Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Professional Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration

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5 Things to Know About the School of Business Transcription

(upbeat music)

[video: Amanda stands in front of a glass-walled building with modern architecture.]

Amanda: Hello, my name is Amanda, I’m a junior business student at Pacific Lutheran University. We’re here at the Morken Center for Learning and Technology and I’m gonna show you five things I wish I knew about the School of Business. Let’s go!

[video: Amanda walks through the white hallways of the Morken Center.]

Amanda: The first thing I didn’t know about the PLU School of Business was what concentration was and what options PLU had. There are five different concentrations. You can study marketing, management and human resources, finance, accounting, and if none of those are interesting to you, you can individualize your own.

[video: Amanda sits on a couch on the upper floor of Morken.]

Amanda: Another thing that’s nice to know about Morken and the School of Business is all of the study spaces available to students. My personal favorite is these comfy chairs with the desks that slide in and out.

[video: Amanda stands in a computer lab, desktop monitors and keyboards are positioned around the room.]

Amanda: Another thing that’s important to remember is that regardless of your concentration, all business students have the same prerequisites. Some of it might not seem very interesting on paper, but I’ve actually loved all of the intro courses I’ve had in business so far.

[video: Amanda sits outside the Morken building on a bright orange chair.]

Amanda: Fourth, I really wish I knew that there were students of all ages in the business program. At 19 years old I walked into my first intro to business class expecting to see a bunch of other 19 year olds, but there weren’t. And so at first I felt intimidated to speak up, but then I remembered we were all in the same intro to business class. So once I realized that, I felt more confident speaking up in front of my peers.

[video: Amanda stands in front of a staircase in the middle of the Morken building.]

Amanda: Lastly, it’s definitely important to know where are the professor’s offices. The first time I tried to go to my professor’s office hours, I got lost, so let me show you how to get there.

[video: Amanda walks up the steps in fast motion. Once upstairs she stops at a directory of professor offices listed on the wall.]

Amanda: As a reference, here’s a list of the professors and what room their office is in. It’s also listed on your professor’s syllabus.

[video: Amanda’s voice continues over a video of her opening a door to reveal a hallway of offices. She knocks on one door and the professor opens it. They high five and turn to give a thumbs up to the camera.]

Amanda: And here we are. This hallway has all the offices of the professors for your business classes.

[video: Cut to Amanda outside of the Morken building.]

Amanda: Like I said, I’m Amanda and those are five things I wish I knew about the School of Business before I started here. Of course, there’s lots more you’ll have to learn for yourself, so best of luck and go Lutes.
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When you pursue a business major in PLU’s top-ranked School of Business, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experiences to thrive as a leader and change maker in the global economy. Foundational classes include marketing, management, accounting, business, law, finance, strategy, supply chain operations, and information systems. You’ll also have the flexibility to customize your coursework and specialize in areas like entrepreneurship, international business and nonprofit leadership.

Your learning will extend beyond the classroom to build professional skills and experiences that will differentiate your resume from others. Real-world client projects, executive business level simulations, and formal experiential certificates allow you to apply your knowledge and demonstrate your expertise as you go through the business degree program. Our co-curricular activities offer even more opportunities for bachelor of business students, including local and international internships, and multiple business-affiliated clubs (like DECA Collegiate and the Student Investment Fund).

Business Degree Program Concentrations:

  • Concentrations:
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Individualized (Individualized allows you to build your own custom concentration)
  • Certifications:
  • Accounting

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Brand and Experience Director, Microsoft
  • Regional Manager, MultiCare Health Systems
  • Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Program Manager, Amazon
  • Development and Events Associate, Saint Martin’s University
  • Procurement Agent, Boeing
  • Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Port of Olympia
  • Business Analyst, Cisco

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • Masters in Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Master of Science in Marketing Analytics, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Masters in Political Science - Applied Community & Economic Development, Illinois State University
  • Master’s in Global Business, University of Victoria
  • Master’s in Chinese & European Business Management, Antwerp Management School
  • MEd in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration, University of Washington
  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Washington
  • Masters of Arts in Elementary Education and Teaching, Pacific Lutheran University
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