Our 2021 ranking of the Top Online MBA Program in West Virginia. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
|West Virginia University
West Virginia University’s research classification is R1: Doctoral Universities—the highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Founded in 1867, this public, land-grant institution serves just over 29,100 students across the entire WVU system, which includes Morgantown (26,269), WVU Tech (1,645), and Potomac State College (1,193). Nearly 400 undergraduate and graduate majors are offered in more than a dozen colleges and schools.
The John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University offers an online hybrid MBA that takes two years to complete. This asynchronous program consists of 13 courses and it has two start dates each year including August and January. Students must attend two three-day residencies to meet their professors, network with classmates, and engage in experiential learning.
During the final semester of the program, students will participate in the mock venture capital fair held in Morgantown, WV where they will work with teammates to navigate through a simulation and pitch their business's needs to mock VCs. The project is part of the Integrated Global Business course. Other course highlights include Export Management, Management Information Systems, Negotiation Strategy, Personal Financial Planning, and Strategic Communications.
Students will also complete Executive Project 1 & 2, which provides the opportunity to develop and demonstrate project management skills through the preparation and presentation of a full and complete project/business implementation plan. Students may choose from several unique specializations including Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Energy Finance, or Integrated Marketing Communications. To enhance the degree, “Bolt On” Certificates are available in Business Data Analytics, Business Cybersecurity Management or Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination.
The AACSB-accredited Chambers College of Business and Economics at WVU also offers a 39 credit hour Healthcare MBA, delivered fully online. This program can be completed in less than two years. A Military Online MBA, Dual JD Online MBA, Dual PharmD Online MBA, and the Dual MBA/MS Nursing Online MBA are also available.
Founded as Marshall Academy in 1837 and named after Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (1755-1835), Marshall University was one of West Virginia's first public institutions of higher education. Today, the school serves 13,000 students across four campuses and it offers 120 programs in 13 colleges and schools. Business programs are offered in The Brad D. Smith Graduate School of Business” and the Lewis College of Business.
The AACSB-accredited Online MBA is housed within the Lewis College of Business and it offers Concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Health Care Management, Management, Supply Chain Management, and Military Management. Just two electives from any area are required to complete a Concentration. Course highlights include Advanced Marketing Management, Business Policy and Strategy, Financial Management, Management Information Systems, Profit Planning and Controls, and Quantitative Methods for Business.
Graduate of the programs are prepared to pursue careers such as Chief Executives, General and Operational Managers, Financial Managers, Management Analysts, Marketing Managers, and many others.