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The Online Hybrid MBA, formerly Executive MBA (EMBA), is offered online with four required 3-4 day on-site residencies, which give students’ experiential learning they cannot get with an exclusively online degree program. The 48-credit hour, two year program can be completed asynchronously, allowing students to complete assignments anytime, from anywhere. Currently, there are over 200 students from 24 states enrolled in this program. Program highlights include:


  • In-state tuition is offered to all students regardless of residency;
  • U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Online Hybrid M.B.A. in the Top 40 for four consecutive years;
  • Military Times ranks WVU’s College of Business and Economics as "Best for Vets: Business Schools";
  • Classes taught by expert faculty, many with Ph.D.'s and industry experience; and
  • AACSB-the Association of Collegiate Schools of Business accredits the program which only the top 5% of business schools internationally can claim.

Areas of Emphasis

Energy Finance Emphasis

The Area of Emphasis in Energy Finance is intended to prepare MBA students to work in the growing energy industry. Students will be exposed to course work in finance, law, ethics and risk management as it pertains to the field of energy. The four associated courses, listed below, are substituted in place of other MBA courses resulting in no additional credit hours.

  • FIN 530 Energy Financial Economics (3 credits)
  • FIN 531 Energy Law/Regulation/Ethics (3 credits)
  • FIN 532 Energy Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 533 Energy Financial Risk Management (3 credits)

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Emphasis

The Area of Emphasis in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination is ideal for students interested in detecting, preventing and deterring fraud. Students pursuing this area of emphasis will be required to attend two additional 2-3 day residencies to coordinate with the required emphasis courses. The first residency will be in the first summer of the MBA program, typically at the end of June. The second residency will be in the second summer, typically at the end of July / beginning of August. The four associated courses, listed below, are substituted in place of other MBA courses resulting in no additional credit hours.

  • ACCT 581 Fraud Investigation (3 credits)
  • ACCT 582 Fraud Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • ACCT 583 Fraud Criminology/Legal Issues (3 credits)
  • ACCT 584 Advanced Fraud Investigation (3 credits)

Integrated Marketing Communications Emphasis

The Area of Emphasis in Integrated Marketing Communications is intended to prepare MBA students to develop the skills required to manage integrated marketing communications campaigns for their firms. Students will be exposed to coursework in integrated marketing communications, audience insight, brand equity management and emerging media. Students interested in this AOE must apply separately as only five candidates will be accepted each term. Application deadline for Fall AOE Admission is July 15, 2016. APPLY NOW Two of the four associated courses, listed below, are taken as MBA electives and two are taken as additional courses in the plan of student resulting in an additional 6 credit hours for a total of 54 credit hours.

  • IMC 610 Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications (3 credits)
  • IMC 612 Audience Insight (3 credits)
  • IMC 613 Brand Equity Management (3 credits)
  • IMC 619 Emerging Media and the Market (3 credits)

For a downloadable program sheet with curriculum, costs, deadlines, financial aid information, and other details, click on the Request Info button.

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Notes:
State laws regarding distance education vary from state-to-state. Residents of other states can check the state authorization page to see if there are approvals for their enrollment at West Virginia University.