The University of Washington Bothell's nationally ranked MBA programs identify and educate the next generation of leaders in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The programs emphasize analytical thinking and problem solving grounded in business theory and best practices. Our core curriculum focuses heavily on critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills.
Who are our students?
Our students have professional work experience in a wide range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, biotech, aerospace, consulting, energy, non-profit, government, education, finance, and more. They come from various business functions within those industries, including accounting, human resources, finance, manufacturing engineering, marketing, operations, and software development. Some students plan on using their MBA degrees to revitalize existing businesses with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills. Others plan to become entrepreneurs who will help create new businesses and services.
The UW Bothell MBA self-selected option allows you to choose the focus of your elective courses according to personal interests and career goals. Customize your MBA with a choice of classes in marketing, finance, management, accounting, global study, entrepreneurship, negotiations, and more.
The self-selected MBA option provides opportunities to follow your passions in greater depth or broaden your skillset to become more grounded in varied business disciplines.
When and where are classes held?
MBA applicants indicate their cohort location preference for required courses, either Believe or Bothell. At either location the students may pursue the Technology MBA, Leadership MBA, or self-selected option. Required classes meet at our Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Required classes meet at our Bothell campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Electives may be at either location on Monday through Thursdays, and on Saturdays. Times for electives may vary during the week, but are mostly from 6-9:30pm. Saturday elective classes are usually 9am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm - 4:30pm.
Learn how our program is structured.