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Albers' graduate classes throughout Fall 2021 are face-to-face or online. Online classes are either synchronous or asynchronous:
Below are current classes open to prospective students. All require arrangements made in advance. Each has information on whether it is face-to-face or online.
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This course presents basic principles of corporate finance and develops tools for financial decisions and valuation in the presence of uncertainty, imperfect information and conflicting incentives among stakeholders. A series of spreadsheet-based valuation exercises are used to develop firm values using basic financial data for local companies.
Face-to-face, Thursdays, PIGT 101
The study of the accounting principles and practices of governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Examines the reporting, tax, and auditing issues important to entities operating as not-for-profits, such as government entities, social agencies, churches, schools, etc.
This course is the study of formal and informal organizations, the individual, group dynamics, communication, leadership, motivation, and organizational design.
Face-to-face, Thursdays, CHDN 142
Learn more about our one-year Bridge MBA designed for individuals with a non-business undergraduate degree and limited work experience.
Student teams serve as consultants to area businesses that have been identified through the Seattle University Project Center. The consulting teams identify the projects' work dimensions in the beginning of the quarter through interaction with company leadership. Substantial interaction is then required throughout the quarter between the student team, the business representatives, the professor, and professional consultants brought in to assist the student teams. Materials and lectures will be designed to provide students with the direct information that will assist in the development of the consulting report at the end of the quarter. While significant class time is assigned to help the teams work on the projects, it should be assumed that meeting with the client and the team might require time outside of class. Performance on the project is the entire basis for the grade in the course.
This course introduces a range of approaches to bargaining and conflict resolution. Through interactive exercises, students develop negotiation skills for use in a professional context or any interpersonal activity.
Synchronous, Wednesday evenings.
Focus on tools for effective decision making, and concepts of, and practice in, group dynamics. A retreat component, individual growth, team building and group decision making. Draws on research from economics to inform decision making skill development. Lays a foundation for ethical decision making throughout the MBA program.
Face-to-face, Tuesdays or Thursdays
Develops essential knowledge and skills for effectively planning, implementing, and controlling marketing activities of an organization. Focus is on the application of basic marketing concepts and principles as well as strategic decision making for achieving and sustaining competitive advantages in the marketplace.
Find out more about our Professional MBA which can be taken part-time or full-time.
Students will explore of various types of sponsorship and will also be able to formulate their own creative solutions to achieve partner brand objectives. Students will gain a firm understanding in how sports sponsorships are sought out, formulated, evaluated, and activated to produce positive ROI and ROO for partner brands.
Learn more about our MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management, the first program of its kind to build on diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core philosophy.
Introduces computer programming for data extraction, cleaning, transformation, integration, data mining, statistical analysis, data visualization, and others. Class projects will be drawn from real world examples. Designed for students who have prior experience with computer programming.
The Capstone is an application of data analytics in the planning and execution of real-life development project for an industry partner. Students work individually or in small teams to define and carry out an analytics project from beginning to end. Key steps include: scoping the project, locating an industry partner, formalizing a question, finding data sources, determining the method of analysis, implementing the analytical procedure, and communicating the results to the client. This process will help students integrate what they have learned in multiple courses, and apply their expertise to solve a problem for a real-world enterprise.
Face-to-face, Tuesdays, PIGT 200
Actual meeting times may vary from official class times.
Learn more about our STEM-designated Master's in Business Analytics program which tackles the complex business challenges of today's data-driven corporate environment.
Please see entry under Accounting.
Course examines financing options available to an entrepreneurial venture as well as the financial management of the small business. Financing sources follow the life cycle of the business from start-up through angel investors, venture capital, bank lending, leasing, asset based lending, and franchising to the IPO. Focus is on methods of valuation used in entrepreneurial finance.
Learn more about our STEM-designated Master's in Finance program which develops your knowledge of corporate finance, investment, and financial institutions and markets.