UW Tacoma's Business Administration program was established in 1994 and renamed the Milgard School of Business in 2003 in recognition of a generous endowment of $15 million from Gary E. Milgard, the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation and James A. Milgard.
The Milgards shared a vision of helping to build an outstanding business school at the University of Washington Tacoma. Their gift supports our quest for excellence in all that we do. The Milgard School offers a world-class education that is tailored to the workforce in this region and beyond. Experience the difference that a Milgard School business education can make in your future!
The Milgard School of Business offers several graduate programs of study leading to a Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership (MCL), and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)
Discover Milgard's renowned Centers, including the Center for Business Analytics, which partners student teams with both local and national companies to tackle real-world data challenges. The Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility hosts an annual international business case competition regarding corporate responsibility. UW Tacoma is one of the only schools in the nation to have a dedicated center for corporate responsibility and sustainability. In 2019, Milgard partnered with the Tacoma Rainer's receiving a generous gift which kindled a Sports Enterprise Management program for students to focus in on areas such as E-Sports and more.