The Seattle Metro MBA offers our MBA curriculum with a track focused on Sustainable Business. Most classes in the Metro MBA program meet in the historic Masins Building, a beautiful Pioneer Square building which also houses Social Venture Partners and Impact Hub Seattle, a co-working space for social entrepreneurs.

The Metro MBA curriculum covers traditional business fundamentals—economics, accounting, finance, marketing, operations and strategy—all through the lens of sustainability. Students learn conventional and non-conventional theory, while working in teams on real-world applied projects in virtually every class. As a capstone sequence, students undertake a project in entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship. In the second year of the program, students also have a number of elective options, including study abroad, a residential program on creativity and innovation, concentrations in finance or cooperative management, or deeper engagement in organizational leadership through the ALP course sequence in the Seattle Hybrid MBA program.

Students typically complete the program in 24 to 27 months, including summer terms.

Courses are conducted chiefly in person during weekly evening classes, with distance learning technology used as an additional resource helpful for course management and inclusion of guest speakers. Students can also expect to take hybrid-format elective courses along with the Hybrid MBA students at IslandWood on Bainbride Island.

A two-year course on Leadership and Personal Development (LPD) rounds out the curriculum by helping students develop the leadership skills necessary to lead their organizations to a sustainable future.

An example of course sequence for the Seattle Metro MBA Program is below, however, we are currently in the process of shifting from quarters to semesters starting fall 2018 and actual courses may differ slightly from the list below: Confirmed fall courses will be published and available January 1, 2018. First early admit deadline for fall is January 15.

Year 1, Fall Term

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Management: Organizational Systems and Change
  • Leadership and Personal Development

Year 1, Spring Term

  • Principles of Economics
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Leadership and Personal Development

Year 1, Summer Term

  • Managerial Finance
  • Systems Thinking in Action

Year 2, Fall Term

  • Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship I
  • Elective I
  • Leadership and Personal Development

Year 2, Spring Term

  • Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship II
  • Strategy and Implementation
  • Elective II
  • Leadership and Personal Development

Year 2, Summer Term

  • Business Modeling and Decision Analysis
  • Operations Management

Students complete two elective courses as part of the Seattle Metro MBA program. Students may elect to take electives of their choice, or to complete elective sequences in Cooperative Management, Finance or Organizational Leadership.


Examples of Possible Electives

  • Dal LaMagna Series on Responsible Capitalism: International Study Tour
  • Creativity & Innovation

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