The Gary E. West College of Business (WCOB) at West Liberty University has a Master of Business Administration or MBA program with a concentration in management. The program is offered 100% online.
WLU’s online MBA program is 30-credit hours or 10 courses. Each course is offered online in an accelerated format of seven-week classes.
The program is designed with a prescribed course sequence with classes starting in January and August. During the first term after admission all students will enroll in GBUS 525 – Social Responsibility & Business Ethics and a no charge, no credit MBA orientation course. Depending on the student’s preference or needs, the program may be completed in as little as 12 months by taking two courses per seven-week term or at a slower pace in one year and eight months taking one course in each seven-week term.
Admission to the program requires the completion of an undergraduate degree, but does not require an undergraduate degree in business. A student must be formally admitted to the program before taking any courses in the MBA program. For admission to WLU’s MBA, the following requirements must be met.
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate grade point average
- International students must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Proof of proficiency may be provided by one of the following:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Minimum acceptable scores 595 (paper test), 195 (computer based test),or 70 (internet test) for graduate study or
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) – The minimum acceptable score is 82% for graduate study or
- A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (ELTS) for graduate study.
Once admitted to the program students will be required to take Inbound Placement Exam* that is aligned with major foundational areas of the online MBA program. Students with identified deficiencies are required to successfully complete an online leveling module* for each identified area of deficiency. All of the level modules must be complete prior to starting coursework. (*additional information will be provided to students as part of the program application form)
Applicants with an undergraduate degree and an overall GPA below the minimum 2.5 will be considered for provisional admission into the MBA program with the permission of the MBA Program Director. These students must meet all other requirements prior to starting coursework. A student admitted under provisional status must complete his or her first 12 credit hours or four courses in the program with a grade of “B” or higher to continue in the program.
All online MBA students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and adhere to the West Liberty University Code of Conduct as well as policies of the WCOB.
Online MBA curriculum includes:
Core Classes (21 credit hours)
- Social Responsibility & Business Ethics (initial course)
- Information Technology Management
- Global Economics
- Managerial Accounting Decision Analysis
- Financial Management & Theory
- Integrative Marketing Management
- Strategic Human Resource Management
Management (9 credit hours)
- Value Chain Management
- Public & Non-Profit Management
- Strategic Management – Capstone
- Tuition for the online MBA program is $450 per credit hour for in-state and out-of-state students. There are no additional fees for the MBA program beyond the per credit hour charge.
- PLEASE NOTE: Room, Board, and Transportation expenses are not part of the MBA Cost of Attendance since this is a totally online program and thus are not financial aid eligible.
- Click Here to view The MBA Handbook with detailed information about the online MBA Program at West Liberty University
- For additional information or to be put on the contact list for the program, please email Dr. Gregory Chase, Program Director, at [email protected]