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Portfolio Manager Greg Wilson on What Makes the Albers Master of Science in Finance a Smart Investment

Published June 28, 2023 at 10:06 AM PDT

Greg Wilson HeadshotGreg Wilson, a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) alumnus from Seattle University, credits his career growth as a portfolio manager at Pugh Capital Management to his degree. While initially focused on hard skills within finance, Greg discovered the value of soft skills such as emotional intelligence and negotiations through the program. This article showcases Greg's experiences and highlights the benefits of the MSF program at Albers School of Business.

Why Representation Matters: Wendy Dimas on Diversity and Ethics in Business Leadership

Published May 22, 2023 at 1:05 PM PDT

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The article highlights the journey of Wendy Dimas, a Latina woman pursuing her dreams of becoming a business leader. Wendy's passion for numbers led her to pursue a dual degree in the PMBA and MPAC programs at Albers School of Business Economics. Read more to learn about her decision to study at Seattle University.

Business But Better: How Seattle U Leaders Are Paving The Way Forward

Published April 26, 2023 at 10:04 AM PDT

3 people talking at Seattle UDiscover how Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics is leading the way towards a brighter future. As a staunch supporter of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Albers instills in its students the values of integrity, excellence, diversity, and social justice.

How a LEMBA Prepared Joseph Restivo for the Path of a Servant Leader

Published April 13, 2023 at 1:04 PM PDT

Joseph Restivo headshotJoseph Restivo ’16, a graduate of Seattle University’s Albers School of Executive Education Leadership Executive MBA (LEMBA) program, says that the program has provided him with the necessary business acumen and leadership skills required to move up in his career and develop into a servant leader. He now serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Jaspr Health, a company that aims to provide evidence-based solutions to those struggling with mental health issues.

Data Science vs Business Analytics: A Comparison In Career Paths

Published March 29, 2023 at 1:03 PM PDT

Laptop, bar graphs, pie charts, and line graphsData Science and Business Analytics are two highly sought-after career paths with similar concepts. Read along to learn how the two compare and contrast, and most importantly, the career opportunities within them. 

How Kimfer Flanery-Rye Leveraged an EMBA to Blend Business and Service

Published March 13, 2023 at 10:03 AM PDT

Kim Flanery- RyeKim "Kimfer" Flanery-Rye changed the trajectory of her life by joining the Leadership Executive MBA Program at Albers Schools of Business and Economics. With years of professional experience already under her belt, the LEMBA program gave her the formal learning needed to become a better leader in the workforce. 

The Status of Remote Work: Pros, Cons, and What It Means for Career Advancement

Published February 14, 2023 at 10:02 AM PST

Hands typing on a laptopRemote and hybrid work has been on the rise since the inception of the Covid-19 Pandemic. This article discusses the status of remote work, the pros and cons, and what it can mean for your career advancement. 

How a Second Chance at Life Brought Annie Wright to an MBA

Published January 30, 2023 at 10:01 AM PST

Annie WrightWhen Annie Wright was given a second chance at life, she knew she couldn't miss the opportunity to invest in herself. Read more to learn about how a big moment led Annie to the Albers School of Business and Economics one-year Early Career MBA program. 

6 Business Trends to Watch in 2023

Published January 23, 2023 at 10:01 AM PST

A cartoon of a person looking through binoculars on a paper airplane over a line graphBusinesses have gone through various challenges and changes over the past few years. Learn how to best optimize your company and stay up to date with the business trends in 2023.

How, Now, Must We Live?

Published December 16, 2022 at 1:12 PM PST

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Sharon Daloz Parks discusses how in today’s society we must live with humility. She walks through the three traits that humility yields in effective leaders: curiosity, patience, and the courage to fail. 

Danielle Quint on how a Leadership EMBA Boosted Her Confidence and Propelled Her Career

Published November 30, 2022 at 1:11 PM PST

Albers School EntranceDanielle Quint graduated from the Albers School of Business and Economics after pursuing a Leadership Executive MBA. Read along to see how her journey at Albers granted her the skills and confidence to grow in her career and as a leader. 

The Sustainable Approach

Published November 16, 2022 at 9:11 AM PST

Seattle University Student Center and LibraryApril Atwood discusses environmental changes and challenges and how companies need to take action to reduce their environmental impact and adopt a more sustainable approach. Atwood highlights 6 things companies should be considering to address these challenges.

Corporate Social Responsibility: What You Need to Know

Published November 3, 2022 at 9:11 PM PDT

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to every business strategy. Learn more about CSR, its benefits, and how to implement it into your business model.


Will You Take The Leading With Values Challenge?

Published October 27, 2022 at 9:10 PM PDT

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Steve Brilling raises an important question: Will you lead your company with values in uncertain times? With over 30 years of executive leadership experience in financial, educational, and consulting services, Steve asks some important questions that business leaders must answer if they want to serve not only the business itself but the employees and the community that keep it afloat.

“Who am I as a leader, and who do I want to become?” Scott Bingham on how the EMBA Prepared Him for a Career in Leadership and Service

Published September 16, 2022 at 9:09 PM PDT

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>Growing up, Scott Bingham ’18 knew he would pursue a career helping others, but he never dreamed he would be doing just that via technology. Today, he is Senior Director of IT Operations at Seattle Children’s Hospital, delivering technical solutions for clinical teams supporting young patients.

