School of Business, Government, and Economics Graduate Programs

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What do you hope for in a graduate business program? Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business, Government, and Economics is recognized for its academic quality, outstanding faculty, small class sizes with flexible scheduling options, and a faith-based commitment to ethics.

At the same time, our dynamic urban location opens doors to unique learning and internship opportunities. There’s no place like Seattle to get connected. Here you’ll find an experience that can help change the course of your career — and your life.

Graduate Offerings

The School of Business, Government, and Economics at SPU offers four master’s degree programs and seven graduate certificates in business.

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) is now offered fully online and is for professionals with at least one year of work experience after receiving a bachelor’s degree, and who recognize a need to expand business knowledge and expertise. Choose from these available emphases within SPU’s MBA program:
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Analytics
    • Human Resources Management
    • Impact Enterprise
    • Information Systems
    • Managing Organizations
  • MS in Data Analytics in Business (MS-DAB), for early career data analytics professionals seeking to develop and expand analytics knowledge and expertise.
  • Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-IS) STEM, for those with at least a year of experience who work (or intend to work) in business processes and information integration, generally in a position such as project or information manager, systems analyst, designer, or even CIO. Choose from three emphases within SPU’s MS-IS program:
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Analytics
    • Program Management
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources (MA-HR), for early career HR professionals seeking to develop and expand HR knowledge adn expertise.      
  • Graduate Certificates in Business that provide opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to excel as a professional in each certificate field.
    • Analytical Skills in Business
    • Business Systems and Strategy
    • Creating and Distributing Value
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Analytics Basics
    • Data Analytics Programming
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Human Resources Management
    • Impact Entrepreneurship
    • Information Systems
    • Managing Organizations
    • Responsible Leadership
    • Understanding Business Contexts
  • Dual degree programs:
    • MBA/MA in Theology
    • MBA/Master of Divinity

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Rated a Best Program

The Princeton Review has listed SPU among the Best On-Campus MBA Programs in their Best Business Schools for 2019 review.  They also list SPU as having one of the Best Business Schools in the West.

“Getting my MBA at SPU was the best thing I could have done for myself, both personally and professionally. Not only were my ethics and personal values strengthened, but I also grew in my professional life because of the knowledge I gained from some of the best business professors in the country.”
Anna Leiferman ’08 MBA
Employee Relations Specialist Wireless Advocates, LLC