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All Quarters: Online & Onsite (Seattle); Spring: Mixed Mode (Renton)
Online, Mixed Mode, Onsite (Seattle, Renton)
Total Credits

An MBA that Prepares You for Industry Certifications

The Master of Business Administration program at City University of Seattle prepares you to lead, manage, and grow diverse organizations. You can customize the MBA program to your personal career goals by choosing one of six emphases, which include accounting, human resource management, project management, and more. These emphases offer a focused curriculum that prepares you to sit for a variety of in-demand industry certifications exams.

In addition to our popular online MBA program, CityU offers weekday in-class, mixed-mode, and intensive weekend MBA Seattle programs, so you can choose the schedule that works for you.

CityU has consistently been ranked a top producer of MBAs in Washington State. In 2014, our online MBA program ranked among the top 15 programs in the country by over 70,000 students surveyed by GraduatePrograms.com.

In this innovative MBA program, students can select from one of 6 emphases. Each emphasis will prepare you for a specific industry certification exam.

Your MBA from CityU will position you for advancement into managerial roles while sharpening your business acumen and communication skills. If you have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, you qualify to apply. We are confident the skills you’ll learn here will prepare you for success, so we don’t require the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or any other standardized test for enrollment consideration.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the MBA Seattle program, you’ll learn to:

  • Leverage managerial effectiveness through recognition of individual strengths, values, and leadership strategies
  • Plan, strategize, and capitalize on business trends and opportunities in a rapidly changing global environment
  • Apply a broad range of comprehensive business theories, disciplines, and technology
  • Critically use information and results to identify problems, solutions, and opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate clear, concise, and persuasive communication skills that enable you to lead, manage, and participate in diverse organizations
  • Identify and develop positive personal traits and ethical awareness
  • Envision, create, and implement strategies that promote and establish a strong social response and connection to a company, product, idea, or service
  • Recognize the diversity in global business and cultural practices and respond in a socially appropriate manner
  • Apply socially responsible and sustainable business practices to an organization

Student Achievement



Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


City University of Seattle is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.