No. In fact, the Bridge Program is only available for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business.
No. The Bridge Program only accepts students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business. If you have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, a 3-year degree in Commerce (international students), 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.
Yes. After completing the one-year, Bridge MBA program, your diploma will read: Master in Business Administration. This is an accredited program and equivalent to other MBA programs. The differences between the MBA programs offered through Seattle University reflect the varying backgrounds and needs of our students. Visit Which MBA is Right for You? for a chart explaining the differences between Seattle University's MBA programs.
The Bridge MBA program takes one year (four quarters) to complete. It begins in fall quarter and ends at the conclusion of summer quarter the following year.
No. The Bridge MBA Program is a one year, cohort program. It is four quarters in length and begins in the fall quarter only.
No. The Bridge Program is specifically designed for students with less than two years of professional working experience.
If you have 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.
The Bridge MBA is a lock-step, cohort program, meaning that you and your classmates will begin the program together in the Fall, attend all of your classes and participate in the co-curricular activities together throughout the year, and all graduate together at the end of the program.
The Bridge MBA cohort typically averages 25-30 students per year.
The Bridge MBA program is comprised of 48 credits. We do not offer waivers. More information about curriculum can be found on the Curriculum & Degree Requirements page.
No transfer credits are accepted towards the Bridge MBA.
No, the Bridge MBA is not a STEM program.
Yes, for details about how to attend an information session, see Information Sessions.
Yes, the Graduate Admissions staff would be happy to arrange for you to attend a class. Please see Observe a Class for more information and then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to your desired date so that we may make arrangements for you.
To research financial aid and scholarship options, see Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships.
A link to our online application can be accessed on the Bridge MBA Admissions page.
You can view the application deadlines on the Bridge MBA Admissions page.
Yes, you can submit your application at any time, up until the final application deadline. More information is available on the Bridge MBA Admissions page.
Completed applications generally take three to four weeks to be evaluated and reviewed by the department. When a decision has been made, a notification will be sent via email asking you to check your application portal. You can check the status of your application at any time on the Graduate Admissions website.
There are no specific courses required for admission. Depending on undergraduate coursework, newly admitted students may be asked to complete online, preparatory work before the start of the program. Information on preparatory work can be found on the Curriculum & Degree Requirements page, and individual requirements will be included in offer of admissions letters.
The GMAT and the GRE are optional for anyone applying for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants are still encouraged to submit a GMAT or GRE when possible. Choosing to include a GMAT or GRE score can make your application more competitive and give the admissions team more information about you. Albers does retain the right to recommend submitting a GMAT or GRE score to assist in the admissions decision process on a case-by-case basis.
Possibly. More information about international admissions can be found on the Graduate Admissions - International Students page.
Yes, an interview with the Program Director is required. This is the last step in the review of your application. You will be contacted by admissions to schedule an interview. Interviews are either in person when possible or conducted via Zoom and typically last less than one hour.
Each applicant is viewed holistically. The admissions committee assesses each application individually, looking for students who have the desire, motivation, prior academic success, and maturity to be successful in the program. As the Bridge MBA program is a cohort program, they look for individuals who can work collaboratively and contribution to a positive learning environment. Applications are carefully evaluated based on a combination of the essay submitted, prior academic performance, accomplishments, work experience (when applicable), letters of recommendation, and GMAT/GRE scores (when available).
The only document that needs to be mailed is your transcript. All other documents must be submitted online.
Please have official transcripts mailed to:
901 12th Ave
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Yes, you will need to open a separate application to apply for the Bridge MBA scholarship. Please note: Applications for the Bridge MBA scholarship will only be accepted during Rounds 1 and 2 of Admission deadlines. For more information on applying for the Bridge MBA scholarship, see Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships.
To view the class schedule for the Bridge MBA, see Curriculum & Degree Requirements.
Fall, Winter and Spring quarters you will attend classes Monday-Thursday from 9 - 11:40 a.m., with various extra-curricular activities to attend in the afternoons or on Fridays. During summer quarter, classes are switched to the evenings, from 5:30 - 8:40 p.m., so that students can participate in internships during the day.
Yes. Designed specifically for individuals who are early in their careers, the Bridge MBA includes a year-long program of co-curricular activities. Required activities include a week-long orientation before the start of Fall quarter, participation in career development seminars and placement center activities to help with career planning, attendance of the Executive Speaker Series, a mentor program, and completion of an internship. For more details, see Curriculum & Degree Requirements.
Students often choose to work part-time during the program. The Bridge MBA program is a rigorous, accelerated, full-time MBA program, however, and working full-time while going to school is not recommended.
Though most Albers graduate students choose to find their own housing, for information on campus housing, please visit Seattle University Housing and Residence Life for Graduate and Law Students and for suggestions for finding off-campus housing please visit Seattle University Off- Campus Housing.
Additional questions? Visit Contact Us to call, email, or schedule an individual appointment to talk with a representative in the Albers Graduate Admissions office.