Overview

Applicants
73
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.28
Years Work Experience
4
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
210 - 660
GPA
2.38 - 4.0

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
January 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
September 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
27

100
Full-time
37
Female
2
Minority


Students Say

Current and future Spokane professionals choose Eastern Washington University's MBA program for its blend of affordability, convenience, and quality. The curriculum consists of forty-eight credit hours, with elective concentrations in accounting or finance. In addition to the traditional MBA, the school offers "a dual master (MBA/MPA) option" for those interested in the public or nonprofit sector. Taking a full course load, the MBA "program can be finished within one year," though the flexible schedule is highly accommodating to working professionals too. "Night classes fit well within a typical eight to five working schedule," and the campus in central Spokane is "easily accessible from in or slightly out of town." Most importantly, the school's instructors are "very understanding when you have personal circumstances interfering with class, and will do everything they can to work with you while still maintaining the highest academic standards for their students."

At this small public school, students speak highly of the MBA faculty, describing their professors as "knowledgeable, professional, personable, down-to-earth, accessible, and reasonable." Many instructors are "very highly regarded in the academic community," staying active in business research and regularly publishing scholarly articles. They are not only academics though. With strong ties to the local business community, professors "bring significant professional experience to the classroom, which helps tremendously in understanding and applying models and theories taught in class." Plus, with students ranging in age from twenty-one to fifty-nine, "The diversity of students and faculty significantly enhances the learning environment and challenges you to think more critically." Nonetheless, some students would like to see the program take an even more practical approach, saying the coursework contains "very few case studies" and skips over some essential skills, like business-plan writing.

While rigor varies by course, most "professors are tough" and classes are time-consuming. According to a current student, "We all work our tails off together to get through this program." Fortunately, professors are "all very accessible outside the classroom, even when you don't come knocking during office hours," and most "go out of their way to explain things in a way that you can understand." Likewise, "the administration is very helpful and patient" and the "easy enrollment process" makes it easier for working students to consider a degree. In addition to kindness and convenience, cost is a major reason students choose the program; EWU is "considerably less expensive than its neighboring competitors, yet it has the same AACSB accreditation."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Finding Jobs & Internships


Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
School Facilitiated
100%
Graduate Facilitiated

Students Say

Eastern Washington University's Office of Career Services provides counseling and job placement assistance to the entire student body. The office organizes occasional career fairs, on-campus interviews, and other recruitment events, in addition to maintaining an online career management system, which matches potential employers with current students and alumni. Career Services is mostly focused on the school's large undergrad- uate population, so recent graduates in the MBA program are the most likely to benefit from their services.

Within the business school, students would like to see more contact with the local com- munity: "The MBA program director does what she can as far as generating job leads for us, but it would really help if the business school were to develop partnerships with businesses." The good news is: no matter what your career plans, counting yourself among the many EWU alumni is a huge benefit in the real world. At EWU, "the network you gain access to is by itself worth the cost of the program."

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$0

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
25%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
5%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
25%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
5%

New Students Receiving Loans
20%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$21,600
Tuition (Out-State)
$25,398
Fees (In-State)
$814
Fees (Out-State)
$814

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$450
Tuition (Out-State)
$847
Fees (In-State)
$814
Fees (Out-State)
$814

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$9,397
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$9,397
Academic Expenses
$1,095

Student Body Profile


Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

Though it is a small program, there is quite a bit of diversity within Eastern Washington University's MBA class. The affordable in-state price tag draws many locals, but the program also attracts "students from all over the world, so there is a high percentage of international people" on campus. In terms of life experience, "many students come straight from undergraduate into [the] MBA program," while others enroll mid-career. Overall, the mix of people and personalities creates a positive learning environment wherein "each student brings a wealth of personal and professional experiences" to the classroom.

Eastern Washington University's main campus is located in the small town of Cheney, Washington, whereas MBA classes are taught on a satellite campus in downtown Spokane. With no direct link to the school's large undergraduate community, there is not much action at the small business school facility. A student admits, "The campus I am on does not have many student activities; it would be nice if some could be added." Nevertheless, there is "a very positive, supportive atmosphere" throughout the business school as well as "an increasing sense of students working together to achieve similar goals." Up-to-date facilities, including a 200-seat auditorium, create a great learning environment, and there is plenty of nearby parking in addition to numerous public transportation options for commuters.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Lorene Winters
Program Coordinator

Address
668 North Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202-1677
United States

Phone
509-828-1232

Fax
509-828-1275

Email
lwinters@ewu.edu


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