Center For Leadership Formation


The Center for Leadership Formation at Seattle University is part of the Albers School of Business and Economics and home to the Executive Education programs including the Leadership Executive MBA and the Executive Leadership Certificate program. It’s a center of innovation, where top educators, alumni, and business luminaries join forces to help accomplished professionals become influential leaders in a changing world.

Leadership Looks Different Here

Organizations need inspired leaders who know themselves, lead from an ethical compass, mobilize others around a shared vision, and see the connection between a better business and a better world. This spirit of leadership is in the DNA of Seattle University and in keeping with our Jesuit roots, we seek  to develop professionals that use their education to effect positive change in the world. As leaders that inspire and influence others, our graduates are increasingly valuable assets.

How You Lead Begins With Knowing Who You Are

At the Seattle University Center for Leadership Formation, our goal is not only to help you develop your business acumen, but also to enhance your personal competencies, values, and vision as a leader.

As the world of business evolves, professionals must prepare for senior leadership–not just senior positions. Our innovative, world-class programs emphasize both business expertise and social responsibility. You’ll develop a clarity of purpose, sense of accountability, and stronger working relationships. Discover your voice as a leader at Seattle U, and you’ll make a real difference in your organization and community.

Recognized Across the Country for Our Unique Programs

Seattle University's Executive Education programs have consistently been ranked among the best in the country for more than a decade.

For 2019, our Leadership Executive MBA program is the highest-ranked EMBA program in the Pacific Northwest and ranked #11 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.



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