Feb 21, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, BA

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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 develop the most robust possible background in their areas of interest, and to achieve a well-rounded liberal arts education.


Program Length

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Program Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of the Business Administration major will be able to:

  • Understand diverse cultural perspectives and apply general business knowledge in the global market
  • Identify and evaluate ethical, social, and environmental impacts in business                                      
  • Articulate ideas in a persuasive and logical manner and collaborate with others toward a common goal
  • Utilize analytical skills to devise innovative and creative solutions to problems                                 
  • Integrate core concepts and theories across functional areas of business

Baccalaureate Degree Core

Baccalaureate Degree Core Requirements   

Major Requirements: 62-66 Credits

Each major in Business Administration must complete the core requirements: 4 credits in economics, 4 credits in statistics, and 38 credits of accounting and business courses, including the senior capstone. Each student works with an academic advisor in the College to design a customized selection of elective courses that best fit the interests of the student. Students must select electives to achieve a specific area of concentration, for example, in accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, and sports marketing.

A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required in all business and economics courses; only grades of C- or above (or “Pass”) may be used to satisfy College requirements. The senior capstone, BA 490, must be completed in residence at Pacific. Students who are planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to take a year of calculus.

Take All of the Following Courses:

Areas of Concentration

While completing the BA electives requirement, a student must complete coursework that satisfies a specific area of concentration within Business Administration as outlined below. Only one BA elective course may count towards satisfying two concentrations.

Finance Concentration: 16 Credits

International Business Concentration: 16 Credits

Marketing Concentration: 16 Credits

Senior Capstone

Students majoring in Business Administration are required to complete the BA 490   - Senior Seminar as their capstone. It will consist of a team-based experiential project. Concurrent enrollment with BA 405W  -Business Strategy is required.

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