Albers School of Business and Economics
Specializations

Business Valuation

  • Join the first program in the nation that focuses specifically on valuation and reporting of intangible assets!  "Responding to the needs of the business community with innovative programs is one way the Albers School of Business and Economics and Seattle University maintain their national reputation for excellence. 

    With this Valuation curriculum, our faculty have designed a program that addresses a critical need among accounting and finance practitioners.  Combined with our emphasis on ethics and social responsibility, this is a distinctive and much needed opportunity for industry professionals," says Albers's Dean Joseph Phillips. 

    Specialization Requirements

    This specialization is available to MPAC, MSF and MBA students and will serve to provide substantive finance expertise for accountants and accounting expertise for finance professionals to meet the increasing demand for practitioners that have in-depth knowledge of business valuation in both fields.

    To receive the specialization, a student must complete the 10 courses listed below.  With department approval, students with previous comparable course work have the option of waiving courses, in which case the specialization will be complete with fewer required courses. 

    MSF and MPAC students:

    • MBA 501 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods
    • MBA 515 Corporate Financial Management 
    • ACCT 531 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    • ACCT 532 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    • ACCT 533 Intermediate Financial Accounting III
    • FINC 542 Valuation of Derivatives
    • ACCT/FINC 538 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation
    • ACCT/FINC 565 Valuation for Financial Reporting
    • FINC 549 Corporate Investment Decisions
    • Choose two courses from:

    MBA students:

    • MBA 501 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods
    • ACCT 531 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    • ACCT 532 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    • ACCT 533 Intermediate Financial Accounting III
    • ACCT/FINC 538 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation
    • ACCT/FINC 565 Valuation for Financial Reporting
    • FINC 540 Investments
    • FINC 542 Valuation of Derivatives
    • FINC 549 Corporate Investment Decisions
    • Choose two courses from:  

    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.  Typically, completing this specialization requires one or two courses beyond the MPAC and MSF degrees, and two courses beyond the MBA.  For more information, please contact Dr. Bruce Koch or Dr. Fiona Robertson.