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2 The Distinctive Executive MBA Experience AN ADVANCED EDUCATION FOR EXECUTIVES The online Executive MBA program facilitates the continued development of experienced business leaders through comprehensive study of the high-level business topics that are shaping the global business landscape. Highly engaging and fully online, the program features a robust curriculum that cultivates the tangible skills today s executives find important to successfully analyze and synthesize information. Executive MBA students learn to craft high-level business strategies to help them succeed on the vanguard of international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Featuring a highly collaborative and interactive learning environment that builds lasting business relationships, the program improves the capacity for critical thinking and strategic decision making, while developing a strong foundation in problem solving, ethics, and global leadership. A PRESTIGIOUS AND PROUD UNIVERSITY Established in 1890 as the state of Washington s original land grant university, our history is filled with accomplishment, innovation, and positive impact on business, public policy, society, and the global economy. As a regionally accredited public research university, we have spent more than a century helping transform lives and communities through education. Today, we are redefining the standards of quality for higher education on campus and online. The WSU Carson College of Business is among just two percent of business schools in the entire world to achieve accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) at the bachelor s, master s, and doctoral levels. Our world-class educators are uniquely qualified both academically and experientially delivering personal attention, applied learning opportunities and live projects taken directly from the real world of business. This combination delivers a highly relevant, advanced business education that can prepare the next generation of managers, leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators for long-term success. The Executive MBA program at WSU has challenged me to think bigger and look for ways where I can bring business units together. Jonathan L. Dade General Manager, RLB Echad, LLD Online Executive MBA Student
3 Study abroad in Europe or China for 10 days, touring companies and participating in workshops with Executive MBA students from our partner schools. Curriculum CORE COURSES Functional Business Tools Marketing (Mktg) 506 Marketing Management and Administrative Policy Marketing management and administrative policies as they relate to concepts, strategies, and decision making. Business Administration (BA) Business Analytics Analytical skills for decision making, data collection and analysis, sampling, inferential, regression methodologies, experimental design, time series, forecasting analysis. 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. Accounting (Acctg) 533 Administrative Control Managerial evaluation of budgeting, cost accounting, and financial analysis techniques; their utilization in control of operations. Management Information Systems (MIS) 580 Information Systems Analysis Data processing organization; operations, application development, computer selection, management of computer personnel and systems. Strategic Leadership (MgtOp) 590 Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design Relationship between the formulation of strategy and the selection of effective organizational structures and systems. (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. Global Business International Business (IBus) 580 International Business Management Decision making in the international environment; political, cultural, and economic risk management. AND (MgtOp) 587 Professional Ethics and Practice in Business (Elective) Ethical issues faced by businesses in the current environment; traditional sources for discerning professional and ethical practices. OR International Business (IBus) 600 Optional International Program Managing Efficient and Innovative Businesses Management Information Systems (MIS) 572 Database Management (Elective) Database management, data modeling, system design and implementation; the application of DBMS technologies to organizational and business problems. (MgtOp) 581 Operations Management Analytical approach to solving problems in production and operations management. (MgtOp) 588 Management of Innovation Technological transitions and technology strategy; knowledge and creativity in organizations; managing innovation processes, technical employees, and cross-functional cooperation. Capstone Project and Final Presentation Business plan preparation and career coaching are provided throughout the online Executive MBA program. Business Administration (BA) 579 Capstone A and B Executive MBA capstone course. Business planning and objective career coaching. Business Administration (BA) 702 Master s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination Delivery of final graduation requirement the complete business plan.
4 Enrollment Requirements Before you begin the application process, be sure to carefully review the following requirements for enrollment into the online Executive MBA program: Completed bachelor s degree from an accredited four-year institution Seven+ years of management, senior management, or executive business experience GPA: Min on a 4.00 scale GMAT: The GMAT may be waived for qualified candidates* Successful candidates typically submit a GMAT score of 550 or better. GMAT Code: 09D-TL-19 Completed and signed application (online) Executive MBA supplemental application form Letter of organizational support Three letters of recommendation Statement of purpose Resume Organizational summary (500 words or fewer describing your organization and role within it) Organizational chart Official transcripts Interview INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Please submit all of the materials as required above and the following: *GMAT SUBSTITUTION POLICY The GMAT is required for admission to all WSU MBA programs. In combination with academic and professional experience, the GMAT is a good predictor of a candidate s success in an Executive MBA program. Under certain circumstances, applicants may request a waiver of the GMAT requirement. GMAT waiver requests will only be considered from those applicants who exceed basic Executive MBA admission requirements (including a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale, strong recommendation letters, and a completed application) and either (1) have previously completed a graduate or professional degree, or (2) can demonstrate at least seven years of progressive managerial experience in position(s) requiring supervisory decision making and leadership. Applicants must submit a written request asking that the above items evidenced in their application file be considered for a GMAT substitution. Official copies of certificates and/or diplomas TOEFL: 580 (237c) (93 IBTS) Code: 4705 OR Pearson Test of English Code: 8Z2-GT-38 Score: 62
5 Enrollment Requirements INTERNATIONAL FIELD STUDY (OPTIONAL) The Washington State University Carson College of Business offers online Executive MBA students the opportunity to travel to China for a week-long residency. Those who opt to attend will gain a firsthand perspective on one of the world s fastest growing economies. Students will travel to the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, and Xian to get an inside look at businesses such as Nike, Boeing, Porsche, Baosteel, Han Kun law firm, and Careers International. Depending on the professional interests of the traveling students, other types of businesses may be included in the itinerary. Students will also be encouraged to explore the Chinese culture. Free time will be allotted for personal activities, including the following tours: The Great Wall Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City Bicycle ride on the 2,000 year-old Xian City Wall Terra Cotta Soldiers Museum Everlasting Sorrow Show Learning Objectives Graduates of the WSU online Executive MBA should be able to: Create an actionable and comprehensive business strategy that integrates multiple perspectives, business analytics, and advanced business theory and practice. Perform a top-down business analysis to identify significant business challenges, recommend attainable solutions, and develop an implementable plan of action. Apply executive leadership theory to improve performance, influence behavior and outcomes, recognize dysfunction, and recommend improvement plans. Identify and evaluate the short- and long-term ethical, global, and societal implications of doing business as an organization. For more information about the Washington State University online Executive MBA, please contact an enrollment advisor at or Schedule an appointment: https://www.vcita.com/v/wsumba
6 Rankings & Accreditation The Washington State University online Executive MBA is a transformative degree designed to instill the executive decision-making skills and advanced strategic knowledge important to thriving in modern business. U.S. News & World Report ranks WSU: #3 among Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans (2014) #18 in Student Engagement among Online Graduate Business Programs (2015) #21 among Best Online Graduate MBA Programs (2015) Recognized as a Military Friendly School for NORTHWEST COMMISSION ON COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (NWCCU) Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Inquiries regarding an institution s accredited status by the NWCCU should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: BEST ONLINE PROGRAMS VETERANS GRAD BUSINESS 2014 BEST ONLINE PROGRAMS MBA PROGRAMS 2015 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities th Avenue N.E., Suite 100 Redmond, WA nwccu.org THE ASSOCIATION TO ADVANCE COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL (AACSB) The Washington State University Carson College of Business is accredited at the bachelor s, master s, and doctoral levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accreditation organization for business programs. Only two percent of business schools worldwide have earned such distinction. For more information about the Washington State University online Executive MBA, please contact an enrollment advisor at or AACSB International 777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750 Tampa, FL aacsb.edu Schedule an appointment: https://www.vcita.com/v/wsumba
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