The UW Bothell School of Business is a dynamic, passionate and ambitious community of students, scholars, business leaders and staff. We transform the lives of students and enhance the vitality of the community through innovative research and an exceptional education with a strong commitment to ethical leadership, critical thinking and communication.
We inspire business excellence.
The UWB School of Business is independently accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.
The school is a signatory to PRME. The mission of PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. This initiative is inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
BA and MBA programs are currently offered both at the Bothell campus and at the Eastside Leadership Center (ELC). We are proud to offer daytime as well as evening BA degrees in Business Administration. Undergraduate students can specialize in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, International Business, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems, Retail Management, and Technology and Innovation Management. MBA students choose between the Technology MBA at Bothell and the Leadership MBA in Bellevue at the ELC. The MBA programs are ranked nationally by Business Week.
We are deeply committed to collaborating with the business community. Our signature programs include the Retail Management Program, the Nintex™ Leadership Breakfast Series, Business & Organizational Leadership Development (BOLD), the Ethics in Accounting Conference, Global Classroom, and the Tribal Education Network. Students participate in clubs such as Beta Alpha Psi, Financial Management Association and the MBA Association.
Business school faculty are distinguished scholars. Our professors have published in nationally renowned journals such as the American Economic Review, Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Economic Letters, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Product and Innovation Management, Marketing Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychometrika, Research Policy, and, The Accounting Review.
The key moments in our history are captured below
UW Bothell Campus established
Business Program founded, Dr. Ken Walters as Director
Business classes at current campus location
Undergraduate option in accounting added
Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) established
Leadership MBA Launched
ELC Undergraduate program launched
Independent AACSB Accreditation Granted
BOLD program created
School becomes PRME Signatory
School of Business founded
Dr. Krishnamurthy named founding Dean