The College of Business offers three degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Bachelor of Accountancy, and a Master in Business Administration.
The College of Business offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study accounting, management, finance, international business, and marketing as a concentration within the Business Administration major.
Additionally, students can major in accounting to gain the educational requirements necessary to sit for the CPA exam. Get your accounting major and begin the process of becoming a licensed CPA for a career in auditing, tax, corporate accounting, government and nonprofit, forensic accounting and many others.
The College of Business offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from our Hillsboro, Oregon, campus which is designed for working professionals to continue their career while earning their degree.
Bachelor of Arts
Undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), the College of Business (COB), and the College of Education (COE) follow the same admission criteria, academic standards and policies, degree requirements and academic calendar. Students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in these colleges pay the same tuition rate and may take courses offered by any of the three colleges.
A major in business administration prepares students to enter a wide range of careers in business and in the public sector or to enter graduate programs. The degree develops broadly educated individuals who are flexible, skilled at solving problems, aware of a diversity of viewpoints, and responsive to rapidly changing environments. Students majoring in business administration plan their core and elective courses in consultation with their faculty advisors to improve communication and analysis skills, to develop the most robust possible background in their areas of interest, and to achieve a well-rounded liberal arts education.
The mission of the College of Business is to foster a student-centered learning community that equips students with the skills to serve as principled leaders in a dynamic global environment. We offer a unique and highly supportive learning environment, characterized by a relevant contemporary curriculum with innovative pedagogical methods.
The program strives to ensure that all of our business undergraduates will be proficient in the following common skills on successful completion of the program:
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Effective writing
- Technological competency
- Effective oral communication
- Quantitative and qualitative analysis
- Information literacy
- Ethical decision making
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration, or MBA, at Pacific University is an innovative and horizon-broadening program that prepares students to work in a multitude of careers. Pacific University also off a specialization for those students wishing to pursue a career in healthcare management.
Designed for students with a broad spectrum of backgrounds, the MBA at Pacific University helps students strengthen their business knowledge and become leaders in their chosen field.
Students will be empowered to unleash creative ideas and be guided by solid business knowledge in the supply chain, accounting, finance and organizational behavior. Building on a foundation of current business basics, students will create real businesses, work with local industries, be mentored by successful entrepreneurs and, at all steps, be encouraged in innovative, out-of-the-box thinking.