across state lines, oceans, and international borders, and to pave your path to the C-suite.

Prepare to position yourself for a major career change—or drive your inner entrepreneur to start your own business.

The future is yours to create and claim. Learn more about the EMBA careers and advanced opportunities you could experience after earning your degree from Washington State University.

Online Executive MBA Career Paths

Our Executive MBA Online program is a specialized graduate program designed for experienced professionals who want to enhance their leadership skills and advance their careers. Completing the program can open new career options and opportunities for advancement, including executive or management roles, consulting, and entrepreneurship.

WSU EMBA graduates can go on to fill an array of leadership roles, including:

  • Finance Director
  • Senior Management Consultant
  • Sales Director
  • Chief Executive Officer

What Is the Typical Salary for Online Executive MBA Program Graduates?

Salaries for graduates of the Executive MBA online program will vary based on their role, as well as factors such as location, industry, and experience. Advanced degrees like the Executive MBA are typically pursued by mid-career professionals who already have significant work experience. Therefore, salary expectations may be a bit higher than traditional MBA students.

According to Payscale, as of March 2023, the median salary of professionals with an EMBA was approximately $125,000. Below are a few specific career paths to consider:

Chief Executive


Senior Management


Senior Vice President
of Operations


*Median salaries based on data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2022)
**Median salaries based on data compiled by career resource Payscale (2023)

Online Executive MBA Program Curriculum

Rise to the challenge.

Get ready for an online EMBA curriculum that’s designed to challenge you and test your assumptions. You’ll study live business cases, review strategic plans, and complete coursework that covers topics like professional ethics and practice in business, managerial leadership and productivity, strategy formulation, and organizational design.

This entire program is built to help you master cross-functional leadership, hone your entrepreneurial abilities, gain a global perspective, and develop the business-planning capacity to thrive as a modern decision-maker. This is your chance to elevate your executive-level expertise. Your chance to become the kind of leader who empowers teams—and makes an impact on the world at large.

Learn more about the Executive MBA Online curriculum to get familiar with the program’s structure and course list.

Executive MBA Online Program FAQ

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The WSU Carson College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

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Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).