Whitworth Master of Business Administration

MBA Quick Look

  • Convenient U-District location in downtown Spokane
  • All classes offered in the evenings
  • Option to complete in 1 or 2 years
  • Books provided free of charge and delivered the first night of class
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About the Program

Whitworth MBA students have two options for study: the 36-credit MBA or the 45-credit MBA in international management, which includes nine credits of focused cultural competency and foreign-language study. Several different languages are available from our individual tutors.

A Whitworth MBA immerses you in education for global management with faculty members who bring both academic insight and real-world business knowledge into the classroom. You will study all facets of global business, coupled with cross-cultural communications, leadership, global political economy, and regional business environments.

Whitworth's MBA and MBA in international management degrees are designed to give graduates the ability to adapt and lead in rapidly evolving global markets, providing the cross-cultural expertise that will set them apart from their peers.

  • Just the Facts

    What: Whitworth's MBA is 36 credits; the MBA in international management is 45 credits.

    Where: All MBA classes are taught at Whitworth's downtown location in Spokane's University District.

    When: Whitworth's MBA classes are offered in an accelerated format. Each class is six weeks in length, meeting twice weekly on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. This accelerated format allows students to concentrate on one subject at a time and to complete the program in a reasonable length of time: one year attending full time, four nights/week; two years attending part time, two nights per week.

    Why: Because an MBA from Whitworth is the symbol of an education of mind and heart.

    Prerequisites: Whitworth's MBA program requires prior coursework or equivalent work experience in key functional areas of business: accounting, economics, finance, marketing and statistics. If applicants do not have the necessary background, Whitworth offers several online and self-paced completion methods to satisfy these requirements.

  • Curriculum Overview

    All courses are sequenced to ensure a well-rounded and challenging management curriculum. The 36-credit MBA contains the most popular courses demanded of, and preferred by, MBA students and employers; therefore, all courses listed are required for completion of Whitworth's MBA.

    First Year
    • Fall
      • Organizational Behavior & Leadership
      • Managerial Accounting
      • Corporate Finance
    • Spring
      • Financial Statement Analysis
      • Managing People & Performance
      • Operations & Project Management

    2016-17 Class Schedule

    Second Year
    • Fall
      • Economics
      • Business & Organizational Ethics
      • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
    • Spring
      • Statistics & Decision Analysis
      • Integrated Marketing Strategies
      • Global Strategic Management
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Whitworth's MBA program accredited?

    Yes. Whitworth University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Whitworth School of Business is currently engaged in the accreditation process of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Current status: eligibility application accepted.

    How will I know if Whitworth's MBA program is right for me?

    Whitworth's Evening MBA program is designed for students who are prepared to grow in their career and who are energized by learning with, and from, other professionals. The program requires a strong commitment of time and effort, but is specifically designed to meet the demands of working professionals. If you are ready to make an investment in your future and are looking for more than just a degree, Whitworth's evening MBA program may be the right fit.

    Is company sponsorship available?

    Speak with your employer to determine if your company has a tuition-reimbursement program. If your employer plans to fund your education by paying Whitworth University for your tuition, Whitworth will work with your company to ensure as little up-front, out-of-pocket expense to you as possible.

    Is the Whitworth MBA offered online?

    No. Whitworth's evening MBA is rooted in traditional classroom excellence, allowing you to learn from your peers as well as your instructors. Classes are held in the evenings in the University District of downtown Spokane.

    Is financial aid available to graduate students?

    Yes. Financial aid is available to graduate students both at the federal level and through Whitworth's Graduate Studies in Business Program.

    How long will it take to complete my Whitworth evening MBA?

    Whitworth's evening MBA program can be completed in as few as 10 months, but most working professionals complete the program in 20 months attending part-time with summers off. Personal situations vary; completion time is dependent on previous academic coursework and professional experience.

    I took business courses in another graduate program. Can I count these toward my Whitworth MBA degree?

    You can request that up to six credits of previously completed master's credits be transferred from another regionally accredited institution and applied to your MBA. Whitworth's business school faculty will review course transcripts and will make the final determination if the credit(s) can be counted toward your Whitworth MBA.

    Does Whitworth require the GMAT? Can I take the GRE?

    Since the GMAT is designed specifically for graduate business education, Whitworth prefers the GMAT. But if you have a current GRE score, we can evaluate the score for possible replacement of the GMAT.

    How long is the GMAT score valid?

    Five years.

    How do I begin the application process?

    Contact Whitworth's graduate admissions team, at 509.777.3222 or gsb@whitworth.edu. We will be happy to walk you through the process and clarify answers to any questions you may have. We encourage you to meet with the MBA advisor to learn how your particular goals will work with Whitworth's MBA; evening appointments are available. The online application is available for you to complete at your convenience.