Pacific University undergraduates majoring in business administration may choose a concentration in accounting. 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.

Program Highlights

  • Develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and writing, as well as technical competency, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, ethics, and library and information literacy
  • Foster lasting relationships with peers and professors in a highly interactive and engaging classroom environment
  • Benefit from substantial academic and career guidance, international study experiences, research opportunities and student presentation requirements
  • Explore diverse, off-campus internship opportunities in Oregon and across the country


Coursework reflects our mission to develop graduates with the skills to effectively and efficiently manage organizations with responsible leadership. The program offers a unique and highly supportive learning environment, characterized by a relevant contemporary curriculum taught by engaged, highly respected, and caring faculty. 


The business program at Pacific University helps students develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication and quantitative reasoning. These skills foster students’ ability to make decisions with ethics and integrity. Students build applicable skills through a variety of internship opportunities, and our graduates find positions in public and private organizations, government, not-for-profit organizations, sales, research, advertising and promotion, management and consulting.

College of Business

The accounting concentration is part of the undergraduate program within the College of Business. Business administration majors may also choose concentrations in financeinternational business, or marketing. The College of Business also offers a three-year track to an undergraduate business degree, as well as a master of science in finance and a master of business administration program.

Executive Assistant to the Dean