Frequently asked questions

How many courses are there, and when do classes meet?

Our MBA program is year-round, has seven core courses, three elective courses, plus a 2-credit portfolio at the end for a total of 32 credit hours. All classes are offered once a week from 6:00-8:45 pm (except in the summer when they are twice a week in the evenings for six weeks).

How long is the MBA program?

Our MBA program offers you the flexibility to go at your own pace.  You can take one class per semester, or up to four classes per semester. Full-time students, who have already completed all the foundation classes, can finish the program in as little as a year.

How quickly can I finish the program if I attend part-time?

Part-time students typically graduate in about 2.5 years.

What if I already have an undergraduate degree in Business?

If you already have an undergraduate degree in Business or a minor in Business, you have likely already completed most, if not all of the foundation requirements. We can review your transcript to make sure of the foundations you have completed. Having already completed foundation coursework means you can jump right into the core MBA program and electives that much sooner. 

What about foundation requirements?

View a list of foundational requirements. These are usually fulfilled by a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or through other undergraduate classes you have taken. Foundation courses do not need to be completed prior to admission and can be taken at WSU Vancouver.

What is the cost of tuition?

View the tuition and fees schedule.

If you are an Oregon resident, you may still be eligible for in-state tuition at WSU Vancouver. Find more information on the Border Bill.

View a general tuition and fee cost comparison among regional MBA programs.

How do I apply?

Step 1 - Fill out the application online. Application deadlines are revolving, so you can be admitted fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Step 2 - Within your online application, upload your supplemental materials. It may be helpful to have these materials handy before you begin your application.