The full-time Eberhardt School MBA Program at the University of the Pacific provides graduate business education that is personal, distinctive, relevant, and professional. The AACSB-accredited business school continues to stay on point and meet the demands of an evolving business environment with the launch of several new offerings, including an accelerated MBA and a Master of Accounting degree.
The Eberhardt School is well-known for its centers and institutes which include the Center for Business and Policy Research, Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development and Institute for Family Business.
Building upon the excellent reputation of the university’s existing accounting programs, Eberhardt announced a new Master of Accounting degree. This degree meets the latest regulatory requirements for financial accounting educational hours. The program also includes seven units of ethics-related coursework, as well as courses in leadership, negotiation, and corporate social responsibility to further enhance the management potential of its graduates.
Designed for motivated, high-achieving individuals looking to accelerate their career, the Eberhardt School offers its Early Advantage MBA program which grants an MBA in 16 months. The program includes an intensive Applied Business Principles foundation course, an overseas global competition course, hands-on professional experience through a required MBA-level internship, and a dedicated in-house Career Management Center with an exceptionally strong alumni network. “We are also exploring partnerships with schools in Latin America with the hopes of drawing more international students,” explained Eberhardt School Dean and Professor, Lewis R. Gale.
Experiential learning happens not only through internships, but also on the Eberhardt campus with many students participating in the Eberhardt Student Investment Fund (SIF). Students are fully responsible for the research, evaluation, and decisions regarding where and how to invest and manage a $2.9 million fund of real money.
This type of experiential learning is a hallmark of the Eberhardt School of Business. “With small class sizes there is greater opportunity for both personal and professional development through interaction between faculty and students,” highlighted Dean Gale. With this foundation, graduates of the Eberhardt School of Business matriculate, ready to apply their new skills and business knowledge in a global business setting.