MBA Program Overview

The Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics MBA emphasizes interdisciplinary, enterprise management and prepares students to serve as nimble and adaptive leaders in a dynamic, changing, and interconnected business environment. The WWU MBA is offered in four unique platforms:

  1. Accelerated
  2. Traditional
  3. Evening
  4. Weekend
Technical, managerial, and leadership curricula combine with a startup, growth, and pivot-focused capstone to build a comprehensive foundation to accelerate your career. 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.

Why an MBA?

The professional benefits of an MBA are widely known: wage and positional mobility, the development of tactical competencies that improve performance and develop leadership capabilities, and the network benefit that comes from the cohort experience. In addition to the career benefit of the degree it is important to consider the lasting personal benefit that an MBA affords:

  • Greater ability to make decisions and craft a self-directed, chosen, meaningful career
  • Higher lifetime earnings which is a key driver for overall personal well-being
  • Financial literacy throughout the range of financial decisions an individual will make over a lifetime 
Our graduates who come to the program directly from their undergraduate studies experience a 10% to 60% increase in starting salary over the averages achieved by their fellow CBE graduates entering the job market with only a bachelor's degree. The advantaged MBA professional then benefits from an increased lifetime earnings; thereby increasing financial health, a key driver of overall well-being according to the Purdue-Gallup Index. 

Over a lifetime, working professionals will engage in a wide range of transactional activity, including but not limited to: buying, accepting and issuing equity and other financial instruments, financing houses and vehicles, investing in retirement and dependent education accounts, receiving options, and ultimately self-guiding a career path that produces financial and personal benefit. An MBA increases your overall proficiency in maximizing the value you receive from these decisions and provides increased opportunity to live a self-directed and meaningful life, both professionally and personally. The value of an MBA doesn’t stop with work but extends into more effective self-leadership and ability to contribute to civic engagements, drive cause based initiatives and projects and live a more consciously chosen life. 

Program Distinctions

Western Washington University is the second ranked public, master’s-granting university in the West, according to the US News & World Report College Rankings.


AACSB Accredited  -- Among the Top 5% of business schools globally.



Kiplinger Magazine ranks Western as the 38th "Best Value" among public colleges and universities.


Western is one of five national recipients of the 2015 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award, which recognizes the university as one of the healthiest schools in the country.

Connect and Learn More

Western's MBA program hosts admissions and information sessions throughout the year. For individual admissions advising, please reach out to us through our Contact page.