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Seattle Pacific University School of Business, Government, and Economics


Seattle Pacific University (SPU) was founded in 1891 as a Christian university originally created by Free Methodist pioneers. Originally called the Seattle Seminary, the school changed its name in 1915 to Seattle Pacific College, five years after it began offering college-level courses. In 1977, the school officially became Seattle Pacific University and opened the Seattle Pacific University School of Business, Government and Economics. The school’s MBA program has been accredited by the AACSB since 2000.


Seattle Pacific University is located in a residential area 10 minutes from downtown Seattle. The 40-acre campus overlooks the Lake Washington Ship Canal and offers views of the Cascade Mountains.

The Seattle Pacific University School of Business, Government and Economics campus is located less than 20 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


The Seattle Pacific University School of Business, Government, and Economics currently has 37 faculty and staff members. The faculty’s articles have appeared in publications such as Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice, the Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Student Body

MBA students at SPU are 32-years old on average. Academically, MBA students average a 503 GMAT score and a 3.3 GPA. Over 3,000 students in total are enrolled at Seattle Pacific University, with 811 graduate and post-graduate students.

MBA Degree Offerings

Seattle Pacific University’s MBA can be completed on a part-time basis, as courses are scheduled to accommodate working professionals.

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