Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2014, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
Our first AGSA sponsored Mariners game was a huge success! 34 graduate business students and friends came out in the cold to cheer on the M’s against the Royals. AGSA covered 56% of the ticket cost and we had awesome seats pretty close to the field. We also met at Pyramid Alehouse before the game to distribute tickets and pregame. I’ve been in Seattle for 9 months and this was my first Mariners game and it was fun! Safeco Field was clean, well laid out, and had tons of food and drink options. Consider me a new fan!
Please visit our AGSA webpage at: http://www.seattleu.edu/albers/graduate/resources/agsa/Loc Nguyen, MBA Candidate, email@example.com
modifying the MBA curriculum ( check-out comparison sheet). If you are a new student talk to Jeffrey Millard.
If you are a current student trying to figure out which way to go this may help.
there seems to be some major advantages in the new curriculum such as:
say the old curriculum was also focused on industry requirements but with time “needs”
change. Stronger focus on soft skills has made it necessary for a MBA to master
this domain as well.
I wish these
changes were introduced a little earlier. Now I am half way through and it
would not be an intelligent decision to switch. Here is some information for
the students sticking to old curriculum:
Over all I
believe the change is happening for the good. It may cause a slight stress to
the current students but we are blessed with a great team of “friends,
philosophers and guides” in Albers. They would help us get through and of
course Albers and Seattle University as always would make sure our interests
are given utmost priority.
some useful links with detailed information:
Professional MBA new curriculum
Professional MBA current curriculum
By: Vaishali Agarwal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you everyone who attended and made
our 2014 Kick-Off Mixer a huge success!
We had a turnout of over 80 people including current graduate students
and faculty and staff. The purpose of
the event was to invigorate the Albers graduate student community through an
evening of social mingling over beer, wine, and appetizers. We certainly achieved our goal and look
forward to hosting many more fun and value-oriented events in the future.
Albers Graduate Student Association (AGSA)
is a student-run organization committed to enriching the education experience
of graduate business students in the Albers School of Business. We plan to achieve this through hosting
community building events that also add value to each student’s program. Graduate business school is about building on
your strengths and finding others who can push you to become great. Most MBAs agree that the most valuable aspect
of their graduate business school experience was making connections and forging
lifelong friendships. Thus, AGSA exists
for graduate students by graduate students.
Please join us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!
Loc Nguyen, MBA Candidate, email@example.com
I realize that I'm new to Seattle, but there's no denying how inspiring the Seahawks story is.
So-called experts predicted this team to lose and certainly doubted them from the beginning. Russell Wilson was a 3rd round pick and they said he was one of the worst picks in the 2012 draft . He's also the lowest paid and shortest quarterback in the league. Richard Sherman was a 5th round pick and Malcom Smith, the Super Bowl MVP, was a 7th round pick in 2011. Coach Pete Carroll was fired from the Jets and the Patriots before he went to coaching college ball at USC. They said his "rah-rah" coaching style only worked at the collegiate level and would never be successful in the NFL. He's also the second oldest coach in the league and is now one of only 3 coaches with both a NCAA Championship and a Super Bowl win.
"That moment in time to me is just a moment in time… It didn't dampen my spirits. It didn't slow me down. If anything, it just kicked me in the butt in a better way." -Pete Carroll, after Seattle's first Super Bowl win
I think Pete's statement sums up a very important and relatable concept- that failure can be a necessary ingredient for success. These guys practiced and played every day with a chip on their shoulder and it fueled their hunger to show everyone what they're capable of.
Seattle is not known for major sports victories. In fact, we don't even have a NBA team anymore (I won't get into that). In the entire pacific northwest, only Washington has a NFL team and that creates a wide fan-zone spanning across several states. United in the blue and green, the 12th man showed up in force at every game and during the Super Bowl, cheered so loud that poor Peyton couldn't communicate with his team on the field. Sometimes it can be difficult to see how fans can affect the game but it doesn't get much clearer than that.
This Super Bowl victory is the first in Seahawks franchise history but it transcends the game of football. This team represents resolve and perseverance in the face of adversity. In our own lives, how many times have we focused on our weaknesses and doubted ourselves? The path to being mediocre is trying to fix our weaknesses. Instead, let's focus on and build up our strengths in order to become great. You may be thinking that I'm looking too much into this because it's just a game, and you may be right. But I continue to be astounded by how an entire team of underdogs not only beat, but completely shut down one of the best quarterbacks and offensive teams in the NFL on the largest stage in the world.
"Why not us?" -Russell Wilson's reminder to his team, taught to him by his late father
Loc Nguyen, MBA Candidate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Loc Nguyen is a graduate student at Seattle University pursuing a MBA degree with a Certificate in Finance. He started his studies in the fall of 2013 and expects to graduate in 2016.