City University of Seattle’s M.B.A. program is designed to be flexible enough to meet the specific needs of every type of student. Whether you are a traditional grad student taking daytime or evening classes or a busy, working adult hoping to earn your degree without sacrificing your career, family, or responsibilities, this program is perfect for you. Throughout this program, you will be able to apply your skills in these areas: development of a business plan; business simulation; e-portfolio; business application project; professional development planning; and programmed skill-building. You will have the opportunity to build a portfolio, which could be shared with a prospective employer. Upon completion of your M.B.A. degree, you will be prepared for a successful career in industry, government, education, and not-for-profit (virtually every sector of private and public employment). In keeping with current market demand for employees skilled in certain areas of specialization, CityU offers optional emphasis areas such as Change Leadership, Finance, Marketing, and Technology Management that will help you succeed in your chosen field. If you’re seeking a career or greater opportunities with a large financial organization such as an insurance company, bank or brokerage house or work in an area managed by a corporate treasurer, CityU's Finance emphasis will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to accomplish your goals. This emphasis is specifically designed to help you understand the ins and outs of capital formation and corporate management; how the markets in securities and capital investments work; the role of banking in business development; and the importance of financial management in public and not-for-profit organizations.