Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of April 2011, 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.
The Global Business EDGE (Education for Global Executives) program is designed to integrate the curriculum by applying theory to real business problems. Students will apply the principles, concepts, and skills learned in their academic studies to decisions faced by international business managers in real-time and in actual business settings.
Companies want graduates who have experience, not just theoretical knowledge. The EDGE program helps students understand the growing impact of international competition and how to operate in the global marketplace.
This program connects graduate students with Northwest companies doing international business. Local companies give teams of MBA students complex project assignments. Comprised of two to three students, these teams spend the ten-week quarter preparing a research and analytical report for client firms summarizing their results. Companies now working with the Global Business program include Costco, Microsoft, PACCAR, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser, The Boeing Company, and many others.
Students benefit from the course in the following ways:
The Global Business EDGE program consists of a number of individual programs:
PMI is a Seattle based business with extensive global operations and a record of innovation. It creates high quality beverage and food containers under the Stanley and Aladdin brands. With offices in Shanghai, Manila, and London as well as engineering operations, manufacturing and sales in China, PMI is a market leader in working successfully in China. Additionally, PMI was an early entrant into the China market and a believer and supporter of corporate social responsibility. PMI has been recognized several times by AMCHAM in Shanghai with their award for corporate social responsibility. The PMI China Engagement Initiative is designed to increase economic integration and collaboration between the United States and China. Given the significant role of both countries in the world economy, it is critical that both nations have a respectful and mutually beneficial economic relationship. The PMI China Engagement Initiative consists of the following programs in the Albers School: