Our 2016 list of the Top 10 Online MBA Programs on the West Coast. For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.
1. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington(Top 5% of schools considered)
Washington State University (WSU), Carson College of Business, offers two Online MBA Programs including a 36 credit hour MBA and a 44 credit hour Executive MBA (EMBA). The Online MBA program offers four concentrations and a General MBA. Concentrations include Marketing, Finance, International Business, and Hospitality Business Management. The program may completed in as little as 22 months. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business may have to take up to 17 additional credit hours, which will increase their completion time.
Our 2015 list of the Top 10 Online MBA Programs on the West Coast. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Washington State University is home to the Carson College of Business that offers a 36-credit-hour online MBA and a 44-credit-hour online Executive MBA (EMBA). The online MBA program offers three concentrations – Marketing, Finance, and International Business, and may completed in as little as 22 months. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business may have to take up to 17 additional credit hours, which will increase their completion time.
Since the 1950s, the GMAT has been the go to standardized exam for aspiring MBA students. But all of that seems to be changing. With the rapid rise of alternative MBA programs (online, hybrid, weekend, flex, evening, executive) and the intense competition between schools to recruit students, MBA programs—even the cream of the crop, are also opting for alternative routes to helping them predict how students will perform. In fact, top-tier schools such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Wharton, UC Berkeley, Duke, MIT, NYU, and Northwestern all accept GRE scores.
On the surface it would seem that the geographic location of the business school offering your MBA program should not matter. The degree is offered online, you don't need to physically attend classes, so who really cares if the school is based in New York City or Park Bench Arkansas?