University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

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Preparing successful global leaders

Through a distinctive combination of a liberal arts core curriculum, hands-on learning opportunities, faculty mentorship, and skill-building experiential education, University of Puget Sound students are uniquely prepared for success as business leaders in a complex and dynamic global environment.

Our approach to the liberal arts is interdisciplinary and innovative, with more than 50 areas of study and a unique Business Leadership Program. Each year, up to 25 first-year students are selected for this experiential program, where students form close relationships with their cohorts and participate in evening seminars that feature local and national business leaders. Admitted students are paired with business and corporate professionals from throughout the Pacific Northwest who act as mentors and provide students with a hands-on understanding of how to lead organizations.

No matter the degree path, all Business students take part in a variety of transformative experiences outside the classroom. Internships, mentoring, international work, field research, and problem-solving projects are just some of the ways that students in the School of Business & Leadership learn by doing. A few groups and competitions that our students are successfully involved in include the Business Idea Competition, Four Horsemen Investments, Pacific Northwest CFA Investment Research Challenge, and the Tacoma Entrepreneur Network. Through these experiential opportunities, students compete with peer institutions across the country, network with business professionals, attend events, learn about philanthropy in business, and work with fellow Puget Sound students to develop novel business ideas.

After graduation, our students go on to graduate programs and careers in every known field of endeavor—finance, law, media, education, the arts, public service, and more. They secure jobs at places such as Boeing, Russell Investments, Google, Hitachi Consulting, Microsoft, and Starbucks Coffee Company as well as nonprofit ventures like Teach For America and the Peace Corps. They also win major fellowships such as Watsons and Fulbrights.



Ranked among the top 100 “National Liberal Arts Colleges” and as a “Best Value School” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Named one of The Best 365 Colleges and a “Best Regional College” | The Princeton Review, 2021


Featured in the 2021 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges

Business programs at Puget Sound

• Business
• Business Leadership Program
• Economics
• International Business
• International Political Economy
• Music with Elective Studies in Business

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I value the relationships I’ve made with other students. They’re my best friends who both support me and challenge me.”

    • Ella Denman ’22
      Business Leadership Program
  • “Puget Sound professors are always genuinely excited to speak with you.”

    • Julian Bieganski ’21
      Business & Leadership and Economics
  • “I value having the liberal arts aspect of taking a variety of different classes while also being able to participate in college athletics.”

    • Aaliah Largusa ’22
      Business and Communications