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Western Washington University to Host Weekend MBA Information Sessions

Western Washington University's Everett-based Weekend MBA program will host two upcoming information sessions at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.29 and Thursday, Sept. 26 in Gray Wolf Hall at the University Center of North Puget Sound on the campus of Everett Community College.

The information session scheduled for Aug. 29 will be in Gray Wolf Hall Room 156.  The Sept. 26 session will also be held in Gray Wolf Hall with the room to be determined.

Western’s Weekend MBA features an every-other-weekend program designed for professionals who have busy lives and wish to advance their current leadership positions in private, public, and nonprofit organizations.  The program meets 20 weekends per year with traditional quarter breaks. The cohort-based approach offers a high degree of interaction between students and faculty with a focus on translating theory to practice.

Weekend MBA student Shannon Affholter, vice president of Business and Economic Development at Economic Alliance of Snohomish County and Everett City Council member, said the flexibility of Western’s Weekend MBA program in Everett makes it practical.

“The MBA program is helping me become an even stronger leader.  Because classes are every other weekend, I get to pursue my graduate degree and still maintain my busy professional and family life,” Affholter said.

Western’s Weekend MBA program is AACSB accredited, placing it in the top 5 percent of business schools in the world, and ranks in the top 100 MBA programs worldwide by the Aspen Institute.  Graduates of the program have found jobs at global corporations including Amazon, Microsoft, MSNBC.com, United Airlines and Boeing.

For more information, visit www.wwu.edu/weekendmba, email weekendmba@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3717.

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