General MBA Program Structure

According to career goals, UW Bothell MBA students have the option of pursuing a Technology MBA, Leadership MBA, or General MBA. The General MBA concentration allows for your choice of electives to pursue your personal career goals and interests.

The MBA program is a “cohort” program, which means you will begin the program as a group, take core classes together and ultimately graduate together. It is purposely designed as a cohort to accelerate and enhance student learning, allow mentoring, provide a strong professional network and increase completion rates among students.

Upon applying, students designate their preferred cohort location for core courses to be at either the UW Bothell campus on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9:30 p.m., or at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9:30p.m. Elective courses may be offered at either location and meet weeknights or Saturdays. 

The MBA cohort experience begins each September and continues during autumn, winter and spring quarters. The program can be completed in 6 or 7 quarters (18-21 months), depending on the timing of your electives. Students (who are not on an F-1 visa) may begin taking electives early, in Spring or Summer quarters, before joining the cohort in September. Learn more about application deadlines.

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The ELC is conveniently located in Bellevue's Park 140: 2515 140th Ave. NE in Bellevue, right off the 148th Ave exit on SR- 520, about 2 miles from the Microsoft campus. If you live or work in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond or Issaquah, you may be able to drive to evening classes without getting on to I-405 or SR-520 at peak traffic times.