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 PLU’s business major, you will gain the knowledge, skills and experiences to be a successful leader and change maker in the global economy. Classes in marketing, management, accounting, business, law, finance, strategy, supply chain operations, and information systems are the foundations to fulfilling careers that are inspiring. You can also customize coursework and choose to study entrepreneurship, international business and nonprofit management.

As a PLU Business student, you’ll also learn outside the classroom through real-world client projects embedded within your courses, local and international internships, multiple business-affiliated clubs (such as the Student Investment Fund), and formal experiential programs in consulting, business and diversity, and others led by inspiring business leaders to explore a variety of areas and build professional skills and experiences that will differentiate your resume from others.


  • 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

  • Social Media Manager, Starbucks
  • Brand and Experience Director, Microsoft
  • Regional Manager, MultiCare Health Systems
  • Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Program Manager, Amazon
  • Accountant, Saudi Arabian Oil Company
  • Analyst, JP Morgan Chase

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 International Business, University of St. Andrews
  • Master’s in Chinese & European Business Management, Antwerp Management School
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