Professional MBA


Part-time, Flexible, Nationally Ranked MBA

If you want to participate in a part-time, flexible, nationally ranked MBA program that is unique in the Northwest, the Professional MBA at the Albers School of Business and Economics is the one for you.

Why An Albers MBA?

The Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Albers uses an innovative approach to teaching 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.

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Manage commitments. The 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 in your first quarter if you choose to start the program in winter or summer quarters. Elective classes may be taken at your own pace, providing you with the flexibility to balance school, career, and your personal life. Classes are taught in the evenings; each class meets one evening per week.


Finish faster. With 54 credits required for completion, part-time students can earn an MBA in as little as 9 quarters. Full-time students can finish in as little as 6 quarters!


Take control. The Part-Time MBA program is designed to allow you the opportunity to customize your MBA degree according to your interests and career goals. Two thirds 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 of the 11 graduate certificates that Albers offers with no additional credits needed.


Span silos. Required core classes include two modules (Behavioral and Analytical), each lasting three quarters. The Evening MBA core eliminates the disparate approach to teaching where each class stands alone. Instead, each core course is organized around a common theme rather than individual disciplines. Teaching is also coordinated across disciplines, with two or more faculty members teaching each core course, so you will learn how to integrate your skills.


Enhanced networks. The Behavioral and Analytical core modules are each taught in a cohort format divided into two modules. Ideally, you will take both modules concurrently with the same cohort. This allows you to build lasting connections with your fellow students and enhance your graduate school experience.

To view the current PMBA student demographics and average entrance scores, download the Graduate Class Profile page.

Part-time MBA Admissions and Application Process

New students may enter the Professional MBA program any quarter during the year, although the Behavioral and Analytical tracks only begin in Fall and Spring quarters. If you enter Winter or Summer quarters, you will be able to take elective classes. For detailed information on the admissions and application processes, go to the Admissions page.

To find out about our policy on waiving the GMAT, go to the GMAT Waiver page.

Dual Degrees

Seattle University offers Professional 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:

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Juris Doctorate

You will find more information about these programs on the Dual Degrees page.