Degree Requirements

from Seattle University's 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

70-100 credits required for completion

I. Prerequisites

To be completed prior to beginning the MSBA program:

  • Programming
  • Business Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Micro or Macro Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Cost Accounting
  • Excel Certificate, Spreadsheet course or equivalent

Note: Students with previous comparable course work with a B- (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these courses.

II. Co-Requisites

a. To be completed first quarter course is available for MPAC:

Note: Writing requirement may be satisfied with a 25% or higher on the GMAT verbal and writing section.

b. To be completed by spring quarter prior to enrolling in BUAN 5260 for MSBA:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing

Note: Students with previous comparable course work with a B- (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these courses.

III. Required Core

(46 credits)

a. Accounting

(16 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5120 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT 5140 Auditing I 3
ACCT 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 3
FINC 5050 Corporate Financial Management 3
MGMT 5100 Leadership Skills & Team Development 4

b. Business Analytics

(30 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BUAN 5210 Communicating and Visualizing Data 3
BUAN 5260 Mathematical Models for Decision-Making 3
BUAN 5281 Law for Business Analytics 1
BUAN 5310 Statistical Learning for Business 3
ECON 5100 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods 3
ECON 5300 Applied Econometrics 3
IS 5201 Programming for Business Analytics 3
IS 5305 Data Management in Business 3
IS 5315 Big Data Analytics 3
MGMT 5200 Strategy Analysis 3
SEGR 5800 Ethics and Professional Issues in Computing 2

IV. Additional Required Accounting Courses

(12 credits)
Choose four of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5150 Federal Taxation I 3
ACCT 5230 Strategic Management Accounting 3
ACCT 5240 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 5310 Internal Audit I 3
ACCT 5320 Internal Audit II 3
ACCT 5330 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 5340 Auditing II 3
ACCT 5350 Federal Taxation II 3
ACCT 5365 Topics in Valuation Analysis 3
ACCT 5370 Valuation for Financial Reporting 3
ACCT 5375 Fair Value of Financial Instruments 3
ACCT 5385 Corporate Governance 3
ACCT 5390 Not-for-Profit Accounting 3

V. Ethics Component

(3 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BETH 5120 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 3

VI. Data Analytics Component

(3 credits)
Choose one from the following five courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5380 Systems Modeling for Financial Decisions 3
ECON 5100 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods
FINC 5130 Financial Modeling
IS 5305 Data Managment in Business
IS 5315 Big Data Analytics

VII. Capstone

(6 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BUAN 5510 Capstone Project in Business Analytics 6

VIII. Business Analytics Elective

(3 credits)
Choose one course from the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting l 3
ACCT 5240 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 3
BUAN 5910 Special Topics in Business Analytics 3
BUAN 5960 Independent Studies in Business Analytics 3
ECON 5107 Quantitative Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 5305 Economics and Business Forecasting 3
ECON 5330 Economics of Strategy 3
FINC 5050 Corporate Financial Management 3
FINC 5100 Investments 3
FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
FINC 5325 Real Options Analysis 3
FINC 5335 Hedge Funds 3
IS 5320 Web Analytics 3
MATH 5111 Probability for Data Analytics 3
MATH 5112 Mathematical Statistics for Data Analytics 3
MKTG 5305 Marketing Research 3
MKTG 5345 Social Media Marketing 3
MKTG 5350 Creativity and Innovation 3
OPER 5310 Project Management & Control 3
SEGR 5300 Data Architectures for Analytics 3
SEGR 5310 Data Mining and Analytics 3

Note: With permission of the Accounting Department Chair, students may include 3 internship credits.

MPAC/MSBA Graduate Certificates

Business Valuation
Internal Audit