Online MBA

Take the lead. And make your mark.

How do you go from working professional to modern business leader, unrestricted by cultural or geographic borders? 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 overseas, exploring thriving markets firsthand. You connect with a community of modern professionals who wish to do good in the world.

Welcome to the next phase of your academic and professional journey. Where your potential is reached and your goals are realized. Where you choose to become a Coug—and make the world your boardroom. Where you take the lead, and make your mark with an Online MBA from Washington State University.

Online MBA Program Highlights

We’re nationally recognized for producing change-makers and business leaders across a wide range of industries—and this is your chance to become one.


Flexible 100% online format

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No GMAT required for qualified applicants

Four concentrations and a general MBA option

Graduate in as few as
22-29 months

Why Earn Your Online MBA from Washington State University?

Go beyond business as usual.

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. You need the tactics and theoretical knowledge used by today’s foremost business leaders, as well as the cross-cultural fluency to use them in any setting. And that’s exactly what WSU’s Online MBA is built to deliver.

Graduate with your Online MBA from WSU, and emerge ready to:

  • Conduct business analysis and formulate actionable business strategies that are grounded in theory and practice from multiple disciplines.
  • Apply leadership theory to analyze business situations and develop theory-based recommendations.
  • Identify relevant data sources, use analytical tools and techniques, and conduct data-driven analyses to address significant business problems, pinpoint solutions, and prompt action.
  • Identify and evaluate the ethical, global, and societal implications of doing business as an organization.

Experience the WSU Difference

Always learning, always growing.

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 Coug 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.

Let our history drive your future.

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.

Online MBA Courses and Curriculum

Put business theory to work in the real world.

Your business education should reflect real life, which is why the courses in WSU’s Online MBA are designed to equip you with the in-demand knowledge you can use right now—and throughout your entire career.

In this program, you’ll do more than study theory and learn terminology. You’ll explore live business cases and examine strategic plans. You’ll complete a hands-on capstone project based on actual scenarios from the business world. And you’ll have the opportunity to develop the entrepreneurial instincts and organizational decision-making skills to thrive in modern business.

Learn more about the foundational structure of the Online MBA curriculum to prepare for success in the program.

Concentrations and Certificates

Focus your studies to fit your goals.

Every MBA covers business. Ours examines the key driving forces of global commerce—and the tactical expertise you need to lead each with authority. It also offers four concentrations as well as a general track so you can tailor your degree to fit your professional goals. Each concentration is also offered as a nine-credit graduate certificate.

Additionally, if you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than business, you can earn a Certificate in General Business Administration by completing at least five of the seven MBA foundation courses.

Which path is right for you? Explore the options and find out.

Online MBA in Finance

Gain a thorough understanding of financial practice and principles from an international perspective with a concentration in finance. Learn about financial management of multinational corporations and international investments. Explore related topics, such as asset management, investment analysis, interest rates, and financial futures. Develop the quantitative, analytical, and communication skills to prepare for careers in various settings: Fortune 500 companies, commercial banks, and venture capital firms, to name a few.

Explore the Finance Track

Online MBA in Hospitality and Tourism

New technologies, shifting consumer trends, and ever-evolving international issues continue to change the way people spend their recreational time and money. Executives with an understanding of hospitality and tourism are poised to make an impact and shape the future of a growing industry. Choose this track and you’ll complete specialized courses in service management, international tourism, and hospitality operations where you can learn how to effectively navigate the unique challenges of global tourism and hospitality.

Explore the Hospitality Track

Online MBA in Marketing

Help organizations find new ways to create value for their customers. Choose a concentration in marketing, and you can take an in-depth look at consumer behavior and the psychology behind it. You’ll learn how to analyze and react to consumer trends, examine the differences between foreign and domestic markets, and discover strategies to help navigate those differences. You’ll also complete courses that cover a broad range of in-demand topics: international marketing management, brand management, new product marketing, pricing and promotion, and marketing research.
Explore The Marketing Track

Online MBA in International Business

All business is global business in today’s world. It’s a climate that demands much from upper-level leaders and managers. Modern executives must understand international markets and possess the strategic acumen to negotiate business deals effectively across borders and cultures. That’s exactly what the international business track is designed to tackle. Choose this track and incorporate a degree of global awareness into your foundational business studies. Explore the ethical, economic, and societal challenges associated with doing business in a foreign marketplace and delve into risk management as it applies to the international stage.

Explore The International Business Track

Online MBA  – General Track

While some students narrow their focus to one area, others prefer a broader view of the business world. That’s what’s great about the general track. It allows you to select three electives from any of the concentration course offerings, which gives you the opportunity to become a well-rounded, multi-skilled professional with an advanced understanding of domestic and global business practice.
Explore The General Track

What can you do with an Online MBA from WSU?

The future of business is yours to lead.

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. But don’t just take our word for it. Learn more about the MBA careers and growth opportunities you could experience after obtaining a degree from Washington State University.

Online MBA FAQs

Your questions—answered.

There’s a lot to consider when selecting the right Online MBA program. You might have questions on everything from admissions and tuition to policies and procedures. Take a moment to browse this quick list and find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions now.

Yes. The Online MBA offers concentrations in marketing, finance, hospitality management, and international business.

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

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WSU is ranked #15 among the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” for 2022.

WSU is ranked #19 in the 2023 rankings of “The Best Online MBA Programs” by Poets&Quants.

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).