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Albers' Early Career MBA has helped many non-business undergrads and individuals with limited work experience to kickstart a career in business.


Where do you want to be in a year?

Are you a recent graduate with a non-business undergraduate degree and limited work experience who is looking to expand your career prospects? Thinking of investing in a business education to:

  • expand your skillset
  • accelerate your career growth within your chosen field
  • pivot your career toward a business-related field
  • launch your own business
  • position yourself to better weather an economic downturn
  • boost your employability

12 Month Program

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1 in 2 students receive scholarships

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20-25 students per class

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96% Job Placement Rate

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The Early Career MBA is a one year, full-time, accelerated, cohort program designed specifically for young professionals who are in the early stages of their careers and who come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Although some MBA programs will admit early career students, only a handful of programs are actually designed to support early career professionals or students looking to change the trajectory of their careers. The Early Career MBA through Seattle University's esteemed Albers School of Business and Economics provides you with the strong academic foundation of an MBA but also hands-on experiences and carefully crafted career guidance to help you propel your career forward.


Collaborative cohort program
Complete in 12 months
48 credit hours
Week-long orientation with retreat
Co-curricular activities for professional development
Experiential coursework
Mentor Program
Capstone consulting experience
Professional Internship

Our Early Career MBA graduates have successfully combined the knowledge gained from their undergraduate degrees with the solid business skills they learned in this program. Employers value the well-rounded experience and insights these graduates bring to the table, making them optimal candidates for future leadership positions. Aspiring entrepreneurs who are well versed in the creative side also appreciate the program for teaching them how to successfully develop a business plan and run a business. With an Early Career MBA from Seattle University, you will gain business acumen and skills to fast-track your career journey, while building a foundation of knowledge that will serve you for a lifetime.


Liesl Bohan

Program Director


Graduate Admissions


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Got questions about the Early Career MBA program? Current and past students, as well as our program director and graduate advisors, answer some of the most commonly asked questions.

Which Graduate Business Degree is Right for You?

If you have an undergraduate degree in business (Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, etc.), or more than three years of professional work experience, we suggest you consider one of Seattle University’s other graduate business degrees which may better fit your needs and qualifications.


Emily Barr, Bridge/Early Career MBA Alumna

I chose the Bridge (Early Career) MBA because as an undergraduate alumni of Seattle University, I wanted to continue learning in an atmosphere surrounded by leaders who employ the Seattle University mission statement: “[leaders]…dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation…for a just and humane world". This program was a perfect business fit to complement my undergraduate background in hard sciences!

Emily Barr, Bridge (Early Career) MBA '17