Welcome to the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.

This is a strategic moment for students of business. With the ever-increasing globalization of commerce, business is poised to play a major role in shaping the character of our world for decades to come. In the recent past, however, many business schools have focused almost entirely on maximizing profits and have limited their instruction to the development of value-neutral skill sets. In my judgment, this one-dimensional education is simply inadequate to the challenges that lie ahead.

The School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University is committed to providing a high-quality business education through the lens of Christian faith and values. We are committed to the principle that for a person to be good in business, he or she must be both a highly competent person and a person of high moral character. Nationally accredited by the AACSB, the School delivers a business education distinguished by its emphasis on applied learning and infused with an emphasis on ethics and values throughout. Rather than approaching business as just a means of generating shareholder wealth we ask our students to consider "another way of doing business" - an approach that sees business as a tool for service to the community and to the world.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Courses

Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

To influence others and create collaborative agreements. This course is designed to improve your ability to communicate persuasively, negotiate with confidence and influe ... [+]

What you will learn:

You will learn to improve your skills at influencing decision-making and negotiating.

Develop techniques to influence effectively Gain support for your ideas and plans Use reflective listening to understand objections Collaborate to determine a final strategy

Length:

One- half day session of classroom instruction followed by a series of web-based reinforcement tools. Purpose of this course:

To influence others and create collaborative agreements. This course is designed to improve your ability to communicate persuasively, negotiate with confidence and influence the decision-making process.

About Seattle Research Partners, Inc.

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USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
1 day
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

You will learn to improve your skills in planning and conducting effective meetings. This course is designed for employees at all levels of the organization who are resp ... [+]

What you will learn:

You will learn to improve your skills in planning and conducting effective meetings. This course is designed for employees at all levels of the organization who are responsible for holding meetings for organizations, departments or work teams.

Understand the characteristics of effective meetings Evaluate the effectiveness of meetings you conduct Use guidelines to establish and run a meeting from an agenda Understand the 3 leadership roles required for effective meetings

Length: One- half day session of classroom instruction followed by a series of web-based reinforcement tools.

Purpose of this course:

To increase productivity and collaboration through planning and conducting meetings that make the most of everyone's time and input. Learn to create meetings that others want to attend because you follow an agenda, maximize participant's time and input and follow up with well communicated minutes.... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
1 day
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

Leadership is a state of mind, not a job description. Anyone at any level of the organization can apply these four principles to any given situation and produce outstand ... [+]

Today, confusion — not a smooth, steady course — often reigns in organizations and businesses. In fact, says Stephen R. Covey, we’re now in a “permanent whitewater world.” Not only are good management skills important, but effective leadership is also vital. Through this course, the 4 Roles of a Leader, participants receive the tools, processes and context to lead successfully, even in times of turbulent change.

What will you learn

This course consists of four sessions conducted one afternoon or evening What you will learn: Using materials created by Franklin Covey, you will learn to apply the four roles of leadership to the workplace.

Understanding the role of pathfinding, aligning, empowering and modeling Apply the four roles to a learner-selected project/initiative Create Win-Win agreements and leadership action plans Understand the value of the co-missioning process ... [-]
USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

Breakthrough the belief moral choices are driven by circumstances, organizational culture, short-term needs and shareholder expectations. Become empowered to make value-d ... [+]

What you will learn:

How organizations create and support atmospheres of trust. How ethics affect your personal and professional lives. What part you play in connecting your business to a growing sense of community responsibility. Is there a better way to combine organizational and personal values in service to the client? Create new tools to foster trust Generate consistent business conduct to the highest ethical standards Create Win-Win agreements and leadership action plans Understand the value of the co-missioning process

Length:

Five – half-day sessions of classroom instruction.

Purpose of this course:

Break through the belief moral choices are driven by circumstances, organizational culture, short-terms needs and shareholder expectations. Become empowered to make value-driven decisions at all levels of the organization. Learn true moral behavior is rooted in the individual and based on universal principles, mutual gain and a spirit of independence. ... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

To learn the fundamental differences between critical and strategic thinking. Learn to apply the Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning model to resolve business issues a ... [+]

What you will learn:

Using the model for Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning© developed by Dr. Jim Rand and the process for Critical Thinking, you will enderstand the differences between strategic and tactical thinking and when to apply one or both.

Clear, analytical and objective thinking in complex, ambiguous situations Disciplined, results-oriented decision making Development of reasonable, consistent, creative action plans

Length:

Four Half-day sessions

Purpose of this course:

To learn the fundamental differences between critical and strategic thinking. Learn to apply the Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning model to resolve business issues and improve organizational performance. ... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 years
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

To learn the fundamental differences between critical and strategic thinking. Learn to apply the Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning model to resolve business issues a ... [+]

What you will learn:

Using the model for Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning© developed by Dr. Jim Rand and the process for Critical Thinking, you will enderstand the differences between strategic and tactical thinking and when to apply one or both.

Clear, analytical and objective thinking in complex, ambiguous situations Disciplined, results-oriented decision making Development of reasonable, consistent, creative action plans

Length:

Four Half-day sessions

Purpose of this course:

To learn the fundamental differences between critical and strategic thinking. Learn to apply the Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning model to resolve business issues and improve organizational performance. ... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

To learn the fundamental differences between critical and strategic thinking. Learn to apply the Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning model to resolve business issues a ... [+]

What you will learn:

Using the model for Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning© developed by Dr. Jim Rand and the process for Critical Thinking, you will understand the differences between strategic and tactical thinking and when to apply one or both.

