Program overview

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Our program offers two main concentrations: a Stakeholder focus and an Accounting Tax focus. Plus, you can also create your own focus by taking electives offered online.

Build a strong foundation of business principles and analytical skills with these required courses:

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Law and the Legal Environment of Business
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Statistics

Deepen your business knowledge and skills with these core MBA classes:

  • Accounting, Performance Measurement and Controls
  • Business Analytics: Transforming Data into Decisions
  • Capstone Integrative Course
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Leadership and Productivity
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design

Complement these core MBA classes with elective courses such as:

  • Managing Value-Chain Partnerships
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Resources Stakeholders and Competitive Advantage
  • Selective courses from the WSU On-line MBA Program

MBA program cost comparison

    Full Time Part Time*
MBA Programs AACSB Accredited In-State Out of state In-State Out of State
WSU Vancouver Yes $17,725 $34,517 $18,316 $18,316**
Portland State University Yes $46,000 $55,800 $46,000 $55,800
University of Portland Yes     $40,300  
Willamette University Yes   $37,500 (incl. all costs)
University of Washington
Evening MBA
Yes   $73,200 (incl. all costs)

* Part Time is 9 credits or less per term

** Border residency rate includes Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon (plus others)


Interested in pursuing an MBA focusing on accounting with a tax emphasis?

You can take up to three graduate-level tax courses as MBA electives. The combination of managerial skills and technical tax expertise is highly valued by employers. To learn more about this new MBA specialization, contact Lydia Ranger.


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