PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care — for other people, for their communities and for the Earth.

The graduate programs at Pacific Lutheran University are designed to combine practice and theory to prepare students to take the next step in their careers.

Vision: PLU graduate students will be highly skilled, knowledgeable, ethical professionals and leaders for their businesses, organizations, and communities.

Mission: PLU graduate programs strive to deliver intellectually challenging, collaborative learning experiences in specialized fields that assist students to reach their personal and professional goals.

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The Pacific Lutheran University MBA is founded on the cornerstones of leadership, creative innovation, global awareness and ethical responsibility. It equips students with leadership skills needed to effectively communicate, make data-driven decisions, and successfully lead others in all fields.

The Master of Science in Marketing Analytics provides exceptional training for a variety of inspiring career paths such as consulting, marketing, communications, content creation, research or data modeling.

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The PLU School of Business is one of the first small, private comprehensive schools to earn the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, and has maintained this gold standard of approval continuously since 1971. It has been named one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools by The Princeton Review. Our graduate programs place strong emphasis on innovation, and leverage an industry-driven curriculum that prepares students for success in their chosen fields. Here are some highlights of the two graduate business programs: Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Marketing Analytics:


Master of Business Administration:

  • It teaches forward-thinking business strategies on leadership, creative innovation, global awareness, and ethical responsibility, with a commitment to preparing business leaders of tomorrow.
  • With small class sizes, expert faculty, and a ten-day international business study abroad opportunity, our MBA students graduate with the skills needed to lead organizational change.
  • It's designed for both business and non-business majors. There are no course prerequisites required for admission and GRE/GMAT is not required.
  • It can be completed in 9 or 21 months.

Master of Science in Marketing Analytics:  

  • It teaches students with new skills on research and data collection, allowing graduates to blend analytics with active research.
  • Prepares students to be highly skilled in marketing strategies, consumer behavior, market analysis, synthesis, interpretation and decision-making.
  • Open to all academic or professional backgrounds. There are no course prerequisites required for admission and GRE/GMAT is not required.
  • It's a STEM-designated program on a hybrid model, with a mix of online and on-campus classes. The program can be completed in 9 months.