Jennifer Pacheco, Assistant Professor

Dr. Pacheco has 26 years of experience in business and management. She is a veteran of the United States Army and she earned a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She also holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Pacheco has extensive experience leading small and large teams in the public and private sectors. “I believe in bringing experiential learning to the classroom, allowing students to learn through simulations and interactions with current business leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries. My favorite part of teaching is witnessing how much my students grow and mature between their freshmen and sophomore years. I have the privilege of shaping the minds of future business leaders and I am honored to play a part in their personal and professional development.”

Jennifer Pacheco, PhD, MBA

Department Chair


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Business Administration

Available on Vincennes and Jasper campuses and online.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Business Administration program is to prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate business programs or to become competitive participants in the business environment. Through course work and labs, students will learn foundational business concepts and principles in financial and managerial accounting, business law, computer concepts, economics, and business statistics. Students will use these fundamental concepts along with general education courses to develop critical thinking skills to become competitive participants at their chosen transfer institution and to become valued members of today’s dynamic business environment.  

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the Business Administration program will be able to:

  • Utilize quantitative reasoning tools and analysis to solve business problems and make business decisions.
  • Communicate effectively in a wide variety of business settings employing multiple media.
  • Recognize ethical issues in business and utilize thoughtful decision making for sustainable and socially responsible behavior.
  • Analyze the interconnectedness of global and local communities.
  • Understand the broad contexts of business and the specific knowledge, skills, and activities necessary to effectively function in the marketplace.
  • Develop a range of professional and interpersonal skills needed in business settings.
  • Identify and use appropriate technology to communicate and solve business problems and aid in decision making.
  • Synthesize and analyze information and ideas from multiple sources and perspectives to solve challenging problems.
  • Use teamwork skills to participate effectively in team problem-solving and decision-making situations.


Business Administration 5050, A.S. Transfer

Students interested in specializing on the bachelor level in programs like these should enroll in this program: 





Human Resource Management

Supply Chain Logistics 

International Business

Public Relations


Hospital Administration 


Challenging academic programs to well prepare the student for transfer 
The classes at VU are rigorous courses that definitely prepare students to be successful upon transfer. The faculty work closely with the four-year schools to ensure the material taught in our classes aligns with the material taught on four-year schools campuses so the course content and rigor is at the same level as a four-year school.  Thus, when the student transfers they are prepared to assume the workload required by the four-year institution.

Undecided on a major? 

VU is a great place to explore at a low cost.  The curriculum at VU explores all the major functions of business so the student can choose an area of interest to further pursue on the bachelor level.  Also, the center for career and employer relations provides testing to determine areas of strengths/interest with career paths. 

Focus on Active Learning
VU provides hands-on learning, try to make as real-world as possible to engage the students in an active learning environment. 

  • Students manufactured skateboards to apply costing concepts.
  •  Publicly traded company annual reports are analyzed to apply financial accounting concepts. 
  • Internal control examination of students current place of employment to identify weaknesses in businesses. 
  •  Capstone project simulation brings all facets of business together to run a manufacturing business. 
  • Law students attend court cases to see first-hand how the court system operates. 


Course Catalog