Business Administration, M.B.A. | Pacific Lutheran University | Tacoma, United States
16 months
46728 USD/year
46728 USD/year
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The Business Administration program of the Pacific Lutheran University is founded on the cornerstones of leadership, creative innovation, global awareness and ethical responsibility.


The PLU difference:

  • Afternoon and evening classes
  • Designed for both business and non-business majors
  • Finish as quickly as 9 months
  • AACSB accredited, Doctoral trained faculty, small class size
  • Ten day international business study abroad built into the program cost
  • Optional emphasis areas

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Business Administration program of the Pacific Lutheran University will:

Demonstrate Competence in Integrating the Disciplinary Foundations of Business

  • Student can apply strategies and tools from different functional areas to increase enterprise value

Be Prepared to Manage Innovation and Change

  • Student can identify strategic and operational issues in managing innovation
  • Student can identify strategic and operational issues in managing change

Lead Effectively

  • Student can identify the qualities and skills that make good leaders
  • Student can diagnose problems and make effective recommendations

Develop a Global Perspective

  • Student can recognize how local economic, political and cultural issues impact business
  • Student can apply a global perspective in making business decisions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizations, Leadership and Change Management
  • Quantitative and Managerial Decision Analysis
  • Legal, Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Business
  • Understanding and Managing Financial Resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International students should apply at least 2 months prior to the start term.


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Identify two references, either academic or professional
  • Upload your resume via the application portal that includes your: employment history, significant academic, professional and community achievements, honors and awards
  • Personal Statement
  • Pay the nonrefundable $55 application processing fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • GRE or GMAT is no longer required for admission consideration. It is optional to submit the test scores in order to strengthen the application
  • Degree certificate – For completed study, upload a clear and legible copy of your degree certificate via the application portal. Do not send your original document.
  • English translation is required if your documents are not issued in English, precise and word-for-word translations are required
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46728 USD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    46728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46728 USD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Tacoma

1000 - 1580 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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