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:
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
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.
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.