Our intense emphasis on personal leadership is woven into everything we do, preparing students to use their vision and skills to make a profound impact on their companies and communities.

Alumni on why they chose Seattle University’s executive education for their EMBA degree .


For more than 20 years, we've drawn savvy business leaders from all over the Northwest looking for an Executive Masters in Business Administration program that delivered a solid education in business management but also, and more importantly, a transformative leadership education and experience. Here’s what sets us apart.

A Leadership Curriculum Like No Other

We believe there’s more to leadership than effective application of tactical managerial tools, and it starts with knowing who you are. Seattle U’s Leadership EMBA degree program begins with reflection and personal exploration to help you uncover and develop your voice as a leader.

With dedicated one-on-one executive coaching, you’ll broaden your perspective and develop the confidence, insight, and self-awareness necessary to influence and inspire others with authenticity.

A Business Curriculum You Can Take to Work

Our applied approach means you’ll be required to use the management and leadership skills you’re learning in your own work environment, adding value to your employer while making you a more valuable employee.

National Reputation

Seattle University’s EMBA program is ranked #23 nationally for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Executive MBA program in the Pacific Northwest to be recognized in the Top 25 programs nationally.

Small Class Size and Easy Access to Exceptional Faculty

Our expert faculty with both industry and research experience, skillfully merge theory with practice in the classroom. Because of our small class size, you get to know your professors—you’re not just another student with a name card.

A Schedule That Works for You

To accommodate even the most demanding schedules, Seattle U's Leadership EMBA program meets once a month in compact, three-day modules. The compressed schedule allows you to graduate in 2 academic years. 

An Expanded Professional Network

In Seattle U's Executive MBA program, you'll learn as much from your peers as you will from your instructors. You'll broaden your network, our active alumni and social events help you maintain the rewarding and lasting relationships you build in the program. 



The LEMBA program is transformational. It’s not just about the credential on your resume. This program forces you to flex and adapt, and become a better version of yourself. I will be forever grateful for the experience and what I learned from my classmates. We all can and will make a difference.

Ashley Carson, LEMBA ‘20 Chief People Officer, Vera Whole Health

The program gave me an incredible network of mentors, coaches, and very esteemed business executives within the Puget Sound community that I otherwise would’ve never had access to and they’re still helping me today.

Orla Concannon, LEMBA '15 Founder & CEO, Eldergrow

Leadership EMBA Program

Ranked #23 Nationally

The top-ranked program in the Northwest 11 years running