The Master of Business Administration program at City University of Seattle prepares you to lead, manage and grow diverse organizations. With a variety of emphasis areas including accounting, change leadership, entrepreneurship, finance, global management, human resource management, marketing, project management and sustainable business, you can customize the program to your personal career goals.
With your master’s degree in business administration from CityU of Seattle, you’ll position yourself for advancement into managerial roles while sharpening your business acumen and communication skills. Our rigorous curriculum will prepare you to advance your career by focusing on the following skills:
- capitalizing on business trends and opportunities in rapidly changing industries
- applying a broad range of business theories, disciplines and technology
- implementing strategies that promote a strong social connection to your product
- utilizing the diversity in today’s domestic and global businesses
City University of Seattle has consistently been ranked a top producer of MBAs in Washington State. In 2014, our online MBA program were ranked among the top 15 programs in the country by over 70,000 students surveyed, by GraduatePrograms.com.
In addition to our popular online M.B.A. program, CityU offers weekday in-class, mixed-mode, and intensive weekend programs to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Though the program itself is large and well-established, we keep class sizes small so you can expect individualized instruction throughout your course of study.
The business awareness, confidence and skill you possess when you complete your master’s degree in business administration can change your prospects for life. Alumni of CityU’s in-class and online M.B.A. programs often receive promotions or shift careers into some of the following titles:
- program director
- senior project manager
- operations manager
- marketing, sales or HR director
- management consultant
If you have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, you qualify to apply to CityU’s M.B.A. program. We are confident that the skills you learn here will prepare you for success, so we don’t require you to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or any other standardized test for enrollment consideration. Speak with a CityU School of Management advisor to learn more.
Emphasis Requirements (12)
CityU of Seattle's MBA with an emphasis in accounting will prepare you for the professional challenges of becoming a C.P.A., while providing you with greater versatility and opening the doors to a myriad of opportunities both within the accounting profession and in the field of business. The emphasis comprises review courses using Becker materials and are designed to help you master the concepts, theories and technical materials routinely tested on the C.P.A. exam and are recognized as accounting credits by the Washington State Board of Accountancy.
CPA review courses are intended to review accounting concepts and theory and examine the application of these concepts to various business situations. Consequently, students entering this emphasis area must have completed a major/concentration* in accounting at City University or another university. Students must consult with the State Board of Accountancy for their state's specific requirements for sitting for the exam.
*An accounting major or concentration consists of a minimum of courses in the following areas: intermediate accounting series, cost/managerial accounting, individual and corporate tax, audit, and business law. Courses in accounting theory, advanced accounting, and accounting case studies are also very helpful in understanding material presented on the CPA exam. These courses should be master's level or 300 or 400 level if they are undergraduate courses. They should have a letter designation of "AC", or "ACC" specifying they are courses intended for accounting majors.
CityU of Seattle's MBA with an emphasis in global management is designed to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the various types of management and leadership so that you can become a more well-rounded manager, one who is better equipped to excel and meet the many different kinds of challenges encountered in today's ever-changing global marketplace.
Project management is a rapidly growing career field that is recognized and relevant in a broad range of disciplines and industries around the world, including government, military, manufacturing, transportation, health care, information technology and education.
City University of Seattle is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Global Registered Education Provider. As such, you will gain credits toward PMI certification while attending class. In addition, you will be involved in a globally recognized professional development organization that aids in the networking that is critical to support your career development.With CityU of Seattle's MBA with an emphasis in project management, you will be qualified for project and program management roles in a wide variety of organizations. (Note: Prerequisites for the following four emphasis courses will be waived for MBA students.)
City University of Seattle offers a Language-Assisted Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program for students whose first language is not English. The program is designed to support students in building their English skills while taking academic courses. In addition to academic courses, students enroll in ELP courses which help advanced learners of English improve the quality of their academic and professional English abilities. Research and critical thinking skills are also emphasized. After completion of the required ELP courses students fulfill City University of Seattle’s graduate English proficiency requirements*, and prepare for a career in business administration.
Talk with an admissions advisor to learn more.