West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics

AACSB Accredited

Our Mission

The College of Business and Economics provides its constituencies with the knowledge, skills, tools and values required to win in the global marketplace through teaching, research and service.




  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Excellence

Strategic Priorities

  • ATTRACT high quality students, faculty and staff, fostering diversity and an inclusive culture.
  • EDUCATE and prepare our students for the market place; excel in research, scholarship and innovation.
  • PLACE our students in internships and jobs upon graduation; connect with the business community to establish college, industry and government partnerships
  • ENGAGE and organize ourselves for success; student and excellence centric; increased internal and external collaboration
  • FUND the vision

As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.


By 2020, WVU will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia. 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future.

Research Classification

Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation.

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 4 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 9 Boren Scholars, 14 Gilman Scholars, 39 Fulbright Scholars (5 in 2012), 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, and 14 Critical Language Scholars.

Online classes are available.

Service and Learning

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification—joining only 6% of all universities. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.

Scholarships and Aid

In 2015-16, WVU provided over $394 million in financial aid (grants, loans, work study, and scholarships). The average package was $16,291. The WVU undergraduate scholarship program awards in excess of $24 million a year; more than 7,100 students benefit from this program annually.


A member of the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes in 17 intercollegiate varsity sports. With the reintroduction of men’s golf, WVU will have 18 sports at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.


Library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections include more than 2.1 million books and 48,000 journal subscriptions, electronic access to 246 networked databases, over 300,000 eBooks, and 45,700 online electronic journals.

Admission and Application Timeline

Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning Sept. 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for WV residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester.


In August 2012, Forbes ranked WVU 30th nationally in its list of Best Buy Colleges. The Forbes list assigns schools a quality rank based on academic offerings, graduate career prospects, graduation rates, and typical graduate debt, then divides that number by the school’s in-state tuition and fees. WVU is Forbes’ sixth-best-buy among land-grant institutions.

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Online Hybrid MBA

Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years January 2017 USA Morgantown

West Virginia University's nationally ranked Online Hybrid MBA allows you to maintain momentum in your career while simultaneously pursuing a master's degree. Our two year, 48-credit-hour program is offered twice a year, beginning in August and January. [+]

West Virginia University's nationally ranked Online Hybrid MBA allows you to maintain momentum in your career while simultaneously pursuing a master's degree. Our two year, 48-credit-hour program is offered twice a year, beginning in August and January. It is a mostly online format, with four in-person residencies (hence the Hybrid designation). Program Structure Specific courses are completed each semester, but our asynchronous learning approach allows you to logon anytime from anywhere to complete course assignments. The courses are designed to help you think critically, analyze information, communicate more effectively and solve complex problems. Graduates of ranked programs like ours are competitive in the job market and use this advanced degree to advance their career. Residencies To enhance experiential learning, the program includes four 3-4 day in-person residencies. Residencies provide dynamic discussion and collaboration which lead to better understanding of curriculum. You’ll connect what you learn in the classroom to tangible issues and develop confidence in what you know and what you can do while networking with your peers. Why WVU? Our diverse Online MBA program has been ranked among the best in the country for four years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. Our college is continually ranked by Military Times as a “Best for Vets: Business School. Classes are taught by expert faculty, the majority of which have Ph.D. degrees and industry experience. We are among the 5% of business schools internationally accredited by AACSB. In-state tuition is offered to all Online MBA students regardless of where they live. Academics With our prescriptive plan of study, 48 credit hours are completed over a 2 year period. Typically, 9 credit hours are taken each fall and spring semester and 6 credit hours are taken each summer semester. All courses are a total of 3 credit hours. Many courses in the fall and spring semesters are only a half semester in length, which results in no more than two courses being completed at a time. Plans of Study Online MBA Military Online MBA Dual JD-Online MBA Dual PharmD-Online MBA Core Courses BADM 612 - Managerial and Team Skills BADM 621 - Business Research BADM 622 - Financial Statements Analysis BADM 641 - Decision Analysis for Executives BADM 631 - Managerial Economics BADM 623 - Strategy BADM 613 - Macroeconomics BADM 644 - Legal Environment and Ethics BADM 652 - Marketing Strategy BADM 632 - Corporate Finance BADM 611 - Management Information Systems BADM 633 - Leadership BADM 653 - Integrated Global Business BADM 661 - Executive Project 1 BADM 662 - Executive Project 2 Electives BADM 638 - Operations and Supply Chain Management BADM 651 - Personal Financial Planning ILR 543 - Negotiation Strategy BADM 591X - Strategic Communications BADM 562-7D2 - International Business * MKTG 440 - Export Management ** *International Business is taken online in the spring semester with the mandatory 10-14 day trip to Germany or China taken at the end of the semester. Watch a video about the international trip experience. **Export Management is an ON CAMPUS elective taken in the spring semester. Classes meet one weekend per month on Friday night and Saturday until 4:00 PM. Admissions WVU's Online Hybrid MBA classes start twice a year (January and August). We accept applications on a rolling admissions schedule, allowing you the opportunity to apply prior to the application deadline and receive a decision shortly thereafter. The application deadline is December 1st for our January start and July 1st for our August start. All applicants must have completed two or more years professional, full-time work experience and have received an undergraduate degree. 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. Application Requirements Online Application - Be sure to indicate Business Administration (Online Hybrid MBA) when responding to "Intended Major". Please select "Off Campus" as the primary delivery method. The application along with the $60 application fee should be submitted prior to the application deadline. All material should be sent to: Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510 or submitted electronically with your application. Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all prior academic work must be forwarded by your previous institution to West Virginia University, Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. Contact prior institutions as early as possible. If undergraduate work was completed at WVU, admissions will pull transcripts automatically. Current Resume: Your resume should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace your entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations. Statement of Purpose: Your statement of purpose should be a short essay in which you reflect on the contribution of the Online MBA degree to your future and the special characteristics that you would bring to the Online MBA program. We are interested in value-added experiences, both from the program to you and from you to the program. One Letter of Reference: We recommend that your reference provide some information that is not found in the other materials being submitted. Topics with regards to your ability to work with others, your discipline and ambition, leadership potential, etc. should be addressed. If applicable, an Employers Commitment letter would also be beneficial. In particular, we'd like to know that your manager is aware of the program residency requirements and is in support of your efforts to complete your degree. GMAT or GRE Scores (or waiver): You should have test scores submitted from the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT) (WVU GMAT code: C2S-6D-13) or from the Graduate Record Examination® (GRE) (WVU GRE code: 5904). Early test taking is encouraged. If you have 5+ years of continuous full-time professional work experience or a terminal degree, you may request a GMAT waiver. To do so, the completed GMAT waiver request form must be uploaded as “Supplemental Information" on your online application. Once all application materials are received, you will be contacted for a phone interview regarding the GMAT waiver request. [-]

