|1||Washington State University||Pullman|
|2||University of Washington||Seattle|
|3||City University of Seattle||Seattle|
Our 2019 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in Washington. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
The Carson College of Business at Washington State University (WSU) offers a 36 credit hour online MBA with four concentrations and a General Track. Concentrations include Marketing, Finance, International Business, and Hospitality Business Management. The program may be completed in as few as 22-29 months and the GMAT is not required for qualified applicants.
Two major highlights of this 100% online program are the optional international field study and the option to earn a graduate certificate upon completion of any concentration. The international field study consists of 10 days in Asia, where students will explore one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The tour includes business visits in China and South Korea, as well as opportunities to visit cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. In addition to the China experience, for 2018, WSU online MBA students traveled to Chile for the first time.
2. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
The Michael G. Foster School of Business at University of Washington (UW Foster) offers a hybrid MBA program that can be completed mostly online. This two-year, interactive program is the first of its kind offered by Foster and it allows students to complete 95% of the program online and 5% on campus. Course highlights for the 62 credit hour program include Business Analytics, Competitive Strategy, Domestic & International Economic Conditions, Decision Modeling, Digital Marketing Strategies & Systems, Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Global Strategy, and Leading Organizational Change.
Other program highlights include support through workshops, training, and coaching sessions, the opportunity to meet with faculty and peers each quarter for networking, and the opportunity to attend networking events with employers on the UW campus.
The Foster School of Business is AACSB-accredited.
3. City University of Seattle, Seattle, Washington
The School of Management at City University of Seattle (CityU) offers an online MBA with 10 emphasis areas. Options include Accounting, Change Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Management, Global Marketing, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Technology Management, and the MBA with Electives. Classes for this 48 to 51 credit hour program are taught in a virtual classroom environment that allows students to log in to check assignments, discussion topics, and video. Per the school, “students collaborate and discuss topics with one another on a Portal, within this virtual classroom and on a system called Blackboard.”
For students who prefer a hybrid program, the School of Management also offers a "mixed-mode” delivery format. This delivery format allows students to complete part of the degree in class and part online. All MBA programs at City University of Seattle are ACBSP-accredited.