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Professional, MBA

Enhance your career with Seattle University’s Professional MBA. Our flexible, evening MBA program is hands-on and built with working professionals in mind.

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About this Program

Evening, Part-Time MBA for the Career And Life You Want

An Albers Professional MBA helps you advance your career—getting promoted, taking the plunge to start your own business, or exploring career opportunities that were once impossibilities. An Albers MBA gives you a wider, richer landscape to pursue your dream.

With Seattle University's Professional MBA, you’ll develop high-demand leadership skills, cross-functional business knowledge, and valuable connections in the Seattle business community.

Our Professional Part-Time MBA at a Glance

Learn how this degree will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University MBA can be.

You need well-rounded, deep leadership skills to grow, pivot and excel in today’s dynamic job market. As an Albers MBA student, you learn through practice with over 17 Leadership Challenges that teach you how to drive greater impact, thrive in complex environments and speak the language of leadership.

Rise above the competition for positions at leading organizations with this Albers values-centered MBA. Our transformative curriculum helps you develop a cross-functional skill set, including the most in-demand executive skills:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

Develop your people skills in Leadership Challenges woven throughout our MBA curriculum. These holistic exercises also help you internalize course information and build your professional network by connecting with your classmates.

Your agility, decision-making and leadership skills honed through the Leadership Challenges make you a top prospect for organizations across the business spectrum, from startups to Fortune 100 companies and global nonprofits.

The Professional Master of Business Administration program is designed to prepare you for leadership responsibilities in business. The program is constructed with the following goals:

  • Demonstrate competence for managerial decision-making
  • Recognize and address moral and ethical challenges, and defend a course of action
  • Understand, integrate, and apply relevant knowledge and skills in a global context
  • Display competence in communications
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships
  • Develop self-awareness and professional purpose

Seattle University offers Professional MBA students the opportunity to earn two graduate degrees in less time that it would take to complete each degree separately. These degree programs may be taken in conjunction with the Professional MBA:

What You’ll Learn

See the core classes and other curriculum you’ll take as a student at this program.


Part-Time MBA National Ranking

Albers School of Business and Economics —U.S. News & World Report, 2023-24

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Top 5% World Business Schools & AACSB accredited 

Albers School of Business and Economics

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An MBA That Works for You

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See Yourself in Albers

The Albers School of Business and Economics has consistently ranked among the top business schools nationally and in the Pacific Northwest. Our ideal location in Capitol Hill, a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of Seattle, is a short distance to downtown and many business headquarters including Amazon, Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, Nordstrom, Tableau, and more.

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Valuable Alumni Network for Career Connections

Six out of 10 Albers graduates work within Washington state, helping to facilitate internships and career connections. There are also nearly 6,500 MBA graduates, the second biggest group within Albers alumni.

As an Albers student, you have a gateway to the Pacific Northwest business community through the Albers Mentor program and partnerships with the Puget Sound region’s top business professionals.

Additionally, Albers is connected to over 81,000 Seattle University alumni in 42 states and 88 nations. 

Tenured, Innovative, and Connected Faculty

Advance your cross-functional business knowledge, build key relationships with colleagues, and cultivate your ethical framework for a well-rounded approach to business leadership with help from our faculty.

Faculty of the Albers PMBA program have top-level experience in industries ranging from finance to information technology, manufacturing to transportation, and more. Our tenured professors have published research and commentary in numerous top-tier journals, reflecting the diversity of their expertise. They are innovative, connected, and committed to your success.

High-Demand MBA Graduates

Survey data from nearly 3,500 Professional MBA alumni of Albers shows that the top job outcome amongst graduates is CEO with an average salary of $147,063. Our PMBA graduates’ top three employers are Boeing, Microsoft and PACCAR (data from AstrumU, 2023).

Albers graduates have found career success at powerful companies across a wide range of sectors, from technology and aerospace to healthcare and civic government, including:

  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Boeing
  • Deloitte
  • City of Seattle
  • Meta
  • Swedish Medical Foundation


Professional MBA: Designed for You

Join the Part-Time MBA that Fits Your Values, Schedule, and Career Goals.

Personalized Attention

Small class sizes mean you're never just a number. With the Albers part-time MBA, you get individual attention and support throughout your entire program.

Flexible Timing

Classes meet once a week in the evenings on a part- or full-time schedule.
Earn your MBA in as little as two years.

Lower Cost

Maximize your investment and minimize your cost. At $51K, Albers' PMBA is competitively priced compared to a major Washington state university's evening MBA program at $91K.

Customized for Your Career

The PMBA program helps you customize your degree according to your interests and career goals. Just over half of the 54 credits are elective courses, which can include one graduate certificate at no additional cost.

Holistic Business Education

The Professional MBA core integrates multiple business disciplines, training you to solve complex business problems using a multi-disciplinary approach. Our Jesuit values emphasize diversity, social justice, ethics, and sustainability to set you apart.

Downtown Location

The school is located in the heart of the city, Capitol Hill, walking distance to downtown where Seattle's biggest and best-known companies are headquartered.

Dedicated Career Center

Albers’ PMBA connects you with networks and resources to help you excel in the next step of your career. Among them is a dedicated career center that offers the acclaimed Albers Mentor Program. For over three decades, it has provided Albers students professional development workshops, resume writing guidance, networking opportunities and more.

Connected to Your Cohort & Beyond

The Behavioral and Analytical core modules are each taught in a unique mini-cohort format. This allows you to build a lasting network with your fellow students and enhance your graduate school experience.

From Our Alumni

Swati Jain

“Albers was a perfect choice for my MBA journey. The carefully crafted curriculum, cohort structure for core courses, and career development services provide flexibility as well as discipline for the well-rounded development of every student.”

Senior Consumer Insights Manager, T-Mobile and '19 PMBA

Featured Faculty

  • Marc Cohen, PhD
    Marc Cohen, PhD

    Program Director, Professional MBA and Online MBA
    Professor, Department of Management
    Professor, Department of Philosophy
    (shared appointment with College of Arts & Sciences)
    Genevieve Albers Professor, 2021-2024

  • Ekaterina Emm
    Ekaterina Emm

    Professor, Department of Finance
    Genevieve Albers Professor, 2024-2027

  • Greg Prussia, PhD
    Greg Prussia, PhD

    Professor, Department of Management
    George Albers Professor, 2023-2026

Get In Touch

Get in-depth, personalized program information from an expert. Share your career goals and decide on next steps with our specialized admissions team.

Carolyn Auvil Cubillos

Senior Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist

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