The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Saint Martin's University is designed to be both flexible and accommodating for students with or without an existing business degree. The goal is to meet the needs of professionals seeking to leverage their undergraduate degree, knowledge, skills, and experience.

Transform your life at Saint Martin's

Our innovative curriculum will transform your career and life by educating our students with:

  • Hard skills (i.e., core business knowledge and quantitative skills)
  • Soft skills (e.g., leadership, ethics, communication and teamwork)
  • Competencies (e.g., critical thinking, problem solving, global perspectives, innovation and change) 

Getting a Saint Martin’s MBA is the best investment in advancing your career and personal life. Our dedicated faculty and staff will assist you in the journey to achieving your goals.

Program highlights

Saint Martin’s innovative MBA curriculum is adaptable to recent graduates with or without professional experience. Our transformative MBA program will enrich your knowledge and insights, enhance your leadership and communication skills, expand your professional network, advance new career opportunities, and improve your personal development. Download our MBA program flyer.

Additional benefits include:

  • The program operates on a five-term-per-year schedule. Students have the flexibility to choose their start term and the pace of their program. The program can be completed in as quickly as nine months. Download a MBA completion plan.
  • Our high quality and committed faculty have real-world experience in the subjects they teach. We connect our students with the business community and non-profit organizations through class projects, invited speakers, and site visits. 
  •  We offer flexible class schedules with courses in the evenings and Saturdays to support working professionals. You can view the Saturday MBA Blended Online Program completion plan here
  • Our MBA program offers a Healthcare Management Concentration that prepares students for leadership careers in the complex and rapidly evolving healthcare sector. 
  • Saint Martin's MBA program also offers a Finance and Accounting Concentration that enables students with an undergraduate accounting degree to receive an MBA and have sufficient academic credit to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.
  • Saint Martin's MBA program promotes global perspectives with a local focus on creating leadership and community impacts to enhance your career performance. We offer a Global Leadership Concentration with business-focused study abroad opportunities in Europe and Asia.

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The MBA program operates on a five-term-per-year schedule. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, to receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships, applications should be submitted by the priority deadline of the desired session.

Priority deadlines

  • Fall 10 (August – October) -- July 15
  • Fall 11 (October – December) -- September 1
  • Spring 10 (January – March) -- December 1
  • Spring 11 (March – May) -- February 1
  • Summer (May – August) -- April 15

Saint Martin's University School of Business offers tracks specifically for Accounting and Business students who want to continue their education and complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree.

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  • Proximity to the Washington state capital, healthcare services, technology companies, and non-profit organizations allows for access to quality internship opportunities.
  • Study abroad opportunities are tied specifically to business curriculum in countries such as Germany, South Korea, China and Japan.


Candidates for the MBA degree must complete 36 total semester hours (12 courses). This consists of 27 semester hours (nine courses) of core work and nine semester hours (three courses) of elective work.

MBA 500 courses listed below are for applicants without an undergraduate background in these areas. They do not count toward the awarding of the MBA degree.

However, prospective MBA students must have completed either these courses or their equivalent undergraduate courses prior to taking the core courses for which these courses are prerequisites.

  • MBA 500 Survey of Economics
  • MBA 501 Survey of Accounting Systems
  • MBA 502 Survey of Finance
  • MBA 503 Survey of Management and Marketing
  • MBA 504 Quantitative Methods for Management 
  • MBA 601 Organization Theory and Behavior
  • MBA 602 Financial Planning and Control
  • MBA 603 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
  • MBA 605 Business Analytics
  • MBA 622 Marketing Management
  • MBA 624 Human Resources Management
  • MBA 631 Operations Management
  • MBA 650 Strategy and Policy Analysis
  • MBA 661 Commercial Law

MBA students are required to take at least nine semester hours of elective courses. Students not pursuing the finance and accounting concentration can choose any three courses listed below provided the prerequisites have been satisfied.  

