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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration

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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.

Degree Requirements:

I. Preparatory Work

Computer Proficiency
Business Calculus
Business Communications

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

 4 credits:


*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.

V. Electives**

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

 3 credits:

Minimum credits required for degree: (55 to 73)

Accounting Specialization

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:

Two electives:

  • one international elective and one additional general elective.

Entrepreneurship Specialization

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.


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.

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