Administration and Organization
Kathryn Martell, PhD (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 129)
Laura Milner, PhD (Shaw-Smyser Hall,
CWU’s College of Business will be recognized as a premier learning community creating an environment in which students, faculty, and staff reach their full potential.
CWU’s College of Business faculty and staff create value and opportunity for our students by focusing on quality in undergraduate education at the Ellensburg campus and university centers in the Puget Sound and central regions of Washington State. We accomplish this through emphasis on excellence in teaching, strengthened by faculty research and supported by professional service.
Our Shared Values
The faculty and staff of the CB share a set of core beliefs and commitments.
We believe in:
• Student success
• Lifelong learning
• Integrity and ethical behavior
We commit ourselves to:
• Prepare students for the future
• Impart knowledge on which students can build
• Treat everyone with respect and fairness
• Exemplify our values by serving as teachers and role models
• Maintain currency in our academic disciplines and professional fields
• Engage in scholarly activities that contribute to the body of knowledge in our disciplines
Statement of Conduct
The College of Business is a learning community committed to a set of core values based on integrity, respect, and responsibility that guide our interactions.
Integrity: The quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards.
Respect: To show consideration or thoughtfulness in relation to others.
Responsibility: The state, fact, or position of being accountable and responsible.
Code of Honor
As College of Business students we pledge to uphold these standards of professionalism and conduct ourselves in accordance with them. We will not lie, cheat, or steal, and will not tolerate those who do. Our behavior defines who we are and what we will become.
The College of Business offers programs leading to the bachelor of science degree in the following areas:
• Bachelor of Science, Accounting
• Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with specializations in:
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Management
Supply Chain Management
• Bachelor of Science, Economics with specializations in:
Economic and Business Forecasting
• Certificates in:
Supply Chain Management
The college also offers a Master of Professional Accountancy degree through the graduate school. Students may take their junior and senior years of the accounting and business administration programs at two Puget sound-area centers: Lynnwood and Des Moines. In addition, upper-division coursework in support of major programs is offered at three Eastern Washington centers: Wenatchee, Moses Lake, and Yakima. Please refer to departmental listings in this catalog for more information about each major.
Admission requirements to major programs within the College of Business are identical regardless of the location of the program. Students must first be accepted by the university and, if applicable, the university center which they plan to attend. Then, students must formally apply to the College of Business and be admitted to a major program prior to enrolling in 300- and 400-level courses within the college. Application forms are available on-line as well as at CWU Centers and at the Ellensburg main campus department offices. The application form must be completed and returned to the appropriate office along with copies of current transcripts. Applications are only accepted at new student orientations. The applicant must be in good academic standing.
If a student has met the requirements of admission but has struggled to do so, the College of Business reserves the right to offer conditional admission status for up to 2 quarters and/or 30 credits in order for the student to demonstrate she/he will be successful. Final admission to the College of Business under these circumstances is not guaranteed. Business courses taken to fulfill the requirements for an undergraduate or graduate degree from the CWU College of Business must have been taken within the last 10 years at the time of graduation. Exceptions may be made, but must be approved prior to acceptance into the College of Business by the department chair and dean or designee. Students wishing to have credits from non-United States institutions considered for transfer into the College of Business for any major or minor must have their transcripts evaluated through outside credential evaluators who are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), such as the Foundation for International Services (FIS), the World Education Service (WES), or Educational Perspectives with those endorsed by the Washington Society of CPAs preferred. Credits for current students participating in a CWU study abroad program will be evaluated by the Office of the Registrar.
Equivalent lower-division (100-200 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the pre-admission requirements for any BS degree in the college. Upper-division (300-400 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the major requirements only with the approval of the department chair and the college dean (or designee).
If a student that has been admitted to the College of Business is placed on academic probation, suspension, received multiple academic warnings, has repeat academic course withdrawals, or whose academic performance is below the necessary grade point averages required to graduate, then the student’s admission into the College of Business may be rescinded. Once rescinded, the student will be denied readmission to the College of Business for one year following which a written petition for readmission must be presented at least 30 days prior to the start of the quarter in which readmission is desired. The decision to readmit will be based on meeting current admission standards, analysis of the entire academic record, as well as any other sources of information deemed appropriate. Readmission is not guaranteed.
Service to Other Majors
Students majoring in programs outside CB 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 courses. All students must have taken prerequisites for courses prior to enrollment.
Departments and Programs
Accounting: Marvin Bouillon (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 340)
Economics: Carlo Smith (Des Moines Center, room 373)
Finance and SCM: Carlo Smith (Des Moines Center, room 373)
Management: Jeffrey Stinson (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 317)