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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Aug. 21, 2024

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Courses Required


Cost Per Credit Hour
Military Discount Available


Total Credit Hours

Online Courses

Learning Format

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The Master of Business Administration offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics delivers results for students by offering exciting experiential-learning projects, consultative engagements, and opportunities to develop enhanced business acumen - yielding the essential professional skills that are needed for top job placement. Accredited, affordable and unique, our Carnegie Research Level 1 (R1) MBA program is forging new paths for students via experiential learning projects, consultative engagements and entrepreneurial thinking.

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WVU's John Chambers College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International, the principal accrediting organization for business schools. Only 5% of business schools worldwide achieve this distinction.

The WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics offers the Online MBA program for working professionals who want the convenience and flexibility of online learning from a nationally recognized university. The MBA program is ranked #32 among public Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report and is continually recognized as a "Best for Vets" program by Military Times. WVU business programs are recognized as Best Online Programs 2021 by US News and World Report.

"Bolt-On" Certificates

The Online MBA offers the following online certificates to add an area of focus for qualified OMBA students:

  • Business Data Analytics
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Business Cybersecurity Management

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admission Requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.


  • Create a username and password.
  • Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  • When selecting a start term, choose "fall" or "spring" semester, depending on your preference.
  • Upload an up-to-date resume.
  • Request 1 letter of recommendation through the online portal. Individual letters should not exceed one page.
  • Create a Statement of Purpose (not to exceed one page).
  • Pay application fee.
  • Submit application.
  • Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicant's undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to:
    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
    PO Box 6510
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
  • International Students are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score. The John Chambers College of Business & Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University's--applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS, the minimum score must be 6.5, and the minimum Duolingo score is a 105. English language exam scores should be sent to:
    Office of Admissions
    West Virginia University
    P.O. Box 6009
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009.

The above-mentioned items are required for admission review. Additional documents may be requested after initial evaluation of a student’s admission application.

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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

WVU provides a comprehensive approach to helping you finance your education. Learn more by visiting the Student Financial Services website.

Students are encouraged to:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine the eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827; and
  • Check with your employer to see if they provide financial support for earning your graduate degree.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) total degree cost: $28,950 – Residents and Non-Residents

Tuition and fees are usually not the only educational expenses you may have while pursuing a degree. You may have other costs such as books, supplies and living expenses. Please see the Estimate Costs and Aid webpage for how to estimate and plan for other potential expenses.

The future for MBA Graduates

The future career outlook for MBA graduates depends on various factors, including their chosen field, specialization, and the economy's overall state. Here are some potential trends that may impact MBA graduates in the future:

  • Demand for MBA graduates: The demand for MBA graduates is expected to remain strong in fields like finance, consulting, and technology. However, the job market can be highly competitive, and graduates with specialized skills, such as in data analytics or artificial intelligence, may be in higher demand.
  • Changing job market: The job market is constantly evolving, and MBA graduates need to be prepared for the new trends. For example, there has been an increase in remote work, and graduates with experience in virtual collaboration and communication may have an edge in the job market.
  • Technological advancements: Technological advancements are rapidly changing how businesses operate, and MBA graduates with a strong background in technology and innovation may have an advantage in the job market. Understanding the latest trends in areas like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and big data analytics can be valuable.
  • Entrepreneurship: MBA graduates may consider starting their own businesses, and entrepreneurship has become a popular career path. MBA programs often offer courses and resources for aspiring entrepreneurs, and graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset may have a competitive edge in the job market.

Overall, the outlook for MBA graduates is positive, but it requires continuous learning, networking, and staying updated with the latest industry trends.

The Benefits to Pursuing an MBA Degree

Overall, an MBA degree can be a valuable investment in your future career and personal growth, helping you gain new skills, advance your career, and increase your earning potential.

Career Outlook for MBA Degree

MBA graduates often earn more and have continued success in the following business sectors: business, education, healthcare and social service, and STEM fields.

Course Title Credit Hours
BADM 611 Management Information Systems 3
BADM 612 Managerial and Team Skills 3
BADM 618 Macro and Managerial Economics 3
BADM 621 Business Research 3
BADM 622 Financial Statements and Analysis 3
BADM 630 Corporate Leadership 3
BADM 641 Decision Analysis for Executives 3
BADM 644 Legal Environment and Ethics 3
BADM 650 Global Trade and Supply Chain 3
BADM 652 Marketing Strategy 3

Total Hours: 30

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a nationally ranked program?

The MBA program is ranked #32 among public Online MBA Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Are there any advantages for students with military experience?

West Virginia University has worked hard to make its programs affordable for military personnel and veterans. WVU is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, meaning that the university agrees to waive a portion of tuition not covered by the GI Bill. Unlike most universities, WVU participates in the program for all graduate and professional programs. Additionally, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics offers a $100 discount per credit hour to all current and former service personnel pursuing the Online MBA program.

Whether you are a veteran, a reservist, a National Guardsman, or still serving on active duty, West Virginia University is a great place to further your education. The Military Times ranked WVU as the 19th Best College for Vets in 2022. At WVU you will find faculty, staff, and students who want to support you and help you succeed.

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