Albers School of Business and Economics
Course Descriptions

Business Communications

  • Meets the Business Communications preparatory requirement for Albers graduate students
    If you want to write clearly and accurately, you have to be familiar with the rules of English--- and the English you use at work is different from the English you use at home or at university. Whether you’ve been speaking English all your life or you’re at an advanced stage of learning it, this class is where you’ll sharpen your skills.

    Who should take this class?

    This course is recommended for all who wish to sharpen their business writing skills.  It's required for Albers graduate students who scored below 25% in the Verbal and/or Writing section of the GMAT and have not completed equivalent coursework with a grade of B (3.00) or better. For those required to take the course, it must be successfully completed in the first quarter of attendance.

    Class Information

    Upon successful completion of this class, you will be familiar with business language and able to use business style guides with confidence. Along the way, you will learn answers to many of those English grammar questions that may have caused you to stumble in a professional context- questions like: 

    • Did I speak good or did I speak well?
    • Should that be kept between her and I or should it be kept between her and me?
    • Do I count commas separating a series of items as one, two and three or one, two, and three?
    • Do I have fourteen or 14 tasks to do today?

    This non-credit/non-matriculated class is open to both prospective and current Seattle University students. After an initial orientation meeting, you'll work towards your learning objectives online.  Your instructor will be available by appointment and by e-mail to help you achieve your objectives and to answer your questions about the material over the course of the quarter.

  • Class Information

    Registration Form

    Spring Quarter 2015

    Dates: April 3-June 12, 2015
    Meeting: First Friday of the quarter
    Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
    Location: Seattle campus/Room: TBD
    Instructor: Bryan Ruppert
    Fee: $650

    For more information, please contact Susan Earley at (206) 220-8221 or