Global Business EDGE Program at Seattle University

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The Global Business EDGE (Education for Global Executives) program is designed to integrate the various business and non-business courses by applying theory to real business problems. Students will apply the principles, concepts, and skills learned in their academic studies to decisions faced by international business managers in real-time and in actual business settings.
Companies want graduates who have experience, not just theoretical knowledge. The EDGE program helps students understand the growing impact of international competition and how to operate in the global marketplace.

This program connects graduate students with Northwest companies doing international business. Local companies give teams of MBA and MIB students complex project assignments. Comprised of two to three students, these teams spend the ten-week quarter preparing a research and analytical report to client firms summarizing their results. Companies now working with the Global Business program include Costco, Microsoft, PACCAR, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser, The Boeing Company, and many others.

Students benefit from the course in at least the following ways:

  • Learning how to apply theory and principles learned in the classroom
  • Contact with local business executives
  • Intimate knowledge of international business issues
  • Expanded horizons in understanding other cultures and ways of doing business
  • Professional development career advancement
  • The Global Business EDGE program consists of a number of individual programs:

International Business Consulting
Overseas Research Projects



Customized Seminars

Global Research Service

Global Outreach Initiative

Future programs may include:

Faculty Externships
Creating a Company in International Business.

For additional information, please contact Greg Scully at or 206.427.8575