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Online MBA Program

A modern MBA for a digitally connected world

Technology is changing the world—rapidly. You need knowledge and skills that can stand up to the challenges of today, and what’s on the horizon for tomorrow. WashU Olin’s transformational online MBA degree program is grounded in core MBA fundamentals. Still, it goes further by framing all courses—required and elective—through the lens of a digitally driven business landscape. As advances like AI, big data, cloud infrastructure and the Internet of Things continue to redefine the delivery of products and services, a new, evolved MBA is required.

  • 14% of CEOs believe their organizations are ready to harness the changes from Industry 4.0 fully —Deloitte, 2018
  • 25% of leaders are confident they have the right workforce and talent as they head to the future —Deloitte, 2018
  • Up to 85% of the jobs that today’s college students will have in 11 years haven’t been invented yet —Dell Technologies and IFTF, 2017

This isn’t a program about technical expertise. It’s a degree for those who want to be digitally literate leaders, who want to use technology to solve messy, complex problems, who want to make an impact. The progressive curriculum is built on WashU Olin’s values-based and data-driven leadership framework. You’ll be transformed into an advanced leader able to manage the fundamental shifts in how we live, work and interact with one another.


  • Maximize AI’s ability to learn from vast amounts of personal data without losing your connection to humanity.
  • Balance the efficiency of IoT’s machine-to-machine communications with issues of compatibility and privacy concerns.
  • Weigh the speed and accessibility of blockchain against excessive energy usage and the volatility of cryptocurrencies.
  • Consider ways to offset the development costs and ongoing maintenance of augmented reality to create more memorable customer products and experiences.
  • Implement cloud computing to gain flexibility and reduce operating costs while also mitigating the risks of data confidentiality.

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Online MBA at a Glance

Earn your MBA degree online

  • 100% online
    no residencies
  • ~30 months
    typical program length
  • $75,000
    Program tuition
  • 2 starts per year
    January or September

  • GMAT/GRE
    not required

The evolving digitalization of business

Modern leaders must understand what digital tools can and cannot be used for. And they must be able to use these tools to solve business problems. Every organization, no matter how digitally evolved, needs this kind of leader. Our OMBA prepares you to harness the power of technology for organization across the digital continuum.

Digitally Active: Moving beyond using paper for managing all aspects of the business


Digitally Engaged: Beginning to apply digital solutions to manage existing operations with minimal interconnectedness

Digitally Competitive: Proactively managing business with digital tools to agilely respond to market changes and customer needs


Digitally Mature: Using data resources to seek out new revenue streams and to improve continuously

Program Highlights

  • Strong MBA core through a digital lens for first five semesters
  • More than 20 electives in nine functional areas of business
  • Unique program-long Digital Impact Project where you create a high-potential digital initiative
  • Topical and timely learning exercises like live cases and sector deep dives
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A superior digital learning experience

Olin is committed to providing world-class online education. We deliver on that promise through our significant investment in the Center for Digital Education, our proprietary state-of-the-art platform and dedicated faculty trained in digital education delivery. Learn More

Time Commitment

In a typical week, you’ll spend 5 to 7 hours on each course:

  • 1.5 hours on live material (synchronous), which includes Q&A discussion with faculty, problem set examples, case discussions and discussions with additional guest speakers
  • 1.5 hours of prerecorded content (asynchronous), which includes prerecorded videos, submitting questions to a discussion board, pre-reading cases and writing case memos
  • 2 to 4 hours on homework and studying, which includes problem sets, take-home exams and experiential exercises in home location applying lessons from course

Career Support

The Weston Career Center takes a student-centric approach to career services, providing expert and personalized support to help you achieve your career goals. During your degree program, you’ll have the opportunity to partner with dedicated career coaches and specialists who are uniquely equipped to provide deep industry knowledge and support for your career advancement through the relationships they’ve built and cultivated with industry professionals in the field. Find out more about services offered by the Weston Career Center

An MBA for life

As an alum of our online MBA program, you’ll be invited to join our online Lifelong Learning community, where you can keep up with your classmates and engage with other WashU Olin alumni. Articles, videos, event recordings and mini cases on a wide variety of subjects are added on a regular basis. And as new technologies emerge and impact the world around us, you’ll have access to current content from our online MBA courses—with an option to audit one program class per year.