Executive MBA

Admission to the EMBA is offered every two years. The next class will begin in fall of 2019. Good candidates for the Executive MBA program are individuals who are self-motivated and have the temperament to handle the demands of work, school and home and the willingness to make a 20-month commitment.


  1. Academic four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, not necessarily in business;
  2. Minimum of five years relevant work experience, management experience is preferred;
  3. Ability to participate in and contribute to an intensive learning environment;
  4. Time and willingness to make a 20-month commitment to attend classes, study-group meetings and other required activities (including an international trip);
  5. International students are required to have a minimum score of: 570 (paper-based), or 88 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), an overall band score of 7.0 on the IELTS examination, or a score of 65 on the PTE-Academic.

Application Process

Applications are accepted throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis. Because only 24 students are admitted for each cohort, early application is encouraged. The deadline for application is June 1. For international applicants, the deadline is May 1 (Graduate School application materials are due by April 1).

Once all application materials are received, the required personal interview will be scheduled.

Executive MBA applicants must submit the following:

  • EMBA Application (forms: A, B, C and D);
  • Forms A and B are completed and signed by the applicant;
  • Confidential Recommendation (Form C) two required;
  • Acknowledgement of Responsibility (Form D) signed by employer/employee;
  • Career and program essay that clearly articulates reasons for seeking admission;
  • Current resume;
  • Two official transcript copies mailed from each college attended; and
  • A $75 application fee (nonrefundable) payable to WSU — EMBA.

Executive MBA Course Requirements

All students must complete 36 hours of coursework. Students progress through the program as a group.

EMBA 800Decision Making and Analytics2.5
EMBA 801Organizational Behavior2.5
EMBA 802Strategic Marketing2.5
EMBA 803Business Economics2.5
EMBA 804Operations and Supply Chain Management2.5
EMBA 805Global Business and Competitiveness for Executives3
EMBA 806Financial Reporting & Analysis2.5
EMBA 807Corporate Finance2.5
EMBA 808Accounting for Planning and Control2.5
EMBA 809Strategic Information Technology1.5
EMBA 810Organizational Investment Strategies for Executives1.5
EMBA 811Competitive Strategy2.5
EMBA 812Business Law and Ethics for Executives2.5
EMBA 890Executive Seminar in Special Topics5
Total Credit Hours36