The Bridge MBA program is focused on the endgame, which is for graduates to get hired for a job they want in an industry that they are passionate about.
Our graduates have found career success at small startups, at established mid-sized organizations and with influential, global companies, and in a wide range of sectors, including technology, aerospace, healthcare and government. Some choose to stay in Seattle, and others venture afar.
Each student defines their own path to success. Here are a few of the companies Bridge MBA graduates accepted positions with after graduation:
|Cofense||Technical Marketing Manager|
|Reliant Group||HR Generalist|
|Nintex||Talent Acquisition Operations Coordinator|
|ADP||Associate District Manager|
|Tractive||Customer Happiness Strategy Manager|
|UCLA||Human Resource Specialist|
|Cloudmoyo||HR and Operations Specialist|
Earning my Bridge MBA after my BA in English and Creative Writing changed the conversation from “he can write but does he understand business” to “he understands business and he can write.” The Business Analytics class was especially relevant as it enabled me to structure analytical processes and approach data lakes with confidence. I graduated into a Technical Marketing Manager role responsible for developing corporate strategy initiatives and six months later was promoted to Senior Product Marketing Manager where I am leading and building a new data-driven approach to competitive strategy to further inform our corporate strategy.
As a person with many interests, it’s always been difficult trying to merge my undergraduate degree with a career that brought me joy and fulfillment. Very aptly named, the Bridge program helped me do so. I’ve always been interested in a career in marketing but studied psychology in university because I also had a deep interest in all aspects of learning about people and their behavior. This MBA program filled in the areas that I was lacking in order to jumpstart my marketing career.
The Bridge MBA program provided me with the business background and critical thinking skills necessary for my role as a business analyst. Some skills and lessons that stood out to me and I continuously apply include public speaking, teamwork, negotiation, and project management. The Bridge program allowed me to pivot from a science undergraduate degree to a business/tech career.
I am extremely grateful for gaining hard skills that I didn't have while pursuing my Bachelors in English Literature. I was able to learn about different areas in business such as marketing, operations and supply chain management, information system, etc. I was able to build a chatbot! I would have never expected to build a chatbot... This program gave me the confidence to pursue my dream in recruiting. I went to the career center and rewrote my resumes over 100 times and practiced interviews with Justin, our career advisor. I found my dream job after graduating from this program!
The Bridge program remains one of the highlights of my education. In addition to learning the intricacies of financial accounting, the program encouraged me to consciously reflect on my identity in the business world; my misconceptions about my own capabilities were challenged. I'm especially thankful to the Bridge professors and Career Center in particular, who helped me realize that my Liberal Arts background is an equal asset to business as market development. I'd highly recommend the Bridge program, as it is as much of a well-rounded development of the self as it is a near-comprehensive introduction to the business world.