The Milgard School’s standard admission process is how most students enter the BABA degree program. After meeting admission criteria, current UWT and transfer students apply to the Milgard School of Business.
The Direct Admission program provides the opportunity for exceptional freshman applicants (high school seniors) with a strong interest in studying business to be admitted directly from high school into the Milgard School of Business.
The interdisciplinary minor in Business Data Analytics (BDA) teaches students to use technology to utilize, interpret, and analyze data. Emphasis is placed on appropriate use of data to solve problems across different industries.
The Corporate Responsibility (CR) Minor gives students a firm understanding of why good businesses operate in a way that builds value for all stakeholders, and how to best accomplish this in a strategic way.
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!
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the Milgard School of Business is a comprehensive 64-credit graduate degree designed to provide experienced professionals and managers with new tools for responding to the challenges of change.
The EMP is designed for experienced managers seeking a stronger foundation in current business theory and practice, or managers who have experience in one area and desire exposure to other areas to qualify for positions of increased responsibility.
Data analytics is an emerging inter-disciplinary area which has a fast-growing job market. Foundations is 100% Online Instruction; 3-hour courses delivered live on weekends and weekday evenings. Review the class recording and practice what you’ve learned at your own pace thereafter.
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.
Center for Business Analytics
The Center for Business Analytics (CBA) serves as a catalyst for research, education and innovation in the use of "analytics", "big data" and "smart machines" for actionable insights and business decision-making.