  • MBA 620 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • MBA 623 Management Information and Control Systems
  • MBA 625 International Management
  • MBA 626 Consumer Behavior
  • MBA 627 Managerial Communications
  • MBA 628 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • MBA 629 Designing Competitive Organizations
  • MBA 630 Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 632 Lean Six Sigma (0 credit)
  • MBA 635 Risk Management
  • MBA 640 Project Management
  • MBA 665 Business Ethics and Society
  • MBA 670 Leadership and Change
  • MBA 680 The Health Care System
  • MBA 681 Health Care Policy and Regulation
  • MBA 682 Ethics in Business of Health Care
  • MBA 687 Health Care Management Practicum
  • MBA 695 Special Topics
  • ACC 628  Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • ACC 660  Fraud Examination
  • ACC 664  Financial Statement Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • ACC 667  Internal Audit


Saint Martin’s MBA program also offers a Finance and Accounting Concentration that can provide a competitive advantage when starting your career or looking to grow in your current role. This option may also fulfill any remaining upper-level accounting courses required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination for non-Accounting undergraduates.

  • Accounting
  • Busines Analytics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Finance and Accounting Concentration: This program allows students to receive an MBA with an Accounting and Finance focus. Applicants must meet the existing MBA entry requirements. The accounting and finance strand is composed of 36 semester hours.

  • Core courses (nine courses, 27 semester hours):
  • Identical to the regular MBA core
  • Accounting and Finance Concentration:
  • Choose three Accounting 600-level courses (three courses, 9 semester hours):

Accounting Course options include:

  • ACC 603   Strategic Cost Management
  • ACC 613   Accounting Internship
  • ACC 628   Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • ACC 660   Fraud Examination
  • ACC 662   Research and Communication
  • ACC 664   Financial Statement Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • ACC 667   Internal Audit
  • ACC 668   Advanced Federal Tax
  • ACC 695   Special Topics


Health Care Management: This program allows students to receive an MBA with a Health Care focus. Applicants must meet the existing  MBA entry requirements. The health care management strand is composed of 36 semester hours.

  • Core courses (nine courses, 27 semester hours):
  • Identical to the regular MBA core.

Health Care Management Concentration Required Courses (three courses, 9 semester hours):

  • MBA 680   The Health Care System
  • MBA 681   Health Care Policy
  • MBA 682   Ethics in the Business of Health Care

Global Leadership Concentration: This program allows students to receive an MBA with a Global Leadership focus. Applicants must meet the existing MBA entry requirements. The Global Leadership strand is composed of 36 semester hours.

  • Core courses (nine courses, 27 semester hours):
  • Identical to the regular MBA core.

Global Leadership Concentration Required Courses (three courses, 9 semester hours):

  • MBA 625    International Management
  • MBA 670    Leadership and Change

Choose one more elective from the following options:

  • MBA 627     Managerial Communications
  • MBA 628     International Travel Experience
  • MBA 629     Designing Competitive Organizations
  • MBA 630     Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 640     Project Management
  • MBA 665     Business Ethics and Society
  • MBA 695     Special Topics (as approved)

Financial aid and scholarships

Scholarships that benefit students seeking their MBA

Peter V. Vale Scholarship

The Peter V. Vale Scholarship was established as a living memorial to Peter V. Vale, supporter, trustee and friend of Saint Martin's University.

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Veteran's receive scholarships to help further their education

Student Veterans scholarship

This national scholarship is open to all student veterans pursuing an MBA degree. Applications are due in January.

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Federal aid helps students to be in the classroom

Federal aid

Federal financial aid is available for graduate students who will be enrolled at least half time and are citizens, or eligible non-citizens, of the USA. Most federal aid for graduate students is in the form of direct loans. For more details about federal aid eligibility and the different types of aid available for graduate and professional studies visit:

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Graduate Assistantships

Saint Martin’s University offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships to graduate students. Contact the Office of the Provost for more information.




Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) which emphasizes teaching excellence and student success.

The acceptance letter for admitted students states which, if any, prerequisite courses are required.

  • Students with business prerequisite courses can complete the program in as quickly as nine months if they take three classes per term on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings in the Fall and Spring semesters. 
  • Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or related fields need to take foundational business courses which are offered in the summer as well as during the regular Fall and Spring semesters. Students who need these prerequisites can still finish their MBA degree in as quickly as eleven months. 
  • Most students take six terms (three semesters) to graduate if they take two courses a term. However, actual completion speed depends on how many prerequisites are required and how many courses a student takes each term.

Students who do not enroll in classes for over one academic year will have to resubmit an application and application fee in order to reactivate their student record.