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Albers School of Business and Economics – Seattle University

Seattle University Leadership Executive MBA Program Structure

The Seattle University Leadership Executive MBA (LEMBA) at Albers School of Business and Economics is a 20-month cohort program that’s aimed at mid- to senior-level professionals. Classes meet for a long weekend once a month, typically 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Thursday to Saturday.


Starting in the fall quarter, the Seattle University Leadership Executive MBA Program consists of five modules.

The theme of the first fall and winter quarters is Executive Leadership. The courses is in this module are Building Vision for a Global Commons, Creating High Impact Teams, Leading Responsible Organizations, Ethical Leadership, Leadership Assessment and Coaching, Leadership for a Just and Humane World, and Leadership Synthesis and Discernment.

Spring quarter shifts into classes about Instruments for Organizational Effectiveness. Courses this quarter are Strategic Analysis of Domestic and International Economic Environments, Financial Accounting for Business Executives, Managerial Accounting for Business Executives, Statistical Modeling for Executives, and The Art of Influence and Negotiation.

After a summer break, the second fall quarter of the program focuses on Strategic Positioning for Global Success. Students take the courses Microeconomic Concepts: Strategic Decision-Making Tools and Frameworks, Financial Tools for Strategic Decisions, Strategic Marketing, and Global Strategy Formation.

Winter quarter of year two focuses on Enhancing Business Unit Performance, with the classes Global Financial Management, Information Systems: The Role of Executives, Strategy Implementation, and Leading Change.

The program concludes with a spring quarter theme of Leading for Impact and Legacy. The courses are Global Health and Justice, Enterprise Legal Issues, Planning for Significant Legacy, and Integrating Leadership and Business Practice.

Class Profile

Students in the Seattle University Leadership Executive MBA Program have a minimum of seven years of work experience and typically between 12 to 19 years. Their average age is 42.


The Albers Placement Center helps students build their résumés, practice their interviewing skills, network, and make the most of their LinkedIn profiles. The Placement Center also offers career fairs and other events and resources to help students find internships and jobs.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 20-month Leadership Executive MBA in 2016-17 is $16,000 per quarter. Over the course of six quarters, this totals $96,000. That figure covers tuition, textbooks, additional course materials, lodging during residential sessions, continental breakfast, and lunch on class days and event refreshments. Students in the Seattle University Leadership Executive MBA Program can apply for Federal Stafford Direct Loans or Graduate Plus Loans.

Admissions Procedures

In addition to the Application for Graduate Admission and a $55 nonrefundable fee (waived for Seattle University alumni), Leadership EMBA applicants must also submit typical materials, including proof of a four-year degree, a résumé, three recommendations, GMAT or GRE scores, and an essay. The résumé must include evidence of work at a mid- to senior-level role and at least seven years of experience. The GMAT or GRE may be waived in light of proof of related skills including verbal, quantitative and critical thinking ones. Albers designates online workshops to fulfill this substitution. Applicants chosen to advance will be interviewed by the program admissions committee. International students should contact the school for information on additional procedures.

Application Deadlines

Early Review: November 15
First Review: January 15
Second Review: March 15
Final Review: May 15

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