Established in 1994, the Milgard School of Business offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA), a Master of Science in Accounting (MSAcc), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership, and a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). We also offer a variety of undergraduate minors and executive education programs.
MISSION & VISION
The Milgard School of Business cultivates business leaders through cutting edge and personally accessible education, diverse scholarly exploration, and innovative community engagement while promoting social responsibility. We inspire students to become lifelong learners.
The Milgard School of Business transforms our communities through innovative thinking, compassionate leadership, and exemplary stakeholder engagement.
Our Strategic Goals
Transformation with Impactful Practices
Diverse Knowledge Dissemination
Responsive and Distinctive Programs
Empower Student Careers
Nurture Alumni Ambassadors
Empower Faculty and Staff
Strengthen Inclusive Culture
MILGARD'S CODE OF CONDUCT
Our Code of Conduct guides personal and professional conduct and obligates faculty and staff to function as an accessible, collaborative team.
Honesty and Integrity
Milgard School staff and faculty are honest, reliable, and act with the highest integrity. We operate under a mandate to maintain, strengthen and improve the public's trust and confidence in the School by meeting our obligations and delivering what we promise.
Kindness and Respect
Milgard faculty and staff respect each other and act with unfailing kindness toward each other and with all individuals with whom they interact. We believe that a demonstrated courtesy, consideration, and sympathy for colleagues, students and the wider community are a non-negotiable hallmark of who we are.
Milgard faculty and staff maintain an unwavering commitment to students and to the wider community. We act to preserve and enhance accessibility to our stakeholders.
Milgard faculty and staff recognize that we are at our best and strongest when we perform as a team. We believe that together we can achieve far greater things than we can individually.
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Milgard Faculty and Staff value and honor diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as an integral part of who we are.
The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma earned accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2011, and gained reaccreditation in 2016 following the Continuous Improvement Review conducted in 2015, as determined by the Board of Directors of AACSB International. AACSB was founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.
UW Tacoma joined an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from AACSB International. Only 840 schools of business, or less than 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.
To achieve accreditation, an institution’s business program must undergo a meticulous internal review and evaluation process. During this period, the school must develop and implement a mission-driven plan to satisfy standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.
Prior to 2011, UW Tacoma was jointly accredited with UW Seattle Foster School of Business and the UW Bothell Business Program; as of now, we are independently accredited by AACSB. For the first time in our history, the UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business program is listed separately in the list of AACSB members. Also, our undergraduate and MBA programs are now eligible for ranking by U.S. News & World Report and other publications. Coupled with the transition to school, it really means that the we now have an independent identity and are visible to the rest of the world.
About AACSB International
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is an association of almost 1,700 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries. AACSB accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools — less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. For more information, please visit: www.aacsb.edu.