Business Administration, B.A.

Bachelor of Arts
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Whether you want to do business internationally, lead a non-profit organization, or inherit a family business, you'll gain the foundational skills you need as a business major at Fresno Pacific University. Courses are taught with an emphasis on ethical leadership and social responsibility, with the ability to scale to any business type or size. Understand how culture impacts business operations in an International Business course or launch your own company in your capstone project. Learn from faculty with global experience in consulting and entrepreneurship in small classes that give you personalized attention. Network with local businesses for internships and develop a resume with experiences that will stand out in the job market.

Highlights

  • Small class sizes and a flexible program option allow for personalized education
  • Faculty connected to relevant industries to help with internship placement
  • Apply what you learn outside of the classroom as you start your own business
  • Accounting program prepares graduates for successful job placement

Career opportunities

With the choice of five distinct emphases, including accounting, management, marketing, finance or software development, you’ll be ready for any business career including management in any industry, accounting, tax preparation, financial planning, human resources, advertising and more.

Course listing

In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.

Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.

General Education Prerequisites (10 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH 140Pre-Calculus4

Required Courses (62 Units)

Foundational Courses (14 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
ACCT 220Principles of Accounting I4
ACCT 230Principles of Accounting II4
BUS 301Business Writing3
BUS 265Statistics3

Core Courses (27 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
BUS 321Personal Finance3
BUS 365Business Ethics3
BUS 430Business Information Systems3
BUS 475Law and the Business Environment3
BUS 480Strategic Management3
FIN 450Financial Management3
INTB 370International Business3
MGT 350Organizational Theory3
MKT 300Principles of Marketing3

Electives (18 Units)

Choose any six business courses offered in any emphasis area.

Capstone Courses (3 Units)

Choose one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
BUS 482Seminar in Business Strategy4
BUS 496Business Internship3

Emphases

This program requires an emphasis

Program director

Ranjan George
Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Business, Program Director, Business B.A.

Faculty

Breck Harris, Ed.D.
Breck Harris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Business

Andrew Shinn
Andrew Shinn

Instructor, Business

Sylvia Kim, C.P.A.
Sylvia Kim, C.P.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Catherine Peck
Catherine Peck

Assistant Professor

Peng Wen, Ph.D.
Peng Wen, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration: Economics, Program Director, Master's in Business Administration