WSU's MBA programs kick off with a three-week orientation, giving students the basic tools of business academia before they start the program. WSU introduced a cohort structure for its core classes in 2005, so students take the bulk of classes with a group of 30 peers. WSU has no official concentrations, though students can take electives in their second year.
Big recruiters on campus include Microsoft and Boeing, and most students take placement with companies in the Pacific Northwest. While still in school, students enjoy a comfortable quality of life. Pullman caters to students, but is largely a rural campus so nightlife is limited. The town has a free bus for WSU students, as well as a small downtown area with a handful of bars and restaurants. Students participate in social activities on campus, as well as traveling to nearby Moscow, Idaho, for a larger selection.