As an undergraduate student in our Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA) program you will benefit from small class sizes that provide unparalleled access to highly qualified faculty who are committed to your success. With a variety of major options and combinations, as well as many internship opportunities, Albers’ BABA program offers you the academic foundation and much-needed practical experience to thrive in business and beyond.
After completing core foundation courses, which provide a comprehensive overview of the business field, students then focus by choosing one of nine majors:
A minimum of 180 credits is required for a bachelor’s degree in business or economics, including 80 hours of non-business courses. The pass/fail option may not be applied to courses in the business foundation, university core, or business major. Internships and independent study must be graded CR/F and may not be used to satisfy a required course or major elective.
Students transferring courses from another institution and pursuing a degree in business administration (BABA) must earn at least 50 credits (55 hours for accounting majors) of business courses at Seattle University. Forty of these credits (45 of these credits for accounting majors) must be taken at the upper-division (300-400) level. Twenty credits in the student’s concentration must be taken at Seattle University. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics (BAE) must normally earn 30 credits of upper-division economics at Seattle University.
A maximum of 15 credits taken by an undergraduate non-matriculated student may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree in the Albers School of Business and Economics.
Earning a Microsoft Specialist Certification can help differentiate you in today's competitive job market and broaden your employment opportunities. All Albers undergraduate students are required to complete EXCEL Certification in order to progress in their BABA or BAE program.
Please visit Albers Excel Certification for more information about the registration process, available study materials and practice exams.
For more information about the Exam requirements, visit Microsoft's Exam Details page.
Students pursuing a BABA degree may earn a double major in two areas of business by completing a minimum of 190 credits and the degree requirements for both majors. Students must complete at least 25 credits in each major. Courses may not satisfy requirements for both concentration areas. If the same course is required in both majors, students must substitute another elective course from one of the major areas. Individualized major may not be one of the areas for a double major.
I really like that Albers cares about the success of its students. The kind of care, resources, and attention that Albers gives its students are what helps them graduate as successful businessmen and women, as well as leaders.
Albers was the first school I came across that made me feel I could end up making a difference in the world someday.
I think what makes Albers unique is the faculty and staff. I'm grateful for the relationships I've built throughout my time here. My mentors have helped me discover passions I didn't know I had and they've supported and guided me through my education and the beginnings of my career.
I love the tight knit community and the direct focus on the student in the business school, classes, and the university as a whole. My professors are very approachable. They want their students to succeed and also get to know them outside of academia.
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Our location in the heart of the Seattle business community allows us to help you connect with local business leaders through class projects, our mentor program, and the Albers Executive Speakers Series, as well as through Albers Placement Center and club-sponsored events. You will also have the opportunity to participate in summer internships, and our proximity to many corporate headquarters, both large and small, offers a prime job market for graduating seniors.