Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) MBA program, located in Spokane, Washington (USA), welcomes students from all over the world. Between 2012 and 2015, approximately 24% of our MBA students came from international backgrounds.
Eastern Washington’s MBA is one of the elite 15% of MBA programs in the world that is accredited by AACSB International. Only 30% of U.S. programs have earned this quality-assurance distinction.
EWU’s MBA prepares you to make an immediate impact on your current career and/or prepares you for a new career. Our students have unique opportunities to apply business theory and best practices to real-world experiences through case studies, internships, and business collaborations.
The MBA at EWU goes well beyond the basics so you gain employment skills in:
- Business analysis and decision making
- Managing and leading employees
- Setting business policy and strategy
- Critical thinking
- Communicating effectively
- Financial analysis
- Our 48-credit MBA from EWU can be completed in just one year if you are English-language proficient (see the EWU Graduate Studies website for details) and have met prerequisite course requirements. Note that 48 credits in our quarter system converts to 32 semester credits at institutions on the semester system.
- The MBA curriculum prepares you to succeed in today’s global business environment. EWU’s MBA faculty are nationally and internationally renowned scholars and businesspeople from around the world who have strong ties to the business community. In collaboration with Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences (Germany), we also offer an innovative MBA/MA in International Business and Economics. The MBA/MA is a dual degree exchange program: participants earn an MBA in Spokane, Washington (U.S.A.) and an MA in International Business and Economics in Schmalkalden, Germany. All classes are taught in English.
- MBA courses are held once a week in the evenings to accommodate working professionals and students interested in daytime internships.
- Small class sizes, typically 25 students or fewer, allow for significant interaction between MBA faculty and students.
- EWU is nationally recognized for its value and excellence. Newsweek magazine named EWU as a “Best Value for the Tuition Dollar” school, Consumers Digest ranked it as a national Top 50 Best Value school, and Princeton Review ranked EWU's College of Business and Public Administration as one of The Best 296 Business Schools.
We recommend that international students apply six months before you hope to enroll in a graduate program. For information about applying to EWU as an international graduate student, view our Graduate Studies site.
ACCREDITED ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
If you do not meet EWU’s English proficiency requirement (see Graduate Studies for details), you may enroll in our Graduate Preparation Program offered by the English Language Institute (ELI) as an alternative. ELI is a calendar-year long, intensive program focused on developing English discussion skills and written communication skills necessary to succeed in an EWU graduate program. While enrolled in ELI, you may also complete Business Foundation courses if you are informed that you need prerequisite business classes to enter the MBA program.
Eastern Washington’s Global Ambassadors (GAs) are current international or domestic students trained in cross-cultural communication and basic student immigration regulations. GAs help international students adapt to EWU and the United States. EWU GAs welcome new international students at the Spokane airport upon their arrival and provide the following:
- English language conversation practice
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Shopping trips
GLOBAL LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY
You have many housing options. EWU has eight safe, secure on-campus residence halls on our Cheney campus (17 miles/27 kilometers from the Spokane campus), featuring high-speed Internet, community lounges, cable television, laundry facilities, and dedicated staff. As an international student, you may opt to live in EWU's Global Connections Living Learning Community that is located on EWU’s Cheney campus in Streeter Hall. Another option is to rent one of the many available off-campus apartments even closer to EWU’s Spokane campus. Regardless, public bus transportation is available in many localities.