Multnomah University


If you want to impact the business world for the better, this program is for you. Our graduates are well-equipped to jump into the marketplace immediately or earn their MBA. Whether your passion is nonprofit work, accounting or international business, you'll work closely with faculty who focus on your career development and spiritual growth. The result: You'll emerge with a highly developed skill set that will set you apart as a redeeming presence in any workplace. 

Program Concentrations


Business majors adding this concentration will take 24 credits of accounting in addition to their required business credits. All classes will be taught by practitioners in the field. Students will be thoroughly prepared for the Certified Management Accountant Exam and the Certified Fraud Examiner Exam.

International and Cross-Cultural Contexts 

Business majors adding this concentration will take 56 credits of international and cross-cultural contexts in addition to their required business credits. Contact Program Director Lee Sellers for more information on this concentration:

Job Outlook

Organizations are becoming increasingly attuned to the importance of sustainable business models that are socially and civically conscious. Businesses are looking for employees who can make thoughtful, ethical decisions. And people everywhere are more concerned than ever about how business entities operate and interact with their surrounding communities.

That's where our graduates come in. 

Multnomah's business majors are rigorously prepared to identify, analyze, implement and communicate business solutions that are grounded in biblical, sustainable principles. Graduates are well-versed in general business practices and principles and are able to skillfully conduct business both locally and internationally. These skills, combined with a keen awareness of global impact, make our business graduates highly desirable employees. 

Points of Distinction 

  • A curriculum grounded in business ethics (a system of moral principles) and focused on sustainability (resource use and management ranging from material goods to human capital)
  • An experienced group of professors with broad backgrounds in nonprofit work, finance, sales, operations, strategy and marketing.
  • A global perspective that trains students to conduct business smoothly and respectfully across cultural borders.
  • A capstone course in which students conceptualize and create business plans which they later present to a panel of professionals comprised of alumni and local area business leaders. The students then vie for seed money to implement the winning plan.


The business program at Multnomah provides students with:

  • Knowledge and understanding of general business principles and practices, especially as it pertains to ethical conduct and sustainability.
  • The ability to identify, analyze, implement and communicate business solutions that integrate a biblical perspective and faith.
  • An understanding and ability to communicate how business, as a vocational field, serves and advances the Kingdom of God, serves the Church and benefits community.
  • A perspective that exhibits an awareness of how business can be global in its reach, and substantially connected to the local community where it resides and/or conducts business.
  • Professional skills with a level of competency that will serve employers, colleagues and employees well.
  • An understanding of how to conduct business and interact with a community across cultures and national borders.

Common Career Paths

  • Chief Administrative Officer 
  • Assistant Vice President, Regional Director
  • Bank Examiner
  • Sales
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Cost Engineer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Payroll Director
  • Financial Advisor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Tax Compliance Manager
  • Independent Business Consultant
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Loan Officer
  • Store Owner/Operator

Online option

Our Business program is partially available online. It will be offered in a fully online format in spring 2016. Learn more about MU Online.

Student Story

Grant Warner plans on launching an organization that trains entrepreneurs in developing nations to run their own companies. 

Next Steps


  • Prof. Lee Sellers Prof. Lee Sellers Business Department Chair, Business and Organizational Psychology Director, Accounting Director