Executive MBA Online

Give your MBA an Executive Edge

You’ve established yourself as a manager, but you have bigger plans. You’ve got an eye on the C-suite and a thirst for knowledge that goes beyond what a traditional MBA has to offer. You’re looking for an executive edge. You demand a high-quality, high-relevance degree that’s backed by one of the world’s premier research institutions — and you want the freedom to earn it on your time. Designed to build your aptitude for big-picture decision-making, the WSU Executive MBA online engages you through a convenient online format that’s perfect for busy professionals. Seventy-five percent of the EMBA online student body has more than 10 years of management experience, providing ample opportunities to expand your network and build a broad perspective on business leadership. Prepare yourself for more. Earn your Executive MBA from the WSU Carson College of Business and become a leader among leaders.

Flexible 100% online format

Graduate in as few as 18 months

No GMAT required for qualified applicants


The best EMBA programs prepare you to be more than a manager. They deliver not just the tactical wherewithal to execute, but a firm grasp on the underlying strategy. The WSU online EMBA is a deep exploration of the advanced practices and principles that guide today’s most successful businesspeople. Every course is delivered from an executive’s point of view to get you acclimated to the view from the top. This is more than an MBA. It’s a pathway to the highest levels of leadership in fields ranging from health care to aerospace.

BRIAN LEWIS Executive MBA Online, Class of 2015
Global Operations Manager, Cisco

“I am a strong believer in the MBA education as an opportunity to really let you launch pad into another industry. It worked for me, as a Marine transitioning to the private sector, and several of my close contacts. This Executive MBA program at WSU is a phenomenal opportunity for you to gain a much broader perspective of the business world and the instructors in this program really have a vested interest in your success.”

Brian's Story

WSU is ranked #8 among the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” for 2019.

CEO Magazine ranks WSU’s Carson College of Business #19 in the world in its 2019 Global online MBA rankings.

WSU is recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2019 and is ranked #8 among the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” for 2019. The Carson College of Business is recognized on Military Times’ list of “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2019.”

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

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

95% of employers that hire WSU MBA/EMBA graduates and are familiar with the programs are satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of the programs.

2016 WSU MBA/EMBA Employer Survey


Having already launched five businesses, serial entrepreneur Justine Smith knew she needed a greater knowledge base and skill set to achieve her goal of creating a scalable business. Completing the online EMBA course gave her all the tools she needed to act on her vision. The level of interaction and personal rapport with her professors also contributed to her success.

JUSTINE SMITH Executive MBA Online, Class of 2016
Founder and CEO, Kids Go Co.

“For me, the greatest thing about the program was the amount of growth and learning — that level of intensive self-development in such a short period of time. To be able to see that that kind of personal and professional transformation happen within me was incredible.”

Justine's Story


of employers that hire WSU MBA/EMBA graduates and are familiar with the programs say they are above average or superior to similar programs

2016 WSU MBA/EMBA Employer Survey


of military organizations that employ WSU MBA/EMBA graduates say they are satisfied or very satisfied with the program quality. 

2016 WSU MBA/EMBA Employer Survey


Time is money, and yours is valuable. That’s why the WSU Executive MBA 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 during the program. 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. This real-world exposure forges the kind of upwardly mobile leaders who are entrusted with organizational authority.

DARRELL GEYMANN Executive MBA Online, Class of 2013
Planning and Operations Director, Nike

“The WSU Executive MBA program was the major factor in my transition from a manager to a director at Nike. The immediate application of what I was learning in class propelled me to a new level of performance.”

Darrell's Story


As an Executive MBA student, you’ll enjoy direct access to world-class faculty.  Our faculty has built dynamic strategic knowledge that they love to share with Cougar 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 WSU EMBA faculty.


As a business leader on the rise, you understand that success is about what you know and who you know. The WSU Executive MBA Leadership Conference in Seattle is a true difference-maker on both counts. This optional event features presentations from prominent subject matter experts and special guest speakers, but it’s more than a learning experience. The Leadership Conference is an exciting opportunity to meet your peers and network with classmates, faculty, alumni, and the rest of the Cougar Community.

CARY SLOMINSKI Executive MBA Online, Class of 2015
Manager of Worldwide Training Delivery, John Deere

“The thing missing from most EMBA programs is continuous education to update the students after they graduate. This leadership conference is valuable because it keeps alumni, current students, and professors connected on important and innovative topics.”

Cary's Story

According to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs” ranking for 2019, WSU is the top-ranked online MBA in the Pacific Northwest.


Earn your Executive MBA online from the WSU Carson College of Business and develop executive-level strategic expertise. The EMBA curriculum can help you master cross-functional leadership, hone your entrepreneurial abilities, gain global perspective, and build the business planning capacity to thrive as a modern decision-maker.