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The Best Seattle Entrepreneurship MBA Programs

Seattle Entrepreneurship MBA

MBAs who have or are seeking careers centered upon entrepreneurship have countless options. Those who are looking for just the right place to live, learn and work might do well to remember that Seattle entrepreneurship MBA programs are some of the country’s most innovative.

Starbucks, Amazon, and yes, that other great behemoth, Microsoft, were all born from the ambition of of young business people with no shortage of creativity, and a love for a thriving community of like-minded people.

The landscape has of course changed and the scale is different, as has the nature of ‘success.’ The truth remains that the Seattle metro possesses a wealth of opportunity for those looking to shift their business vision into reality.

Albers School of Business and Economics – Seattle University

Albers School of Business and Economics, with its strong grounding in ethics through each area of its curriculum, places a high value of variety in pursuit of an MBA.  Devoted to this mission, The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center brings candidates varied opportunities with a focus on creativity and diversity of professional goals.

Albers is AASCB accredited and offers a part-time Professional MBA program, along with a Bridge MBA that takes place over 12 months for those who possess a non-business undergrad degree. The Professional Executive MBA program allows pursuit of training and theory in entrepreneurial ventures to those who have already established careers.

Albers offers the Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition, The Jones Progress Awards Program and the Extraordinary Leaders Forum for those wishing to grow a family or privately held existing business.

Foster School of Business – University of Washington

The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington touts itself as possessing “one of the highest job placement rates in the country.” Along with an MBA focused in entrepreneurship, FSB also offers a 12 month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship.

Foster’s Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship is a hub for scholarship and research that also offers a number of resources and competitions. The Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge, The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge; the UW Business Plan Competition and The Jones + Foster Accelerator all provide students with an array of opportunities to launch their ideas via mentorship and funding.

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