Online MBA

The World Is Your Boardroom

How do you go from working professional to modern business leader, unlimited by cultural or geographic borderlines? You choose an Online MBA with an international perspective built into the coursework. You seek out a business school that has strategic partnerships on four continents. You look for the opportunity to spend a week in Prague exploring thriving markets firsthand. You are a Cougar, and the world is your boardroom.

WSU is a pioneer in online education, with degree programs going back more than two decades. Our Online MBA has been around since 2010, and we have taken great care to maximize your experience. We offer a curriculum specially designed for online learning, taught by faculty who have years of experience as instructors in this format. This is why our Online MBA program is consistently ranked among the best in the world.

WSU IS RANKED IN THE TOP 20
“BEST ONLINE MBA PROGRAMS” ACCORDING TO
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S 2021 RANKINGS.

Flexible 100% online format

No GMAT required for qualified applicants

Four concentrations and a general MBA option

Graduate in as few as
22-29 months

Impact Business Around the World

The best MBA programs all deliver high-level management skills and strategies, but as someone who aspires to truly make your mark as a business leader, you want more. You want the perspective to make sure those skills and strategies translate across borders, oceans, and cultures. The WSU Online MBA program can equip you with the tactics and theoretical knowledge used by today’s foremost business leaders and the cross-cultural fluency to use them in any setting. These days, all business is global business. As a Cougar MBA graduate, you can make global business your business.

STEFAN MAAT
Online MBA, Class of 2015
Director of Materials R&D, YTCA

“It is important for today’s professionals to have an understanding of international business practices, as they serve as a standard, while being respectful of local customs and value systems. Building relationships on trust among business partners by making ethical decisions is the foundation to building and operating a successful global business.”

Stefan's Story

89% OF EMPLOYERS EXPECT TO HIRE MBA GRADUATES IN 2021.

GMAC 2020 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

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

CEO Magazine ranks WSU’s Carson College of Business #28 in the world in its 2020 Global Online MBA rankings.

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).

What Is the Value of an MBA

The median starting salary for MBA graduates in the U.S. is $115,000 — 75% more than the expected starting salary for bachelor’s candidates ($65,000).
GMAC 2020 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report


Three years after earning an MBA, North American professionals see an average salary increase of double their pre-MBA salary.
The Financial Times

Elevate Your Leadership Without Interrupting Your Life

When it comes to keeping you connected, all online MBA programs are not created equal. The best online MBA programs deliver everything an on-campus MBA has to offer, plus the added flexibility of online learning. The WSU Carson College of Business delivers the same caliber of coursework and expert faculty that you’d get on campus, but from your home, office, favorite coffee shop, or an Air Force base 7,000 miles from home. You’ll also have full access to the Cougar MBA community throughout the nation and around the world. That way you can build the network to propel you to the leadership job you’ve always wanted, and the corner office that comes with it.

DEBBIE SANDS
Online MBA, Class of 2020
Information Governance Senior Analyst

“I took a strategy and leadership course and it changed my outlook on how I approached my work. It helped me apply principles to certain situations and become more effective in completing my work and working with others. And perhaps it will help others see me in a different light that can help me advance.”

DEBBIE's Story

Washington State University believes academics should reflect real life, which is why we’ve designed the courses in the Online MBA to equip you with in-demand knowledge you can use right now and throughout your entire career. As a student in our program, you’ll do more than learn business terminology—you’ll study live business cases, examine strategic plans, and complete a hands-on capstone project based on actual scenarios from the business world.

95% OF MBA GRADUATES REPORTED THEY HAD ACHIEVED THEIR GOALS, BE IT TO EARN MORE MONEY OR BECOME A BETTER MANAGER.”

The Financial Times

What Can I Do with an MBA?

Popular MBA Job Titles and Salaries

Information Systems Manager

$139,220

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

$138,700

Marketing Managers

$132,230

Advertising and Promotions Managers

$129,380

Financial Manager

$125,080

Sales Manager

$121,060

Compensation and Benefits Manager

$119,120

Human Resources Manager

$110,120

Healthcare Executives and Healthcare Administrators

$98,350

Administrative Services Manager

$94,020

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Percentage of Companies That Plan to Hire MBA Graduates,
By industry

GMAC 2019 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

Consulting

82%

Energy and Utilities

88%

Finance / Accounting

77%

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals

84%

Technology

80%

Manufacturing

76%

Products/Services

70%

Click here to learn more about MBA careers you could get after obtaining a degree from Washington State University.

Beyond The World of Business As Usual

A Washington State University Online MBA has propelled countless graduates to success in traditional business settings, but that’s only the beginning. WSU Online MBA students and alumni are difference-makers across a wide range of industries, from aerospace to healthcare. You can use your Carson College of Business Online MBA to make a difference in almost any field imaginable. This is truly an MBA program for tomorrow’s leaders.

KEVIN BEASLEY
Online MBA, Class of 2020
International Purchasing Agent, Abilene Machine LLC

“The military taught us to go out and utilize concepts, not just memorize things. And that’s the great thing about Washington State—it’s not about rote memorization. The educational experience is fully based on your ability to use the concepts you’re taught—to integrate and articulate those concepts in your business environment.”

Kevin's Story

Curriculum

Earn your Online MBA from Washington State University to build the strategic acumen to modernize your expertise and the global-focused business intelligence necessary to put it into action. The MBA curriculum can help you develop entrepreneurial instincts, organizational decision-making, and the critical thinking capacity to thrive in modern business.

Curriculum

Concentrations and Certificates

The WSU Online MBA program offers four concentrations and a general track to provide you with an engaging educational experience that can align with your professional goals. Note: Each concentration is also offered as a nine-credit graduate certificate.

Concentrations and Certificates

Finance

Hospitality Business Management

Marketing

International Business

General MBA

To learn more about Washington State University’s MBA, click here for MBA resources.