Business Administration, B.A.

Bachelor of Arts
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Whether you want to be a leader in the global marketplace or in a non-profit role, the business program at Fresno Pacific University is taught with an ethical emphasis that allows you to stand out and make a lasting impact in the workplace. Faculty are committed to developing you individually to your highest potential for career advancement. Choose from five distinct emphases, including accounting, management, marketing, finance, software development or choose the general emphasis, to pursue in-depth study based on your unique interests. No matter which business emphasis you choose, you will be equipped to enter the workforce with the knowledge and experience necessary for success. 


  • Small class sizes and personal interaction with professors
  • Internship opportunities
  • Experiential learning methods
  • Faculty currently employed in relevant industries

Career opportunities

As a business administration major, you will be exposed to courses which focus on careers spanning several industries. With the choice of five distinct emphases, including accounting, management, marketing, finance or software development you’ll be ready for any career including management, accounting, tax preparation, financial planning, 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 or Other Prerequisites

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

Required Courses (38 Units)

Foundational Courses

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

Advanced Courses

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


This program requires an emphasis

Program director

Ranjan George
Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business