Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Professional Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration

Video Transcription

Major Minute: PLU School of Business Transcription

[video: Professor Somaye Nargesi is sitting in a classroom at a desk in front of a clear Pacific Lutheran University emblem mounted on the wall]

Professor Nargesi: Hi, I am Professor Somaye Nargesi. I teach at PLU Business Department
and this is my Major Minute.

[video: A visual countdown from three flashes on the screen in yellow and black colors. A countdown clock appears on the left side of the screen counting down from 60 seconds]

(timer beeping)

Professor Nargesi: At PLU, we believe business is a powerful foundation for change. Our program is more than just charts and numbers. It’s about fostering a new generation of visionary leaders who can be adaptable to thrive in the ever-changing global landscape. Through internships, business partnerships and study away programs, our students enrich their perspectives and problem solving abilities. Some of our graduates have gone to work at Boeing, Seattle Kraken, Tacoma Police Department and Sound Credit Union, from CEO of a major airline to impactful roles in non-profit companies such as United Way. They excel in diverse organizational levels and types of industries. PLU’s business major takes you on a transformative journey where the fusion of business education and experiential learning will shape you into a well-rounded forward-thinking leader.

(timer buzzing)

(Professor Nargesi laughing)

Professor Nargesi: Perfect.

(upbeat music)


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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