Jun 21, 2021
The master of business administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership responsibilities in business. The program is constructed with the following goals:
- To provide knowledge and understanding of the fundamental disciplines, techniques and ethical dimensions involved in managerial decisions
- To develop proficiency in applying concepts and analytical methods to domestic and international organizational strategy
- To develop leadership skills within a broad business and social perspective
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.
I. Preparatory Work
The calculus requirement must be completed by the end of the first year in the program. The communications requirement must be completed within the first quarter.
II. Leadership & Team Building
III. Fundamental Business Courses*
18 credits, including:
*Students with previous comparable course work with a B (3.00) or better have the option of waiving these classes based on self-assessment materials regarding their proficiency. Students without previous course work are required to take these classes.
IV. Required Core Courses
24 MBA credits, including:
24 credits, including:
- International Elective (3)
- General Electives (21)
**Students with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB accredited school may waive 2 electives (6 credits), and thus may have 49-73 credits. Graduate students must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in order to earn a master’s degree.
VI. Strategy & Synthesis
Minimum credits required for degree: (55 to 73)
A formal specialization is available in accounting, and is noted on official transcripts. The accounting specialization requires ten elective courses. Two of the accounting electives are “extra” courses beyond those required by the MBA. The courses are as follows:
Eight electives from accounting are:
- one international elective and one additional general elective.
To receive the specialization in entrepreneurship a student must complete a minimum of 12 credits, including an entrepreneurship fundamentals course (MGMT 583 ), 6 credits from a list of specified electives, and one practicum course. A business mentor will be assigned once MGMT 583 has been completed and the student has made the formal change to their MBA program.
Electives for specialization:
Practicum course options:
The student is also required to participate in the Seattle University Annual Business Plan Competition by submitting a quality business plan for the screening round and qualify for the tradeshow/elevator pitch round.