College of Business
Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 303
CWU-Des Moines (D)
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Faculty and Staff
Eldon Johnson, PhD (L)
Bruce Bagamery, PhD, finance (L)
Eldon Johnson, PhD, finance (L)
Ozden Bayazit, PhD, supply chain management (L)
Gary Richardson, PhD, finance (E)
Michael Young, PhD, finance (E)
Ke Ke, PhD, supply chain management (D)
Yong Joo Lee, PhD, supply chain management (E)
Kun Liao, PhD, supply chain management (L)
Samuel Otim, PhD, management information systems (E)
Carlo Smith, PhD, supply chain management (E)
Fang Wang, PhD, finance (D)
Shirley Hood, secretary senior
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program
The Department of Finance and SCM and the Department of Management jointly support the bachelor of science in business administration-general business specialization and business minor. The department offers coursework leading to the bachelor of science in business administration (BSBA) degree. In addition to the university general education requirements, the BSBA major is comprised of three principal components:
- Pre-admission courses that provide foundation knowledge and skills needed for further study in business
- Business core courses that build on the pre-admission group and focus on decision making in the main functional areas of business
- Specialization courses that allow for advanced study in one of the functional areas.
Students matriculating in Ellensburg select a 25-credit specialization within the BSBA program in one of six areas: finance, general business, human resource management, management and organization, marketing management, or supply chain management. Students matriculating at a university center are limited to the 25-credit general business specialization.
Program Goals for BSBA
The departments have identified overall educational outcomes related to knowledge, values, and skills for all BSBA graduates. Following are the outcomes for the bachelor of science in business administration (BSBA) programs:
1. Knowledge-based educational outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program, students should:
- Have a working knowledge of business administration that will aid them in private, government, or non-profit careers and/or prepare them for additional study
2. Values-based educational outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program, students should:
- Comprehend ethical issues and be able to apply an ethical decision-making framework to business decisions
3. Skills-based educational outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program, students should:
- Function effectively when in teams both as a leader and as a member
- Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills
- Apply quantitative and qualitative critical thinking skills to develop, access, and use information to analyze business problems and propose feasible solutions
Transfer Credits and Prior Learning Assessment
Equivalent lower-division (100-200 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the pre-admission requirements. Upper-division (300- to 400-level) courses may also be transferred toward meeting the business core and specialization requirements, but only with the approval of the department chair and the college dean (or designee).
Business administration courses may be repeated only once.
Service to Other Majors
Students majoring outside of the College of Business who are required to take courses in this college for either their major or minor will be eligible to enroll on a space-available basis. These students will be given priority over other non-college majors wishing to enroll in upper-division courses.