Strategic Leadership:

Management And Operations (MgtOp) – 590 Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design
Relationship between the formulation of strategy and the selection of effective organizational structures and systems.

Management And Operations (MgtOp) – 591 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
Analytical skills for decision-making; data collection and analysis, sampling, inferential, regression methodologies, experimental design, time series, and forecasting analysis.

Management And Operations (MgtOp) – 593 Managerial Leadership and Productivity
Organizational behavior and human motivation in the workplace; organization and leadership theories, studies, projects and models leading to improved productivity.

Functional Business Tools:

Accounting (Acctg) – 533 Administrative Control
Managerial evaluation of budgeting, cost accounting, and financial analysis techniques; their utilization in control of operations.

Finance (Fin) – 526 Problems in Financial Management
Application of financial principles to problems in financial management; credit policy, capital budgeting, leasing and mergers, cash management.

Management Information (MIS) – 580 Information Systems Management
Data processing organization; operations, application development, computer selection, management of computer personnel and systems.

Hospitality Business Management (HBM) – 581 Services Management
Design and management of service systems in hospitality operations; control of customer interaction, personnel activities and inventory.

Marketing (Mktg) – 506 Marketing Management and Administrative Policy
Marketing management and administrative policies as they relate to concepts, strategies,
and decision making.

Management of Innovation:

Entrepreneurship (ENTRP) – 600 Special Projects or Independent Study
MBA capstone course. Business planning and objective career coaching.

Final Presentation:

Business Administration (BA) – 702 Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination
Delivery of final graduation requirement-the complete business plan.


The online MBA program consists of three elective courses (9 credit hours) to be announced at least one term prior to their delivery so that students can make decisions about electives that best meet their schedules and career goals. Electives are also used to satisfy concentration requirements.


Washington State University offers several online MBA concentrations that provide students with the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and insight into marketing, finance and international business. Learn more

Foundation Courses:

For students who did not graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution, WSU is pleased to provide six fast-paced foundation courses delivered in the same innovative online format as the online MBA program. The Foundation Courses are 5 weeks in length and can be completed in seven months or less. Learn More

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