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

Seattle University Full-Time MBA (Bridge) Program Structure

The Seattle University one year full-time Bridge MBA at the Albers School of Business and Economics is a cohort program with daytime classes. Past work experience is not required. The program is designed for recent graduates who did not major in business. Students are required to complete 48 credits to complete the program.


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 $10,380 per quarter for four quarters, or, $895 per credit. With a total of 48 credits required to complete the program, this total comes to $42,960. There is also a one-time application fee of $55, a matriculation fee of $150, a $100 recreation fee (per quarter), and a $140 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. There is a $55 application fee.

Students in the one-year program enter once a year, in the fall. The deadline for fall admissions is July 1.

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