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Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration

Program Details

Credits Required: 36
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Industry Highlights

  • In 2010, available jobs requiring MBAs increased by 24%. In 2009, they declined by 5%.

QS Top MBA Jobs and Salary Trends Report 10/11

Build a Brand. Yours.

Are you the go-to person for project management? The person who can collaborate with anyone? The lynchpin that holds your department together? A future senior manager? Whoever you are and whatever your professional identity, an MBA from WMU can help you cultivate your innate abilities, build new skills and develop the confidence to seek career advancement and define yourself as a leader.

A WMU MBA prepares you for the next level. Whether you seek advancement within the business world or are coming from another field and looking to transition to a business career, the MBA program will help to build your personal skill set and brand in a way that will open doors to opportunities.

With the MBA program, what you learn today, you can use tomorrow in the workplace, and that affords you the opportunity to apply concepts in real-time and shine as a strategic thinker and problem solver.

The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.

Achieve your Work-Life-School Balance

Our program is designed for full-time working professionals in terms of course schedule, advising and other services. Ninety percent of our students are full-time working professionals. And, your professors have been exactly where you are now, when they were earning their advanced degrees.

Invest in Yourself

Your goals are important to us. Everything about an MBA is personal—the reason why you are pursuing the degree, the opportunities it will unlock for you, the time you spend on your studies, the knowledge you gain, and the ways that you will evolve to become a better business leader.

We understand your personal investment and meet it with an investment of our own. Your faculty will coach you on achieving your goals through instruction, mentorship, recommending learning opportunities, and helping you develop not just your network but the personal brand you are able to bring to that network and the workplace.

Personal Attention

The personal relationships that are embedded in the MBA program help you to achieve the work-life-school balance that is critical for success.

The Faculty members are accessible and approachable industry professionals who are participating in the latest research in a variety of fields. Their expertise will make challenging material accessible. Our faculty members truly love to teach.

Your classmates will become a valuable network of professional contacts and learning partners. We treat our MBA courses as learning labs with students who are experts in different types of thinking. You will learn more about yourself and develop skills that you did not have before.

Convenient Scheduling

Schedule: Fall and spring semesters are 13 weeks long, with classes meeting one night per week. Summer I and summer II sessions are 6 1/2 weeks long, with classes meeting two nights per week. Most classes meet on weekdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Some courses are offered in online or hybrid formats. Admission is ongoing; students may start in any semester.

Advising: Our MBA academic advisors can help tailor a plan that is right for you and your goals. Customization and customer service are our hallmarks.

Employer tuition reimbursement

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement program, find out about WMU’s deferment program for employer paid tuition.

"Best bang for the buck"

Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 50 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.