Accreditation for Pacific Union College Business Department

By Amy Bauer-Heald on December 18, 2007

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Pacific Union College’s department of business administration has received accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), an organization primarily responsible for accrediting non-doctoral business programs in four-year institutions. It is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution to receive this accreditation.

Pacific Union College (PUC) is currently accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, but the additional IACBE accreditation brings special recognition to the school’s popular business department. There are currently 253 business majors enrolled at PUC with a large percentage of graduates heading to medical, dental, law, or business schools after receiving their bachelors degrees.

“We’ve been fortunate to have good students who work hard and do well when they graduate,” says Richard Voth, professor of business administration and chair of the department. PUC graduates have studied at Yale, UCLA, Berkeley, and Georgetown and found employment in a broad spectrum of jobs, from Price Waterhouse, Hewlett Packard, and the San Francisco 49ers, to family-run businesses and entrepreneurial ventures.

Pacific Union College was founded in 1882 and currently offers more than 60 majors. The school has about 1,600 students and a faculty-to-student ratio of 12-to-1. For eight straight years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked PUC as the number one regional liberal arts college in California. What’s more, U.S. News ranks PUC in its top ten list of “best values” among regional liberal arts colleges in the Western United States.