Our part-time, flexible, evening Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) was designed with you in mind—the working professional looking to enhance your career. With the Albers School of Business and Economics PMBA, you will receive a world-class education as well as the practical hands-on experience you need to succeed in today’s economy. Located in the heart of Seattle's business community, Albers’ Professional MBA connects you with networks and resources to help you excel in the next step of your career. See the makeup of our current class of students, the learning objectives for the program, and where our PMBA students have gone to work after graduation on the class profile page.
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Our Professional MBA program uses an innovative teaching approach that integrates skills and concepts into an experiential learning environment. You not only learn valuable business skills, but are challenged to incorporate them in real world situations. Developed with input from business leaders and students, the Albers part-time MBA curriculum is flexible, streamlined, customized, integrated, and connected.
With 54 credits required for completion, part-time students can earn an MBA in as little as 2.5 years. Full-time students can finish in as little as 1.5 years!
The part-time MBA program is designed to allow you the opportunity to customize your MBA degree according to your interests and career goals. Just over half of the 54 credits are elective courses. This means that you can freely select 10 of your classes and attain the depth you need in the area(s) you choose. This can include one graduate certificate at no additional cost.
Required core classes include two modules—Behavioral and Analytical—each lasting three quarters. The part-time MBA core integrates multiple business disciplines, training you to solve complex business problems using a multi-disciplinary approach. Each core course is organized around a common theme rather than individual business subjects. Teaching is coordinated across topics, with one or two faculty members teaching each core course so you will learn how to integrate business disciplines.
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.
Albers’ Professional MBA program is offered on a rolling enrollment schedule. This means that you can start taking classes any quarter. Although the core modules begin twice each year (during fall and spring quarters), you may take elective part-time MBA courses or prerequisites in your first quarter if you choose to start the program in winter or summer. Electives are offered every quarter, providing you with the flexibility to balance school, your career, and your personal life. Classes are taught in the evenings, with each class meeting one evening per week.
Albers was a perfect choice for my MBA journey! The carefully crafted curriculum, cohort structure for Core courses, and career development services provides flexibility as well as discipline for a well-rounded development of every student.
Albers is dedicated to outcomes that help you succeed. Beyond offering the flexibility that allows you to balance work and school, you graduate this program with the ability to:
Seattle University offers Part-time 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: