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 faculty experts, 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 16 months

No GMAT required for qualified applicants

EMBA Leadership Conference

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 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

WSU ranks #20 among the “Best Online MBA Programs” by U.S. News & World Report, which places us in the top 10% nationally.

WSU is ranked #12 in the 2021 rankings of “The Best Online MBA Programs” by Poets&Quants.

WSU is ranked #13 among the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” for 2021.

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).

According to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs” ranking for 2021, 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.

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

Entrepreneurial Launchpad

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

Access to Professional Coaching

The Carson College of Business is partnering with the International Coach Federation (ICF) Washington chapter to provide an incredible opportunity for Executive MBA students to have access to professional coaching sessions.

Coaching is a resource for deepening self-learning that positions you to translate these insights into useful, progressive action creating a lasting positive impact. Working with a coach enables clients to dramatically improve their outlook on work and life. Coaches listen deeply, ask powerful questions, and create a relationship of trust that encourages the client to dream big, get clarity and improve confidence, allowing clients to unlock their potential for wholehearted leadership.

ICF professional coaches have gone through rigorous training, mentoring and continuing education (100+ hours) and observe high ethical and confidentiality standards. With 30,000 members in 140 Countries and 500 members in Washington state, ICF sets the industry standard for coaching in mastery.


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.

Upward Mobility. Real-time Results.

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



To learn more about Washington State University’s Executive MBA, click here for EMBA resources. And click here to learn more about EMBA careers you could get after obtaining a degree from Washington State University.