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Albers School of Business and Economics – Seattle University - Full-Time Bridge MBA

Seattle University Full-Time MBA (Bridge) Program Structure

The Seattle University is designed as a 12 month, full-time cohort program requiring the completion of 48 credits including 14 three-credit courses and a six-credit capstone course.  The program is designed for recent graduates who did not major in business.


Seattle University Bridge MBA students must complete three courses prior to enrollment: Financial Accounting, Statistics, and Spreadsheet Analysis. Also, if students have not demonstrated proficiency in Business Communications through past coursework or the GMAT or GRE, they may also be required to take Albers’ non-credit course on business communications. Bridge MBA students do not take elective courses.

The Bridge MBA program begins with a one-week orientation that includes the Foundation in MGMT simulation and a mini-case study. After that, students begin taking classes together as a cohort. The theme of fall-quarter classes is Language of Business. Courses include Business Economics, Accounting for Business, Project Management and Organizational Behavior. Fall-quarter activities include the Business Communications Seminar and a service learning project.

The winter-quarter theme is Analytical Process. Students take the following classes: Information Systems in the Digital World, Financial Management, Marketing Strategy and Business Ethics. Activities include a consulting project during Marketing Strategy, business plan development across classes, and a Business Communications Seminar.

In spring quarter, the theme shifts to Decision-Making. The spring courses are Financial Modeling for Business, Legal Aspects of Business, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Business Practicum. Activities include an internship, Business Plan Competition and another Business Communications Seminar.

The Seattle University Bridge MBA program concludes with the theme of Integration during the summer quarter. Students take Business Strategy-Capstone Course, Creativity and Innovation, and Collaborative Problem Solving, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Activities are the consulting project and a final Business Communications Seminar.

Throughout the program, there are also required extracurricular activities: the Mentor Program, Executive Speaker Series and career workshops by the Placement Center.

Class Profile

The average class size of the Bridge MBA is 25 students. Those admitted had averages of 510 on the GMAT and 3.1 for their undergraduate GPA. About 50 percent of students are female and 25 percent were of international origin. The average Bridge MBA student is 24-years old.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Seattle University full-time MBA costs $10,020 per quarter for four quarters, or, $835 per credit. With a total of 48 credits required to complete the program, this total comes to $40,080. There is also a one-time application fee of $55, a matriculation fee of $150, a $100 recreation fee (per quarter), and a $100 technology fee (per quarter).

Albers offers scholarships of $2,500 to $10,000 for Bridge MBA students. Recipients are selected based on their GMAT or GRE scores, undergraduate performance and a personal statement. Students from China are eligible for the PMI China Engagement Scholarship.


In addition to its application form, Albers requires a résumé, GMAT or GRE scores, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts, a 500-word essay and, if applicable, TOEFL or IELT scores. The program director interviews Bridge MBA candidates, in which select candidates will be invited to interview. There is also a $55 application fee.

The GRE and GMAT testing requirements are optional for anyone applying to a non-law graduate program at Seattle University in the 2020-21 academic year. Applicants to the Albers School of Business and Economics are still encouraged to submit a GMAT or GRE when possible. Choosing to include a GMAT or GRE score can make your application more competitive and give the admissions team more information about you.

Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or an English-speaking country, or immigration status. However, graduate and post baccalaureate applicants who received a baccalaureate degree or higher from Seattle University or a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia who remain in a country where English is the primary language for two years will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores.

Admission Timeline

Students in the one-year program enter once a year, in the fall. 

  • August 9th, priority deadline
  • September 6th, final deadline

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