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MBA graduates will tell you their degree isn’t just personally rewarding ― it’s the best preparation for the best leadership positions and a means to help them achieve a better work/life balance. An MBA from Seattle Pacific University offers more. Not only are SPU students prepared for leadership and professional growth, but they also discover how business principles and ethical practice unite to lay a foundation for business as service to others.

Who Should Pursue This Degree

If you are a working professional who has achieved a meaningful level of career success, and if you have a minimum of one year’s work experience after receiving your bachelor’s degree, SPU’s part-time, flexible, evening MBA program is designed for you.

The degree is for those who now recognize the need to develop and expand their knowledge and expertise in business in order to become more effective in current responsibilities ― or to prepare for new responsibilities.

Benefits

SPU’s School of Business and Economics is committed to providing an applied, experiential, and collaborative learning environment that integrates business competence and Christian character. As a student in the MBA program, you learn to do the following:

  • Provide values-based leadership from a general-management perspective.
  • Think and act strategically under conditions of rapid change and uncertainty.
  • Effectively manage by developing people and integrating business processes with information technology.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge in one of the following areas: finance, human resources, information systems, international business, management, social and sustainable enterprise, or technology management.
  • Communicate effectively, work in teams, use information technology, and self-assess personal abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

“Business You Can Believe In”

The MBA program at SPU is built on an ethical foundation that offers a first-class business education through the lens of Christian faith and values. Among other things, you will take at least two ethics classes. You will see that your professors integrate ethical issues throughout the curriculum. The School of Business and Economics also operates the Center for Integrity in Business and publishes Ethix journal.

A Flexible Format

The MBA program is responsive to the needs of working professionals.  You can choose to complete the program as a part-time student.  Our evening courses are designed to accommodate your work schedule.  We're committed to keeping red tape, bureaucracy, and forms to a minimum - and parking is FREE.  Classes are smaller, allowing you to get involved with your professors (no TAs) and fellow students in a cooperative and reciprocal learning environment.  You can also personalize your degree through self-designed coursework to incorporate your real-time experience into program electives.

Mentor Program

To enhance your MBA experience, we offer a Mentor Program that gives you access to more than 900 business people and professionals from a variety of companies, industries, roles, and levels of experience.

Mentors are available to meet with you one-on-one, as sources of information about their companies and as network resources for future contacts. You may participate with one mentor for one quarter or multiple mentors over multiple quarters.

Career Services

We offer a robust suite of career and professional development opportunities including career counseling, job-search coaching, résumé development, workshops and seminars, networking events, and montoring through SBE Career Services.

Program Outline

The program outline shows that the 45 credit program covers the breadth of subjects needed to know how to understand management and organizations from an enterprise perspective and gives the opportunity to pursue specialization electives.  (Up to 27 additional credits of pre-MBA background coursework are required for those who don’t already have it).  The official degree requirements for this graduate program are stated in the SPU Graduate Catalog in effect when you are accepted into this program.

Admission

What is required for admission to the MBA program? Find information about admission requirements and procedures. The official admission requirements for this graduate program are stated in the SPU Graduate Catalog in effect when you apply to this program. Additionally, for other questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

 

MBA Program Contact

Deb Schleusener

Associate Graduate Director

Email: deb@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2753
Office: McKenna Hall 222

Grad Open House

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Open House

Meet faculty, ask questions, and get the facts about SPU’s MBA, MS-ISMMAM-HR and MAM-FB graduate programs at the April 22 Graduate Programs Open House to be held at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle.

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Seattle Pacific University MBA: For You

Take a quick look at SPU’s MBA program.  Business You Can Believe In.

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Why I Teach at SPU

Gary Karns, Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

"Teaching is my calling. My purpose is to develop the next generation of business leaders who will positively contribute to human flourishing through business. This requires developing the knowledge and skills required for excellence in business and fostering understanding of and commitment to a Christian values-based approach to marketing and business."

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