Professional MBA vs. Executive MBA: Which One is Right for You?

Published June 14, 2022 at 9:06 PM PDT

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There are many factors that inspire professionals to seek a master’s degree in business administration. Maybe you are looking for a leg up the corporate ladder. Maybe you want to make a career change or start your own business. Or maybe you’re looking to grow as a leader, inspiring your team and driving the vision and values of your workplace. No matter your goal, an MBA prepares you to take the next step in your career, helping you grow both personally and professionally.


Executive Coaching: The Foundation for Growing as an Agile, Innovative Leader

Published April 26, 2022 at 9:04 PM PDT

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Executive coaching is one of the cornerstones of executive education at the Albers School of Business and Economics. 

At Albers, “a team of seasoned executive coaches provides personalized mentorship to each student that arms them with tools and personal insights that can be directly applied to their professional careers,” says Ariel Rosemond, Director of Executive Leadership Programs at Seattle University. Seattle U’s Executive Leadership Certificate integrates executive coaching into the program, helping experienced professionals develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others, which ultimately leads to increased performance in their organization.

Recruiting For MBAs: The New Normal Looks A Lot Like The Old Normal

Published January 18, 2022 at 9:01 PM PST

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It’s become abundantly clear that COVID-19 has redefined the way we do business, with the sweeping changes to the world of business and to the economy caused by this pandemic already quite obvious. And for all these long-term impacts and implications, one particular learning stands out: you never know what to expect. 


Why Summer Business Programs Help Today’s High School Students Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Published November 30, 2021 at 9:11 PM PST

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Enrolling in a college prep summer program is becoming an increasingly popular way for students to expand their experience, enhance college applications, or simply try out collegiate life. Learn more.

Leadership In Our New Remote Working World

Published November 16, 2021 at 9:11 PM PST

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In the last year, the modern workplace has been completely turned on its head. Albers School of Business & Economics explores what leadership looks like in our new, post-COVID remote working world. Learn more.

Top 5 Trends In Business Analytics For 2021

Published October 25, 2021 at 9:10 PM PDT

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Business analytics tools and insights into your organizational management, these trends can help organizations deal with disruptive change, radical uncertainty, and the transformative opportunities they bring. In this article, we outline five key trends in business analytics for 2021. 

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Data & Analytics Are Changing The World - And Could Change Your Career

Published July 6, 2021 at 9:07 PM PDT

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Today’s technological evolution is moving at a breakneck pace. New digital trends have paved the way for a massive shift in society’s expectations, and the professional world is no exception. Learn more about this ever-changing landscape.

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Fruitful Financials: Why Now Is A Great Time To Earn Your Master’s In Finance

Published June 29, 2021 at 9:06 PM PDT

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The financial industry has undergone a rapid evolution, one that is still very much in progress. From a shifting economic landscape, ever-changing financial regulations, and the rise of financial technology, not to mention influences and reactions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is at a pivotal moment in its transformation.

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In The Business Of Fun: How An MBA In Entertainment Business Management Can Accelerate Your Career

Published April 27, 2021 at 9:04 PM PDT

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The old adage, “there’s no business like show business,” is as true today as it ever has been. Besides the glitz and glamour that has always accompanied the industry, there are a number of factors that make entertainment and media an attractive industry for creative, business-minded talent. Learn more about how an MBA in Entertainment Business Management can accelerate your career.

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The Ethics of Vaccine Passports

Published April 15, 2021 at 9:04 PM PDT

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As the availability of COVID-19 vaccines expands and more of our family, friends and neighbors are receiving their doses, the question of whether there should be vaccine “passports” has prompted renewed attention. Many countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, are studying the feasibility of expanded use of vaccine passports and jurisdictions such as New York have already instituted limited, privately administered mobile technology for individuals to gain access to gyms, sports arenas and large wedding receptions.

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Counting on Change: Why Switching To A Career In Accounting Might Be Your Best Move

Published April 13, 2021 at 9:04 PM PDT

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Programs such as Master’s in Professional Accounting (MPAC) for non-accounting majors provide graduates with invaluable skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and research analysis, as well as organization and time management. Enrolling in a MPAC program, like those available at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics, is a practical choice that opens the doors to different career paths and vocational opportunities.

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Is Getting An MBA Worth It?

Published February 8, 2021 at 9:02 PM PST

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The hard truth is this: today's students and recent graduates face a number of unprecedented challenges including debt, unemployment, layoffs, a poor economy, and an increasingly competitive job market. Given the uncertain economic and public health outlooks, it seems only natural that the decision to continue education would be more carefully examined than ever before. In this article, we dig in to the question: in 2021, is getting an MBA worth it?

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Graduating in a Recession and the Career Consequences

Published November 1, 2020 at 9:11 PM PST

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It's impossible to completely mitigate the effects of a recession. The "class of COVID" has been forced to change up their entire academic careers, give up traditional graduation ceremonies and celebrations, and, for those who have found work, begin professional careers during what is being argued as the most hostile job market for some since the Great Depression. In this post, Albers' Jeff Millard explores the short- and long-term consequences of graduating during a recession, and the steps you can take to minimize the impact it has on your future.

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