Business and Ethics

Graphic that reads 5th Annual Engaged Employer Symposium, August 8, Seattle University Student Center. Career Engagement Office logo in upper right corner.

Annual Engaged Employer Symposium Returns In-Person

The Career Engagement Office will host a day of learning with colleagues committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social justice. 

July 22, 2022

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Meet New Board of Trustees Chair

Costco's Pat Callans, an Albers’ graduate, first joined the Board in 2015. 

May 2, 2022

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It’s All About the Fans

Catie Griggs, President of Business Operations for the Seattle Mariners, will share her leadership know-how and more as the guest of the Albers Executive Speaker Series.

April 25, 2022

Screenshot of Zoom call featuring CFA team members. Bottom square reads CFA Society Seattle.

Competition Hones Students’ Business Acuity

The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute Research Challenge provides university students with hands-on mentoring and real-world skills in the financial field.

April 11, 2022

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Scholarship Celebrates Dean's Legacy

As the business school marks its 75th anniversary with a nod to the future, it celebrates the contributions and achievements of its founding dean, Paul A. Volpe.

April 7, 2022

Graphic of 75th anniversary of Albers.

The Albers Difference

At 75, Albers School of Business and Economics honors its rich history as it looks to the future.  

March 21, 2022

Portrait of Teresa Rothausen. Graphic reads Celebrating Women's History Month. Text below reads Teressa Rothausen, PhD, Albers School of Business & Economics.

Take the Lead

Seattle University continues its female faculty series in honor of Women's History Month with Dr. Teresa J. Rothausen.

March 18, 2022

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Tech Bowl 2022

Join Albers and GeekWire virtually on Feb. 17 as they dissect the 2022 Super Bowl’s best tech commercials.

February 16, 2022

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Vera Whole Health to Acquire Publicly Traded Castlight in $370M Deal

Ryan Schmid, '07 MBA, founder and CEO of Vera Whole Health, announces the combined company will integrate Castlight's market-leading technology with Vera's purpose-built clinics, health care professionals and strategic partnerships.

January 6, 2022

MacKenzie Scott Keeps Donations Secret in New Giving Spree

Story includes interview with Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor, Nonprofit Leadership.


December 8, 2021

Millennial Money: Experts expect 5 things this Black Friday

Story includes interview with Mathew Isaac, PhD, professor of marketing.

Associated Press and NerdWallet

October 19, 2021

Eric Artz

An Evening with Eric Artz, CEO of REI

The Albers Executive Speaker Series returned in-person for the first time since February 2020 with a discussion featuring Eric Artz, CEO of REI. Artz emphasized career and work with a purpose, saying his work is "very much a calling."

October 15, 2021

Where Does Amazon’s New Remote Work Policy Leave Seattle?

Story includes comments by Vladamir Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics.

Seattle Met magazine

October 14, 2021

Photo of alumna Desi Caswell standing behind a window at a downtown Seattle store, Corre.

Fashion Forward (thinking)

Apparel company brings an environmentally friendly and ethical approach to couture.

September 28, 2021

This Month in Seattle Tech: Rover and Leafly Get in on the SPACtion

Story includes comments by Ekaterina Emm, PhD, professor of finance.

Seattle Met

August 31, 2021

BAP Officer Board

High Honors for Honor Society Chapter

For the fifth time since 2011, the Seattle University chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an honor organization for financial information students and professionals, was recognized as a 2021 Gold Challenge Competition winner. 

August 25, 2021

Billionaire Ron Perelman Stiffs Princeton—and Loses Right to Name Dorm

Story includes comments by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the Nonprofit Leadership program.

The Daily Beast

August 25, 2021

Gayatri Agnew

Alum is a "40 Under 40" Pick

Arkansas-based publication Talk Business & Politics named Walmart executive Gayatri Agnew, ’03, ’12 MBA, to its “40 Under 40” list.  

August 16, 2021

The Accountability Question: How Should Recent Philanthropic Windfalls Be Managed?

Story includes comments by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, an associate professor in the Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program.


August 13, 2021

MacKenzie Scott’s Money Bombs Are Single Handedly Reshaping America

Story includes comments from Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor of Nonprofit Leadership.


August 12, 2021

Study Finds Reputational Harm to Sectarian Universities That Use Overtly Religious Advertising

Overtly religious advertising by religiously affiliated universities can negatively affect perceptions about academic rigor, according to a new study co-authored by Seattle U researchers.