Clear, analytical and objective thinking in complex, ambiguous situations Disciplined, results-oriented decision making Development of reasonable, consistent, creative action plans

Length:

Four Half-day sessions

Purpose of this course:

To learn the fundamental differences between critical and strategic thinking. Learn to apply the Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning model to resolve business issues and improve organizational performance. ... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

Learn how to close the gap between goals and results. Experience activities and techniques which help individuals understand execution is a discipline; a major job of a ... [+]

What you will learn:

Using the book, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Bossidy and Charan, this course is designed for executives and senior leaders who recognize the necessity of implementing strategies.

Execution is a systemic rigorous discipline Execution is a major job of a leader requiring deep personal involvement Execution is a core element of a business culture embedded in the reward systems and behaviors

Length:

Four Half-day sessions

Purpose of this course:

To facilitate executive and senior leader thinking regarding the discipline of executing strategies for results. Learn how to close the gap between goals and results. Experience activities and techniques which help individuals understand execution is a discipline; a major job of a leader; and a core element of business culture. ... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

Designed specifically for executive and senior leaders this Leadership Roundtable will facilitate learning to apply the distinguishing characteristics of the GREAT compan ... [+]

What you will learn:

Exploring the findings of Jim Collins in his best seller, Good to Great – Why Some Companies Make the Leap. . . and Others Don't, executives and senior leaders will explore the key disciplines demonstrated by the 11 GREAT companies and learn how to employ those disciplines in the people, thinking and actions of their own organization.

Great things cannot be achieved without great people Simplicity rules Organization-wide discipline is absolutely necessary

Length:

Four Half-day sessions

Purpose of this course:

Designed specifically for executive and senior leaders this Leadership Roundtable will facilitate learning to apply the distinguishing characteristics of the GREAT companies: disciplined people; disciplined thinking; and disciplined action. Learn celebrity leaders almost never lead good companies to greatness. Learn technology is an accelerator not a driver.... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

To meet change with greater resilience. Learn how to anticipate change and respond proactively. Develop the skills to manage your coping and response strategies during pe ... [+]

What you will learn:

You will learn to deal effectively and positively with change in the workplace.

Explain the cycle of change and its impact on people in the workplace Map a cycle of change from your past Map an anticipated change and prepare to respond with resilience

Length:

One- half day session of classroom instruction followed by a series of web-based reinforcement tools

Purpose of this course:

To meet change with greater resilience. Learn how to anticipate change and respond proactively. Develop the skills to manage your coping and response strategies during periods of change.

About Seattle Research Partners, Inc.

Seattle Research Partners meets the learning needs of managers, supervisors, and individual contributors in organizations. Whether you are a small business owner, a human resource professional, a department manager or a senior executive, our PEAK Learning Program™ is designed to offer you top-quality learning and development experiences. We are educators and business leaders committed to the full development of professionals no matter their field or industry. ... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
1 day
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

An exclusive from Seattle Research Partners, this highly interactive course explores ways people negotiate to create value and resolve disputes. You will be engaged in a ... [+]

Business issues require a balancing act on paradoxical teeter-totters. We need stability to get things done, but global needs are constantly changing. We need to know what we're doing because the wolves of competition are always at the door, but things have never been so complex and uncertain. In the past, organizations have looked to bureaucratic practices for getting things done. Bosses create rules and make decisions. But in international situations we need more organic, flexible ways of organizing under conditions of change, uncertainty, and diversity. We need to be much better at working things out among ourselves, rather than relying on rules or authorities. The purpose of this seminar course is to help participants learn how to become great negotiators- who achieve results and build strong working relationships for the future.... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

You will improve your understanding of Projects and Project Management, plus build your confidence in the disciplines associated with successful projects. Through tutori ... [+]

What you will learn:

You will improve your understanding of Projects and Project Management, plus build your confidence in the disciplines associated with successful projects. Through tutorials, simulations and practical examples you will gain the knowledge necessary to be a productive member of a project team.

Understand the concepts, objectives and tradeoffs of projects Understand various aspects of productive project implementation Apply the sequential steps associated with product life-cycles Learn the factors relevant to large and small scale projects

Length:

One- half day session of classroom instruction followed by a series of web-

based reinforcement tools. ... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

Using the principles taught in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – the national best seller by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, founder and chairman of Franklin Covey Co. this ... [+]

What you will learn:

Using the principles taught in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – the national best seller by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, founder and chairman of Franklin Covey Co. this dynamic and highly participative course will provide you a roadmap to increase your effectiveness in the workplace and your personal life.

Apply this groundbreaking thought process to your personal & professional life Understand the underlying principles of effectiveness Create a personal mission statement to guide and enhance your life

Length:

Five – half-day sessions of class room instruction supported by a Personal Workbook for continued learning and application.

... [-]
USA Seattle
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics

Using the model for Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning developed by Dr. Jim Rand and the process for Critical Thinking, you will understand the differences between st ... [+]

What you will learn:

Using the model for Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning developed by Dr. Jim Rand and the process for Critical Thinking, you will understand the differences between strategic and tactical thinking and when to apply one or both.

Clear, analytical and objective thinking in complex, ambiguous situations Disciplined, results-oriented decision making Development of reasonable, consistent, creative action plans

Length:

Four Half-day sessions

Purpose of this course:

To learn the fundamental differences between critical and strategic thinking. Learn to apply the Strategic Thinking Acting and Learning model to resolve business issues and improve organizational performance. ... [-]

USA Seattle
September 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Read more in English