The College of Business and Economics offers the Online Hybrid M.B.A. program for working professionals who want the convenience and flexibility of online learning from a nationally recognized university. WVU’s program has been ranked in the top 40 online MBA programs by U.S. News and World Report for four consecutive years and is continually recognized as a “Best for Vets” program by Military Times. This program also requires students to attend four 3-4 day residencies – three in Morgantown and one in Washington, D.C. These residencies enable students to meet their professors, network with classmates and engage in experiential learning.
West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This program is accredited by AACSB – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
All applicants must have two or more years professional, full-time work experience and have an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. There are no prerequisite courses; however, online, not-for-credit classes in Financial Accounting, Economics and Statistical Concepts through Ivy Software are recommended for those without a strong background in these disciplines.
|Tuition and Fees
for academic year 2016-2017
Per Credit Hour
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Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.
Students complete 48 credit hours in two years with 9 credit hours taken in the fall and spring semesters and 6 credit hours taken in the summer semesters.
The curriculum consists of the following courses:
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. Two of the four associated courses, listed below, are taken as MBA electives and two are taken as additional courses in the plan of study 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)|
|Managerial and Team Skills|
|Financial Statements Analysis|
|Decision Analysis for Executives|
|Corporate Finance Marketing Strategy|
|Management Information Systems|
|Integrated Global Business|
|Executive Project I|
|Executive Project II|
|Legal Environment and Ethics|
|Operations and Supply Chain Management|
|Personal Financial Planning|