School of Business

Dean's Welcome Message

Welcome to our community,

Noted physicist and priest William Pollard stated “Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” The atmosphere in business is vital and ever-changing. Organizations are facing new challenges in maintaining green and sustainable places and practices, as well as adapting to innovation, varying demands and disruptive change. The business environment is a dynamic, global, data-driven landscape where professionals must possess the skills, knowledge and experience to implement ethical, socially responsible strategies and build consumer trust. Today’s corporate world requires professionals with the heart and soul of an entrepreneur accountable to society. Business education at PLU prepares our students for this world.

Business education at PLU is different! PLU business education is ranked among the best in the world –with the credentials to support that claim. One of the first small, private comprehensive schools to obtain AACSB accreditation, the School of Business has maintained this gold standard of approval continuously for 42 years. Our undergraduate, MBA and Masters of Science in Finance programs are personal and individualized. We provide a unique and transformative experience which transitions our students from the classroom to career preparation. Our classes are taught by award winning and dedicated faculty members experienced in the business world and trained in leading edge practices. Our strong connections to the global business community ensure that PLU business education remains relevant and dynamic to prepare students with new solutions to counter new challenges. The curriculum, which is current, fast-paced, hands-on and rigorous, is embedded in diverse, cross-disciplinary learning in the liberal arts tradition. Our students graduate prepared to lead, create and serve.

These are exciting times. The School of Business faculty, staff and I welcome you to PLU.

Nancy D. Albers-Miller, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Business
Dean Nancy Albers-Miller, Ph.D.