Message from the Dean | College of Business

James Goodrich Welcome to the College of Business at Pacific University. 

We are pleased that you are taking the time to learn more about our exciting academic offerings and the opportunities for professional and personal development.  Our undergraduate program is located on our beautiful campus in Forest Grove, and our MBA program is housed in Hillsboro in our Health Professions campus there.   As the only masters level university in Washington County, we are proud of our connections to local business in a fast growing industrial area.  In an era where higher education is becoming increasing difficult for many to obtain, we are proud to offer outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs that are within reach for qualified students.

As a newer business college, we have a progressive curriculum and are ideally positioned for strong corporate partnerships. Our students have opportunities to work with many local employers and accounting firms; we have our own College placement office and a well-connected alumni network in major regional and national companies.  Students can also participate in our Internship program and the Berglund Center, a business accelerator that helps students turn their own ideas into business ventures.

We are continually pushing boundaries in education – exploring new approaches to teaching, different kinds of content creation, and new models of active learning in our classrooms. As a smaller operation, we offer many more intimate opportunities for students to meet and thrive.  We have manageable class sizes, our professors are dynamic and we have numerous outside speakers and class projects; this creates a distinctive hands-on education in a wonderful campus setting.

A sense of optimism and shared purpose stimulates all of us here in the College of Business. To learn more you can explore our website further or contact us directly.

Best Regards,

Dean James Goodrich