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Albers School of Business and Economics – Seattle University - Leadership Executive MBA

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 six quarters.

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

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, Data Analytics and Visualization 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 Performance Through Execution, with the classes Financial Tools for Strategic Decisions, 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 Enterprise Legal Issues, Planning for Significant Legacy, and Integrating Leadership and Business Practice.

Executive MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 17

Class Profile

Students in the Seattle University Leadership Executive MBA program are, on average, 46-years old, and had 20 years of previous work experience, and 15 years of managerial experience. These students enrolled with an average GMAT of 660 and GPA of 3.35. About 42 percent of students are female.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 20-month Seattle University Leadership Executive MBA is $17,000 per quarter. Over the course of six quarters, this totals $102,000. 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.


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, two 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 are as follows.

Early Decision – December 1
Second Review – March 1
Final Review – May 15

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