Inspired Curriculum By Design

Thoughtfully designed with courses grouped into five broad themes, our EMBA curriculum will expand your perspective through multidisciplinary and multi-industry exposure, as well as through coursework, reflection, rigorous application, and dedicated one-on-one executive coaching.

Curriculum Overview

The five overarching themes driving the design of our curriculum mirror the responsibilities and challenges business professionals will face in the course of their careers: leadership, effectiveness, strategic thinking, execution, and impact. Detailed course descriptions can be found in our Graduate Catalog

The first two quarters focus exclusively on personal leadership and the remaining four quarters are jam-packed with everything you need to be a well-rounded business person. It was completely integrated with our work as professionals; we were tasked with applying the concepts we were learning--both leadership and business--to our own environments, not a fictitious company or situation from a textbook.

Jessica Bishop, LEMBA '17 Senior Program Manager, Edifecs

Learning Outcomes

Seattle University's tradition of educating the whole person means that the Leadership Executive MBA program delivers more than an increased level of business acumen. The rigorous instruction in core business concepts together with a highly personal exploration of leadership results in graduates that possess:

  • A deepened consciousness of Self as a leader.
  • Superior leadership acumen (ability to influence individuals and orchestrate organizational change).
  • Strong knowledge of business concepts and disciplines.
  • The ability to inquire/source quality information, and synthesize knowledge via situational analysis and risk assessment.
  • Superior and integrative analytical competence in strategy and decision making.
  • The ability to lead with conscience and competence within the local and global Commons.

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Leadership EMBA Program

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The top-ranked program in the Northwest 10 years running