The Executive MBA Program is designed for mid-to-senior level managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. Enrolled students typically have more than 10 years of work experience including prior management/leadership responsibility. The class schedule is formatted to allow students to continue working while they pursue their studies--in fact, the expectation is that they will remain employed in a position that allows them to apply what they are learning while they complete the program. Students also bring their current and prior experience into the classroom to enrich the learning experience of their fellow students.
Most University of Washington Executive MBA students qualify to borrow $20,500 per year through the Federal Stafford Direct Loan Programs ($8500/subsizided, $12,000/unsubsidized). To apply, you must be a U. S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, must not be in default on a prior federal student loan, and must have registered for the draft if required by law to do so. Otherwise, this program is not based on need, income, or credit. Depending on credit worthiness, EMBA students may also qualify to borrow up to the full amount of the program fee through the private MBA Tuition Loan Program. Foreign residents may apply for this loan with a U.S. citizen co-signer.
The University of Washington is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Individual schools and colleges are members of the various accrediting association in their respective fields. Currently enrolled or prospective students should contact the Office of the Registrar to review accreditation documents for the University and the respective departments to review programmatic accreditation documents.