WVU's Top-Ranked MBA Program - 14 Month Accelerated Full-Time

Campus Full time 14 months June 2017 USA Morgantown

West Virginia University’s 14-month accelerated Full-Time MBA program was recently ranked among the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is ideal for someone seeking to enhance job opportunities or change careers. Whether your background is in liberal arts, the sciences or business, WVU has a place for you. [+]

West Virginia University’s 14-month accelerated Full-Time MBA program was recently ranked among the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is ideal for someone seeking to enhance job opportunities or change careers. Whether your background is in liberal arts, the sciences or business, WVU has a place for you. The College of Business and Economics firmly believes in the global perspective. In joining WVU's MBA program, you will gain a classroom experience enriched by teamwork with students from across the world - 44% of our current MBA class is comprised of international students from three continents. Additionally, all domestic MBA students participate in a ten-day international trip in Europe or Asia as part of the coursework. Global Opportunities Students in this course will be required to take BADM 562 during their spring semester. This course introduces students to: The major components and key concepts of international business, The cultural/political differences among nations as related to business, World markets, currencies, and exchange rates, The modes of internationalizing a firm, and the role of the World Trade Organization. For domestic students, a required international trip is incorporated into this course. MBA Curriculum The WVU MBA degree is a 14-month, 50 credit-hour program which is coursework-based and does not require a thesis. Concurrent courses are linked by common themes, enabling students to benefit from synergistic development of concepts utilized in the business world. Summer Semester 1 Managerial Economics Business Research and Statistics Organizational Behavior Fall Semester Law, Ethics and Diversity Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Macroeconomics Decision Analysis Professional Development Practicum Spring Semester Leadership and Org Change Marketing Management Operations/Supply Chain Management Corporate Finance International Business Professional Development Practicum 2 Summer Semester 2 Information Systems Global Planning & Strategy Elective Course (listed below) Elective Courses (choose one) Negotiation Strategy Export Management (Spring Only) Investments & Portfolio Management Personal Financial Planning Strategic Communications Admission requirements : Application: You must submit a West Virginia University Application for Graduate Admission online. Be sure to indicate MBA (code 2110) when responding to "Major Code" in question 16. Official Transcripts: If your undergraduate degree is from another university, you must request that your official undergraduate transcript be sent to: Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, West Virginia University, PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. Entrance Exam Résumé: The official transcript and GMAT provide some quantitative information regarding an applicant's potential for success. Letters of recommendation (up to three): We do not have specific questions to be addressed in reference letters. Statement of Purpose: Occasionally, the résumé, transcript, and GMAT score may fail to capture important characteristics that demonstrate an individual's potential to succeed as a graduate business student. TOEFL: Required for international students. [-]


WVU MBA: A Truly Global Experience


College of Business & Economics

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Morgantown, United States
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