Graduate Programs Overview
Seattle University graduate programs are among the best in the Northwest
The Albers School of Business and Economics educates managers from around the globe to be effective leaders - both in their professions and their communities. In the Jesuit tradition of educating for leadership and service, you are challenged with ethical issues in business throughout the curriculum. In a global business market, graduate education offers you an invaluable competitive edge - and the Albers School of Business and Economics offers flexibility to match your individual goals.
Roughly 80% of the students at Albers work full-time while pursuing a graduate degree. Each class meets once a week in the evening. Combining work experience and academic coursework allows you the opportunity to troubleshoot real issues in class and apply what you have learned the next day in the workplace. The flexibility of the schedule allows you to start any quarter and finish your degree at your own pace. Many classes are given in both Seattle and Bellevue, so you can decide which one is more convenient.
Although Albers is proud to have one of the largest part-time MBA programs in the Northwest, the distinction has not affected our ability to provide personal attention to all of our students or keep our class sizes small enough that cohesive student groups form. This allows you not only to become acquainted with your professors and benefit from personalized discussions with them, but also to talk with your fellow students about new concepts and ideas. Faculty members, not teaching assistants, teach classes and are available to assist you when needed.
The Princeton Review cites Albers in the 2012 edition of their student driven "Best 294 Business Schools" publication. Albers was among the top 100 on the Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2012 list for preparing students for social and environmental stewardship.
Competitive Programs for Working Professionals
Internationally Accredited Programs
Albers has earned a reputation as one of the best business schools in the country. We are an AACSB accredited school, a distinction held by only a small percentage of the country’s business schools.
In its "Business School Rankings 2011," Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked the Albers Professional MBA program among the top part-time MBA programs in the nation, placing it at 52nd. U.S. News & World Report, in their “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014” edition, listed Albers 60th, making it one of the best part-time MBA programs in the nation. In addition, our accounting specialization is ranked 19th in the nation among the specializations rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
The Albers Bridge MBA is a 12 month program designed to provide you, a graduate of a non-business undergraduate program, the business knowledge to help you jumpstart your career.
The Master of Science in Finance at Albers is designed to develop your knowledge of corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions and markets.
The accounting program at Albers takes a two-pronged approach to accounting education that includes a thorough and rigorous academic program of accounting studies in the classroom, with a strong grounding in computer applications and a broad mix of voluntary activities outside of the classroom designed to augment development of the student's skills in team work, organization, and communication.
Our Leadership Executive MBA program is ranked 19th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the fifth year in a row that we placed in the Top 25.
The program provides mid- to senior-level professionals and clinicians across the health industry an opportunity to earn a master's degree emphasizing leadership formation for business and impact within the health sector.
The graduate certificates in business are designed to allow working professionals to develop expertise and acquire a credential beyond their undergraduate degree without having to complete a full graduate degree program.