Albers School of Business and Economics
Graduate

Certificates

  • The graduate certificates in business are designed to allow working professionals to develop expertise and acquire a credential beyond their undergraduate degree without having to complete a full graduate degree program. The certificate program allows students to: 

    • Specialize in new areas of business
    • Update older information or degree 
    • Acquire added skills and credentials to increase career opportunities

    The program allows a student, with the guidance of a graduate programs coordinator, to choose a customized program of business classes from the graduate courses offered through the Albers School of Business and Economics. Certificates are awarded in the following areas of specialization:

    Course work for a certificate may be applied to the Professional MBA, Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC), or Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, if a student applies for and is accepted into one of those degree programs prior to completion of the certificate program. Seattle University graduate students may also be eligible for the certificate programs.

    Upon completion of the requirements of the program (see individual areas of study for requirements), students will have posted to their transcripts the entry, "Certificate of (insert discipline)" and be issued a certificate listing the discipline studied.

    International Students

    International students may enroll in the certificate program as F-1 students as long as they take at least 3 classes per term. Since it might not be possible to take 3 classes per term in your certificate, this option will result in taking more classes than are needed for the certificate.

    If a F-1 student takes at least 3 terms of certificate classes (27 credits total) and completes the certificate, they will be eligible for OPT, providing they have not already used their master's level OPT for another degree.

    For more information, contact Jeff Millard at millardj@seattleu.edu.  

    Executive Leadership Program

    The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is a highly-respected, graduate-level certificate program for mid-to-senior level professionals. The curriculum is carefully integrated to provide an intensive exploration of leadership and its personal meaning in each participant’s life. The outcome of the program is a deeper knowledge of leadership, greater confidence, and a keen awareness of the values that guide executive decisions.

    For more information, contact Sommer Harrison at (206) 296-2529 or harrisos@seattleu.edu.