Master of Business Administration, Weekend

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MBA, Weekend

Program Information

The Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics Weekend MBA in Everett is an interdisciplinary enterprise management program focused on assisting working professionals as they evolve into adaptive leaders prepared to manage in the dynamic, changing and interconnected contemporary business environment.  

The WWU MBA prepares enterprise managers through technical, managerial and leadership curricula. The two-year program is designed to serve the needs of working professionals from Seattle through the North Puget Sound Region. Meeting conveniently every other weekend on Friday afternoons and evenings and through the day on Saturday, with just five weekends per quarter in Everett, the program is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.  

All courses are developed and taught by core faculty from the College of Business and Economics. Dedicated MBA career services provide salary negotiation and upward mobility support for graduating professionals. The Western MBA Program has AACSB accreditation, a distinction achieved by only 5% of business programs worldwide. Our graduates are capable, hardworking, resilient, holistic drivers of business progress and value.

Application Requirements

  • All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application and pay the $100 application fee.
  • Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended. If admitted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.
  • International Applicants: Please review the requirements for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.

Additional Application Requirements

  • Resume
  • One reference letter from a professional or academic source. Applicants may submit up to three of these letters if they so choose.
  • Statement of Purpose: We would like to learn as much relevant information about who you are as a person and as a professional to assess your fit with the Western MBA Program. The SOP is also designed to encourage you to think about how the pursuit of an MBA fits into your long‐term career plan. 1. Describe your professional, academic and relevant personal background – where you have been and what you have done; 2. Provide an assessment of the skills and knowledge you currently have; 3. Provide a statement of your long‐term career goals – where you want to be; 4. Describe the skills and knowledge you hope to acquire with an MBA that will bridge the gap between where you are and where you would like to be. Concise and professional writing is very important. Please organize your SOP so that each section (paragraph or group of paragraphs) is outlined according to the steps above. While there are no length requirements, a well written essay is typically three to five pages in length (single spaced) and free of grammatical and typographical errors.
  • GRE or GMAT required optional

Provisional Pathway to Admission

If a student has a cumulative undergraduate GPA less than 3.0, they may still be eligible for admission, but they must submit the following additional materials in order to complete their application:

  1. Supplementary Essay: this should be added on as an addendum to the Statement of Purpose document and the applicant should address their prior academic experience, and any additional factors that the admissions team should review when considering them for provisional admission.
  2. Admissions Interview: schedule and engage in a remote or in-person interview with a member of the MBA Program Operations team or faculty group.

If a student is granted provisional admission, a faculty member or program administrator of the applicant’s intended graduate program must submit a statement of support for provisional admission to the graduate dean. If provisional admission is authorized by the Graduate School, the provisions are stated in the letter offering the student special admission to graduate study. Additional information about provisional admission is available in the Graduate School section of this catalog.

WWU graduate Heather Flaherty standing on the sidewalk in the middle of two rows of column

I wanted to be able to sit at any table in life and understand the language. I felt like business permeates every industry. You’re always going to need to know how to run a business. Whether you’re in tech, health, recreation or geography, there are always going to be business principles at play.

Heather Flaherty
WWU graduate Nikita Krichevskiy standing in front of concrete staircase in a field of grass and two tall buildings covered with windows

The teaching faculty is extremely encouraging and supportive. They understand that each student's ambitions may lie in different places and try to help you develop the understanding needed to achieve your goals.

Nikita Kichevskiy