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Milgard School at a Glance


-- Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility
-- Center for Business Analytics


BA in Business Administration
-- Accounting
-- Finance
-- General Business
-- Management
-- Marketing

Master of Business Administration

Master of Accounting

Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership

Master of Science in Business Analytics (Fall 2017)


Fall 2015 headcount
50% male | 50% female


Fall 2015 headcount
54% male | 46% female


Professors 4
Associate professors 14
Assistant professors 4
Senior lecturers 5
Lecturers 8


Accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Subjects include:

  • Effects of diversity on group process and effectiveness
  • Default risk of firms with accounting irregularities
  • Strategic bargaining during Chapter 11 reorganization
  • The use of fantasy in food targeted at children
  • Detection of financial statement fraud using evolutionary algorithms
  • Costs of selling bonds before their time
  • Salesforce product perceptions and control systems in new product introductions
  • Explaining ownership patterns in franchising through agency theory

The Milgard School of Business is housed at the epicenter of Tacoma's and the Pacific Northwest's cultural and economic growth, making it the perfect place to dream in a big way about the future. At Milgard, students can become leaders who make a notable difference in the world.

That is our goal; enable our degree and non-degree program graduates to stand out for their ability to deliver distinctive results here at home or around the globe.