Executive MBA Curriculum

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 can expect to be able to:

Create an actionable and comprehensive business strategy that integrates multiple perspectives, business analytics, and advanced business theory and practice.

Perform a top-down business analysis to identify significant business challenges, recommend attainable solutions, and develop an implementable plan of action.

Apply executive leadership theory to improve performance, influence behavior and outcomes, recognize dysfunction, and recommend improvement plans.

Identify and evaluate the short- and long-term ethical, global, and societal implications of doing business as an organization.


Functional Business Tools

MKTG 506 Marketing Strategy
BA 514 Business Analytics: Transforming Data into Decisions
FIN 526 Financial Management
ACCTG 533 Accounting, Performance Measurement and Controls
MIS 580 Information Systems Management

Strategic Planning and Leadership

BA 599 Strategic Planning for Personal and Program Success
BA 600 Beyond the MBA: Applications of Principles, Theory and Practice
MGMT 590 Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design
MGMT 593 Managerial Leadership and Productivity

Global Business

IBUS 580 International Business Management
IBUS 600 Special Projects or Independent Study
MGMT 587 Professional Ethics and Practice in Business

Managing Efficient and Innovative Business

MIS 572 Database Management Systems
MGTOP 581 Operations Management
MGMT 588 Management of Innovation

Capstone Project and Final Presentation

BA 579 MBA Capstone

Please note, curriculum is subject to change.

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

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