August 9, 2021

Photo of exterior area of Albers School of Business and Economics.

SU Awarded Grant to Bolster BIPOC Businesses & Vendors

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and campus partners will work to expand diversity of suppliers.

August 3, 2021

As Amazon continues hiring, it should focus on developing local talent, panel says

Story mentions Amazon's gift to create an endowed chair of computer science. 

Puget Sound Business Journal

August 3, 2021

Bezos Caps Space Flight With ‘Hasty’ Charity Stunt

Story includes comments from Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor of nonprofit leadership.

The Daily Beast

July 20, 2021

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MBA Graduates Develop Free Guide to Help Small Business Lower its Carbon Footprint

Small businesses that want to measure their greenhouse gas emissions with an eye toward lowering them can access a free guide developed by a group of Seattle University MBA students and their advisors.

July 1, 2021

Gates Divorce Speeds Divergence of Separate Investing Goals

Story includes comments from Elizabeth Dale, Phd, associate professor in Nonprofit Leadership.


June 28, 2021

Coronavirus and 4th of July: 36% of Americans Will Spend More Money This Year

Story includes a "Meet the Experts" Q&A with Mathew Isaac, PhD, professor of Marketing.


June 28, 2021

Professors Isaac, Coleman and Cosgrove

Faculty Receive Provost’s Awards

Professors Mathew Isaac in Albers, Brooke Coleman in Law and Serena Cosgrove in Arts and Sciences received this year’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty. The awards were presented by Provost Shane P. Martin on June 7.

June 8, 2021

‘Quite the conundrum’ as Washington businesses struggle to find workers

Story includes comments from Vladamir Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of Economics.

KIRO MyNorthwest

June 7, 2021

Beverly Graham

Executive Leadership Program Alumna in Service to Others

Albers Executive Leadership grad Beverly Graham is helping fight hunger, one lunch at a time.

June 2, 2021

During labor shortage, many businesses now offer hiring incentives, bonuses and pay raises

Story features interview with Meenakshi Rishi, PhD, professor of economics.


May 20, 2021

Summer Course Students to Benefit from Partnership with Seattle Sports Organizations

When Seattle U’s new MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management program debuts this summer, second-year graduate students who take the Women in Sport Leadership course will be the first to experience a redesigned curriculum and format that takes advantage of a recent sport industry partnership.

May 19, 2021

SU Earns STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability, Improves Score

Seattle University has earned a STARS Gold rating for its commitment to sustainability. This marks the third time SU has received a Gold rating.

May 14, 2021

Interview with Dr. Maylon Hanold

Maylon Hanold, PhD, is director of the Master in Sport Business Leadership Program.

May 10, 2021

The insurance industry is extremely competitive so even small gains in consumer brand awareness can have substantial effects on firm profitability

Alber's Mathew S. Isaac, PhD was featured in WalletHub's piece for his expertise in consumer behavior.


April 20, 2021

Former NFL Star Jordan Babineaux's New Book Becomes An #1 International Bestseller

Jordan Babineaux, an NFL star, sports broadcaster, entrepreneur and soon to be Seattle U MBA grad is now making his mark as an author.

South Carolina Magazine

April 9, 2021

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Business and Law Programs Among Top 25 Nationally in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Several Seattle University graduate programs in business and law are ranked in the Top 25 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2022.”

March 31, 2021

What are the signs of economic recovery? Seattle expert weighs in on Phase 3

Story features an interview with Vladamir Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics. 

KING 5 News

March 22, 2021

Marketing Professor Debuts Blog at Psychology Today

In "All Things Numbered," Mathew Isaacs, PhD, the Genevieve Albers Professor of Marketing in the school of Albers School of Business and Economics, will write about the psychology of numbers, categories and lists.

March 12, 2021

KIRO 7 investigates vaccine vacations

Story includes interview with Jeffrey Smith, PhD, professor of Management and the Boeing Frank Shrontz Chair of Professional Ethics.


March 3, 2021

Father-daughters team launches Chances to attract Gen Z to new type of ‘social relationships app’

The app was co-created by Vanessa Lipschutz, '19.


February 26, 2021

Albers Launches STEM-Designated Accounting Master’s Program

Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics announced the launch of its newest graduate program, the Master of Science in Accounting and Analytics (MSAA).

February 17, 2021

47 Million Americans Expect to Miss a Credit Card Due Date in 2021

Story includes Q&A with Nick Huntington-Klein, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Economics, Albers School of Business and Economics.


