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Seattle University, Albers School of Business & Economics Part Time MBA

The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University is home to over 1,600 graduate and undergraduate business students. Albers offers students undergraduate degrees in business and economics. In addition to our MBA for working professionals, we also offer graduate degrees in finance, international business and accounting, as well as the Leadership and Health Leadership Executive MBAs. An Albers education is values-centered and prepares students for ethical and socially responsible leadership. Albers is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction earned by only 5% of business schools world-wide.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time
Total Program Enrollment 50

Program Information

Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics Says

The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University is home to over 1,600 graduate and undergraduate business students. Albers offers students undergraduate degrees in business and economics. In addition to our MBA for working professionals, we also offer graduate degrees in finance, international business and accounting, as well as the Leadership and Health Leadership Executive MBAs. An Albers education is values-centered and prepares students for ethical and socially responsible leadership. Albers is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction earned by only 5% of business schools world-wide.

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Comunication, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, E-Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics / Social Responsibility, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, Information Systems / Information Technology, International Business, Investment Management, Leadership Management, Marketing, Non Profit Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Product Management, Project Management, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Tax
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 75% accepted out of 171 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 30
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.32
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 562
  • Average Years Work Experience: 7
  • In State Application Fee: $55

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Standardized Test Scores

Important: Undergraduate GPA

Also Considered: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

Applicants must submit an official undergraduate transcript; transcripts reflecting any post-baccalaureate academic work (regardless of whether it led to a degree); an official GMAT score report; a current resume; and a completed application form. International students whose first language is not English must also submit an official TOEFL score re...Applicants must submit an official undergraduate transcript; transcripts reflecting any post-baccalaureate academic work (regardless of whether it led to a degree); an official GMAT score report; a current resume; and a completed application form. International students whose first language is not English must also submit an official TOEFL score report (students with low scores may be admitted but must complete the Culture Language Bridge Program). Evidence of two years continuous full-time work experience is required for the MBA, MSF, and MIB programs; work experience is not required for the MPAC program. Personal statements and letters of reference are not required but may be included, especially if there is information an applicant feels is important for the committee to take into consideration in its decision.

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Important Dates

Round 1
May

20

Deadline
June

23

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 498
Percent International Students 23%
Total Full-Time Faculty 59
Full-Time Faculty 85%

Student Life

“The courses are all in the evening” at Albers and “most students live away from cam­pus and commute to class,” “so graduate student life is not a strong focus” here. Even so, “social/networking activities are planned at least monthly and seem fairly well-attend­ed.” Because they commute, students “are very efficient with study groups,” and there is “lots of teamwork in the program.” For those who can spare the time, campus life pro­vides “lots of organizations doing all sorts of events. There is no lack of opportunity to get involved.” Popular extracurricular events include “a valuable executive speaker series.”The campus, conveniently located downtown, “is full of life when the weather is nice, with people playing with their dogs on campus or having a picnic on the grass, or play­ing with their children.” Commuters can hang in the collegium, “which is divided up by major and/or level of education, so the grad students are separate from the undergrad students. They have a kitchen, food available on an honor system, computer access, a liv­ing room-like atmosphere, music, games, activities. It really is wonderful.” “A coffee stand on the main floor of the business school…stays open into the evening for the grad students.” This is Seattle, after all. Albers’ student body consists primarily of “working professionals. Many are in their late 20s to early 30s and a good number are married.” They “take their studies very serious­ly, even while juggling full-time work schedules and personal lives” and “bring a diverse range of experience to the classroom that is very helpful to furthering class discussions.”

Career

The Albers Placement Center provides the expected complement of career counseling, internship and career placement services, job search tools, workshops, and networking events. The school’s location in a major business center helps; even so, students here gen­erally yearn for “better placement opportunities and networking.” “Increasing the num­ber of companies affiliated for careers and internships” would be a critical improvement, according to one MBA. Top employers of Seattle University MBAs include: Amazon.com, The Boeing Company, CB Richard Ellis, Clark Nuber, Collier International, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Expeditors, GMI, KPMG, Microsoft, Moss Adams, PACCAR, Russell Investment Group, Starbucks, and T-Mobile.

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Students Say

The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University “is focused entirely on the working professional, so the evening program receives [its] full effort and is not a watered-down version of a day program,” students here happily report. The program caters almost exclusively to part-timers (a small number of students attend full time), offering “an extremely flexible part-time MBA program” that “you can complete at your own pace.” “You can enroll during any term” and enjoy “the ability to take a quarter off if necessary,” MBAs here point out. Albers’ location in Seattle positions it to capitalize on some major international business­es headquartered nearby, and students say the school does just that. “Albers has a great reputation with local businesses, including Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Costco, Starbucks, and T-Mobile,” one MBA explains. Another reports, “My IT class was taught by the CTO of Alaska Air, which pioneered online ticket sales and kiosk check-in.” Seattle businesses feed Albers’ “excellent mentor program” and provide valuable internship opportunities for those seeking them (most here already have full-time jobs). Seattle University is a Jesuit school, and Albers honors that tradition by “really empha­sizing personal development in addition to technical skills.” The “Jesuit philosophy of social responsibility” manifests itself in a curricular “emphasis on being a good citizen and giving back to the community.” As one student explains, Albers seeks to “develop ethical team players who are tuned into workplace dynamics. The basis of this program is that you can learn accounting, finance, etc., anywhere. What sets a university apart is its ability to develop students’ leadership and communication skills. The school does an excellent job in this arena while never neglecting the basics.” Students praise Albers’ “great resources,” “diverse student body,” and “wonderful” “small classroom size.” Professors here “are passionate about their fields. Many have run businesses themselves and have practical, relevant knowledge. They are easy to talk to and fun to learn from.” Perhaps even better, they are “great [at] recognizing that most of the students are working professionals and bringing their experiences into the educa­tional setting.” Administrators “respond well to student needs and appear to be interest­ed in improving the school’s reputation in the academic and professional worlds.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Bloomberg terminal in the Finance Department.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    International Student & Scholar Center http://www.seattleu.edu/student/isc/Default.aspx

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Gay-Straight Alliance http://students.seattleu.edu/clubs/gsa/

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Office of Multicultural Affairs for all Undergraduates and Graduate Students. http://seattleu.edu/student/oma

  • Research Facilities:

    Bloomberg terminal in the Finance Department.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics include:

Michelle Burris - Executive VP, CFO, COO OncoGenex

Allan Golston - President U.S. Programs Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Gary Brinson - President, G.P. Brinson Investments

William Foley, Jr. - Chairman and CEO, Fidelity National Financial

Mohamed Ali Alabbar - Chairman, Emaar Properties

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