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Beyond the Classroom

You deserve the best out of your education; that's why Whitworth's MBA program offers several opportunities for you to extend applied learning and practical experiences outside of the classroom, distinguishing you as a leader in any industry.

Take your MBA above and beyond with course excursions, focused areas of study, executive coaching, and several community and alumni connections.

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Sun Valley Executive Excursion

Take your MBA on the road with Kevin Parker, owner of Dutch Bros. Coffee, to the beautiful ski village of Sun Valley, Idaho. You'll spend a week exploring topics in leadership with successful entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 leaders. The Sun Valley excursion is offered twice per year (December and January). This destination-classroom experience fulfills the MB-530 Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation course requirement.

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Concentration in Executive Leadership

The MBA Concentration in Executive Leadership (also offered as a certificate option for graduates or community members) is offered during the summer and designed for students and professionals ready to realize their potential as leaders within their organizations and communities. Using immersive practicums, outdoor excursions, in-class intensive sessions, and online modular content, you'll engage in a multifaceted study of leadership theory and practice, as you develop the skills and principles needed for success in higher levels of business.

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Executive Coaching

Whitworth's nine-month Executive Coaching experience is an exceptional opportunity to further expand your network. Designed to help optimize your professional development and complement the MBA coursework, you can use your executive coaching experience to further differentiate yourself locally and regionally as a graduate of Whitworth's MBA program.

Community Engagement Opportunities

We know how important community connection is for your career and professional development. That's why we collaborate with local employers and organizations to provide intentional opportunities for you to get involved. The Whitworth MBA program supports and sponsors several community events, and is proud to partner with organizations such as Greater Spokane Incorporated, Spokane County United Way Emerging Leaders Society, Leadership Spokane, Spokane Club, Spokane U-District, and several others.

Women's Leadership Network

Empower yourself with the knowledge, tools, and skills to increase your leadership effectiveness from the classroom to the boardroom. You will learn the mindsets, barriers, and behaviors that impact women throughout their lives. The Whitworth Women's Leadership program is designed to equip and inspire high-potential young women on the runway of their career to pursue, navigate, and sustain their business careers. 

MBA Alumni Society

Whitworth's MBA Alumni Society is available to current and prospective students as a resource and support system throughout the MBA program, as well as an exciting networking opportunity that connects you with community partners, local employers and organizations, so you can continue to expand your career and professional development after you graduate.