College of Business & Economics

Traditional MBA Program

Traditional MBA Program

The Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics Traditional MBA is a two-year, full-time interdisciplinary enterprise management MBA program that prepares students as nimble and adaptive leaders in a dynamic and interconnected business environment.

This program is for students who have degrees outside of business-focused undergraduate majors or who want to maximize their career options with the advantage of a two-year, full-time MBA. The format assists those desiring to build upon their current career, or move in a new direction. Technical, managerial and leadership curricula are combined with a startup, growth, and pivot focused consulting capstone to build a comprehensive foundation for your career. WWU MBA’s benefit from dedicated career services, graduate assistant positions and facilitated internship opportunities and the mentorship that our small class sizes facilitate. The Western MBA Program has AACSB accreditation, a distinction achieved by only 5% of business programs worldwide. A WWU MBA will improve your professional prospects as a capable, hardworking, resilient, holistic driver of business progress and value.

Program at a Glance

Format: Full-Time
Length: 6 Quarters over 2 academic years
Program Start: Annually in September
Classes Offered: Daytime
Credits: 80
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
* Due to some curriculum reformatting, we currently expect that our next Traditional cohort will begin in Summer 2019. More information will be provided as soon as it is available.


Fall Year 1
MBA 594: Introduction to Professional Management (4 credits)
MBA 506: Management Information Systems (4 credits)
MBA 507: Managing Organizations and People (4 credits)
MBA 510: Financial Accounting (4 credits)
Winter Year 1
MBA 502: Microeconomics (4 credits)
MBA 504: Business Statistics (4 credits)
MBA 505: Business Finance (4 credits)
MBA 509: Marketing Management (4 credits)
Spring Year 1
MBA 503: Macroeconomics (4 credits)
MBA 508: Operations Management (4 credits)
MBA 511: Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
Fall Year 2
MBA 541: Managerial Finance (4 credits)
MBA 595: Competing in a Global Environment (4 credits)
MBA 532: Marketing Strategy (4 credits)
Winter Year 2
MBA 534: Seminar in Marketing: Business Analytics (4 credits)
MBA 591: Strategic Management (4 credits)
MBA 598: Capstone I (4 credits)
Spring Year 2
MBA 524: Management and Leadership Skills (4 credits)
MBA 525: Management Seminar: Business & Employment Law (4 credits)
MBA 599: Capstone II (4 credits)
Special Notes:
Program Dates: Fall 2016-Spring 2018
Total Credits: 80
CRN#: Please see WWU Classfinder online for up-to-date course registration numbers and course details.
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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