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School of Business and Economics Undergraduate Programs

An undergraduate degree in business administration, accounting, or economics from Seattle Pacific University prepares you for achievement, but from a unique perspective. Rather than approach business as just a means of generating shareholder wealth, we ask our students to consider “another way of doing business” — an approach that sees business as a tool for service to the community and to the world. You will discover a distinctly Christian approach to engage the culture and change the world through service in the global marketplace.

Undergraduate Offerings

SPU’s School of Business and Economics offers majors in Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics.

  • If you major in Business Administration, you will have the option of selecting an emphasis: Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, or Social Enterprise.
  • If you major in Economics, you can also customize your program by selecting an emphasis in Development, Economic Policy, Finance, or International Economics.

We also offer minors in business administration, economics, and entrepreneurship.

Student Stories

News and Events

Dr. Kierulff Leads Valuation Challenge National Competition

Now in its third year, the BVR/SPU Valuation Challenge is going national.  Schools from across the U.S. are signing up for this competition between teams of undergraduate and graduate finance students. Learn more at the challenge web site and read Dr. Herb Kierulff's recent blog post explaining "Why Finance Majors Should Learn to Value Private Companies."

Etc magazine features SBE student in China

International business major Nikki Spitzer gives you a glimpse of her recent study abroad to China. She studied at a university in south central China, and took classes from Chinese professors. Seattle Pacific University has been sending groups of students to China every fall since 2004.

New Dean Named for School of Business and Economics

Dr. Joseph Williams, a Microsoft executive, has been named dean of SPU's School of Business and Economics.

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Daniel Baldridge, “Krochet Kids”

2013 Faith At Work Video Winners

SBE students in three classes created videos about business organizations in which Christian faith was exemplified. The students then had a competition and chose their top three videos, the creators of which won first, second, and third place in the “Margaret Edgell Faith at Work” prize. Watch all three videos.

Kenman Wong

Why I Teach at SPU

Kenman Wong, Professor of Business Ethics

"I enjoy teaching here because SPU is a unique place with a compelling mission. I find it tremendously rewarding to be part of a university that values close student-faculty relationships, service to society, character formation, and the liberal arts. SPU’s location within the urban core of a world class city also offers numerous internships, career, and cultural opportunities for students. Add it all up and it’s a combination that’s pretty tough to beat!"

Financing Your Education

Seattle Pacific has awarded more than $86 million in financial aid for 2013–14. See how we can design a financial aid package for you.