The MBA program at Saint Martin's University is designed for working professionals like you. Because we are attuned to your need for flexibility, we offer evening courses year-round. 


Degree requirements

The MBA program requires a total of 36 credit hours for the degree.
Classes consist of nine core courses (27 credit hours) and three elective courses (nine credit hours). Students pursuing the accounting and finance concentration must take three specific accounting and finance courses (nine credit hours) in place of electives.

  • Prerequisite courses

    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 500Survey of economics
    MBA 501Survey of accounting
    MBA 502Survey of finance
    MBA 503Survey or management and marketing
    MBA 504Quantitative methods for management
  • Core

    All students must take the nine core courses below.

    MBA 601Organizational theory and behavior*503
    MBA 602Financial planning and control*500, 502, 504
    MBA 603Accounting for managerial and decision making*500, 501, 02, 504
    MBA 605Business analytics*504
    MBA 620Financial institutions and markets602
    MBA 622Marketing management 
    MBA 624Human resource management601
    MBA 650**Strategy and policy analysis
    MBA 661Commercial law  

    * MBA 500-level prerequisites are only required if they are stipulated as a condition of admission to the MBA program. MBA 500-level courses are provided for applicants without a sufficient background in these areas. They do not count toward 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 650 is the program capstone course. Students will not be allowed to enroll in the course until the latter half of the program.

  • Electives and concentrations

    Finance and accounting concentration students must choose the three highlighted courses. All other students can choose any three courses provided the prerequisites have been satisfied.

    MBA 623Management information and control systems 
    MBA 625International management601,602
    MBA 626Consumer behavior 
    MBA 627Managerial communications601
    MBA 628Investment analysis and portfolio management602, 603, 605
    MBA 630Entrepreneurship 
    MBA 631Operations management 
    MBA 635Risk management 
    MBA 663Accounting measurement and disclosureBA accounting
    MBA 664Financial statement analysis for decision making and valuationBA accounting
    MBA 695Ethics and society 
    MBA 695aPublic/private sector leadership and change 
    MBA 695bMarketing 2.0 
    MBA 695cProject Management 

4+1 dual degree program

Students in classroom engaged in learning

Qualified students earn bachelor's and MBA in 5 years

In Fall 2012 Saint Martin's University School of Business created an academic program specifically for Business Administration and Accounting students who want to continue their education and complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree.

View more details and eligibility requirements

Program Schedule

The MBA program operates on a five-term-per-year schedule. This enables students to complete the required coursework (assuming no prerequisites are required) in just over one year if they are taking two classes per term. However, most students complete the degree in 18 to 24 months.

The official, most up-to-date class offerings can be found by using Self-Service or the Academic catalog

For significant term dates refer to the Academic Calendar.

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.

Review specific criteria and apply now

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.

Review application materials and apply now

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:

Graduate student teaching a class

Graduate teaching and research assistantships

Saint Martin’s University offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships to graduate students. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 360-412-6142 for more information.


  • Is the program accredited?

    Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The MBA program is accredited with  ACBSP.

  • How long does the program take?

    Most students take six terms (three semesters) to graduate if they take two courses a term. However, this depends on how many prerequisites are required and how many courses a student takes each term. For example, students requiring no prerequisites who start in August 2014 can expect to complete their degrees by December 2015 if they take two courses a term.