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Current and future Spokane professionals choose Eastern Washington University’s MBA program for its blend of affordability, convenience, and quality. The curriculum consists of forty-eight credit hours, with elective concentrations in accounting or finance. In addition to the traditional MBA, the school offers “a dual master (MBA/MPA) option” for those interested in the public or nonprofit sector. Taking a full course load, the MBA “program can be finished within one year,” though the flexible schedule is highly accommodating to working professionals too. “Night classes fit well within a typical eight to five working schedule,” and the campus in central Spokane is “easily accessible from in or slightly out of town.” Most importantly, the school’s instructors are “very understanding when you have personal circumstances interfering with class, and will do everything they can to work with you while still maintaining the highest academic standards for their students.”

At this small public school, students speak highly of the MBA faculty, describing their professors as “knowledgeable, professional, personable, down-to-earth, accessible, and reasonable.” Many instructors are “very highly regarded in the academic community,” staying active in business research and regularly publishing scholarly articles. They are not only academics though. With strong ties to the local business community, professors “bring significant professional experience to the classroom, which helps tremendously in understanding and applying models and theories taught in class.” Plus, with students ranging in age from twenty-one to fifty-nine, “The diversity of students and faculty significantly enhances the learning environment and challenges you to think more critically.” Nonetheless, some students would like to see the program take an even more practical approach, saying the coursework contains “very few case studies” and skips over some essential skills, like business-plan writing.

While rigor varies by course, most “professors are tough” and classes are time-consuming. According to a current student, “We all work our tails off together to get through this program.” Fortunately, professors are “all very accessible outside the classroom, even when you don’t come knocking during office hours,” and most “go out of their way to explain things in a way that you can understand.” Likewise, “the administration is very helpful and patient” and the “easy enrollment process” makes it easier for working students to consider a degree. In addition to kindness and convenience, cost is a major reason students choose the program; EWU is “considerably less expensive than its neighboring competitors, yet it has the same AACSB accreditation.”

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Lorene Winters
MBA Program Specialist

668 North Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202-1677
United States





Applicants: 73
Acceptance Rate: 81%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.28
Years Work Experience: 5
Average Age: 30



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