Albers School of Business and Economics

Business Valuation

  • from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must have:

    1. A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
    2. A minimum of 2 years of full time work experience
    3. A competitive GMAT score

    Course Requirements

    I. Prerequisites

    • Business Statistics (MBA 500 or equivalent)
    • Managerial Finance (MBA 507 or equivalent)
    • Financial Accounting (MBA 503 or equivalent)

    Individual courses below may have additional prerequisites. Click here for details

    Note: For students enrolled in the Professional MBA program, MBA 515 is considered a prerequisite for this certificate. The remaining required courses and both electives from the list below are needed to complete the certificate.  

    II. Required Courses

    10 required courses (30 credits) Credits
    MBA 501: Statistical Applications* 3
    MBA 515: Managerial Finance* 3
    FINC 540: Investments* 3
    FINC 542: Valuation of Derivatives  3
    FINC 549: Corporate Investment Decisions 3
    ACCT/FINC 538: Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 3
    ACCT 531: Intermediate Financial Accounting I* 3
    ACCT 532: Intermediate Financial Accounting II* 3
    ACCT 533: Advanced Financial Accounting* 3
    ACCT/FINC 565: Valuation for Financial Reporting 3
    Choose 1 of the 2 following courses (3 credits)
    FINC 550: Financial Risk Management* 3
    FINC 554: Real Options Analysis* 3

     Required for certificate: 15 - 33 credits

    Courses marked with * may be waived with successful completion of prior coursework.

    Next Steps

    • You need to apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page.  
    • Once you are accepted, you may start any term (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer). 
    • After being accepted, you must attend an advising orientation.
    • You can find schedules of classes on our website on our Resources page.  
    • Length of program depends on when classes are being offered and how many you wish to take per term.
    • Cost is $800 per credit plus fees. (Certificate requirement: 15-33 credits.)

    For more information, contact Jeff Millard at

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    For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please see below.

    Certificate in Business Valuation