February 17, 2021

MacKenzie Scott’s Remarkable Giveaway Is Transforming the Bezos Fortune

Story includes comments from Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership.


February 11, 2021

2021 Super Bowl Ads: Hits and Misses

Segment features interview with Seattle U marketing professor Mathew Isaac, PhD.

KING TV New Day Northwest

February 11, 2021

How to make effective feedback your superpower

Story features an interview with Therese Houston, PhD, faculty development consultant in the Center for Faculty Development.

KING TV New Day Northwest

February 5, 2021

4 Trends Behind Seattle's Booming Startup Scene

Story includes mention of mailing service start up The Postman, which is working Seattle U students to develop an app to help it scale.


February 4, 2021

Students manage Redhawk Fund

High Returns

Founded in 2009, the student-managed Redhawk Fund provides real-world investment management training. The fund began with $250,000 of the university’s endowment and at the close of the markets on Dec. 31, 2020, the fund had a value of more than $1 million.

February 3, 2021

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SU in the News: Alumna Vanessa Lipschutz and sister profiled in Forbes

Vanessa Lipschutz, a 2019 graduate from the Albers School of Business and Economics, co-founded Chances, a new a new social relationships app, along with her sister Noelle.

January 28, 2021

Trailblazers: Noelle And Vanessa Lipschutz, Co-Founders Of Chances

Vanessa Lipschutz is a 2019 alumna of the Albers School of Business and Economics.


January 27, 2021

Ask the Experts: Car Insurance

Story includes Q&A with Nick Huntington-Klein, PhD, assistant professor of economics.


January 22, 2021

'He’s like Tony Stark and she’s like my mom’: How workplace praise diverges between men and women

Article is by Therese Huston, PhD, faculty development consultant in the Center for Faculty Development.

Fast Company

January 21, 2021

Examining Digital Ethics at Seattle University

Three leaders in the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies at Seattle University talk about digital ethics and their work in the intersection between technology and ethics.

January 20, 2021

Career Clinic: How to give constructive feedback

Story features advice from Therese Huston, faculty development consultant in the Seattle U Center for Faculty Development.

Harper's Bazaar

January 18, 2021

Albers Ranks #2 in Pacific Northwest, #3 on West Coast, in 2021 Poets&Quants for Undergrads Business School Rankings

Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics was ranked #2 in the Pacific Northwest and #3 on the West Coast in the latest rankings of undergraduate business programs by Poets&Quants for Undergrads.

January 13, 2021

Giving Billions Fast, MacKenzie Scott Upends Philanthropy

Story closes with comments from Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the Nonprofit Leadership Program.

The New York Times

December 20, 2020

Coronavirus forces Black Friday changes

Story includes interview with Mathew Isaac, PhD, professor of marketing.


November 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Ask the Experts About Shopping on Black Friday

Albers School of Business and Economics Professor of Marketing Mathew Isaac was interviewed by the business site WalletHub for his advice and insights on some key questions for budget-conscious shoppers as Black Friday approaches.

November 18, 2020

State employment department says 71% spike in unemployment claims isn't what it seems

Story features interview with Vlad Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics.

KING 5 News

November 16, 2020

Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, Seattle U law professor. 

Associated Press

November 5, 2020

The Genshin Impact Backlash Is Here

Story includes interview with Seattle U communications professor Christopher Paul, PhD.


November 2, 2020

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President Sundborg Named Among 100 Influential Business People in Washington

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., and alumni in its list of influential Washington state leaders.

October 28, 2020

President Sundborg and Alumni Named Among Influential WA State Leaders

Puget Sound Business Journal

October 28, 2020

Humility is a crucial component for leadership, at all levels

Guest opinion column by Marilyn Gist, PhD, professor emerita of Executive Programs and Center of Leadership Formation at Seattle University. 

The Hill

October 20, 2020

When you need to give tough feedback, forget Zoom and pick up the phone

Guest column by Therese Huston, PhD, faculty development consultant in the Seattle U Center for Faculty Development.

Fast Company

October 8, 2020

Double Alum Bryce Rassilyer is a Puget Sound Business Journal ‘40 Under 40’

Bryce Rassilyer, ’07, ’08, who earned three degrees from Seattle University and is a CPA whose work supports nonprofits, was among those selected for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list.

