Western Washington UniversityCommunications and Marketing
DATE: April 26, 2013 7:29:35 AM PDT
WWU's Everett-Based Weekend MBA Program to Hold Info Session May 30

Contact: Alisyn Maggiora, Extended Education Program Manager, at (360) 650-3717 or Alisyn.Maggiora@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Everett-based Master’s of Business Administration weekend program will hold an information session at 6 p.m. on May 30 at the University Center of North Puget Sound in Everett Community College’s Gray Wolf Hall room 160.

Classes are held every other weekend, allowing students to keep their current work schedules while attending the program.           

The program meets 20 weekends per year with traditional quarter breaks. Class sizes are limited to 30 students, which allows for high degree of interaction between students and faculty.

Graduates from Western’s MBA program have found jobs at global corporations including Amazon, Microsoft, MSNBC.com, United Airlines and Boeing.

Weekend MBA student Shannon Affholter, vice president of Business and Economic Development at Economic Alliance of Snohomish County and an Everett City Council member, said the flexibility of Western’s Weekend MBA program in Everett makes it practical for him to attend.

“The MBA program is helping me become an even stronger leader,” he said.  “Because classes are every other weekend, I get to pursue my graduate degree and still maintain my busy professional and family life.”    

Western’s Weekend MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing it in the top 5 percent of business schools in the world. It also ranks in the top 100 MBA programs worldwide by the Aspen Institute.    

Associate Director Daniel Purdy said the MBA has become the gold standard in today’s competitive business environment, signaling to an employer that the holder has initiative, intellect, ability and desire to be a manager.

“An MBA has the ability to differentiate you in a very crowded workforce,” Purdy said.

For more information, visit www.wwu.edu/weekendmba or call Alisyn Maggiora at (360) 650-3717.

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