Executive MBA Online

Give your MBA an Executive Edge

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

We can prepare you for more. The WSU Executive MBA Online is a high-quality experience backed by one of the world’s premier research institutions. That means our world-class faculty, support services, and convenient online format are focused on you. Build your aptitude for big-picture decision-making as you learn from a cohort of business leaders from across industries. Prepare yourself for more. Earn your Executive MBA Online 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.

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 recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2019 and is ranked #13 among the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” for 2020. The Carson College of Business is recognized on Military Times’ list of “Best for Vets: Business Schools 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).

98% 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.

2019 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.

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

2019 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. 

2019 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.

Executive MBA Online, Class of 2019
Director, Digital with Textron Specialized Vehicles

“WSU was forward thinking in its curriculum. Technology isn’t going anywhere, and WSU implemented it well into the course structure, which was important to me in choosing an online program. The group projects helped me build a high-quality network, and I’ve been able to immediately implement almost every course into my work. The Executive MBA even helped me land a promotion to director.”

Bradley'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.

Executive MBA Online, Class of 2018
Area Sales Director at Royal Canin USA, Inc. (a MARS subsidiary)

“I love the fact that I’m able to work in the team environment and collaborate on projects with different classmates. Even though you start with a cohort of individuals all at the same time, sometimes when you’re in a class, the people who are on your team may be few classes ahead. So, there’s a wealth of knowledge among them, and I’ve been able to pick their brains and ask them about some upcoming assignments and projects.”

Victoria's Story

According to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs” ranking for 2020, WSU is a top 20 ranked online MBA program.


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.