Executive MBA Curriculum

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The Executive MBA online curriculum is composed of 42 credit hours, emphasizing strategy, innovation, and leadership to help you emerge as a stronger business leader. EMBA coursework covers advanced practices and principles in essential topics such as international business, operations management, maximization of productivity, and administrative policy. Designed for working professionals such as yourself, the program can be completed entirely online in as few as 16 months.


Successful leaders are well-versed in the intricacies of business operations, with a deep awareness of the strategy beneath the surface. They know what to do, and why to do it. As a graduate of the WSU Carson College of Business EMBA online program, you will be prepared to:

Evaluate and create a business strategy inclusive of all business disciplines, grounded in best practices.

Use data and theory to analyze business problems and opportunities, identify solutions, and justify actions.

Implement organizational goals by building relationships and communicating persuasively.

Apply ethical decision-making frameworks that consider diverse stakeholders.

Apply a global perspective that takes into consideration cultural and international contexts.


Functional Business Tools

MKTG 506

Marketing Strategy

3 Credits

BA 514

Business Analytics: Transforming Data into Decisions

3 Credits

FIN 526

Financial Management

3 Credits


Accounting, Performance Measurement and Controls

3 Credits

MIS 580

Information Systems Management

3 Credits

Strategic Planning and Leadership

BA 599

Strategic Planning for Personal and Program Success

1 Credit

BA 600

Beyond the MBA: Applications of Principles, Theory and Practice

1 Credit

MGMT 590

Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design

3 Credits

MGMT 593

Managerial Leadership and Productivity

3 Credits

Global Business

IBUS 580

International Business Management

3 Credits

IBUS 600

Special Projects or Independent Study

1 Credit

MGMT 587

Professional Ethics and Practice in Business

3 Credits

Managing Efficient and Innovative Business

MIS 572

Database Management Systems

3 Credits


Operations Management

3 Credits

MGMT 588

Management of Innovation

3 Credits

Capstone Project and Final Presentation

BA 579

MBA Capstone

4 Credits

Please note, curriculum is subject to change.

For official course titles and descriptions, please visit: https://catalog.wsu.edu/

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