Albers School of Business and Economics


Students may enter an Albers graduate program any of the four quarters. Most students complete the program in two to three years, depending on their previous course work in business and how many classes they choose to take each quarter.

Go to the Bridge MBA Admissions page.
Go to the MSBA Admissions page.

Prepare for Graduate School

  1. Attend an information session.
    monthly information sessions (in Seattle and Bellevue) 
    Want to vist a class? E-mail us
  2. Prepare and register for the GMAT or GRE. for registration. Consider Albers GMAT Prep Course. Call (425) 451-0200 for more information.

    ***Seattle University code number for GMAT scores are:

    Seattle University's codes for GMAT scores are:

    • Professional MBA (Part Time)- OTM-56-13
    • Professional MBA (Full Time)- OTM-56-88
    • Bridge MBA – OTM -56-99
    • MSBA - OTM-56-61
    • MSF - OTM-56-66
    • MPAC - OTM-56-50
    • L-EMBA - OTM-56-85

    ***Seattle University code number for GRE scores is GRE 0856.

  3. Complete the application.
  4. Research financial aid options.   
    Financing Graduate Education for more information.


Domestic Students:
-MSBA program

Application DeadlinesWinterSpringSummerFall
Domestic Students:
- MBA, MSF, and Certificate programs
Nov. 20 Feb. 20 May 20 Aug. 20
Domestic Students:
N/A N/A April 20 July 20
Domestic Students:
- MPAC program
Nov. 20 Feb. 20 Apr. 1 June 15
International Students
(All programs)
Sep. 1 Dec. 1 Jan. 1 Apr.1

Graduate Application Requirements

  1. Application Form and $55 fee.
    Complete the Online Application to get started.
  2. Resume documenting work experience (MBA program requires two years minimum of full-time work experience)
  3. Official Transcripts from undergraduate and any post-baccalaureate work
  4. Official GMAT or GRE test scores sent from testing agency
  5. Official TOEFL test scores, if required

Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or an English-speaking country, or immigration status. However, graduate and post baccalaureate applicants who received a baccalaureate degree or higher from Seattle University or a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia who remain in a country where English is the primary language for two years will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores.

Please send official transcripts and documents to:

Graduate Admissions
Seattle University
901 12th Ave
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Graduate Application Process

Albers School of Business and Economics applicants are accepted into the program on the basis of their entire history (GPA, GMAT score, work experience, and TOEFL scores, if required), considering each factor individually, and in combination, as part of the admissions process. The average GMAT for the entering class of Fall 2010, was 578. The average work experience - 6 years, and the average GPA was 3.32. Personal statements and letters of reference are not required, but may be included, especially if there is information an applicant feels is important for the committee to take into consideration in their decision.

When your application is entered into our computer system, a letter is sent indicating what is needed to complete your application file. Completed applications generally take three to four weeks to be evaluated and reviewed by the department. An admissions decision is issued via mail soon after that. Check your application status on the Graduate Admissions website.

Applicants admitted to Seattle University will receive information via email regarding course registration, advising, and orientation. After the department receives the copy of the admittance letter, all transcripts are reviewed and students are notified if they are eligible to waive any coursework based on previous classes completed with a 3.0 (B) or better. All admitted students must attend an Advising Orientation session before they can register.  Call (206) 296-5700 to sign up for a new graduate student orientation or contact an advisor with any questions.

Joint Degree Programs

Graduate students can earn a juris doctorate (JD) combined with an MBA, MSF, MIB, or MPAC. You must be accepted into both schools and can enroll in the joint program before entering either school or during your first year of graduate study in either school. Please contact the School of Law Admission Office about their requirements. Visit the joint program site for more information.

Additional Graduate Admission Information

For additional information on Graduate Admissions, visit the Seattle University website:

Scholarships Available

In addition to other financing options, there are a variety of scholarships available to Albers graduate students.

Student Perspective

Connect with our Albers Graduate Student Ambassadors to learn about graduate student life at Albers!

Alexis Thornton

Check out the Graduate Student Ambassador Blog