October 5, 2020

40 Under 40: Bryce Rassilyer's work as a CPA supports nonprofits

Bryce Rassilyer is a double alum ('07 and '08) who earned three degrees at Seattle U.

Puget Sound Business Journal

September 28, 2020

Business Programs Earn High National Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Three Seattle University undergraduate business programs achieved high national rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2021” rankings.

September 15, 2020

3 Lessons on Launching From 3 Young, Early-Stage Founders

Story includes profile of Seattle U alumna Arya Mathew, co-founder and CEO of Nature's Label, which won the 2020 Harriett Stephenson Business Plan Competition.

Entrepreneur Magazine

September 1, 2020

After Epic 8-Year Battle, California Uber, Lyft Drivers May Soon Receive Employee Benefits

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, JD, professor of law.

KQED (San Francisco NPR)

August 18, 2020

Facebook Says Covid-19 Shutdowns Hurt Its Ability to Fight Suicide, Self-Injury, Child Exploitation Content

Story references a Wired interview with Caitlin Carlson, PhD, associate professor of communication.


August 11, 2020

Local students have an eco-friendly alternative to plastic stickers on your fruits/veggies

Story is about Nature's Label, a start-up created by five college students from the University of Washington and Seattle University.


August 10, 2020

Seattle U in the News: 5 takeaways from MacKenzie Scott’s $1.7 billion in support for social justice causes

"As a scholar of philanthropy, I believe that (MacKenzie) Scott is modeling five best practices for social change giving," writes Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership.

July 30, 2020

5 takeaways from MacKenzie Scott’s $1.7 billion in support for social justice cause

Contributed story by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership in the Collehe of Arts and Sciences.

The Conversation

July 30, 2020

Seattle restaurant describes struggles losing money to food delivery apps during pandemic

The restaruant is co-owned by Seattle U Assistant Professor of Social Work Aakanksha Sinha, PhD.

KIRO Radio

July 18, 2020

How An Under 30 Alum Got His Startup’s Technology For Stabilizing Helicopter Baskets Into This Year’s National Defense Authorization Act

Vita Inclinata cofounder Caleb Carr was a student in the School of Law in 2018 when he won the Grand Prize at the Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition in 2018 for his his proposal to create a company that would pioneer innovative hardware solutions for daily safety problems encountered in industries such as aerospace and construction. 


July 17, 2020

Seattle's historic Barbeque Pit makes a comeback in the Central District

Story includes the role of Seattle U students and the Resource Amplification & Management Program (RAMP-up) in helping the business get restarted.


July 4, 2020

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The Business of COVID

Albers faculty research ethics around data privacy amid push for contact tracing as businesses and organizations reopen.

June 9, 2020

Who should judge what's true? Tackling social media's global impact.

Story includes commemtns by Michael Quinn, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Engineering.

The Christian Science Monitor

June 8, 2020

State Economies Most Exposed to Coronavirus

Lawrence Hubbell, PhD, director, of the nstitute of Public Service at Seattle University, is the feaured "Ask the Experts" commentator in a Q&A.


June 8, 2020

Computer science student Arya Mathew is this year's winner of these

An Entrepreneurial Idea That Sticks

Meet this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the annual Business Plan Competition.

June 5, 2020

Changing Business in the Wake of COVID-19

Seattle U double alumni Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce by designing and manufacturing portable handwashing stations

May 13, 2020

Responsible AI starts with higher education

A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

May 11, 2020

Uber Budges, a Bit, on Virus Sick Pay for California Drivers

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Business

May 1, 2020

As businesses make tough decisions in the face of the pandemic, consumers might take note

Story features an interview with Jeffrey Smith, PhD, professor of management.


April 28, 2020

AI and Ethics

SU Leads the Way in Exploring Ethical Dimensions of Technology

Seattle University’s Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies launches two new strategic efforts.

April 21, 2020

Washington universities receive $191M in CARES funding, face revenue drops from room and board

Story includes financial impacts of the pandemic on Seattle University.

Puget Sound Business Journal

April 15, 2020

Vera Whole Health raises $10M to expand its ‘advanced primary care’ model

The company was founded by Seattle U alumni Ryan Schmid co-founded in 2008 when he was an MBA student.


April 10, 2020

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Seattle University Business, Nursing and Law Earn High Rankings Nationally in Latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ Rankings

Seattle University business, nursing and law graduate programs made the rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2021,” including several ranked in the Top 25 nationally.

April 3, 2020

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