Western Washington University’s Weekend MBA Program Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Western Washington University is pleased to celebrate its fifth year of supporting working professionals and community businesses through its Everett-based Weekend MBA Program.

Established in 2010, Western’s Weekend MBA Program is a part-time, 2-year program that meets 20 weekends per year. Courses are designed for professionals who have busy lives and wish to advance their current leadership positions in private, public, and nonprofit organizations. 

“We are so pleased to have reached the five-year mark for the Western Weekend MBA Program in Everett,” said Kati Johnson, assistant director of Western’s MBA Program. “This is an important milestone for us, and the fact that this program continues to grow means that our mission to better serve the people of Snohomish County with graduate business education is progressing.”

“Our high-quality, in-person program is taught by Western’s best graduate faculty, and the program is enriched by the work and life experiences of the diverse professionals that join our program,” she said.

The program is currently in its third cohort of students, with the fourth group of students scheduled to begin in January 2016. The cohort-based approach offers a high degree of interaction between students and faculty with a focus on translating theory to practice.  

“As a prospective business owner I knew that getting an MBA was the next step in my journey towards a fulfilling career,” said 2015 Weekend MBA student Ryan Eggers. “The Western Weekend MBA Program has not only equipped me with the knowledge and tools I need to be an effective manager, it has connected me with business professionals, quality instructors, and changed my perspective on the world around me.”

The program is AACSB accredited which places it in the top 5 percent of business schools in the world. Graduates have found positions at global corporations including Amazon, Microsoft, MSNBC.com, United Airlines and Boeing. No prior experience with business-related study is required to participate.

“This MBA program is great because it allows you to receive a quality education while maintaining a job, family and social life. One of the best things about the program is that you can use what you learned in class at work the next Monday,” Eggers said. “I am confident that this program will enable me to realize the vision I have for my career and life in general.”

Applications are currently being accepted for the January 2016 start date, with an application deadline of Saturday, Nov. 15.

For more information, visit www.wwu.edu/weekendmba, email weekendmba@wwu.eduor call (360) 650-3717.