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.
Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog.
Academic preparation for understanding the complexities of international development.
This is a preparatory seminar that takes place during the fall quarter. This course provides an introduction to the concepts of international development, social justice, globalization, international economics, social analysis and the political and economic characteristics of developing countries. Each student undertakes a specific study of the country in which he/she will be an intern.
Internship with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) in a developing country in either Africa, Asia or Latin America.
INIP 4010 begins in the winter quarter and consists of an internship for ten weeks with a NGO in a developing country. The internship is designed to provide a student with an immersion experience of working in the actual environment of international development. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their prior courses to this internship.
Academic reflection on the internship through completion of an advocacy project in relation to a student’s internship experience. Additionally, a student must write a social analysis paper that allows a student to integrate their academic preparation and personal and professional experiences.
This is a seminar that occurs in the spring with a focus on a student's international internship experience. Seminar topics consist of re-entry issues, telling one's story, NGO project presentations and social justice advocacy.