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Pacific Lutheran University School of Business

Tacoma, WA
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Academics & Programs

First Year Curriculumn
BBA: Required Upper-Division Courses- 24-25 semester hours BUSA 302: Finance for Managers BUSA 303: Business Law and Ethics or BUSA 304: Business Law and Ethics for Financial Professionals BUSA 305: Human Dimensions of Effective Organizations BUSA 308: Principles of ...
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Offering a “globally-focused program” that’s “well-known in the area,” the School of Business at Pacific Lutheran University satisfies South Puget Sound area locals, who appreciate “the convenience offered to working professionals” here. With “small class sizes” facilitating plenty of “one-on-one... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Admissions

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA 98447-0003

United States

Phone: 253-535-7330

Fax: 253-535-8723


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: 4-1-4-3
Degrees Offered: Master of Business Administration -- 20-22 months Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Technology/Innovation Management -- 20-22 months Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Healthcare Management--20-22 months Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Entrepreneurship & Closely Held Business-- 20-22 months Master of Science in Finance -- 10 months
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) Dual-Degree Program-- 30 months
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Finance, Information Systems/Information Technology, Leadership/Management, RN/MBA -- Dual Degree
Study Abroad Options: The PLU MBA program requires a 10-day international experience. Countries and programs vary from year to year. We have official agreements for exchange with Sun Yat-Sen University in China and Reims University in France.
Online Course Catalog: http://www.plu.edu/print/catalog/
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Courses in Sustainability: No
Sustainability course is: Required
Description: BUSA 510 is a core class for our MBA students. This course explores legal, ethical, and social implications of business decision-making. It provides a framework of the legal environment in which business decisions are made. Students explore the implications of business decisions that incorporate concern for natural and social environments as well as the economic environment.
School's environmental commitment:  
1: The School of Business is housed in the Morken Center for Learning and Innovation. PLU is proud that the Morken Center is one of the Pacific Northwest's most environmentally friendly university buildings. It is Gold LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
2: The university's commitment to sustainability it embedded in its mission statement, "PLU seeks to empower students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care - for other people, for their communities, and for the earth."
3: The printing of the current MBA viewbook is 100% carbon neutral.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:PLU has a department dedicated to assisting our international students. http://www.plu.edu/iss
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The university offers support to women at the Women's Center. http://www.plu.edu/~womencen/
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:The MBA Program provides tutors for the quantitatively intensives courses in the program. These tutors are available two evening per week during the semester the course is offered.
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