The University of Washington Bothell’s School of Business brings out the entrepreneurial spirit within students. The SoB holds prestigious accreditation through the AACSB and has been named a top business school by Bloomberg Businessweek. The world-class professors have published articles in scholarly journals, and there are ample opportunities for undergraduates to follow in their footsteps with their own research. In fact, Bothell has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Students can get this top-notch education without fear of graduating with insurmountable debt. In 2019, Forbes named UW Bothell a “Best Value College,” and the University reports that 61% of undergraduate students and 54% of graduate students graduate debt-free. Alumni have assumed management positions with corporations such as Boeing, the Port of Seattle, and Blue Nile.
Business students have the option to enroll in classes at the Bothell campus or at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue. The School prides itself on having a diverse population and offers day and night classes, so adult learners who are employed full-time have options that fit their schedule. Upon completing the well-rounded business core, students will pursue in-depth studies of either Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Retail Management, Supply Chain Management, or Technology and Innovation. A minor is also available in Economics. The Independent Study Projects course allows students to dive deep into a business problem approved by a faculty member. For every five pages written for the research paper, an additional credit hour will be earned, with a maximum of 10 credit hours.
The MBA program challenges graduate students to think beyond the business mindset they enter the program with. Students can choose to pursue the Leadership or Technology route, and those already admitted to the PharmD program can earn a joint degree. Experiential learning electives, such as Strategic Marketing Lab, Investments Management, and the Entrepreneurship Practicum, ensure students are career-ready. The Master of Science in Accounting program offers a part-time option for professionals that can be completed in two years. They also offer a full-time option geared towards students who are able to devote more time to their studies, which can be completed in one year. This competitive program fulfills the requirements to sit for the CPA exam. The curriculum included five elective courses, so students can tailor their studies to their interests. Sample electives include Advanced Leadership Models, Forensic Accounting, and Introduction to Game Theory.
The co-curricular activities, such as internships, optional lectures, and club participation, can be equally as enriching as classroom learning. The mentorship program, Edge, connects students to prominent business leaders for small group meetings. The Research Talk and Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series features even more thought-leaders presenting on Timely Persuasion and Informed Speculation. Accounting students will gain exposure to the professional world at the Accounting Ethics Conference. Graduate students are invited to the Moon Family Leadership Breakfast Series. Business clubs include Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, and the Financial Management Association.