About the MBA Program

The Haworth College of Business MBA program will provide you with the ability to accelerate your career through high-level experiences and an expanded professional network. The degree is designed so you gain key managerial decision-making skills that make you eligible for career advancement. As a working professional, you will have maximum flexibility while you pursue relevant coursework and opportunities.

Your future, powered by our mission

Western Michigan University's MBA program, offered by the Haworth College of Business, is available both in person and online, and you can move between in-person and online delivery formats to meet your personal needs. Along with developing a strong understanding of business functional areas, including finance, accounting, marketing, and management, your courses will focus on leadership skills, communication, negotiation and presentation skills, and how to analyze data for strategic decision making.


  • The MBA is perfect for students seeking to transition into a management or leadership role in business. Courses provide a foundation from which to develop expertise through discussion and application.

    Dr. Jennifer Bott, professor of management

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Continue your professional journey with the strategic skills managers need

You will experience the difference that an MBA from Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business can make to your future. No matter your industry or position, the WMU MBA will help you develop the skills and leadership style to take your career to the next level and the opportunity to move up in your current organization or land a position somewhere new. Whatever your goals, the faculty and staff of WMU's MBA program are available to guide you on your path to success.

Take a look at some of the firms you'll have an opportunity to work with:

  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Corewell Health
  • Meijer
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Perrigo
  • Pfizer
  • Stryker

Sara Wiseman, alum, Quote

  • Working for a large company means exposure to a lot of cross-functional strategic discussions. Part of the reason I started the MBA program was to feel more comfortable unpacking and applying that information to my work. Making information like financial, marketing and business strategies more accessible helps me set impactful goals and maximize my performance.

    Sara Wiseman, strategic communications manager, Stryker

Our history, your legacy

Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation—and WMU Haworth is one of them, making it an excellent choice for students seeking quality education that is a good investment of their tuition dollars. WMU Haworth has maintained its AACSB accreditation since 1970 for undergraduate programs and 1981 for its graduate programs.

An additional set of standards applies to accounting programs, and WMU Haworth is accredited for undergraduate and graduate programs in accountancy. Less than 2% of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold supplemental AACSB accounting accreditation. Learn more about accreditation.