Albers School of Business and Economics
Course Descriptions

Business Ethics and Law

  • Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog. All graduate courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted. Syllabi information is for reference only. Information may not be current.

    BETH 521 International Ethical and Cultural Issues

    This course examines the impact of ethics and culture on international business. Students focus on culture from a world view, examining cultural/ethical patterns by reference to specific existing cultures. MBA students may not receive credit for both MBA 512 and BETH 521.

    BETH 591 - 593 - Special Topics Courses

    See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions.

    BETH 594 International Study Tour: Business Ethics

    The study of ethical issues in business in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.

    BETH 595 Internships

    For more about internships, click here

    BETH 596 Independent Study

    Independent study. Individualized reading and reporting on a specific topic approved by an instructor. The program of study and conference times must total 30 hours of study and contact hours for every one-credit taken. Grading option negotiated with instructor for CR/F or letter grade (student option). (1 - 3 credits)

    BETH 599 Research Paper

    BLAW 570 Real Estate Law

    Course designed to help students evaluate and understand real estate acquisitions. Topics covered include mortgages, deeds of trust, promissory notes, easements, liens, warranty deeds, special warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, encumbrances, taxes, legal descriptions, actions for specific performance, broker responsibilities, leases, community property, joint tenancy, tenancy in common, strategies for investment, negotiation techniques, types of financing, and escrow. Prerequisite: MBA 513.

    BLAW 575 Legal Issues for New Ventures

    Designed to identify legal and regulatory challenges unique to new ventures and small businesses. Students will learn to use legal information as a critical management tool by analyzing legal issues as they arise in the life cycle of a new business. We will start at the beginning and work our way to the possible IPO, merger, and ultimate liquidation. Topics will include choosing the right business form, protecting founders interests, employee issues, intellectual property, financing, IPO process, mergers, social enterprise, and e-commerce. We will also consider lawyer-client and VC-company relationships. MBA 513 is a recommended prerequisite.

    BLAW 576 International Law and Business

    This course examines the policy reasons for various U.S. import and export requirements, tariffs, and international business restrictions. Lectures include discussion of legal issues in international commercial transactions and host country regulations involving the European Community, the Pacific Rim, Canada, and third world countries. In addition, specific sections focus on international corporate, labor, and environmental issues. Prerequisite: MBA 513.

    BLAW 591 - 593 - Special Topics Courses

    See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions.

    BLAW 594 International Study Tour: Business Law

    The study of business law in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.

    BLAW 595 Internships

    For more about internships, click here

    BLAW 596 Independent Study

    Independent study. Individualized reading and reporting on a specific topic approved by an instructor. The program of study and conference times must total 30 hours of study and contact hours for every one-credit taken. Grading option negotiated with instructor for CR/F or letter grade (student option). (1 - 3 credits)

    BLAW 599 Research Paper