Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of April 2011, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
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.
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.
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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.
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.