Universities and Business Schools

Universities And Business Schools In Seattle

A number of schools in Seattle offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. Several offer intensive course work in entrepreneurship and degrees in entrepreneurship.

The largest of them is the University of Washington. Businessweek this year ranked UW’s Foster School of Business undergraduate program 21st among public institutions and 48th among all business schools nationally. U.S. News & World Report ranked UW’s entrepreneurship programs 8th for public institutions and 15th in the nation.

Across Lake Union, just 4 miles from UW is Seattle University. The Jesuit university is home to the Albers School of Business and Economics, which also ranks high among the nation’s business schools. According to Businessweek, the Albers School was third among undergraduate business schools for sustainability. Compared to other private business schools it ranked 9th in the West and 39th in the U.S.

But Seattle business schools can’t accommodate the growing number of prospective students. So, like prospectors to the Klondike gold rush of the late 1890s, Northeastern University out of Boston has rushed to Seattle to mine for graduate students. In March Northeastern University opened a satellite campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union district. Enrollment is projected to be some 200 students this year, growing to 1,000 students in ten years.

University of Washington

Students: 42,570

Michael G. Foster School of Business

Business students: 1,595 (Source: University of Washington, Fall 2012

Top areas of study

  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing

(Source: Businessweek)

Seattle University

Students: 7,484

Albers School of Business and Economics

Business students: 635 (Source: Seattle University, Fall 2012)

Top areas of study

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing

(Source: Businessweek)

Northeastern University—Seattle

Students: 40 (200 forecast for 2013-14)

Top areas of study

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government & Civic Engagement
  • Healthcare
  • Leadership & Management
  • Science & Technology

(Source: Northeastern University)

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