Overview

Applicants
137
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Years Work Experience
5.12
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 600
GPA
2.91 - 3.52

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
August 20

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 20

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Non-Academic

Work Experience
Other Factors

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
59

85
Full-time
35
Female
24
Minority
15
Part-time


Students Say

The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University is a "unique" and "well-structured" program with a strong "Jesuit tradition" on a "beautiful campus in an economically thriving city." In short, it is a "diamond in the rough." Located "in the heart of Seattle Metro Area," Albers "has a diverse cultural set of faculty, students, and staff." The Seattle location is especially attractive for MBA students as many major American companies like Amazon, T-Mobile, Microsoft, and Starbucks are based here. The Albers MBA program builds a "strong sense of community," and its unique "focus on social justice" and "strong core values" are baked into "every aspect of the school."

Students praise the "convenience and flexibility" of the program and call it a "great program for working professionals." For example, "classes [are] offered at night in two locations" and students are allowed "up to five years to finish coursework (which helps for students that work full time & have families)." The school also has a new "Bridge MBA" program that "has classes during the day." The Bridge MBA is a twelve-month program aimed at helping non-business undergraduates get a jumpstart on their business careers.

The professors at SU "are amazing" and "willing to spend time with you so that you understand the materials." "I have been happy with every professor I have had, and many of them have been outstanding," one student attests. Most of the teachers here "have worked in business so can relate real world experiences to classroom work." Students say that the administration is "very open and willing to help," and provide "abundant" "opportunities to tweak the program" to student needs. Students also praise the school's efforts "helping students network." "They often host events outside of school and off campus to help students get together and network and socialize," one student explains. Another sums up his experience at Albers: "The actual academic program at Seattle U has exceeded my expectations, and I truly believe I'm getting a great return on my investment."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
https://www.seattleu.edu/albers/graduate/certificates/sustainability/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Albers supports sustainability research in the same ways it supports any scholarship. The summer grants are available to support scholarship. We have won university approval for a Center for Sustainability and Environmental Justice, began in 2012. That Center raises money specific to sustainability research.

School's environmental commitment 1:
In September 2011 we began a Sustainable Business MBA specialization. Courses for this year have been filled and enthusiastically reviewed by students. In Fall 2011, India Study Tour was organized that went carbon neutral.

School's environmental commitment 2:
In April we will form chapters of NetImpact at both undergraduate and MBA levels.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Albers and the Law School will co-sponsor a Sustainability Symposium in May, with speakers and discussion along three major themes—Making Sustainability Legal (regulations that mandate or could mandate sustainability), Making Sustainability Viable (business plans that follow sustainability to success), and Making Sustainability Just (community and social plans that incorporate sustainability). Albers will promote the event and participate with speakers, discussants and attendees.

Career overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

Students say that "the placement center at Albers is exceptional" and "holds numerous events for networking and career advancement." A huge advantage of Seattle University is the location. Seattle is an economic powerhouse of the West Coast, and the school uses those connections to help students. "I participated in the mentoring program for two years and it was absolutely fantastic to network with executives from Nordstrom and Starbucks," one student says. Some notable alumni include William Foley, Jr., the Chairman of Fidelity National Financial; Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties; and Gary Brinson, founder of The Brinson Foundation. Top employers of Seattle MBA grads include Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, Ernst & Young, T-Mobile, KPMG, and Starbucks.

Prominent Alumni

Mohamed Ali Alabbar
Chairman, Emaar Properties

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

Gary Brinson
President, G.P. Brinson Investments

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

Michelle Burris
Executive VP, CFO, COO OncoGenex

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$16,484

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,041

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
65%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
28%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
65%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
18%

New Students Receiving Loans
49%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$15,300
Fees (In-State)
$870

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$850
Fees (In-State)
$305

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$20,000
Academic Expenses
$900

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
364
Part Time
81%

In State
90.0%
Out of State
10.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

4.20%
Minorities
41.40%
International

61% female
39% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students are described as "driven," "hard-working," "open-minded," "fun," "eager," and "entrepreneurial." The peer group really helps "develop the learning environment" at Seattle U. Many are already "accomplished leaders within their organizations." SU students are "very dedicated to the work that they do and have a great sense of self and social awareness." "I am impressed at the intelligence, capability and varied experience my classmates bring to the table," one student says.

As SU is "an evening program," "people come do their thing, then go." "Night classes and working during the day makes it difficult to participate in club or activities on cam- pus" for many students, but for those who have the time "life at school is incredibly fun, engaging and exciting." Campus life is "definitely geared more toward a younger stu- dent (without spouse or children)," and "there are always activities and clubs meeting." Most people are in "pretty tight cohorts," and "the socials are fun as well as it allows us to relax and at times connect with other years and cohorts." But no matter how much time students spend on campus, they all love "the community." As one student put it, "My fellow students are people I would like to work with in the 'real world.'"


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Janet Shandley
Director, Graduate Admissions

Address
901 12th Avenue
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
United States

Phone
(206) 220-8010

Fax
(206) 296-5656

Email
grad-admissions@seattleu.edu


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