Business Administration

Fermanian School of Business

Are you a born leader who likes to plan, organize, budget, and work with people? Do you want to practice business with integrity? If so, business administration could be the right field for you.


PLNU’s Fermanian School of Business provides quality preparation integrating theory, technology, and practice. Challenging courses in accounting, economics, marketing, management, and finace will prepare you for the demands of the workplace. You will also learn how to apply Christian values to ethical issues within each topic of study. You'll examine contemporary issues in the workplace and learn how to problem-solve using innovative ideas.

This business administration major offers four areas of concentration: marketing, entrepreneurial/finance, management, and international business. You'll also get to meet and network with Christian business leaders of exemplary integrity and experience through events organized by the Fermanian Business Center.

Special Features

  • Resources such as the Fermanian Business and Economic Institute, which promotes contact with the professional world by arranging internships, informational interviews, and networking.
  • The Fermanian School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
  • The Center for International Development gives students the opportunity to use business knowledge to address the challenges of poverty around the world.

Career Opportunities
With a degree in business administration from PLNU, you can pursue the business career of your dreams – whether that means becoming a top executive at a major national corporation, starting your own business, or heading to graduate school.

PLNU business administration alums have gone on to graduate programs at institutions such as the University of Southern California, UCLA, and San Diego State University. Accounting graduates have been successful passing the CPA examination at well above the national average. In addition, highly respected firms in San Diego and throughout the world (i.e. Teledyne Ryan, IBM, Sheraton Hotels, Science Applications International, McDonnell-Douglas, Bank of America, Ernst and Young, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Internal Revenue Service, etc.) have actively recruited and hired graduates of the Fermanian School of Business. Several alums have also been involved in starting their own successful businesses.