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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Master of Business Administration


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Holly Ferraro, PhD, Program Director

The professional master of business administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership responsibilities in business. The program is constructed with the following goals: 

  • Demonstrate competence for managerial decision-making
  • Recognize and address moral and ethical challenges, and defend a course of action
  • Understand, integrate, and apply relevant knowledge and skills in a global context
  • Display competence in communications
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships
  • Develop self-awareness and professional purpose

MBA courses are available at the main campus, as well as the Seattle University Eastside Education Center in Bellevue. Students may select classes from each site. Courses are scheduled in the evenings, meeting once a week.

Admission Requirements


Students seeking admission to graduate programs should contact the Albers School of Business and Economics at (206) 296-5700 or Seattle University Graduate Admissions at (206) 220-8010 for admission materials. Documents required for admission to the professional master of business administration program includes the following:

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admission and non-refundable $55 application fee (waived for Seattle University alumni)
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate course work
  • Official scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Applicants who are graduates of the Albers School of Business and Economics, and/or Seattle University may be eligible to waive the GMAT or GRE requirement. Contact the program office for more details.
  • Current résumé showing evidence of continuous full-time work experience
  • If English is not the applicant’s native language, official English proficiency scores meeting the University entrance requirements are necessary. See policy 2008-01  in Admissions Policies for details.

Degree Requirements:


I. Preparatory Work


Business Calculus
Professional Writing

The calculus requirement must be completed by the end of the first year in the program. The professional writing requirement must be completed within the first quarter.

Prerequisite Business Courses


Students must have completed satisfactorily coursework in statistics, financial accounting and managerial accounting. The alternatives may be online courses, self-paced tutorials, waiver exams, or other options deemed appropriate by department faculty. The prep work will need to be completed prior to entering the Analytical Core or quantitative elective courses. 

II. Core Courses


24 credits, including:

Capstone: Applications in Strategy


Capstone may only be taken in the last 9 credits of a student’s program. Choose one of the following 3 options:

III. Electives


30 credits, including:

  • Approved Elective in Global Business (3)
  • General Electives (27)

Minimum credits required for degree: (54)


NOTE:


Certificate options are available for all MBA students. See Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs  for more information.

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