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Online MBA Program at Seattle University Offers Part-Time Flexibility

The Online MBA program endeavors to help you identify, understand, and solve emerging business challenges. Our faculty will challenge you to listen, empathize, and develop cross-functional understanding with your colleagues, helping you hone your ability to build key relationships as part of your strategic approach to business leadership. Our rigorous curriculum, which integrates this collaborative ethos into all aspects of business operations and teaches you to thrive amid the ambiguity and complexity that define modern business, is delivered with the flexibility of a part-time MBA experience, empowered by our dynamic online interface.

Immerse yourself in an Online MBA program that can transform how you conduct business by demonstrating the power of fair process and holistic operations. Because successful business is about more than profit: It’s about people.

Program Details

  • 54 credit hours
  • 1 residency retreat weekend (offered quarterly)
  • As few as 2.5 years to complete
  • Flexible part-time MBA workload
  • 4 annual starts (fall, winter, spring, and summer)
  • 10-week quarters
  • AACSB accredited


Application Requirements for the Online MBA

Applicants to the Online MBA program must have a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale), a GMAT score of at least 500 or a comparable GRE score, and at least two years of professional work experience. Qualified applicants may request a GMAT/GRE waiver (Please note: An approved waiver does not guarantee admission to the Seattle University Online MBA program). Probational admission contingent upon completion of the program’s first 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may be offered to students who do not meet these initial criteria.

In addition, prospective students must submit the following as part of their application for admissions:

  • Completed online application
  • $55 application fee (view all fee waiver opportunities here)
  • Resume demonstrating at least two years of professional work experience
  • Official GMAT or GRE test scores (sent by the testing agency) or waiver
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and post-baccalaureate work. Seattle University accepts official transcripts via a secure electronic delivery system from your issuing university, sent to Transcripts may also be delivered to our office in a sealed envelope from the college or university, or sent by the applicant as long as they remain in their original unopened university envelope.

    Official transcripts should be sent to:

    Office of Graduate Admission
    Seattle University
    901 12th Avenue
    P.O. Box 222000
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090

    Please note: International transcripts will require an agency evaluation
  • Optional personal statement: Personal statements are not required, but may be included, especially if there is information an applicant feels is important for the admissions committee to take into consideration when making their decision
  • Official English language proficiency test scores, if required. TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE are accepted
    • Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or other English-speaking countries, and immigration status. However, graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants who received a baccalaureate degree or higher from Seattle University or a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia, and who remain in a country where English is the primary language for at least two years after graduation, will not be required to submit an English proficiency test score
What to Expect From Your Curriculum

The Online MBA program offers an immersive learning experience that prepares you to manage effectively and responsibly with an ethical focus and values-driven practices. Each course in the Online MBA program is built around a “Leadership Challenge” that trains you to listen, learn, analyze, and act with confidence. You will develop an incisive problem-solving mindset and learn to view business success as a service to the greater community.

Upon successful completion of this program, you should be equipped to:

  • Understand, integrate, and apply substantive business knowledge in a global context
  • Identify opportunities and problems, generate alternatives and justify recommendations
  • Recognize and address moral and ethical challenges and defend a course of action
  • Communicate effectively across audiences and modes
  • Access new levels of self-awareness, demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, and identify your own vocational purpose

View MBA Curriculum

Online MBA Residency Retreat

A team-building residency retreat has been a key component of MBA programs at Seattle University for more than two decades, and we are excited to extend the opportunity to participate in this transformative event to our Online MBA students.

Part of OMBA 5205 Teams and Decision-Making, the introductory course of the Online MBA program, the residency retreat weekend begins on campus at Seattle University with an optional Thursday evening social gathering in which you can meet your Online MBA classmates face to face for the first time. It then moves off-site for two days of activities and workshops designed to teach you how to build and maintain constructive working relationships, lead and influence others appropriately, and manage conflict professionally and effectively.

Historically, Albers students have reported that the residency retreat weekend was one of the most meaningful experiences they had during their entire MBA program. As an added bonus, it also represents your first chance to begin growing your professional network as an Online MBA student!

Admissions Deadlines


Priority Application Deadline

April 27
Summer 2020 term


Application Deadline

June 8
Summer 2020 term


Next Start

June 22
Summer 2020 term