The Eberhardt School of Business educates more than 500 students each semester. With AACSB accreditation, a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, and a partnership with the Wallstreet Journal, it is no surprise that many students choose to study business at the University of the Pacific. They also boast a $4.0+ million Student Investment Fund, a dedicated Career Management Center, state-of-the-art-technology, and highly recognized faculty. The mission statement that flows through all business programs at UOP is that “The Eberhardt School of Business develops knowledgeable, innovative business leaders in a personalized, experience-based learning environment and produces scholarship that contributes to disciplinary knowledge, informs teaching, and advances the practice of business.”
Students can complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration or Accounting. As well as a dual degree in Accounting with a BS and MAcc Within the BSBA, several of the concentration options include Management Information Systems, Sport Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Business Marketing, or Business Law. The Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting covers the fundamental areas of accounting, like financial, federal income tax accounting, auditing, managerial cost, and accounting information systems. With courses like Probability and Statistics, Business Communications, and Financial Management, those who plan to complete their licensure as Certified Public Accountants will be prepared to take the next step after graduation.
Students who have previously completed an undergraduate accounting degree can finish their Master’s of Accounting in only nine months. Those without accounting coursework are still eligible to apply but will be required to complete several pre-requisite courses, which extend the time commitment to between nine months and two years. The MAcc prepares students for the CPA exam by following a well-rounded curriculum that dives deeper into the accounting foundations and adds in an extensive amount of ethics-related coursework. Courses are also required in leadership, corporate social responsibility, and negotiation.
A large part of campus life at UOP is attending concerts from top performers like HER and Ella Mai. Students also play intramural sports, climb the 32” rock wall, and participate in nearly 150 clubs and organizations. Campus amenities include a food truck that serves breakfast and lunch, an on-campus grocery store, a wellness center, and a recreational center. A Bay Area Rapid Transit station is only 45 minutes away, making a quick trip to San Francisco or a trip to the mountains possible in only a short drive. The University of the Pacific offers many opportunities for volunteering, studying, or interning abroad for a semester or up to a year. There are 68 options in North America, 528 in Europe, 182 in Asia, 68 in Oceania, 51 in Africa, and 110 in South America.