Curriculum & Course Schedule
Work with other motivated business professionals and encourage each other to excel. Using innovative academic theory, case-based curricula and real-world data, our instructors maximize learning to prepare you for success.
Intentionally designed with you in mind, we've built a schedule that can adjust as you need it to, without affecting your completion date. We know you're busy and have obligations outside of the classroom, and we value your time. That's why you have the option to choose between online and in-person options depending on how you prefer to learn and what fits your schedule. Want to try both? No problem. We can work to customize a plan that fits your needs.
Core MBA classes meet 6-9:30 p.m. twice weekly – no Fridays or weekends, of course – so you'll know what to expect and how to plan.
Course Modality Options
|9-month, accelerated||2-year, part-time|
|Entirely in person||Yes||Yes|
|Combination of online & in person||Yes||Yes|
- Attend entirely in person; available for students who want to finish in nine months and those who want to attend part time and finish in two years.
- Attend entirely online; available beginning fall 2021 for students who want to attend part time and finish in two years.
- Choose a combination of online or in-person classes; available for students who want to finish in nine months and those who want to attend part time and finish in two years.
Concentration in Executive Leadership
If you choose to complete the Concentration in Executive Leadership, courses will be a combination of traditional, hybrid online and practicum formats, in addition to a three-day outdoor excursion, completed over one summer. Please see the following links for the current course schedule and more information about the Whitworth MBA program:
MBA Degree Requirements - 36 credits
|MB 501||Organizational Behavior & Leadership||3 credits|
|MB 522||Economics of the Firm||3 credits|
|MB 505||Managerial Accounting||3 credits|
|MB 525||U.S. Business Transactions Law||3 credits|
|MB 510||Corporate Finance||3 credits|
|MB 530||Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation||3 credits|
|MB 515||Advanced Financial Statement Analysis||3 credits|
|MB 517||Business Statistics & Decision Analysis||3 credits|
|MB 535||Optimizing Human Resources||3 credits|
|MB 526||Integrated Marketing Strategies||3 credits|
|MB 513||Operations & Project Management||3 credits|
|MB 529||Strategic Management||3 credits|
Executive Leadership Concentration Requirements - 9 credits
Students pursuing a concentration in executive leadership will complete the MBA degree requirements listed above in addition to the following:
|MB 550||Executive Leadership||3 credits|
|MB 551||Transferable Team Performance||2 credits|
|MB 552||Design Thinking||1 credit|
|MB 553||Leadership in Society||3 credits|
Courses in the Executive Leadership Concentration are a combination of traditional, hybrid online and practicum formats, in addition to a three-day outdoor excursion, completed over one summer.
Prerequisites for Whitworth's MBA Program do not need to be completed prior to admission. Whitworth offers several online and self-paced completion methods to satisfy the following coursework or equivalent work experience requirements if you do not already have the necessary background:
Please contact your advisor for more information.
Our content is applied, experiential and decision-based, designed to utilize our students' professional and personal experiences in graduate-level business curriculum.
- Rigor: Providing a comprehensive graduate-level education by provoking deeper levels of thought and application.
- Relevance: Continually integrating the most current business trends, learning tools and industry technology in our classroom so graduates are equipped to be successful in their dynamic professional careers.
- Quality: Intentionally investing in students so they can reach their full potential as contributing members in their communities.
Integration of Faith and Learning
The Whitworth MBA strives to provide ethical and faith-based learning experiences through rigorous curriculum and practical application exercises specifically tailored to graduate-level education and spiritual growth. This is accomplished through assignments, classroom discussion and professor engagement rooted in the Christian worldview that critically examines students' searches for truth, meaning, reason and morality in their business vocations as Christian professionals.