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.
In order to earn the bachelor of arts in economics degree with a specialization in international economic development, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.25, including the following:
Senior Synthesis filled by ECON 470 or 489
65 credits, including:
Choose one of two courses for senior synthesis
Calculus, choose one of the following courses
* Major requirements must earn a C- grade or better.
All business students entering SU summer 2012 or later are required to pass the EXCEL Level I Certification Exam as follows:
For details, see the Excel FAQ.
1. An internship with a government agency or NGO involved with international economic development, approved by the Department of Economics. (An example of potential agencies and NGOs is given here.)
2. A minimum of one quarter (15 quarter credits) of related studies in an acceptable program in a developing country. The country and the course work must be approved prior to study abroad by the Albers School and Seattle University.
3. Participation in a Seattle University sponsored Summer Education Abroad Course or campus ministry tour to a developing country.
4. Participation in Seattle University's International Development Internship Program (counts as 5 quarter credits of a major or minor elective).