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 10 days in Asia exploring thriving markets firsthand. You are a Cougar, and the world is your boardroom.

WSU is the top-ranked online MBA in the Pacific Northwest according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 ranking of the "Best Online MBA Programs."

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


75% of employers expect to hire MBA graduates in 2016, compared with 71% of these same companies that hired MBA candidates in 2015 GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

What is the
value of an MBA?

The median starting salary for MBA graduates in the U.S. is $100,000 — nearly double the expected starting salary for bachelor's candidates ($55,000). GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

Three years after earning an MBA, North American professionals see an average salary increase of $63,000. The Financial Times

The World is Your Classroom

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.

MIKE GUMP Online MBA, Class of 2014 Business Analyst, Avista Utilities Intelligence Analyst, Washington Air National Guard

“The classmates that I've been interacting with — it's just amazing how we all come together and get this done. ... I'm getting the same experience as that typical classroom student, except I'm halfway across the world.”

Mike's story


“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

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


Marketing Director


Senior Financial Analyst


Marketing Manager


Operations Manager


Human Resources (HR) Manager


Financial Analyst


Percentage of companies that plan to hire MBA graduates, by industry

GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

Consulting 81%

Energy and Utilities 96%

Finance/Accounting 84%

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 75%

Technology 93%

Manufacturing 81%

Products/Services 86%

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.

CAROL THOMPSON Online MBA, Class of 2014 Office Manager, Funding Smart Answers

“My OMBA capstone project was inspired by my husband, Tracy, whom I met at WSU. In 2004, he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Though I lost Tracy in 2008, my experience led to the creation of the "Mesh Band," a formal version of the tube top that will help not only ALS patients but hundreds of thousands of others with serious medical conditions that impact swallowing or require adhesive appliances.”
Carol's story



Earn your MBA online from Washington State University and develop advanced business knowledge and tactical skills that are ready for action. The MBA curriculum can help you build the entrepreneurial instincts, decision-making ability, and critical thinking capacity to thrive at the forefront of modern business. Click here for full curriculum and course descriptions.


Choose Your Focus To provide an educational experience that best aligns with your professional goals, the WSU online MBA program offers four concentrations and a general track. Note: Each concentration is also offered as a nine-credit graduate certificate.

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