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Albers Grad Advising: Dedicated to Helping Students Achieve Success 

The Albers Graduate Advising team is dedicated to the academic, professional, and personal development of graduate business students.

Our graduate academic advisers are committed to providing comprehensive, seamless, and student-centered services for graduate students, from program consideration through graduation. We strive to connect our students with the Seattle University community by providing materials, resources, and advising that is current, accurate, and informative. 

Our services include:

  • Educating students about university programs, policies, and procedures
  • Helping students create tailored academic plans to meet program requirements and achieve career goals
  • Assist with registration procedures, Registrar documents and processing, and academic program management
  • Provide resources for students to engage in a meaningful and holistic graduate school experience
  • Offer opportunities to network and build community
  • Offer assistance when challenges arise
  • Support career development and assist with vocational discernment with regard to academic programs 

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Principles of Financial Accounting

Completing this non-credit online financial accounting course satisfies the financial accounting prerequisite requirement for the MPAC, MSF, and Accounting Certificate at Seattle University. This class is open to incoming Seattle University students as well as those seeking to fulfill prerequisites for other programs.

Course Description

To develop a professional understanding of the accounting information cycle, including the proper recording of business transactions and economic events in the books of account, explained in the context of the basic accounting model. Emphasis will be placed on accounting concepts and techniques and the rationale for their use. Special attention will focus on the books of original and final entry, the accrual basis of accounting, sources of GAAP, and the financial statement framework, including the proper matching of revenues and expenses on the income statement and the appropriate valuation of economic resources and obligations on the balance sheet. Emphasis also will be placed on the meaning of certain accounting terms and expressions necessary for effective communication in the business environment. No prerequisites to this course are necessary. The course should enhance a student's ability to assess and record the effect of a business transaction or economic event on the operating performance and financial status of a firm. In particular, the course should prepare students for success in the MPAC program and, specifically, the intermediate accounting series. 

Summer Intersession 2024

Class Schedule: Pending
Format: Online/Zoom
Fee: $50
Instructor: Dennis Applegate

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