Albers School of Business and Economics


  • Program Description

    At Seattle University's Entrepreneurship Center, we have a mission: ROI3.  That's visual shorthand for our three cornerstone principles: Return on Imagination, Return on Involvement and Return on Investment.  We build and nourish the entrepreneurial spirit.  To us, entrepreneurship is more than a collection of courses.  It's a philosophy, a mindset that inspires innovation, risk-taking, and seizing opportunities in any form of business venture.  We're also about shaping leaders of the future, and that means linking students with the business community.  We view education as an investment and are determined to provide value to all our stakeholders.

    Specialization Requirements

    MBA students may pursue a specialization in entrepreneurship which requires completion of a fundamentals course, six credits of specified electives, a practicum course and participation in the annual business plan competition.  Please note that the credits needed for the specialization are taken as electives of the student's MBA curriculum. 

    12 credits, including:

    • MGMT 583 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
      • A business mentor will typically be assigned after MGMT 583 has been completed and the student has made a formal change to their program.
    • Specified Electives (choose two)
      • BLAW 575 Legal Issues for New Ventures
      • ECIS 562 Internet Marketing
      • FINC 551 Entrepreneurial Finance
      • MKTG 553 New Product Development
      • MKTG 561 New Venture Marketing
      • MGMT 574 Social Entrepreneurship
      • MGMT 564 Family Owned Business (formerly MGMT 591 - petition required for special topics courses)
    • Practicum requirement (choose one)
      • MGMT 586 Business Plan Development
      • MGMT 568 & 569 Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic I & II (two quarters)
      • MGMT 576 New Venture Consulting 

    For more information on the Entrepreneurship Center in Albers, click here.

    To declare a specialization, complete the "Addition of Another Major, Degree, or Specialization" form (available from PIGT 318 or the Office of the Registrar website) and return the form to PIGT 318.