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MBA Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration program at City University of Seattle prepares you to lead, manage and grow diverse organizations. You can customize the program to your personal career goals through our emphasis areas.

  • Top ranked: 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
  • Flexible learning options: In addition to our popular online MBA program, CityU offers an intensive weekend program.
  • Individualized instruction: 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.
  • Admissions requirements: 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.

Why MBA from City University of Seattle

  • Qualified instructors with real-life experience in international management
  • Dynamic groups with a highly interactive delivery format
  • Convenient and easily-accessible program so that you can learn while you work
  • General program plan, updated according to business environment demand

Admission Requirements


Grading System

MBA follows CityU’s general grading system. Once a student has successfully passed all required courses, CityU grants an MBA diploma. Note: The VSM/CU catalogue provides detailed information about the grading system and minimum GPA requirement.

Length of the Study

It takes approximately two years to complete the MBA program (including holidays and summer vacation). You can start the program three times a year – January, April and October.

Study Formats

  • Weekend format - courses run in a weekend format, in which every course is spread out over 3 non-consecutive Saturday-Sunday blocks.
  • Online format - students study individually so they do not need to attend the classes.

Beginning of Study

It is possible to start studying at the beginning of each term – fall, winter or spring. 

Program Plan

CityU`s  MBA program is accredited in the USA by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

Foundations: Students who do not hold a bachelor's degree in a business-related field (such as business administration, commerce, accounting) must complete MBA 11.
MBA 11                                 MBA Common Professional Components 3
Business Core
 code   courses credits
 MBA 512  Self-Cultivation for Management   3
 MBA 514 Leadership, Influence, and Currency of Trust 3
 MBA 521 Law and Governing the Modern Business 3
 MBA 523 Design Thinking for Innovation 3
 MBA 532 Operations and Technology Management 3
 MBA 534 Digital Marketing and Analytics 3
 MBA 541 Global Political Economy 3
 MBA 543 Data-Driven Decision Making 3
 MBA 548 Financial Reporting and Control    3
 MBA 549 Ethics and Social Impact 3
 MBA 551 Entrepreneurship and the Art of Creative Thinking 3
 MBA 559 Emerging Issues in Strategic Decision Making 3
 Emphasis Courses 
 Global Management   
 MBA 585 International Human Resource Management 3
 MBA 573 International Business 3
 PM 506 Leading Domestic and Global Teams 3
 CY 500 Cybersecurity Overview 3
 or: MBA 625 Business Administration Internship 3
 FIN 551 Quantitative Methods and Economics for Finance 3
 FIN 553 Capital Management and Fixed Income 3
 FIN 555 Equity, Derivates, and Alternatives 3
 FIN 557 Etics and Portfolio Management 3
or: MBA 625 Business Administration Internship 3
 MK 526 Strategic Brand Creation and Management 3
 MK 527 Consumer Behavior 3
 MK 528 Marketing Metrics 3
 MK 529 Marketing Communications 3
or: MBA 625 Business Administration Internship 3
 Total credits 48-51

* Schedule is a subject to change





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