College of Business & Economics

Accelerated MBA Program

Accelerated MBA Program

The Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics Accelerated MBA is a one-year intensive program for emergent professionals who have completed a recent undergraduate business degree prior to entering the program. Our Accelerated MBA is an interdisciplinary enterprise management program delivered over four quarters starting every June. Technical, managerial, and leadership curricula are combined with a startup, growth, and pivot focused consulting capstone to build a comprehensive foundation for career growth. WWU’s Accelerated students benefit from dedicated career services, eligibility for Graduate Assistantships, internship opportunities, and the mentorship possibilities that our small class sizes facilitate.

Accelerated program graduates achieve an average starting salary increase of 8% to 65% higher than median salaries achieved by CBE undergraduates who enter the job market with only an undergraduate degree. Six months after graduating, Accelerated MBA cohorts report a 95% to 100% job placement rate.

Achieve a high value MBA with affordable, state supported tuition to improve your professional prospects as a capable, hardworking, resilient, holistic driver of business progress and value.

Program Overview

Format: Full-Time
Length: 4 Quarters over 1 calendar year
Program Start: Annually in June
Classes Offered: Daytime
Credits: 52
Total Program Cost:
Location: Bellingham
Internship Required: Yes
Capstone Project Required: Yes

Important Dates

Next Cohort Start Date: TBD - Program Not Currently Recruiting for Fall 2018
Priority Application Deadline: TBD
Final Application Deadline: TBD


MBA 505: Business Finance (4 credits)
MBA 508: Operations Management (4 credits)
MBA 509: Marketing Management (4 credits)
MBA 511: Financial/Managerial Account (4 credits)
MBA 541: Managerial Finance (4 credits)
MBA 595: Competing in a Global Environment (4 credits)
MBA 532: Marketing Strategy (4 credits)
MBA 534: Marketing Seminar: Business Analytics (4 credits)
MBA 591: Strategic Management (4 credits)
MBA 598: Capstone I (4 credits)
MBA 524: Management and Leadership Skills (4 credits)
MBA 525: Management Seminar: Business & Employment Law (4 credits)
MBA 599: Capstone II (4 credits)
Electives: Undergraduate electives (400 level) may be taken optionally and in addition to required courses on a space available basis. Permission from the MBA Program and associated department is required, and student must be in good academic standing to obtain approval. Departments will consider waiving typical course prerequisites, and override codes are required to register. Contact Kati Johnson with any questions.

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