Are you a recent graduate with a non-business undergraduate degree and/or limited work experience looking to expand your career prospects? Thinking of investing in a business education to boost your employability or to better weather any economic downturn?
The Albers’ Bridge MBA is a one-year, full-time, campus-based program that not only provides you the strong academic foundation of an Albers MBA, but also the hands-on experience you'll need to succeed in a variety of careers.
Our Bridge 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 of a business also appreciate the program for teaching them how to successfully run it.
With Albers' Bridge MBA, you gain the business acumen that will fast-track your career journey and provide you with an important foundation of knowledge to serve you for a lifetime. See the makeup of our current class of students, the learning objectives for the program, and where our Bridge MBA students have gone to work after graduation on the class profile page.
The Seattle U Bridge MBA has been a great way to further my education and develop a foundation in business. This program has made an enriched impact in conjunction with my degree in Communication Studies, and the course work has given me the knowledge and skills I was yearning to develop.Caroline Engs, '17, Bridge MBA
I thought getting an MBA would go well with my undergraduate degree, which was public relations. The Bridge MBA allowed me to go to graduate school immediately. The program was a perfect fit and met all my expectations. They don't set you up for failure here. If you do the work, it's definitely doable.Sam Chanen, '18, Bridge MBA
The Bridge MBA helped me build networks in the US. As an international student with a non-business degree, I don't really have connections to get me around the business realm. With the required networking events, I am provided with connections to easily navigate around this field.Janika Faye Le Penia, '17, Bridge MBA
Going through the Bridge MBA program was remarkably different from my undergraduate experience as a philosophy major. It was absolutely worth it to go straight back to school. I'm really excited to be able to use this tool.Tom Sweeney, '18, Bridge MBA
The program made me realize there's a lot more I could do. I never imagined I would do any of this. I don't know where I would be without the Bridge MBA. I can't imagine my life without it . I'm glad it's over, but I'm very happy I did it!Demetra Annest, '18, Bridge MBA
After earning my undergraduate at SU, I chose to continue my education with the Bridge MBA because I was excited about the opportunity to learn the language of business while further developing my leadership skills to better both my industry and the community.Samantha Garrard, '17, Bridge MBA
Learn your business skills through MBA course work and co-curricular activities based on a different theme each quarter, including: Language of Business (Fall), Analytical Process (Winter), Decision-Making (Spring), and Integration (Summer).
Master the broad-based critical thinking skills and business knowledge that employers are seeking in new employees.
As an Albers full-time MBA student, you will participate in activities tailored to helping you prepare for the start of your career, such as the Mentor Program, resume reviews, mock interviews, and internship job fairs.
Receive personal attention from professors and staff who truly care about your success.
Live, learn, and earn your One-Year MBA degree in the heart of the greater Seattle area, which offers excellent access to business executives and job opportunities.
I chose the Bridge 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!
The Bridge MBA program at Albers is focused on the endgame, which is for students to attain that first job . Some students have a position secured before graduation; others take longer to find the perfect fit. Albers is dedicated to providing each Bridge MBA alum with the skills necessary to launch a successful career after graduation. Learning Outcomes
Each student defines his/her own path to success. Here's how some Bridge MBA graduates started: