Graduate Certificates

MBA Concentrations and Certificates

WSU provides a student-first experience where you can get the most out of your education. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than business, you can earn a Certificate in General Business Administration by completing a program that consists of five foundation courses from our Online MBA.

Looking to specialize? Students who meet certain prerequisites can pursue a nine-credit certificate in one of four areas of business: Finance, Hospitality Business Management, International Business, or Marketing. Speak to an enrollment advisor to see if you qualify.

Students who are already in the Online MBA program can have their concentration also count as a graduate business certificate. So you can earn both an MBA and a certificate for just the cost of an MBA.

What are the benefits of earning a graduate business certificate?

An online graduate business certificate from Washington State University can put you one step closer to achieving your next career goal. By earning your certificate, you can:

stackable iconEarn stackable credits that you can later apply toward the completion of a full MBA

focus area iconSpecialize in a targeted focus area and position yourself for new opportunities in that field

professional developmentContinue your professional development and learn in-demand skills in less time than it takes to complete a full MBA program

resume iconReceive an advanced credential from a top-ranked business school that you can leverage on your resume and LinkedIn profile

strengthen iconStrengthen a future MBA application by demonstrating your proficiency in completing graduate-level coursework

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. What concentration or certificate are you most interested in?
What concentration or certificate are you most interested in?

Finance woman analyzing data

Study investment analysis, international finance, and interest rates and financial markets.

Explore Our Finance Track

Hospitality Business Management

Learn strategies for international tourism, hospitality operations analysis, and services management.

Explore Our Hospitality Business Management Track

International Business

Examine business management, finance, and marketing management at the global level.

Explore Our International Business Track


Explore courses in international marketing, promotional management, and new product marketing.

Explore Our Marketing Track

General Business

General Business

Gain a wide range of knowledge and the executive-level management skills to lead in any setting.

Explore Our General Business Track

Customize your program to fit your goals.

Students who move forward with the MBA can either declare a concentration in one of the four areas above or pursue a general MBA. By simply completing the three electives that are already included in your concentration curriculum, you’ll graduate with a separate certificate that demonstrates your expertise to employers.

We’re committed to supporting your career goals long past graduation. You can return to WSU up to six years after earning your MBA to complete additional certificates if you’re looking to upskill or build on your credentials in the future.