MBA Program Options
Our students lead busy lives. Many are working professionals. Some of them are raising families.
With the program options at Wayne State, they're able to fit their MBA journey in too.
While every MBA student must complete the degree requirements, we offer a few different ways to make it happen.
Get your MBA on your terms.
The Traditional MBA is our most conventional option, with courses offered on multiple campuses and online.
Evening and occasional Saturday courses offer flexibility and convenience.
Many courses in the Traditional MBA program are offered both on campus and online, so students have options and can choose the learning method that works best for them.
Many faculty members teach both on-site and online sections of a course, so students can participate virtually or in-person.
Online courses are completed through the Blackboard system. Course content is the same as the on-site course, with lecture material from the on-site course taped and converted to video streaming for the online version.
A variety of online courses, including foundation, core and electives, are offered each semester. Some students in the Traditional MBA program choose to complete the entire program online.
Some online course sections of are available only to Traditional MBA students while other online sections are offered only to Online MBA students. Students in the Traditional MBA who enroll in online sections of any MBA course may, at the discretion of the instructor, be required to attend an in-class session for the final examination in the course.
With all the campus and course options available, you're never far from a great Wayne State business education.
An advantage of having many campuses is flexibility. For example, students can complete the entire MBA program without ever leaving Oakland County by completing courses at the Oakland Center in Farmington Hills.
Students pursuing this option are not required to complete all classes at the Oakland Center, they merely have the option to do so.
Our Online MBA option not only keeps pace with students' desires for a quality education, but their need for convenience as well. A complete program of courses is offered asynchronously and virtually so that students can complete the program from anywhere in the world. Courses are completed through the Blackboard system, offering students the greatest amount of flexibility.
The Online MBA consists of a set of courses reserved only for students admitted to the Online MBA so that students will be able to complete the program as a cohort. Course requirements are the same for the Online MBA and the Traditional MBA, however, the Online MBA may offer a limited selection of elective courses and the concentration option is not available.
Joint JD/MBA Program
Our joint JD/MBA program is for students seeking both legal and business educations. The streamlined program operates with the WSU Law School to deliver a comprehensive educational base.
See the Joint JD/MBA Program page for details.