Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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MBA graduates will tell you their degree isn’t just personally rewarding ― it’s the best preparation for the best leadership positions and a means to help them achieve a better work/life balance. An MBA from Seattle Pacific University offers more. Not only are SPU students prepared for leadership and professional growth, but they also discover how business principles and ethical practice unite to lay a foundation for business as service to others.

Who Should Pursue This Degree

If you are a working professional who has achieved a meaningful level of career success, and if you have a minimum of one year’s work experience after receiving your bachelor’s degree, SPU’s part-time, flexible, evening MBA program is designed for you.

The degree is for those who now recognize the need to develop and expand their knowledge and expertise in business in order to become more effective in current responsibilities ― or to prepare for new responsibilities.


SPU’s School of Business, Government, and Economics is committed to providing an applied, experiential, and collaborative learning environment that integrates business competence and Christian character. As a student in the MBA program, you learn to do the following:

  • Provide values-based leadership from a general-management perspective.
  • Think and act strategically under conditions of rapid change and uncertainty.
  • Effectively manage by developing people and integrating business processes with information technology.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge in one of the following areas: finance, human resources, management, data management and analytics, cybersecurity, information systems, or social and sustainable enterprise.
  • Communicate effectively, work in teams, use information technology, and self-assess personal abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

“Business You Can Believe In”

The MBA program at SPU is built on an ethical foundation that offers a first-class business education through the lens of Christian faith and values. Among other things, you will take at least two ethics classes. You will see that your professors integrate ethical issues throughout the curriculum. The School of Business, Government, and Economics also operates the Center for Integrity in Business and publishes Ethix journal.

A Flexible Format

The MBA program is responsive to the needs of working professionals.  You can choose to complete the program as a part-time student.  Our evening courses are designed to accommodate your work schedule.  We're committed to keeping red tape, bureaucracy, and forms to a minimum - and parking is FREE.  Classes are smaller, allowing you to get involved with your professors (no TAs) and fellow students in a cooperative and reciprocal learning environment.  You can also personalize your degree through self-designed coursework to incorporate your real-time experience into program electives.

Mentor Program

To enhance your MBA experience, we offer a Mentor Program that gives you access to more than 900 business people and professionals from a variety of companies, industries, roles, and levels of experience.

Mentors are available to meet with you one-on-one, as sources of information about their companies and as network resources for future contacts. You may participate with one mentor for one quarter or multiple mentors over multiple quarters.

Career Services

We offer a robust suite of career and professional development opportunities including career counseling, job-search coaching, résumé development, workshops and seminars, networking events, and mentoring through SBGE Career Services.

Program Outline

The program outline shows that the 45 credit program covers the breadth of subjects needed to know how to understand management and organizations from an enterprise perspective and gives the opportunity to pursue specialization electives.  (Up to 27 additional credits of pre-MBA background coursework are required for those who don’t already have it).  The official degree requirements for this graduate program are stated in the SPU Graduate Catalog in effect when you are accepted into this program.


What is required for admission to the MBA program? Find information about admission requirements and procedures. The official admission requirements for this graduate program are stated in the SPU Graduate Catalog in effect when you apply to this program. Additionally, for other questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


MBA Program Contact

Jackqueline Miller

Graduate Program Director
EdD, Seattle University

Phone: 206-281-2753
Office: McKenna Hall 222

MBA: Our Mission

The MBA program enables graduates to provide purpose-driven, cross-functional leadership in business, government, and civil society as impact-oriented, responsible professionals informed by a Christian perspective.

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Rated a Best Program

The Princeton Review has listed SPU among the Best On-Campus MBA Programs in their Best Business Schools for 2019 review.  They also list SPU as having one of the Best Business Schools in the West.

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Graduate Programs Open House

Get the facts about our MBA, MS-IS, and MAM degrees at the next Graduate Programs Open House. You will have the chance to speak one-on-one with graduate program representatives, who will answer your questions and get you started in the right direction.

Open House and related events are listed on our Graduate Open House page.

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