Degree Requirements

from Seattle University's 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

81 credits to completion

I. Prerequisites

  • Basic Statistics
  • Basic Finance
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting

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

II. Co-Requisite

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

III. Required Core

a. Business Administration

21 credits, including:

Behavioral core

(10 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
MBA 5205 Teams, Creativity, & Decision Making 4
MBA 5210 Building Stakeholder Relationships 3
MBA 5215 Strategy & Innovation 3


Analytical core

(9 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
MBA 5220  Identifying & Accessing Markets 3
MBA 5225 Delivering Growth 3
MBA 5230 Managing Risk 3

Professional Development Core

(2 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
MBA 5235 Professional and Interpersonal Communications 1
MBA 5240 Business Career Planning and Development 1

a. Finance

12 credits, including:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
FINC 5050 Corporate Financial Management 3
FINC 5100 Investments 3
FINC 5110 Financial Markets & Institutions 3
FINC 5130 Quantitative Tools for Financial Analysis 3

IV. Additional Required Finance Courses

(15 credits)

Five courses chosen from one or more of the recommended career tracks below:

We recommend that a student concentrate in one of the three career tracks here. However, a student may select classes from any of the tracks.

Financial Analyst/Investments

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
FINC 5300 Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation 3
FINC 5305 Finance for International Business 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
FINC 5320 Advanced Topics in Investments 3
FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis 3
FINC 5335 Hedge Funds 3
FINC 5345 Personal Financial Planning 3
ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting l 3

Risk Management

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
FINC 5115 Corporate Investment Decisions 3
FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
FINC 5300 Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation 3
FINC 5305 Finance for International Business 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
FINC 5325 Real Options Analysis 3
FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis 3
FINC 5350 History of Financial Crises - Implications for the Future 3
ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting l 3

Corporate Finance

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
FINC 5115 Corporate Investment Decisions 3
FINC 5300 Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation 3
FINC 5305 Finance for International Business 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
FINC 5315 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
FINC 5325 Real Options Analysis 3
FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis 3
FINC 5500 Cases in Managerial Finance 3
ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting l 3
ACCT 5370 Valuation for Financial Reporting 3

V. Strategy and Synthesis

(3 credits)

Choose one of the following:Credits
INBU 5315 International Policy and Strategy 3
MBA 5500 Competitive Strategy
MGMT 5340 Business Consulting
MGMT 5990 Research Paper

VI. Required Electives

30 credits including:

Elective CoursesCredits
International Electives 3
MBA General Electives 12
Supportive Field Electives - choose three courses in the following areas of study:
Finance (Section IV), Economics, Accounting, Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics
9
Behavioral Electives - choose two courses outside of the Supportive Field Electives 6