Professional MBA Admissions


The Albers Professional MBA program admits students each quarter of the year. Although core sequences only start in Fall and Spring quarters, students can take elective classes in Winter and Summer.

Prepare for the MBA Admissions Process

1. Attend an information session.
    Albers holds information sessions twice a month, either at our Seattle campus or online. RSVP for an upcoming session.

2. Want to visit a class?
    Set up an appointment.

3. Set up a meeting with an advisor.
    Email Carolyn Auvil, Grad Program Coordinator, for an appointment.

4. Optional: Prepare and register for the GMAT or GRE.
    The GMAT and GRE are optional through Fall 2022. Applicants are still encouraged to submit a GMAT or GRE when possible. Choosing to include these scores can make applications more competitive and gives the admissions team more information about applicants.

    Register for the GMAT
    Seattle University code number for GMAT scores are:
    Professional MBA (Part-time): OTM-56-13
    Professional MBA (Full-time): OTM-56-88

    Register for the GRE
    Seattle University code number for GRE scores is:
    GRE 4695

5. Complete the Seattle University application.

6. Research financial aid options.

7. Research scholarship options.

Application Deadlines:

Domestic Students

  • Winter Quarter: November 8
  • Spring Quarter: February 8
  • Summer Quarter: May 8
  • Fall Quarter: August 7

International Students

  • Winter Quarter: September 1
  • Spring Quarter: December 1
  • Summer Quarter: January 1
  • Fall Quarter: April 1

International students currently in the U.S. may be eligible for a later application deadline. Please consult an advisor.

Part-time MBA Application Requirements

1. Completed Online Application form and $55 application fee (Application fee is waived through Fall of 2023.)

2. Resume documenting work experience (the Professional MBA program requires a minimum of two years of full time work experience)

3. Official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s) and for any post-baccalaureate work

4. Optional: Official GMAT or GRE test scores sent from a testing agency

5. Official TOEFL test scores, if required

Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or an English-speaking country, or immigration status.

However, graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants who received a baccalaureate degree or higher from Seattle University or a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia who remain in a country where English is the primary language for two years will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores. 

Please send official transcripts and documents to:

Graduate Admissions
Seattle University
901 12th Ave
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Professional MBA Application Process

Albers School of Business and Economics applicants are accepted into the program on the basis of their entire history (GPA, work experience, and TOEFL scores, if required), considering each factor individually, and in combination, as part of the admissions process. Personal statements and letters of reference are not required, but may be included, especially if there is information an applicant feels is important for the committee to take into consideration in their decision.

When your application is entered into our computer system, a letter is sent indicating what is needed to complete your application file. Completed applications generally take three to four weeks to be evaluated and reviewed by the department. An admissions decision is issued via mail soon after that. Check your application status on the Graduate Admissions website.

Applicants admitted to Seattle University will receive information via email regarding course registration, advising, and orientation. After the department receives the copy of the admittance letter, all transcripts are reviewed and students are notified if they are eligible to waive any coursework based on previous classes completed with a 3.0 (B) or better.

All admitted students must attend an Advising Orientation session before they can register.  Call (206) 296-5700 to sign up for a new graduate student orientation or contact an advisor with any questions.

Dual Degree Programs

Graduate students can earn a juris doctorate (JD) combined with an MBA, MSF, or MPAC. You must be accepted into both schools and can enroll in the dual program before entering either school or during your first year of graduate study in either school. Please contact the School of Law Admission Office about their requirements. Visit the Dual Degrees site for more information.

Additional MBA Admissions Information

For additional information on Graduate Admissions, visit the Seattle University website: