Students majoring in business administration at Pacific University may choose to take a concentration in accounting. A major in business-accounting opens the door to a wide variety of careers, as well as graduate school opportunities. Students take a spectrum of business courses, as well as coursework specific to accounting, including income tax accounting and auditing. Students also can take additional courses on their way to becoming a certified public accountant.

New College of Business

A new College of Business was formally established at Pacific University on July 1, 2013. The mission of the College of Business is to educate enlightened leaders who foster imaginative and entrepreneurial organizations.

Program Highlights

  • Development of skills in critical thinking, problem solving and writing.
  • Development of technical competency, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, ethics, and library and information literacy.
  • A highly interactive and engaging classroom environment that fosters lasting relationships between students and their professors.
  • Substantial academic and career guidance, as well as a focus on the importance of international study experiences, research and student presentations.
  • Diverse off-campus internship opportunities in Oregon and across the country.


Course work reflects the mission of the Department of Business Administration to develop graduates with the skills to effectively and efficiently manage organizations with responsible leadership. The department offers a unique and highly supportive learning environment, characterized by a relevant contemporary curriculum taught by engaged, highly respected and caring faculty.

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