Take the Lead With Us

At Seattle University Albers School of Business,  we believe business education can transform the course of your career but more importantly, transform you as a person, too. Designed exclusively for mid- to senior-level professionals, our programs help you develop your business acumen and enhance your personal competencies, values, and vision as a leader.

Executive Leadership Certificate Program

This seven-month program provides an in-depth personal exploration into leadership in which students develop insight, deep self-awareness, and humility—all hallmarks of leader luminaries—along with the confidence to influence and inspire others.

Leadership Executive MBA

After earning the Executive Leadership Certificate, students move on to a rigorous 4-quarter core business curriculum. All our courses are delivered from the strategic perspective leaders need to drive cross-functional collaboration and innovation. You’ll develop your voice as a leader, gain valuable business skills, and learn what it means to lead a responsible organization – everything to help you become the kind of leader you admire and respect.

Highest-ranked EMBA program in the Pacific Northwest
Ranked #16 nationally

Everything You Need to Lead

  • A 7-month deep dive into leadership with one-on-one executive coaching throughout the program.
  • Small cohort-based classes that provide an intimate, high-impact learning environment.
  • A convenient schedule that allows you to continue working full time.
  • A talented, accomplished peer network who become a lasting source of personal and professional support.
  • A focus on the social impact of business and organizational decisions.
  • Projects that put your leadership into action.

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I've been invited by all these great institutions and the institution that I bonded with is Seattle University because your emphasis on the leader is so powerful. It's what I've always believed in and I found it here.

Alan Mulally CEO & President (retired), Ford Motor Company | Senior Fellow Emeritus, Center for Leadership Formation
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Alan Mulally, retired President & CEO of Ford Motor Company, was a Senior Fellow at Seattle University's Center for Leadership Formation from 2015 - 2020. In this video, Mulally, one of the world's most admired business leaders, explains why he partnered with the university's Executive Education programs.

Employer Snapshot

Our students and graduates come from some of the most well-respected companies in the world and a diverse cross-section of industries. Here's a partial list:

Anthony's Restaurants
Aviation Technical Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Blue C Sushi
Blue Nile
Boeing Company
Boys & Girls Club of King Co.
Continental Mills
Costco Wholesale
Crane Aerospace
Crowley Petroleum Services
D & L Foundry
Delta Dental of WA
Discovery Health
Dolby Laboratories
Esterline Avionics & Controls
Everett Clinic
Evergreen Medical Center
Expeditors International
Fidelity Investments

Fred Hutch Cancer Center
Gates Foundation
General Motors
Getty Images
Girl Friday Productions
GTE Financial
Harborview Medical Center
Horizon Air
Intellectual Ventures
JDA Software
JP Morgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente
Kenworth Truck
Liberty Mutual
McKinstry Co.
MultiCare Health System
Nationwide Insurance
Northern Lights Capital Group
Perkins Coie
PCM, Inc.

Premera Blue Cross
Providence Medical Center
Regence Blue Shield
Sanofi Genzyme
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle City Light
Siemens Healthcare
Sinclair Broadcast Company
Sprague Pest Solutions
Stanley Black & Decker
Starbucks Coffee Company
Swedish Medical Center
Symetra Financial Corporation
The JANUS Group
The Pokeman Company Int'l
TransACT Communications
Transpo Group
Trident Seafoods
University of Washington
UW Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Weyerhaeuser Company

Delta Dental has put 12 executives through the Executive Leadership Program. Interestingly, graduates have independently described their participation using the words “life changing.” Indeed, there are noticeable changes in each graduate. They are more reflective, more participatory and more collaborative. The program is unique in that it captures the Jesuit traditions of discernment and service to others. These are healthy qualities for a corporation as well as personal well-being.

Jim Dwyer, President & CEO (retired) Delta Dental of Washington