The Carson College of Business Online MBA consists of 36 credits for those with a bachelor’s degree in business. If your degree is in another field, we offer up to 16 credit hours of foundational business coursework to ensure you have all the tools necessary to be successful in the program. You’ll earn a Certificate in General Business Administration for completing at least five of the seven foundation courses offered as part of the MBA.
Once you begin the MBA program, you’ll take seven 3-credit core courses, two 1-credit core courses, and three additional courses from your concentration or a pool of electives. You can opt for the general track or choose from four concentrations to focus your education on the subject matter that best fits your career objectives. The Online MBA experience concludes with a capstone course for an additional four credits. All coursework is entirely online and may be completed in as few as 22-29 months.
Note: Each concentration is also offered as a nine-credit graduate certificate.
Real learning occurs through doing — applying your newfound skills and perspective. With the WSU Carson College of Business online MBA curriculum, by the time you graduate, you can expect to be able to:
Conduct business analysis and formulate an actionable business strategy that is grounded in theory and practice from multiple business disciplines.
Identify relevant data sources, use analytical tools and techniques, and conduct data-driven analyses to identify significant business problems, identify a solution, and justify action.
Apply leadership theory to analyze business situations and develop theory-based recommendations.
Identify and evaluate the ethical, global, and societal implications of doing business as an organization.
Core Courses: Strategic Planning and Leadership
Core Courses: Functional Business Tools
Capstone Project and Final Presentation
The Capstone (Business Planning) course begins in the third semester of your program and directly prepares you for your final program deliverable—a full business plan. Your business plan will demonstrate your ability to synthesize the information from all your MBA classes and identify how you will use this information to become a more successful manager, business owner, or business executive.