School of Management

Get started. Move ahead with a management degree or certificate from City University of Seattle.

In the CityU School of Management, you'll pick up the smarts and skills you need to succeed. Earn a degree that unlocks doors - like the door to a corner office.

Learn from the City

Any accredited academic institution can help you get "book smart." But it takes more than good test scores to break through in the real world. At CityU, you'll learn from people who've been there and done that. People who have advanced degrees and experience running successful businesses.

You can do this.

What are your goals? What sort of business career do you want to go after? We have options: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Systems, Sustainable Business, Project Management and lots more. Step one is to choose a degree program. You can earn your certificate, associate, bachelor, or graduate management degree online, in class, or with a combination. Step two: Buy a good coffee maker - we've got a lot of work to do. Step three? Get ready for your future.

Our mission in the School of Management:

"To advance the individual competency and professional development of ethical leaders worldwide by offering accessible, relevant education taught by practitioner faculty."

Bachelor Degrees Overview

When you earn a Bachelor's degree at CityU, you'll be prepared for all sorts of careers in government, industry, education, commercial enterprises, health services and nonprofit organizations. Our programs help you build a solid foundation of smarts and skills that you can immediately put to work in the real world. Or, if you're looking to move ahead even further, you can continue your studies in a graduate degree program.

Here's the breakdown of lower-division requirements for baccalaureate (undergraduate) degrees at CityU:

TOTAL: 90 Credits
General Education: 55 Credits*
    College Writing 5 credits
    College Mathematics 5 credits
    Humanities 15 credits
    Social Sciences 15 credits
    Natural Sciences/Mathematics 15 credits
Electives: 35 Credits

You will meet CityU's upper-division requirements after you complete undergraduate core courses, major courses and course work in your chosen emphasis area.

Do You Need College Experience or Additional Credits?
If you do not have any prior college coursework or need additional credits to meet your CityU program requirements, we are happy to introduce you to our online CityU 2+2 Program, where you can complete your required coursework and simply move into the baccalaureate degree program at CityU with ease.

We also require a minimum of two different disciplines in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Math. All baccalaureate degree students must satisfy 55 credits of General Education at CityU through:

  • Taking courses at our 2+2 partner school
  • Transfer credits from other recognized institutions
  • Testing programs such as CLEP

Graduate Degrees Overview

A graduate degree can get you a lot of things. Like a promotion. Or a new career. Or maybe even that satisfied feeling that comes from doing something good for yourself.

Check out our exclusive graduate programs that can get you moving forward quickly and conveniently:

We developed these programs based on what companies around the world have told us they're looking for from prospective employees. They're the best of CityU - made to fit within your lifestyle, with hands-on instruction that's relevant to what's happening in the real world, right now.

At City University of Seattle, you can earn your master's degree online or in class. If you choose online, you still have access to all of CityU's great resources on "Blackboard" - our virtual classroom. Use this program to log in to get assignments, discuss topics with your classmates, collaborate on projects and check your grades. Basically, everything you do in class but without the commute.

Remember, there's no such thing as a quick fix. But if you're committed to working smart and staying on task, a graduate degree can help you do big things. Interested in learning more? Chat with an admissions advisor or give us a call at 888.42.CityU.

Undergraduate Certificates Overview

If you're looking to strengthen your skills and become a subject matter expert in your chosen field, certificate programs at CityU are a great way to go. You can take a handful of classes and develop a specialty that will help you earn that next promotion or new job. If you do decide to get your degree, you'll be able to apply most certificate program classes toward a bachelor's program.

Not every certificate program is available at every location but most programs can be completed online. Want to learn more? Contact an admissions advisor.

Graduate Certificates Overview

If you're looking to take your education a bit further by expanding your skillset in your industry or trade, our graduate certificate programs are a great option. You can take a select group of classes and develop a specialty that will help you get ahead. And your credits can be applied to most graduate degree programs should you decide to pursue one.

Not every graduate certificate program is available at every location but most programs can be completed online. Want to learn more? Contact an admissions advisor.

Faculty Spotlights Overview

John Torres John Torres always dreamed of practicing law. So after obtaining his bachelor of science in business administration from City University of Seattle in 1993 he went on to complete his J.D. degree in 1996, and then to receive an MBA in 1997 (also from CityU of Seattle). Although a successful lawyer, CityU alumnus John Torres finds his second profession as a professor equally rewarding. Click here to read more; or to watch a video about Torres, click on this link.

Ashwin Rao Meet Ashwin Rao, CityU of Seattle adjunct professor and CEO of the Seattle technology company TravellingWave. Rao's business specializes in speech recognition for mobile devices, such as cell phones. Watch the video to learn about Rao's CityU background and check out a demonstration of the speech technology.