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WSU One Year Data Analytics MBA

Offered only on the Pullman campus, this program propels you toward your MBA in half the usual time

As of Fall 2017, admissions to the Pullman MBA program will be closed.
Applications are being accepted for the MBA program at WSU Tri-Cities and for the MBA Online and Online Executive MBA programs.

For questions and additional program information, please contact Alicia Booth,

Program advantages

The WSU One Year Data Analytics MBA puts you on the fast track to achieve your career goals. Consider these advantages.

One year to finish

The concentrated program lets you earn your degree and start your career a full year before most other MBA students. You begin the program in August, graduate the following May, participate in a trip abroad, and complete your final project by mid-July. If you enroll at WSU as a freshman, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA in just five years.

Real-world experience

Working with the Carson College’s corporate partners, you’ll be challenged to solve real-world problems. Not only will you be studying cases of management solutions, you’ll be creating them.

Skills that boost your employability

We asked industry leaders what skills they seek in MBA students, and they responded consistently: The ability to use market information to make strategic decisions in a creative and concise manner and communicate those decisions to the customer. The WSU Analytics MBA curriculum is designed to build your decision-making and communication skills. You graduate with a skill set highly desired by employers.

Learning from the best

Professors who teach your courses are widely published and nationally recognized in their fields for their scholarship and research achievements.

Individual attention

You’ll be part of a small cohort of students—typically just 30 to 40—who enter and complete the program together. That means that classes stay small and you get focused attention from faculty to help you attain your best. Plus, your academic advisors are specifically dedicated to the MBA program.


Networking is central to the culture of the Carson College, and you’ll have countless opportunities to connect with potential employers. You can speak with industry experts and corporate recruiters who visit campus, have your resume sent to targeted organizations, build connections with Carson College alumni, and much more. Companies that have hired recent graduates include Boeing, Daimler Benz, Neal Analytics, McKinesy Research, Apptio, and Huron Consulting.

A respected degree

Of course, Carson College degree programs at all levels are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This places the College in elite company. Only 4% of colleges and universities worldwide are similarly accredited.

Substantial savings

You’ll find that the sticker price of this one year program undercuts that of the vast majority of other MBA programs. It’s a comfortable margin below the national average for graduate business schools.

Not located in Pullman?

The Carson College also offers MBA programs at the WSU Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses and online.

Student Perspectives

“I think the best thing about the program is how small the cohort is. It’s about 24 people, you’re in every class together, so you really get to create some bonds with your classmates.”
– Jennifer Hale


“I was able to apply a lot of the skills I was learning in analytics almost immediately, getting practical experience which has opened up a lot of doors for me.”
– Andrew Pirie


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Message from the director

FeathermanWelcome to the Pullman MBA Program! The Pullman MBA provides a strong core set of managerially themed courses and a concentration on business analytics. Our modern curriculum has 5 foundational courses, 4 analytics courses, and a consulting-themed MBA capstone course. You will work with WSU’s Office of Commercialization or external consulting agencies to develop real-world solutions to contemporary business problems.

The Pullman MBA, established more than 55 years ago, uniquely positions you for an abundance of management, consulting and analytics-focused careers. The program specializes in using Excel to analyze big data and design concepts that drive decision-making and problem solving. Regional companies seek managers and staff specialists with strong problem solving, analytical and communication skills. Our graduates are praised for their excellent business analytics skills, breadth of techniques and perspectives, and the ability to develop complex technological processes.

As Pullman MBA director, I look forward to consulting with you to transform your business career.

Mauricio Featherman, Ph.D.
Associate professor of information systems
Pullman MBA director


Mauricio Featherman
Director, MBA Program

Washington State University