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The graduate certificates programs in business are designed to allow working professionals to develop expertise and acquire a credential beyond their undergraduate degree without having to complete a full graduate degree program. The certificate program allows students to: 

  • Specialize in new areas of business
  • Update older information or degree 
  • Acquire added skills and credentials to increase career opportunities

The program allows a student, with the guidance of a graduate programs coordinator, to choose a customized program of business classes from the graduate courses offered through the Albers School of Business and Economics. Certificates are awarded in the following areas of specialization:

Course work for a certificate may be applied to the Professional MBA, Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC), or Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, if a student applies for and is accepted into one of those degree programs prior to completion of the certificate program. Current Seattle University graduate students may also be eligible for the certificate programs.

If you are a current Seattle University student and would like to add a certificate, please complete the student section of the form and bring the form to your academic advisor to complete the process. Completing the certificate courses without a signed certificate form will result in an incomplete certificate and thus will not be posted on your transcript.

Upon completion of the requirements of the program (see individual areas of study for requirements), students will have posted to their transcripts the entry, "Certificate of (insert discipline)" and be issued a certificate listing the discipline studied.

For more information on Albers Graduate Certificates, contact albersgradinfo@seattleu.edu

International Students

International students may enroll in the certificate program as F-1 students as long as they take at least 3 classes per term. Since it might not be possible to take two classes per term in your certificate, this option will result in taking more classes than are needed for the certificate.

If a F-1 student takes at least three terms of certificate classes (18 credits total) and completes the certificate, they will be eligible for OPT, providing they have not already used their master's level OPT for another degree.

For more information, contact albersgradinfo@seattleu.edu.  

Executive Leadership Program

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is a highly-respected, graduate-level certificate program for mid-to-senior level professionals. The curriculum is carefully integrated to provide an intensive exploration of leadership and its personal meaning in each participant’s life. The outcome of the program is a deeper knowledge of leadership, greater confidence, and a keen awareness of the values that guide executive decisions.

For more information on ELP, contact Ariel Rosemond at 206-296-5374 or suexeced@seattleu.edu.

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